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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by kustombuilder, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. 48plysled
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
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    just found this thread on here and started to check it out. I am building a 48 plymouth club coupe. Goin for the taildragger look with it. 47 buick grill caddy bumpers and custom made skirts. what you guys think? rear bumper sits 4.5" off the ground and front still needs a 3-4" drop to sit where I want it. Any suggestions on anything you guys think its missing. roof is gonna get brought down 3-4" this winter. To about the style this car is in the second pic.
     

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  2. nowaxn5
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    Long Live Kustoms...
     
  3. koolkemp
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    Looks good...you ARE going to chop it ? !
     
  4. 48plysled
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    Yea the chop will b like the blue Plymouth when done.
     
  5. bonez
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    from Slow lane

    That blue Plymouth is fantastic. I wonder where it ended.
    I seem to remember it used to be with the Emperors, it has a Packard grille and all the right ticks.
    If that is where you aimin at you sure on the right path :D
     
  6. 48plysled
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    Thanks man. Yea that's the way I'm goin with mine just won't b air bagged. Save that for the next Kustom I do.
     
  7. Any Taildraggers going to Salina?
     
  8. J.B.
    Joined: Jan 7, 2005
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    from Sweden

    1940 LaSalle speed boat stance... :D
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  9. Mr.Musico
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    from SoCal

    ^love it!

    mine again from last week at the Broiler- thanks for the pic/photo credit: Janne Lepola
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  10. 68wagon
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    Here's mine again
     

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  11. kiwicowboy
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    from linwood nc

    I saw this one in 2005 at the orange county fair grounds california,labour day cruise.
     

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  12. back up. my car has a sbc but this thread inspires me.

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  13. Squablow
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    One of the best threads ever, wanted to bump this back up with an excellent photoshop that James D did of my '47 Olds

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    The idea was not to shave anything since the ancient olive green paint is still decent, but I couldn't help seeing what it'd look like with the bumper guards removed and the handles shaved. I'm no photoshop pro but that much I could do.

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    I've already got the caps on and the skirts are almost finished, the dummy spots are an OG pair I've had for a while, the stance and some fairly minor body repair will be hopefully simple winter projects.
     
  14. Orn
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    Nice Olds. Here’s my 47.

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  15. Squablow
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    Orn, do you (or anyone else) know if the front and rear bumpers on the 46-48 Oldsmobiles are the same width? I'd like to put my rear bumper on the front without the guards for a smooth look, and put the front one on the rear so I can relocate the license plate into the bumper, and the front bumper has a neat license surround/guard on it. Just not sure if it'd work.

    Of course, then I'd have to shave the trunk, and as long as I'm doing that....
     
  16. Orn
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    I don’t know if they are the same width or not but a great idea. I use bumper override and license plate holder from a 47 Olds 98.
     
  17. Squablow
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    I like that look, that's what I want to shoot for, and I'm hoping I can do it using all the stock parts I already have. I guess I'll just have to try it.
     
  18. Old-Soul
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    Love this!!
     
  19. Im diggin this stude,of coarse I would do a couple small things different but I like this car.What a difference a stance makes.
     
  20. BenzDoctor
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    My 53 Special
     

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  21. Downtime
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    some great looking cars. Does anyone have some of a 39 buick? I have one in my garage that is calling out to me to for some of this love..
     
  22. Future Taildragger, Rollin with the Toad!
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  23. frankieC
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    My 38 sedan (wide whites & skirts are Kustoms)
     

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  24. Rikster
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    But is your tail dragging?
     
  25. actionrog
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    Here's an early Morning pic of my and Skoty Chops Plymouths at Bakersfield Hotrod Reunion a couple years ago.
    Skoty gets the photo credit as well.
     

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  26. 68wagon
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    ImageUploadedByTJJ1367931826.950410.jpg
    Here's one binga took of my bomb


    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad
     
  27. Orn
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
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    I love this thread... My two rides

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  28. Orn, your cars have always been some of my favorites on the HAMB. Awesome! E
     
  29. Cruiser
    Joined: May 29, 2006
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    Here's my '41 Ford tail dragger the B&W from 2006 Paso and the color 2008 Santa Maria.

    CRUISER :cool:

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  30. radio_king
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    This is me &my wife cruising the boulevards of Helsinki,Finland last Friday:

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