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Projects ok,,,,,so i lied,,,,Telstar XM7 update

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustom7777, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Kustom7777
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    my last post was entitled "last shoebox update for a while"...well..i've gotten a couple of emails asking what i've been doing,,,so i thought i'd contradict my last post and show what i've been up to,,,,i was tired of staring at the big gaping hole in the deck area,,i was going to deal with this later,,but i got inspired and thought i'd give it a shot...basically, its been widened and lenghtened,,it took sheetmetal from 3 decklids to pull it off,,,,not finish welded yet,,,but just about ready to be,,,,,,starting to look more and more like a rocketship....:)

    btw,,,the name in the title of the post is what the car will be called,,,Telstar was a communications satellite, and XM7 is a tribute to my kustom idol Bob Metz,,he built a radical buick back in the 50s called the XM5............
     

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  2. skunx1964
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    thats gonna be wild!
     
  3. VanHorton
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    looks good jim, what are those tail lights with the chrome surrounds off of? ive never seen them before
     
  4. Kustom7777
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    its a secret,,hahaha
     
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  5. Danimal
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    I don't like it. Put it all back!
     
  6. williebill
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    Metz rules...You,sir,have balls...love the radical shit from the 50s,that car looks better and better...so,are you an old guy,or a young whippersnapper??
     
  7. Kustom7777
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    actually,,,they are 50s aftermarket pieces,,,,,,made to replace 52-54 ford lenses,,,ive had several pairs over the years,,but sold them all off,,,BobK was kind enough to sell me these...
     
  8. Kustom7777
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    im 29...yeah,,thats it......29....

    add 20 to that,,hahah:)
     
  9. Kustom7777
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    i saved everything....hmmmmm,,,
     
  10. Danimal
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    You should build a car from the parts you took off! Lord knows, you could build a car with the parts you bought and sold and didn't use, I've got some!!! I'll call my truck the Hand Me Down!
     
  11. ZomBrian
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    Well, the more I watch...the more I realize it won't be at Detroit this year.:p
     
  12. williebill
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    You can't be THAT old...you work too fast,and get stuff done...
     
  13. Tuck
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    I love the progression... Looks great.
     
  14. 40StudeDude
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    It's the working fast that does it...if you sit around long enuff and simply contemplate...you get older...

    R-
     
  15. LeadSledMerc
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    Nice, Jim...very nice!:cool:
     
  16. SlowandLow63
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    Lookin real good with some sheetmetal on it. Keep it up!
     
  17. Gotgas
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    Car is looking great man!

    Now that you mention it, it does look related to Bob Metz' old Buick from the rear. :D

    [​IMG]
     
  18. man that looks cool...it would be cool to take all of your different pix from your update posts and do a morph animation
     
  19. This just keeps gettin better. Lookin killer man
     
  20. Bernardarama
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    honestly this car is going to pretty amazing, your posts have inspired me to keep learning and build up more skills
     
  21. Kustom7777
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  22. I knew you couldn't resist posting:D. That really ties the back end together Jim. WELD, WELD, WELD!!!
     
  23. Kustom7777
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    you are right about that,,hahah....:)...
     
  24. Squablow
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    Those taillights really work on that car. Usually it's Olds tail lights making their way onto Ford quarters, I've never seen it the other way around before.

    You're going to need one of those 55 gallon drum sized wire spools to do all the welding on this car, and it'll be worth every tack.
     
  25. Kustom7777
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    hahaha...im afraid you're right about the welding wire,,,

    i couldnt be happier with the taillights,,,,
     
  26. invizibletouch
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  27. Hey Jim, this one was a Telstar too! A TX5 model. Not sure where else you could get these fords but I know Australia and New Zealand had them.

    [​IMG]
     
  28. Kustom7777
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  30. Kustom7777
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    hahah...i like that "ground control to major jim",,,,:D

    i actually bought a meco mini and was considering gas welding the car...but i just couldnt get the hang of it,,,i will some day though.......

    true about metz and clarkaiser.......both not given enough credit,,,i was very happy to see the recent article in TRJ about metz,,maybe they'll do a story on clarkaiser too...
     

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