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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Kustom7777, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Kustom7777
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    I'm wanting to do a Lincoln Futura style bubble canopy on the car,,,,here is a quickie photoshop I did to see how it'd look,,,,,,,, ^xxaaaaa13529085_10204881984809483_1911128599626594117_n.jpg View attachment 3264958
     
  2. Torchie
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    Do It !!!!!
    Torchie
     
  3. hacknwhack
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    What he said

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  4. 40two
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    The Jetsons would love it too!

    How's your project comin'along? hope everything's allrighty, would be cool to see some mild progress!

    Cheers, Carsten
     
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  5. That thing just screams for a double bubble. Twin aircraft canopies perhaps?

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  6. Kustom7777
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    bubbletop is a no-go.....too complex (and expensive)....found a solution which may be the best thing yet.......i did a photo rendering of the car as a roadster ......a day or two later i came across this amazing boat windshield that is nearly IDENTICAL to my rendering....also been working away on the car..when i originally sectioned it, i had never welded up the firewall, so i got that done, and while i was at it, i filled all the firewall holes as well, and relocated the body braces...also reshaped my door and shortened the fins to match my rendering,,,,,on a big time roll now!! onward!!!
    ^xxaa13923469_10205087186619400_4599507605004522551_o.jpg ^xxxaa13895460_10205077424135344_1743812998893821715_n.jpg 003.JPG 001.JPG 015.JPG
     
  7. Looks a lot better as a roadster.
    Much classier than the cartoonish bubble tops.
     
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  8. Kustom7777
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    A few more photos of door progress.......
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  11. Kustom7777
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  12. Really starting to flow with the re-work
     
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  13. Kustom7777
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    a little more.....made that piece on the lower rear quarter from a shoebox ford fender,,,it fits very well....also replaced a panel that had gotten warped from welding (the other red piece)..ground down all the welds along the top side of the fin...need to go back and weld up some pinholes,,but making some decent progress on the quarter..
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  14. Kustom7777
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    got sick of seeing that hideous looking blackwall tire on all my pics..so i photoshopped a wide white just to get an idea of how the car will look once i actually put some real ones on,,, ;)
    ^xxxa14125569_10205251973658973_356280367877596106_o.jpg
     
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  15. Doc.
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    Looks awesome Jim. Glad to see you have made more progress.
     
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  16. Really liking the candy red rendering. Nice and clean and simple, just like an old concept car.
     
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  17. Kustom7777
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    a little more progress............
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    1. shoe box hambers

    I'm amazed by what you're able to create! So cool!

    What are the lower rear bullets / dagmars from?
     
  20. Eagletucky
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    Love it! You have a great eye for shape and proportion! Your gonna have 29 miles of welding wire in that thing when you are done!!! SOOO Awesome..
     
  21. art dekko
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    Here's some inspiration for your dash.... From the "LaGalaxie" Ford concept car.
     

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  22. Kustom7777
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    playing around with an idea i had for a deck scoop...still on the fence about it,,,,also added more metal to fill in the area all the way up to the cockpit area...
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  23. mikhett
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    Jim ,Did you use round rod on the door edges or did you hem flange them.Looks GOOD!
     
  24. gatz
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    that's shaping up to be a great looking car. excellent craftsmanship
     
  25. raymay
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    Nice work and very creative.
    After seeing all your welded in pieces, now I feel normal when I cut or recut and weld new shapes on my builds. One of my favorite tools has become my grinder.
     
  26. Too weird....Not 10 minutes ago I heard Telstar played on our local "Oldies" station!!! Good to see you staying with such a unique theme, Jim. Is Misfit still in your picture? The last time I saw you at Pistons and Paint we were talking about colors....like metalflake green and gold, tuck & roll metalflake interior, etc..
     
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  28. Kustom7777
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    i did this rough rendering of the nose to see how everything flowed....i think it works.
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  29. Kustom7777
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    updated both of the renderings i did..working on a rear view now,,will post soon.......
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