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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by flcobra, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. flcobra
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 23

    from Florida

    hey everyone just stopping in to say hello before I start droping all my questions on the boards. Names Rob from DeLeon Spring FL
    heres a shot of the old rust bucket as it rolled into my shop for the first time.

    shes a 1952 pontiac with a olds 350, shes now sporting suicide doors, shaved handels, frenched headlights, shaved turn sinals and parking light front and rear, all the chrome shaved from hood trunk and sides, quarter panel humps shaved, trunk bottom and jamb raised 3", trunk sectioned 1 3/4", fuel door filled and relocated behind emblem, 4" all the way around the bottom of the car was rusted so thats now all been replaced, all 4 power windows,and a/c.
    Everything is still in the RUFF mock up stage, theres still tons of surface rust to strip and all the body work needs 1 more skim coat before I start epoxy priming so please dont be to ruff on my body work, it far from being finished yet but heres a few pics of it now

    I'll throw some pics of the suicide doors and the front on tomorrow.
  2. Dave B.
    Joined: Oct 1, 2009
    Posts: 225

    Dave B.

    Welcome to the HAMB. Gotta love those old tin Indians!!

    Good job on the fuel-door relocation. What do you have in mind for tail lights??

    Dave B.
  3. Love those Pontiacs, and Rob........welcome to the H.A.M.B. from Arkansas City, KS.

  4. flcobra
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 23

    from Florida

    thanks!!! not sure on the tail lights I'm up for any sugestions.

  5. jonly
    Joined: Mar 15, 2010
    Posts: 215


    pretty sharp, welcome from illinois
  6. PegLegStrick
    Joined: Aug 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,883


    Rob - Welcome to the H.A.M.B.
    Love those Old Ponchos Too!
  7. plumfat40
    Joined: Jul 21, 2008
    Posts: 324

    from colorado

    Welcome from colorado... love these old ponchos

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  8. Welcome from Arkansas...
  9. slickschoppers
    Joined: Mar 15, 2007
    Posts: 160

    from Iowa

    thats a 53 pontiac, not a 52.

    you can tell by a few things. the side trim and holes are correct for a 53 but not a 52.

    also the wrap around rear window in 53 they made the rear window wrap around to the side.

    also the trunk is lower....

    Yep, thats a 1953 chieftain deluxe,,,,, not a 52.
  10. glssrn
    Joined: Apr 25, 2010
    Posts: 17

    from SW Iowa

    Welcome, This is a great site, A lot of great Rodders here with great help on anything on a car. Cool Poncho! I got two 40 Poncho coupes on a trade the other day Trying to decide what to do with them. But again you have came to a great site.
  11. kyle68
    Joined: Jul 13, 2010
    Posts: 6


    Welcome Rob from a fellow Pontiac owner in CA....late model (68)
  12. Pontiacres Ranch
    Joined: Jan 26, 2008
    Posts: 649

    Pontiacres Ranch

    Welcome & Hello from Northwest Indiana!
  13. Kona Cruisers
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 1,074

    Kona Cruisers

    good to have another poncho owner on here
  14. 343w
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 1,482


    Welcome to the hamb, enjoy the ride brother!
  15. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,806


    Cool Project and with an Olds engine no less.

    I always liked the one piece windsheld and I put one in my 51 Chevy.

    Hope to see more pictures has the project goes forward.

    I am also from God's Waiting room only over on the west coast of Florida.

  16. ARVCo.
    Joined: Oct 30, 2009
    Posts: 185


    Welcome aboard from Silver Spring, MD!
  17. missedmyexit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
    Posts: 101


    Welcome from a fellow 53 Poncho deluxe owner in Fremont, CA.
  18. flcobra
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 23

    from Florida

    thanks everyone & thanks slickschoppers for the info on the years. When I bought the car the ad said it was a 51 & the title and vin said different. Its been a few mounths since I looked at the title and the old brain must be getting worse, I thought it was a 52, good thing you corrected me before I ordered something year spacific!!
    thanks again for the warm welcome everyone. I should have new pics up tomorrow
  19. fxfxr
    Joined: Jun 12, 2009
    Posts: 426

    from eureka, ca

    Welcome from California

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