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Customs Rik Hoving's FIRST Custom Car book

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rikster, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    The print proofs have been checked... multiple times. I did a few small correction and send the new pdf files to the printer. Those will be send back to me as new print proofs... since you never know what might happen in the process.
    The planning is that either on Monday or Tuesday the printer will start printing.

    The printing will be done in offset and the cover will be a heavy hardboard cover.
  2. chaw5634
    Joined: May 26, 2012
    Posts: 101


    Brilliant well done Rik

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  3. Great stuff, looking foward to getting my hands on a copy.
  4. radio_king
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 398


    Too cool,can`t wait to get a copy!
  5. Michelley
    Joined: May 6, 2011
    Posts: 104


    Not yer mutha's
    Pantone Tangerine Tango!
    Rik Hoving's

    The Jack Stewart Ford
    is a
    Luminous Insight
    through the
    Flamboyant Windshield
    Custom Car Works.
    "Wonderful Things"
    to be
    in this
    Unsealed Papyri.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: May 16, 2014
  6. jivin jer
    Joined: Sep 14, 2008
    Posts: 3,090

    jivin jer

    WELL, ALL RIGHT! This is one way of dealing with whats NOT HAPPENING out there, huh? Congrats, from what I can see it looks like a knock out. This will get easier rather than harder. Another fan in the peanut gallery cheering you on. Jer
  7. Very cool Rik!! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy I am sure it will be amazing!!
  8. jick
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 376

    from london

    great stuff Rik! maybe this could be the first in a loooong series!
  9. Skull King
    Joined: Sep 5, 2012
    Posts: 24

    Skull King

    I wish you the best with your first book. I hope it is the first of many more to come.
  10. Good luck, I'll be looking forward to buying a copy when it's available. I can tell that you put a ton of work into that book. Congratulations!
  11. carbuilder
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 982


    put me on the want a copy list
  12. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    Time for an update on my Jack Stewart Ford Book.

    Last week the book has been printed at Narayana Press in Denmark. Yesterday I received the first printed version of the book. Not a completed book yet, just all the printed pages cut, folded like the real book will be and wrapped around with the cover paper which has not yet been added to the hard board to create the cover. And WOW.... it looks good.
    After working on this book for over a year it is really fantastic to hold the near end product in my hands.

    The printed sheets are now at the binder – also in Denmark – who will create the books in the next two weeks. After that I will be driving to Denmark and pick up a portion of the books. By then the new website will be up and the book can be ordered from there. And if you plan to go to the GNRS in January, we will be there selling the books. And Jack Stewart will also be there to sign your copy.
    The photo below was taken at the printer and shows just a few of the many stacks of printed sheets for the book.



    Another photo from my upcoming book shows the printer checking on one of the sheets. This sheet contains both the opening and closing spreads. two spreads of the Research trip chapter and the Analyses section.


    This photo shows one of the many black color plates that go into the printing machine.
    Four of these, one for each color (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) are needed to print the sheets for the book.


    And here is a photo of the same sheet fresh out of the printer with all four colors on it.

    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012
  13. I can't wait Rik! Thanks for showing some of the process involved pretty neat stuff!
  14. DKroadsters
    Joined: Jan 2, 2005
    Posts: 187


    Wow Rik
    Just saw the first print at Palles place, what a fantastic quality
    This is every Kustom lovers wish for Christmas

    Congratulation again, Rik

  15. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    This is how far the book is right now.

    The printer send me the first printed sheets, all neatly cut and folded just like the real book will be. But just as loose pages, not sewn together and not bound inside a hard cover like the finished book will be. The cover paper is just wrapped around the pages in this photo.
    And yes the cover does look a whole lot better than in the photo below, and I can also take better pictures... but I like to save something for once the book comes out :)


    Some detail shots...


    The photo below shows a small portion of some documents about the pearl paint that was used on the Golden Sahara II. This is part of the Jim Skonzakes chapter.



    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012
  16. J.B.
    Joined: Jan 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,246

    from Sweden

    Your feeling for detail is outstanding, Rik!
    Looking forward to the release. :)
  17. I can't wait to get a copy.Looks so good.
  18. sylvian
    Joined: Oct 11, 2009
    Posts: 1,042

    Member Emeritus
    from Burbank

    That's awesome, can't wait to get a copy...
  19. Oh I want a copy !
  20. Looks GREAT Rik! Can't wait to get my grubby hands on a copy!
  21. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,492

    from Slow lane

    Thats goin to keep company to Watson's book. And for once i will not pay more in shipping than the item :D
    Will be my own xmas present to myself.
  22. mazdaslam
    Joined: Sep 9, 2004
    Posts: 2,524


    I want one NOW !!!!

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  23. Wish I could make it to GNRS for the book and signing, but the military has other travel plans for me during that time.
  24. Ralph Turnberg
    Joined: Aug 3, 2010
    Posts: 93

    Ralph Turnberg
    Member Emeritus

    Looking onto getting to the GRNS. Gonna get the book one way or the other. Rik, you are amazing!
  25. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,474

    Okie Pete

    WOW Thanks for putting all that history into a book . Thank you for all the research you have done.
  26. Looks like another "have to have" publication....Looking forward to getting it Rik.
  27. 333 Half Evil
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,440

    333 Half Evil

    Dayum Rik, that is amazing. CONGRATULATIONS on this first (of many hint hint) books. I've spent countless hours on your picture site and just am amazed at your collection and wealth of knowledge. I'm soo thankfull for your dedication to the custom world. I'm definiatly in line waiting to purchase a copy or two.... A huge thanks also for the cool pictures of the printing shop and process, that is awesome in it's own right.
  28. Can't wait Rik! My only sadness is I won't be making the GNRS this year so will miss getting you see you again and having Jack sign my copy.
  29. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,953

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    Uhhhhh...maybe some kind West Coaster can organize something for guys who cannot possibly make the trip, to get some of these copies, signed and all??????
  30. KustomLincolnLady
    Joined: Oct 17, 2003
    Posts: 1,020


    I for one am EXTRA excited!!!!! :)

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