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

  1. CadillacMat
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
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    This is mine
    Metal work by gary brown
    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     

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  2. Killer rides Orn...love that copper coupe !!

    My 47...Need to get it a tad lower imo, but would need to C the frame for clearance, its real tight as it is.

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  3. eric54chevy
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    from TEXAS!

    My favorite Taildragger 41 Merc


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  4. 49toad
    Joined: Jun 12, 2005
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    Why are there more neat kustoms overseas than here in the midwest?
     
  5. I don't know Toad. I've always thought that the overseas guys are more in love with the "pure" old style more than the guys here. Hard to put into words what I mean, but I'll try.

    Alot of the guys over here are trying to keep patina finishes and stuff like that alive. Where the guys overseas are trying to reproduce cars from a bygone era that look like they are from that time. Almost like time stopped and the cars stayed in that time frame until now. Not cars that were built a long time ago and have aged to a tired look of disrepair. All new underneath and mechanically, but old and tired on top.

    I hope that was understandable. I'm definitely no writer (lol)..........E
     
  6. The 41Dude
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    I think you hit the nail square on the head!
     
  7. Old-Soul
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    I too have always felt that guys in many European countries and Japan etc are doing "better" jobs than many of their N. American counterparts. Not trying to slight anyone building some real gnarly customs and rods over on our side of the water, but those boys overseas know what's up.

    They take "period correct" seriously and considering how hard it is for many of them to even get a car to start with, they knock it out of the park.
     
  8. SlmLrd
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
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    from DAGO

    Taildragging this weekend.
     

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  9. 49toad
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    OG Lil E & OLd-Soul. You both nailed it. Its like we have lost all the old books and mags and the guys overseas keep their's.
     
  10. Orn
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
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    Thank you guys I really appreciate it. rat bastad, I love your 47 Chevy bomb!
     
  11. Mmmm.. Like a favorite penny - wot a good looking kemp!

    -Dave
     
  12. hellbird
    Joined: Jun 4, 2007
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    51 Ford Club Koupe
     

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  13. 1951Streamliner
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    from Reno, NV

  14. cmarcus
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    Gosh I love this thread!! Does anyone know anything about this car? I know this is reaching back to when this thread started.

    POST UP SOME MORE!! :D:D:D
     
  15. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    Do a search for Jesus Valencia's '49 Chevy.

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  16. cmarcus
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    Hot DANG that thing is purrrrrty!! Now I have some new goals and aspirations :)
     
  17. bigrickl74
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    Not sure if it belongs here but I have no problem draggin ass in mine!
     
  18. bigrickl74
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    OPPS! Here you go......
     

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  19. mkilger
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    41 at thumpers.jpg 41 ass.jpg

    just got the merc on the road
     
  20. Rikster
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    Now that is a real Taildragger.... I love it.
    Looking forward to see this one progress.
    I love 1941 Mercury's done as early customs. Yours looks to head the right way.
    The details on the set in license plates and bumper guard mounted taillights.... perfect.
     
  21. Sledge
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    looking good Mike!
     
  22. radio_king
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    Now that`s one great looking custom! Are those taillight lenses self made?They look like Harley beehives but can`t really tell...other than that they look great.Any plans for the top?
     
  23. mkilger
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    Thanks Rik , Sledge,I made the lens, working on the window frames, need to find a wood header for the top then I will stat on the top The top will be done in flat bar stock and chicken wire just like in 1946.
     
  24. Blake84
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    my tail dragger 50 shoebox in the process as we speak of finishing......tail draggers = pain in the ass changing a tire haha but look awesome!
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  25. Zed
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    from FRANCE

    it's really refreshing to see a tail dragger that really drag his tail, is from the correct years and more than everything : static dropped :p
     
  26. mkilger
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    thanks Zed I must have nailed it ya. stock sping too with flatter rear crossmember rides nice too
     
  27. johnny13
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
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    Love the ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1373697753.038028.jpg thread... Here is my shoebox.


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  28. machinegun48
    Joined: Jul 19, 2013
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    from Russia

  29. SuRfAcE_RuSt
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