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Projects return of the TELSTAR

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Kustom7777, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    i am finally back on the TELSTAR after two and a half years. starting with a fresh donor body......(long story, not gonna get into it right now)...as most of you know the original version went through countless changes, tweaks, design excercises,,,,whatever you want to call it. bottom line is i learned a LOT....everything i learned will be applied to what i am doing now. i realize now that i probably should have stopped somewhere along the way and just built the damn car. anyway, that being said, here are a few photos i took after i chopped the roof two days ago...still need to finish the welding,,,and then it's onto sectioning. it won't take me too long to get the car back to where it was when i left off,,,,,this time with a much more concise plan of attack. i'm not ashamed, nor do i have such a big ego to admit that i bit off a bit more than i could chew the first time around...that won't happen this time.. i'm probably not going to post quite as many photos this time, but when there is a major segment completed, i will update the thread....it will still be radical,,,it will still have a futuristic, spaceship vibe...many things will be different this time, many things will be the same or similar,,,,,stay tuned......couple of chop pics....roofline will be modified/shortened/changed.....
     

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  2. LeadSledMerc
    Joined: Nov 29, 2003
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    YEAH!!!!

    I won't say it's about time the rest will likely say...we've missed the build updates...and changes...and changes...

    Keep the updates coming and have fun, Jim!
     
  3. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    from California

    could have built 5 radical customs with all the cutting and welding then recutting and welding again you did on the last one.
     
  4. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    i agree 100%. as i said above, i should have stopped and just built the damn car. live and learn....will be more focused this time.... :)

     
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  5. mikhett
    Joined: Jan 22, 2005
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    from jackson nj

    Good LUCK JIM!MAN you did a lot of work on the first TELSTAR! IM building a mild 56 victoria Kustom.I bought it down your way In Henderson Texas sept 2013.Check out my profile for pics good luck again,Will be following this build!
     
  6. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    and,,,before anyone asks...NO the rest of the old cars in the photo are not mine,,,not for sale,,etc......i am working on m y car outside behind a friends shop,,,and those are his customers cars...
     
  7. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
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    What did you do with the "old" Telstar?

    Rich
     
  8. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    starting fresh.......
     
  9. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Excited for new updates, but a bit sad that the first one is gone (?) Is it being parted out for this new project? Or is the first rule of Telstar II not to ask about Telstar I?
     
  10. emiliedk
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
    Posts: 614

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    from denmark

    I miss the old Telstar jim haha... that thread was really entertaining, and a cool project!
    glad your back at it!
    -palle
     
  11. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
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    Do you knowTyler Durden?

    Rich
     
  12. jerseymike
    Joined: Sep 25, 2008
    Posts: 680

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    hey jim, very glad to see you back to building. have to admit after so many changes on the original i started to think, this car will never get done. the hardest thing about a radical custom is knowing when enough is enough. looking forward to seeing the new plan come together. stick to it and keep us posted.
     
  13. DRUGASM
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
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    Right on. Excited to see this one back.
     
  14. Thirdyfivepickup
    Joined: Nov 5, 2002
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    Awesome! Cant wait to see what the future holds!
     
  15. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    Dude, wild customs are awesome but hell it would be neat to do a tasty chop and section it like an inch. Just to make it that much different. Not enough to jump out at ya. But enough to notice. That would rule.
     
  16. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    belair
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    I'm rootin for ya!
     
  17. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    thanks for your support and positive comments.......you all have good points.
     
  18. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
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    from DFW USA

    Hey man, we support you. It was a lot of fun watching you whack and weld away on that old Ford. I'm sure this build will be every bit as fun. I look forward to your updates.
     
  19. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
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    Finnrodder
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    from Finland

    Good to see this build alive again.Keep us posted!
     
  20. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
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    Chop chop!!

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  21. But... The old Telstar was in a magazine. And... It doesn't exist?
     
  22. hacknwhack
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
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    from mass

    Agreed

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  23. Circus Bear
    Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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    I have missed the Telstar. I will be watching this one.
     
  24. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
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    great news !! I hope Telstar 1 is at least partially recycled into the "new" Telstar, looking forward to following your progress,keep it radical!
     
  25. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    Nice Jim!!! I guess that means I need to get back on the T coupe! :D
     
  26. Good news Jim! Glad to see you back on it or the new version I should say. I look forward to the updates. Your project is moving along about as quickly as mine and I didn't move halfway across the country and have to reestablish a business.;):D
     
  27. fryguy
    Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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    Looking forward to this one!
     
  28. El Caballo
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Wow Jim, when did you move to Austin? I have been living in a vacuum...
     
  29. Chop50
    Joined: Jan 16, 2006
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    Looks good, dont be too hard on yourself, a shoebox is not an easy chop, especially in the rear window area.
    S
     
  30. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
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    from phoenix

    Enjoyed watching the car evolve in the old thread but like a lot of people I can't help but wonder what happened to the original "Darrin Stevens". Did you actually launch it into space?:D
     

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