Register now to get rid of these ads!

Customs Radical 57 Buick project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hotdamn, Dec 27, 2021.

  1. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 2,631

    nochop
    Member
    from norcal

    Nice, now get busy so all us keyboard customizers can follow and tell you how to do it
     
    1pickup, Budget36, hotdamn and 4 others like this.
  2. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 23,086

    Moriarity
    SUPER MODERATOR
    Staff Member

    Here’s an old pic of the Joanne’s dream Olds

    1B5D3C36-0D34-4DFD-9AE6-688709479774.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2021
  3. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,938

    williebill
    Member

    Hang tough, Hotdamn, do not cut it up. Don't shorten it, don't fuck up the rear end, don't destroy what you have to make all the lines line up. What will be the next suggestion from guys who don't understand or even like customs? Build it back stock?
     
    Hurley50 likes this.
  4. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 36,077

    Tman
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Who pissed in yer wheaties? Most of us are just discussing the possibilities like we do on most threads.
     
  5. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,885

    Squablow
    Member

    Isn't this an Oldsmobile? It does remind me of the custom in question, though.
     
  6. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 23,086

    Moriarity
    SUPER MODERATOR
    Staff Member

    yup, my mistake
     
  7. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,208

    hotdamn
    Member

    Glad you’re back on!!!
     
    Stogy likes this.
  8. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,208

    hotdamn
    Member

    Man on man!!!
     
    Stogy and Moriarity like this.
  9. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,208

    hotdamn
    Member


    Haha no worries my man, the more I dig into and sit with it the more I just want to finish what Chris started. I always deeply valued his creativity and how he wasn’t scared to cut a car 6 ways from Sunday. So for me this car is continuing his legacy and preserving a piece of my own history. I greatly appreciate everyone’s suggestions and frankly I think there’s been some really good ones but I want to finish this car, not build it if that makes sense?
    If I didn’t know the history on it then eh, it’s fair game I spose but knowing the history and Chris having had such an impact on me I feel like this is how it needs to go.
    That said there still plenty of things to finish and address before it gets there!! ;)
     
  10. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 23,083

    Stogy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    @hotdamn did Chris have any other Customs he completed that you have any images to share?
     
  11. 1low52
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
    Posts: 332

    1low52
    Member

    The only thing cooler than cool cars are cool friends.
    The fact that you are motivated by the memory of a buddy and want to complete his vision for this car brings a smile to my face and a tear to my eye.
    We all love the car life but the friends we share it with along the way are what gives it soul.
    Grab a chair and a cold one. Sit down beside that project, remember Chris, and power forward together.
    Tim
     
  12. Amen Timmy.:) I like this project a lot. Here's an old sketch that I did for the Friday art show.
    20160908_204937(0).jpg
     
  13. Jacksmith
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
    Posts: 868

    Jacksmith
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    HotDamn, man that car is cooler'n shit! Although it's not for everyone, it's not everyone's car... You like it enough to save it and I applaud you for that! For what it's worth, I vote take what you have, add the spirit of the designer and just keep going... refine the design, it'll be awesome! Oh and I like the long deck lid, and Merc lenses... maybe some thin polished stainless for accent and convert the port-holes to exhaust ports. Any ideas for bumpers? I'm eager to watch the progress!
     
    kidcampbell71, hotdamn and Stogy like this.
  14. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 6,197

    stanlow69
    Member

    Yes, tell us more about Chris.
     
    Stogy likes this.
  15. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,848

    indyjps
    Member

    Ive read thru this thread a few times, it's growing on me. Not that it really matters what I think.

    I'd get it running, driving, figure out glass etc, before changing anything else on the body. There's a lot of work getting all the other stuff sorted. Getting it out and showing it off is a great tribute to your friend.

    This area has me stumped, either close out the front of the quarter panel bubble or blend the door up to it. Putting a blend / rise on the door top kinda kills that nice swoop it has with the bodyline.

    Screenshot_20211230-190654_Chrome.jpg
     
    lucky ink, Tman and hotdamn like this.
  16. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,885

    Squablow
    Member

    This seems like the way to go then, and I hope it comes together just as the original builder had intended.
     
    Cosmo49 and hotdamn like this.
  17. Dedsoto
    Joined: Jan 7, 2014
    Posts: 191

    Dedsoto
    Member
    from Australia
    1. Aussie HAMBers

    I think you could build the door top up, keeping the window sill flowing front to back, while also keeping the swoop.
    Piss poor photoshop attached.

    Screenshot_20211230-190654_Chrome.jpg
     
    Lil Fatso, belair, Tman and 2 others like this.
  18. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,208

    hotdamn
    Member

    He did, I’ll dig and see what I can turn up
     
    Cosmo49, Stogy and stanlow69 like this.
  19. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,208

    hotdamn
    Member

    I think this is one of those things that doesn’t translate so well in a picture. There actually a scoop of sorts there coming off the quarter, i think it works well in person but I can see where it may look weird if you haven’t seen it in person.

    and I completely agree, I want to get it sorted mechanically, get the glass nailed down and then worry about all of the stuff with the body.


     
    indyjps, Cosmo49 and Stogy like this.
  20. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,208

    hotdamn
    Member

    Chris Pekarek was from Long Island and was hands down one of the coolest dudes I’ve ever known. He oozed style in everything he did.

    he was extremely creative, was very comfortable getting waaaay outside the box
    (this wasn’t the wildest car he ever built)
    He was good dude, shared information freely, was always happy to answer my ridiculous questions and was 100% a car guy through and through. He worked for Master Power Brakes for years, eventually went out of his own. He was also a family man. He had a wonderful wife and 2 kids that were the only things more important to him than cars.
     
    Tman, williebill, Cosmo49 and 2 others like this.
  21. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,208

    hotdamn
    Member

    the portholes are intended to be exhaust ports!!!

    as for the bumpers the rear one has been molded in and I’m not 100% certain what the plan is on the front one yet. While I do think a stock one would work I feel the cars a little too wild to have just a stock 57 bumper ;)


     
  22. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,208

    hotdamn
    Member

    ha! That’s awesome :D


     
    Ron Funkhouser and Stogy like this.
  23. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 23,083

    Stogy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

  24. Thanks hotdamn HAPPY NEW YEARS! Bruce.
     
  25. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,789

    BrerHair
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Thank you.
    Fantastic Delton! Would love to come see it. Best of luck!
     
    Stogy likes this.
  26. treb11
    Joined: Jan 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,711

    treb11
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    The scoop needs a little chrome grill with a thin surround frame.

    [​IMG]
     
  27. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,208

    hotdamn
    Member

    Man anytime, I’ll dm you my number!!
     
    Stogy likes this.
  28. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,208

    hotdamn
    Member

    I don’t disagree with that!
     
    Stogy likes this.
  29. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,208

    hotdamn
    Member

    Just wanted to show a better pic of the scoops image.jpg image.jpg

    Also I don’t think I showed earlier but the hood has been suicided as well.
    527B1DCB-2FCB-4098-97A8-34F13FCA851A.jpeg

    and she’s dirty but it’s a ultra high compression 394 olds!
    9B606575-AA3E-4C97-A233-B8CDA7D695EC.jpeg

    and here’s a pic of the hood hinges, not sure where he got them from but they work great

    540B2146-C18E-4E62-9BB9-B3BF033662FF.jpeg
     
    catdad49, RMR&C, brEad and 8 others like this.
  30. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 23,083

    Stogy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Budget36 likes this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.