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Projects Recreating the jesse lopez coupe

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by jivin jer, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. jivin jer
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    Well, that wasn't the case then, here (?), we shall see.
     
  2. Rickybop
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    Awesome project, JJ. You tell a good story too...lol. You have inspiring passion and dedication, and you're able to express it. Thanks for the quality entertainment. Gonna be so cool to see this custom come together. Good luck!

    #%#%* rust. #&%!* "inspector"...:rolleyes:...lol.
     
  3. jivin jer
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    DUM DAT DAT DUM DAT DAT DUM. You get the idea. This is a better pic of the lower trunk opening lip.
     

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  4. SIC98
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    And so it begins, another journey with a beautiful ending! Can't wait to see the Lopez coupe next to JR's car in your expanded diorama Jerry !!!
     
  5. VonKool13
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    Even if that color is wrong in the pic, that is one BEAUTIFUL green!
     
  6. jivin jer
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    OK, I kept thinking "whats the least that I have to replace?"
     

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  7. jivin jer
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    I kept havin' to order (and waiting) more parts.
     

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  8. daddio211
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    Just read the latest issue of TRJ. There's a two page shot of Jesse's coupe.

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     
  9. koolkemp
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    Read my build thread....you will appreciate how solid your car is lol 1 Looking forward to following your progress especially the chop.
     
  10. jivin jer
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    A look from the top.
     

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  11. jivin jer
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    Koolkemp, I did check out your build thread. What can I say? Your a monster! I will talk about all this talent that's "out there" and how it relates to what I'm doing on this build. Down the road.
     
  12. LeadSledMerc
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    Awesome choice for a build...I can't wait to see this progress. :cool:
     
  13. jivin jer
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    Here's a look at the new rocker panel (inner and outer).
     

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  14. jivin jer
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    L 1/4 inner and outer. A really cold weekend that helps with the heat that's building under my collar over this rust damage that was visible/obvious. The Kustom Kar GOD is reminding me that "all things WORK TOGETHER for the good to those..."
     

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  15. Looking good Jer !
     
  16. koolkemp
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    Looking great !
     
  17. PeteFromTexas
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  18. PeteFromTexas
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    Do you have a parts lost going?? Anything that you know you will need?? I can start digging
     
  19. jivin jer
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    Thanks Pete for the inquiry. I've done well on the first list post# 24. My needs now are a '46 front bumper bar and gaurds (I have the brackets), rear gravel deflector, trunk lid, Spalding ignition, small SW gauges-oil,temp and a mech tachometer (I think they're 2 1/4" diameter faces, and a '49-'50 Mercury accessory steering wheel.
     
  20. Hot Rod Cowboy
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    Good luck with the parts list and the build. I will be eagerly watching this progress.
     
  21. I know you're not happy doing the rust repair, but your photos are going to help me a lot when I get into my '41 in the spring. Thanks for posting them.
     
  22. PeteFromTexas
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    I might have the gauges. Do you have a pic of the type you need?
     
  23. jivin jer
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    Not quite yet. I have to run a pic past Jesse to see what was there.
     
  24. jivin jer
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    I took this piece out of the L 1/4 that was removed to make a L door repair panel. It had the same contour.
     

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  25. williebill
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    Looks great so far.. good luck
     
  26. jivin jer
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    The drivers floor looked like it had a dime size hole.
     

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  27. koolkemp
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    Wont be long and she will be ready for a bit of a hair cut :D
     
  28. jivin jer
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    I needed a piece that had a lip on it. I found it on my '50 Ford parts car. This is a cowl piece.
     

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  29. Michelley
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    Hello Jerry!

    Been so busy this whole year
    with a few cryptic book projects
    (some kar, some other).
    When not procuring & restoring
    rare vintage rides and speed parts,
    this is how I’m burning the sunrise oil.
    Haven’t even gone on a road trip longer than a day or two trip.
    Making only the quintessential telephone calls & emails.
    Always driven by the administrative self-discipline
    of the self-employed…
    In the interest of historical authenticity,
    did you know,
    Jesse told us that the back window was composed
    of a sheet of 1/4" aircraft grade Plexiglas,
    that he got to bend and conform to the convex ellipse,
    because of complications cutting tempered glass.
    He also mentioned that he was at a scrap yard
    and noticed a sliding door channel of polished aluminum
    with a particularly graceful curve to it,
    that shortened to approximately 10” with the ends filled,
    made a really cool rear license plate light.
    That’s what he used.
    Jesse has a clever eye.
    He gifted us these
    original Marcia Campbell snapshots circa 1950-51,
    that she gave him,

    of the Bill Taylor ’49 Chevy convertible.
    Jesse is as elusive as a snowy panthera.
    These veterans can be skeptical,
    indeed you are cultivating their trust.
    Keep the Faith!
    By the way, Keen Kent Vikmo,
    I noticed the personally autographed pic of Jesse

    that David had him sign for you.

    -Michelley
     
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  30. jivin jer
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    Thanks Michelley, I knew about the back glass, I hav'nt gotten to the lic plate light. This will help. I'm learning that it's valuable to also get perspective's from those that were "around" then as well.
     

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