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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rytang, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. rytang
    Joined: Jun 29, 2016
    Posts: 445

    rytang
    Member
    from Arizona

    No Carson top... but I do have something cooking. Something to pay homage to one of my favorite customs ever built.

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  2. rytang
    Joined: Jun 29, 2016
    Posts: 445

    rytang
    Member
    from Arizona

    Thank you. The one mod that I thought about forever... I'd never seen it done and I knew it had to look cool with the pieces I already had!

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  3. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    BJR
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    If that car was any lower you would have to step up to get out of it!:D
     
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  5. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,184

    brigrat
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    from Wa.St.

    "No Carson top... but I do have something cooking. Something to pay homage to one of my favorite customs ever built".
    You have thrown everything at this build but the kitchen sink and that would look goofy for a top!
    Maybe a "bubble"?
    That pic of you and your build should be made into poster, just amazing!
     
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  6. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    The37Kid
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    Is it too early to be thinking about what color this is going to be painted?

    Bob
     
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  7. rytang
    Joined: Jun 29, 2016
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    rytang
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    from Arizona

    I wish I could make a bubble top!

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  8. Nicholas Coe
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    Nicholas Coe
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    from Tontitown

    Awesome work! We're all patiently waiting for more pictures. Seriously dude, you could start a show!

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  10. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    belair
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    Interesting 53-54 Chevy throwback on the 57. Looks like you're having fun.
     
  11. rytang
    Joined: Jun 29, 2016
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    rytang
    Member
    from Arizona

    Has anyone pancaked a hood before? I'm thinking about doing it to the car. Any advice or photos would be greatly appreciated!

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  12. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    Gearhead Graphics
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    from Denver Co

    pancake as in sectioned, or pancaked as in reshaped the opening?
     
  13. verde742
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    where ya at in AZ. ? I am at Lindsay and Elliot
     
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  14. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    from Raytown Mo

    I mostly see pancaked hoods on early 50’s custom trucks where there is plenty of nose to pancake down.

    from memory and from how you do things I’ll just say it works about how you think it does.

    lol
     
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  15. And I thought you were standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona.


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  16. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
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    RodStRace
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    I hesitate to say this, because you have gone above and beyond all expectations and continue to impress with not only your skills but also your eye for design. However, pancaking was done in a lot of cases for 2 reasons, to check another box on the show entry so it had yet another modification and to close in the opening to highlight the engine when the hood was open. It also made it much harder to service the engine.
    The first is something that many here can point to in hindsight as being something that caused the decline of customs on the show circuit because "more is better" caused some pretty bad choices.
    The second is something that really only relates if you are displaying the car with the hood open all the time.
    So, first, define the opening by making the turn-downs or drip troughs or whatever you want to call them. Then make the underhood framework/support structure. Fit and hinge until all fits and works. Then extend body to trough and skin the hood frame.
     
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  17. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
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    hey hey , Rytang ...hope youre doing well in this crazy times..keep us updated'
     
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  18. Sporty45
    Joined: Jun 1, 2015
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    from NH Boonies

    Nice to see you back. Keep up the NICE work! :cool: That pic is a tease :p
     
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  19. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    Are you building a space ship discuised as a custom car?:D
     
  20. I think it’s the other way around.


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  21. Love it mate.


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  22. Gearhead Graphics
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    Gearhead Graphics
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    from Denver Co

    Its gotten even more space ship like in the last few months
     
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  23. Tim
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    Tim
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    from Raytown Mo

    Must be all those trips to the dessert. He’s seen things man...
     
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  24. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    BJR
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    Or maybe the mushrooms!:eek:
     
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  25. verde742
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    GOSH, I hope you don't use ALL yer ideas on THIS ONE CAR. !!!!!
     
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  26. rytang
    Joined: Jun 29, 2016
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    rytang
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    from Arizona

    Glad you noticed

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  27. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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    OahuEli
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    from Hawaii

    Done.
    54a Desoto pancaked hood.jpg
     
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  29. MoparFinman
    Joined: Feb 6, 2011
    Posts: 333

    MoparFinman
    Member
    from Okla

    can't wait to see more of your build. I'm doing a 55 Dodge but trying to keep it drivable along the way. I have lots of ideas in my head. just need to put them to metal!
     
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