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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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    Turned around and ready to go. I'm trying to confirm with Glenn that it's coming and he's going to be there. 002 (3).JPG
     
  2. jivin jer
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    Glenn says he was out in the shop and didn't hear the phone. He says he has a doctors appointment tomorrow morning. He will call me when he gets back...

    We're all old guys.
     
  3. jivin jer
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    I called Glenn tonight to see how he's doing. He has some sleep problems that his doctor is helping him with. He did ask if the car runs and I had to tell him that it doesn't. He was not happy. I'll have to drop it right at his door (shop) step, and pick it up there when I go back.
     
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  4. jivin jer
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    All loaded up and no where to go. Glenn couldn't take the car today because he had to deal with problems with his wife's car. Gonna try for tomorrow. Sure doin' a lot of sittin'. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm 001.JPG 002 (7).JPG 003 (2).JPG
     
  5. Time to rest the ol'body Jer!?
     
  6. BLUDICE
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    Do something with the vette?
     
  7. jivin jer
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    I meant the car sitting.
     
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    what size tires and make are you running ??? im sure its listed some were on the thread, .....car is looking great !!! keep it up....its beautiful !!!! the Lopez Ford iis one of my fvorites for sure...nice work
     
  9. jivin jer
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    Jesse couldn't remember what size his tire's were. He did say that they weren't big 'n little's. These are Goodyear power cushion 750X15s.
     
  10. jivin jer
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    Finally made it. 004 (2).JPG 005.JPG 006.JPG
     
  11. jivin jer
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    Glenn may know someone that could sort out the electrical problem. We'll have to see.
     
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    Well, now I know why I like to be at least a couple of months ahead on this thread. These long gaps are very frustrating, but rest assured... 001 (3).JPG
     
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  14. Torchie
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    And rest assured that we are all still watching Jer.
    Torchie.
     
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    Love this post...... Thanks man..

    germ
     
  16. jivin jer
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    Well, OK then...lets do the hubcaps. These are 15"er's with glued (structural adhesive) on trim rings. To get 001.JPG 002 (9).JPG 002 (11).JPG em' to look like this is expensive.
     
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  17. BLUDICE
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    WOW - Caddy caps GLUED to trim rings?? That really works??
     
  18. Apparently so. It's often suggested on "how do I mount sombreros" threads.
     
  19. BLUDICE
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    But how did they do it "back in the day"? I'm sure there were no glues then like we have today.
     
  20. Torchie
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    Back in the day they welded clips to them and then either had them repolished (Stainless) or rechromed.
    A lot of what you do to mount the Caddy wheel covers is based on what year you use. The early ones 47-52 I believe had an inner ring/cap that snapped onto the wheel. The later ones had outer clips like a modern wheel cover that were somewhat easier to work with.
    Regardless of the year these caps were heavy and had a tendency to fall off of wheels other than the original Cadillac.
    There is quite a few threads in regards to which year is which and the differences between them. Also in 47 Cadillac used 2 wheel sizes. 15" and 16". The 16" are fairly rare.
    The Whole Cadillac "Sombrero"thing is like a sub-culture to hard core custom fans. And I believe that the term "Sombrero" was originaly applied to the 49-52 covers only. Now it is used rather genericly. It's very interesting.
    Torchie.
     
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  21. shoebox1950
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    I can't wait to see this in person! Sombreros look great, Jerry! Really looking forward to seeing a picture of it with the grill, Appletons, and sombreros in place :)
     
  22. jivin jer
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    That makes at least two of us.
     
  23. 3 of us................
     
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    from Florida

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    Well, you managed to flush Germ out of hiding, that's pretty cool. You just never know who might be watching.
    Grind on, brother, grind on!
     
  26. jivin jer
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    013.JPG In, out, in OUT! Home again.
     
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  27. Peanut 1959
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    Another step closer!
     
  28. jivin jer
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    OK, here we go. 001.JPG
     
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