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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by THE KUSTOMIZER, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. THE KUSTOMIZER
    Joined: Aug 27, 2011
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    1. 60s Show Rods

    Yes I had it jacked up before I took pics, when you roll the car which I didnt at that time they level out.


     
  2. McGurk
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    To my eye the cowl is too rounded and it creates an awkward transition from the 57 rear clip. Transitioning from square to round is never pretty.

    Just my 2¢ worth, keep the change.
     
  3. yeah i kind of agree, i think it would look better if it matched with the 57 rear end, easier said then done.
     
  4. THE KUSTOMIZER
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    Hey Guys My pie crust cheater slicks came in and I had some time in the shop today so I mounted them up to see how they would look.....

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  5. THE KUSTOMIZER
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    Hey guys,I was able to get some work done this weekend on the car [its been a rough winter] I setup the mounts for the motor dropped the motor and trans in, my stainless headers came in so I bolted them on to see how it would look this is only mock up so the motor will be coming out to get cleaned and painted and the vintage parts can go on it I had to put the pie crusts on it to see how the whole picture would look,The second pic is with the paint stripped off the body....hope you like it?I think its really taking shape....

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  6. 1959Nomad
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    looking good, thanks for the update!
     
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  7. Kustomizer, your project looks way nifty! Do you have an idea for a windshield? A T-style or something wrap-around? Was thinking if you could find an old tall one (Dodge or something else) like Roth used on the Outlaw (Excalabre) that'd work.. Also, because I'm the meddling sort, about an inch more removed around the rear wheel would visually reduce the rear fender size while leaving the stance right where it is; and a reveal/flair around the wheel opening would give a more "finished" look. Okay, that's my interference for the day.. :eek:

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  8. THE KUSTOMIZER
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    Thanks...

     
  9. THE KUSTOMIZER
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    Thanks for checking it out! Windshield? maybe a t style or make something myself similar,maybe wraparound,I will be doing some kind of edge around the wheelwell..Meddle anytime!!LOL!!!


     
  10. Inked Monkey
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    Man I was iffy up till page 4. Looking good! Amazing what tires will do for a ride.
     
  11. THE KUSTOMIZER
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    Thanks very much!


     
  12. GaryC.
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    I might have pie-cut the top of the trunk to arrive at flatter sides,
    but I think you're going to have a very interesting piece.
    I did this several years ago. Maybe you can pick up a few ideas
    from my art. I'll subscribe and can't wait to see more updates.
    Good luck!
     

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  13. THE KUSTOMIZER
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    Thanks! Thats some cool artwork..

    QUOTE=GaryC.;9560975]I might have pie-cut the top of the trunk to arrive at flatter sides,
    but I think you're going to have a very interesting piece.
    I did this several years ago. Maybe you can pick up a few ideas
    from my art. I'll subscribe and can't wait to see more updates.
    Good luck!
    [/QUOTE]
     
  14. THE KUSTOMIZER
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    Just an update ,Some of the work I have been doing to the car is the non glamorous work of doing the floors and wheel tubs[not picture worthy] Now on to the outside I have made a finished edge to the wheel arches,I picked up a 1957 larson boat windshield frame. I cut it down to fit it has that fifties look and I am not finished with it yet [you can see it in the pic] I have started work on the radiator headlight area.I will have some more pics later.....

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  16. THE KUSTOMIZER
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    I did some work on the grille and headlights and have some more to do on it But i think it looks pretty good
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    This grille is getting door pull knobs on it OH YEA!!!
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    And like any showrod I am adding some humor to it The 50's was the jet age so some jet turbines I have added [stainless bowls]
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  17. ss34coupe
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    Some real creativity being shown in this build!
     
  18. 1959Nomad
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    like the way you used the headlight trim and the hood spear in the center
    your making good progress.
     
  19. 30FordNerd
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    Subscribed for amazing metal fabrication skills.
     
  20. doinbad
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    This is cool i had one similar years ago. Bought it off a buddy of mine as a barley rolling project built car and traded it back to him. Was a lot of controversy on who built it but it after i traded it, but i have all the build pics somewhere
     

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  21. Very cool, Kustomizer. I like it a lot.
    The side view is fantastic. The headlights look a bit too big, but maybe it's just the photo.
     
  22. THE KUSTOMIZER
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    Thanks guys,I will keep moving on this,The next pics will be some engine porn!!!
     
  23. THE KUSTOMIZER
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    Sorry I dont have engine porn to put up yet,Heres some other stuff I have been doing to it.For the dash I used two 1957 chevy gauge clusters cut and put together for the gauges,A good friend of mine gave me this 57 chevy wagon bumper I cut about eight inches out of it to make it fit..
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  24. This is the wildest build I have seen in some time. I love this project, looks awesome and very different. Best of luck to you, and I will be watching and thinking about this fantastic car!!! Mikey
     
  25. THE KUSTOMIZER
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    Thanks very much..
     
  26. grimmfalcon138
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    You sir are crazy! And I love it! More please.

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  27. THE KUSTOMIZER
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  29. THE KUSTOMIZER
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  30. THE KUSTOMIZER
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    Made some brackets for the headlights,I had an old 57 grille bar laying around and cut it for the turn signals mounted them to my grille ..I will have to get them chromed.. I think they look pretty good...
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