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Projects Pontiac Chieftain 1953 mild custom

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by SwedeVedette, Oct 27, 2012.

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  1. SwedeVedette
    Joined: Feb 15, 2008
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    Thanks guys, tomorrow is friday which means playtime for me and my poncho! Will update as soon as Ive done some progress
     
  2. DJLATIN
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    Nice work on your project.
     
  3. hellerods
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    Great job on your Pontiac custom, thanks for sharing and all the photos!
     
  4. SwedeVedette
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    Thanks guys!

    Got a question for yall.. When people build dual headlights, do they typically use dual original 7" or do they go with 5½" lights?

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    Im thinking of doing this to my Pontiac but havent made up my mind just yet
     
  5. 1951Streamliner
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    I would skip the quad headlights... but thats just me.

    Really nice flow on the chop.

    I also like it with the smooth trunk lid.

    Great work man!
     
  6. blktie
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    I agree with streamliner. I like the look as it sits now and the chop is perfect. I think quads would spoil the look.
     
  7. Eddiesixem
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    Bitchen! I had a 53 a while back, wish i still had it
     
  8. 'Mo
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    To answer your question, they use the smaller lights (5 3/4" ?)
     
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  9. Okie Pete
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    Nice chop it flows.
     
  10. 'Mo
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    I know nothing about this one, but here's some eye candy for you. Interesting tail treatment.

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  11. mob53
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  12. Looks good, keeping the side trim?
     
  13. belair
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    Love it. Hope you skip the quads.
     
  14. roaddog
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    hey bro i just wanted to say i'm glad i found this thread which i will following.keep the pics coming,just remember to build it the way you want.mine was a 4 door when i started,lots of holes,rust, just nasty.every year i drove it i would do a little more and i did it my own way when some people tried to say different.i have some pics in my stats just check it out here is what i started with and 7 years later
     

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  16. Eddiesixem
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    Is that the one they were builing in custome rodder before it went belly up?
     
  17. mob53
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  18. 'Mo
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    Ditto that!
     
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  19. Don escoto
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  20. Don escoto
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    Belly up? I'm still on the road!
     
  21. 'Mo
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    I think he meant the mag (CR), not your car! LOL

    Welcome to the HAMB. I hope you'll post more pics of that great looking Poncho!
     
  22. SwedeVedette
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    Wow, thanks for all replies and nice cars that has been posted!

    I havent had time for my car since I have had my weekends "ruined" by guests from my hometown but this weekend its full on.

    I have lots of plans, fenders, stretching, hoodtreatment, roof??

    Ill post a bunch of pics later on..

    Oh! Bought me a new Volvo too thats gonna be my beater, just some paint and tweaking and it will look okay I hope...

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    Maybe double up the doorhandles in the grille?

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  23. SwedeVedette
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    I started working on the hood today but things went a bit slow since I had to pals with me who arent car guys but they were eager to weld and stuff so we worked together and got the last of the rust in the floor done and worked on the hoodopening..

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    Ill keep working the hood tomorrow and then I need to tackle the glassframe on the door
     
  24. SwedeVedette
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    Got a little more done to the frontend, and my pal Viktor was eager to weld so I made him weld some for me! Feels great to put others to work but on the other hand you cant relax for a second....

    Added a pic of my ugly face too!

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    Sorry all diehard Pontiac fans, no more chief on my hood.. Tack, tack, tack..

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    Grind, grind, grind.. Viktors posing for you guys!

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    Tack, tack...

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    Grind... We are getting there!

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    More tomorrow if Im not too hungover
     
  25. 'Mo
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    Lookin' Good, Swede'!
    I remember the Volvo from a PhotoShop thread. :cool:
    Will the Ponho be getting the same grille treatment? That's a lot of door handles!

    Any thoughts on tweaking the straight 8 (milled head, Pertronix, etc.)?
    I'll bet you could fab up a dual carb manifold that would really help fuel distribution.

    Here is a great looking over-the-top split exhaust posted in an earlier thread.

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    More pics HERE:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=605805&highlight=pontiac+straight


    Another good thread is for a Poncho 6, but a thing of real beauty. One of my favorite threads!
    More pics HERE:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=589400&highlight=pontiac+split+manifold


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  26. 'Mo
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    Swede',
    Looking back through this thread, I see that the plan is for a Chevy V8 :)cool:),
    so I'll stop with the FH posts. LOL.
    The car will be much cooler running than sitting! ;)
     
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  27. lets see more photos of your car
     
  28. SwedeVedette
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    Hehe no Im thinking about something like this for the grille

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    But maybe smaller "bullits", something like drawerknobs maybe?

    And I still have no idea about the engine, want to keep the straight eight in it but then Ill have to restore it.. Maybe some sbc or something? I have got a 318 and 904 lying but it needs exhaust manifolds and distributor and so on..

    Lots of work left but I think the front may end up pretty cool!

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    I hate the short rear these cars have, I want it longer!

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    Bye bye gascap

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    Fucked up so I need to make a bigger piece and cut weld.. Couldnt get the trunk open though so that will have to be next weekend!

    Well well, cover the windows and roll it out on the street..

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  29. roaddog
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    hey dude i'm really liking what you did with that hood,i know when i smoothed mine out true poncho lovers gave me shit but i did it for me not them.keep on dude!!
     
  30. Dead End Sleds
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    Great build. Cool car. Really like this thread. Keep up good work and keep doing what you want
     
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