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Projects Recreating the jesse lopez coupe

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

  1. Peanut 1959
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    I may be almost as anxious as you are to button this baby up! I am looking forward to your "first cruise" pictures.
     
  2. Torchie
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    Good for you Jer. Keep at it.
    Torchie
     
  3. jivin jer
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    Chris was finishing up the cool '57 Chev in his shop today, he told me to call him late tomorrow am. I buttoned up the underside today and fixed a defective (leaking) fuel filter, what fun. I think that the car will sit a tad lower after everything is installed and settles. This is pretty close. 001 (2).JPG
     
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  4. Torchie
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    Beautiful Jer. Just beautiful.....
    Torchie
     
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  5. Wow, that looks perfect! Can't wait to see it with that seat and interior all buttoned up!
    Nice job Jer!
     
  6. BLUDICE
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    WOW SWEET !!!!
     
  7. greybeard360
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    Feeling like you are on the downhill side yet Jer?
     
  8. Wow Jer that looks amazing! Great work.
     
  9. resto-rodder
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    Great job Jer, and it is beautiful! Looks like you got all the details correct and just like the original Jesse Lopez coupe.
     
  10. TonyVan
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    It's really really beautiful. That angle proves that the earlier discussion on the headlights was a photographic illusion - relationship to the grille looks exactly right to me.
     
  11. eric54chevy
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    from TEXAS!

    Man Jer that looks so good
     
  12. OK LOOKS 'GREAT' LETS CRUISE THE PARK AND HAVE A PICNIC .
    Bill
     
  13. OLLIN
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    You're almost ready to party like it's 1949 jer!
     
  14. jivin jer
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    Thanks everybody for your accolades and encouragement, they're very much appreciated.

    Chris says that the '57 Chev will be picked up next Monday. I told him I would call him Monday am. This time I took my camera.
     

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  15. Just wow , my hats off to you Jer... looks great sir ! Well done...
     
  16. ne'erdowell
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    WOW! It looks so good on the screen, it must be unbelievable live. It really shows off your skill set and determination to get it right. Thank you for taking us on the journey with you.
     
  17. greybeard360
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    The car is over the top "LIVE".... workmanship is top notch and if anyone wants to nitpick it..... try duplicating a car using nothing but 60 year old photos. Jer has done an outstanding job on this one !!! :D
     
  18. 46fatford
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    Jer,
    You truly are a an inspiration to us all. Can't wait to see it done.
     
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  19. jivin jer
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    Thanks for all the kind words. I'm going to drop off the car tomorrow at the trimmers.
     
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  20. jivin jer
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    003.JPG 004 (2).JPG 005.JPG I'm going to try and get both these cars to my church's (2nd annual?) outdoor car show. Its' on May 2nd. I'll have more info for you shortly.

    Jesse's car won't be completely done. I hope to have the upholstery done, the glass/stainless may be done. It may not be completely detailed, and the stock mufflers definitely won't be done. It will be close enough to let you see the authentic car.
     
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  21. Peanut 1959
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    I hope the attendees appreciate everything you've been going through to bring these amazing recreations to life!
     
  22. Wish that was a show I could attend Jerry! I got to see Junior's car at the GNRS and hope I catch you with Jesse's car somewhere one of these days.
     
  23. Torchie
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    Go Jer. Go!!!!!
    Torchie
     
  24. greybeard360
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    That the church on Beach Street? Who knows... may have an almost finished 41 Chevy there :)
     
  25. jivin jer
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    Bye bye, green car.
     

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  26. Which church? In Ft. Worth? I wanna be there.
     
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