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Projects SNOWY DAY PROGRESS, , , TELSTAR with pics,,,,,,,

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustom7777, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,183

    Kustom7777
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    from Austin, TX

    worked a bunch on the car during the snowstorm today,,,
    got the rear wheel opening grafted in,,,
    shaped the quarter...
    welded in some filler pieces,,
    shaped the bottom of the quarter from the back of the wheel opening to the end of the car
    welded in some bracing to tie the quarter to the trunk floor,,

    pretty productive day today..
    the snow STILL sucks though :p
     

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  2. Lazer5000
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
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    I still can't believe that thing used to be a shoebox.
     
  3. Lazer5000
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
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    Looking great by the way.
     
  4. Looking good! You are a way better welder than me. :)
     

  5. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
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    from California

    I hear ya....it is mind boggling.:)

     
  6. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Kustom7777
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    from Austin, TX


    dave, my welding has improved a lot since i began this project,,
    sometimes i look at some of the early welds and cringe,,,,
    i still have plenty of room for improvement, but im getting better,,,

    and i'm having a blast...

    i dont know what the hell i'm gonna do with myself when im finally finished,,,
     
  7. hotrodj54
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    looks real good.....john
     
  8. Royalshifter
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    Royalshifter
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    from California

    Go to Disneyland.
     
  9. Kustom7777
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    from Austin, TX


    i'd probably start cuttin' up the rides....:D
    hmmmmm a sectioned rollercoaster car,,,,
     
  10. SteppinOut
    Joined: Jul 19, 2008
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    and i'm having a blast...

    i dont know what the hell i'm gonna do with myself when im finally finished,,,[/QUOTE]


    So many cars...So little time!!!!!!

    Keep up the good work, I love this car, its like a full scale custom model car!!
     
  11. twochops
    Joined: Feb 28, 2006
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    Are You still running the skirts ?
     
  12. Cshabang
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
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    "i dont know what the hell i'm gonna do with myself when im finally finished,,,"


    build a shoebox???haha its coming together man
     
  13. Kustom7777
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    from Austin, TX

    i believe i'm gonna deep six the skirts,,,,

    i liked the way they looked,,,but after
    some further thinking, in the interest of
    keeping the car true to its fictional build
    date (late 50s/early sixties),,i'm not
    gonna run em after all,,,,,

    once i had the wheel opening grafted in
    and stood back and looked at the car, the
    decision wasn't really all that difficult..
     
  14. So much better without the skirts.
     
  15. Agreed the skirt kind of looked out of place and the wheel opening just goes with the flow of the rest of the car. Great work Jim!!
     
  16. tommy v
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    can you still call it a shoebox :D
     
  17. twochops
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    --------------------------------------------------------
    Good I thought I was the only one THAT DIDN'T LIKE THEM.
    BILL
     
  18. hellonwheels
    Joined: Jan 16, 2007
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    Looking better all the time!! The whole rear quarter treatment looks fantastic.

    I see the shelves are bare!?!
     
  19. jerseymike
    Joined: Sep 25, 2008
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    looking better everytime i see an update. think the forward leaning headlight hoods definitly improve the side profile of the car. also agree no skirts, looked cool but interupt the flow of the overall body. rear bumper fits around quarter beautifully. i'm amazed at your willingness to change plans mid stream and it always seems to be for the better. keep the updates coming, jersey mike. p.s. for anyone who hasn't seen it, go to kustom7777 profile and check out his early cadillac full kustom build, amazing car i would have loved to seen finished. what ever happened to that car jim?
     
  20. Kustom7777
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    from Austin, TX

    couple more shots with some better lighting..
     

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  21. Kustom7777
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    yep...................seeya soon buddy!...:D
     
  22. not doubt Jim's a better welder than when he started this beauty..........Jim
     
  23. LeadSledMerc
    Joined: Nov 29, 2003
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    Awesome, Jim...those rear wheel opening came out perfect and flow nicely with everything else. I liked the skirts, but it does look better without them now that you have the openings done...less is better!:cool:
    Thanks for the update!
     
  24. PhilJohnson
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
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    That was a shoebox !?!

    By the way that thing looks awesome :)
     
  25. thats a Realy Nice looking Shoe-box Car!
    have you got a Pic of what it looked Before?
    it would look good Side by Side
    just my 3.5 cents
     
  26. Kustom7777
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    from Austin, TX

    ,,,this is the only one i could dig up at the moment,,,still unchopped, unsectioned,,,
     

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  27. R.C.
    Joined: Jun 9, 2006
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    I think its one of the coolest projects on the hamb
     
  28. twochops
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    4B AND NOW,unless he has been doing it on photoshop.
     

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  29. ka-zoo
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  30. Johnny Clash
    Joined: Dec 21, 2005
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    That thing is nuts! Can't wait to see it finished.
     

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