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

  1. Apparently! S'nice!

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  2. oneratfink57
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  3. oneratfink57
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    Hey leadsledmerc. Seeing your 37 at local shows back east and the build on fotki inspired me with my own 37. I'm still gathering parts, but you made one hell of a blueprint for 37 customs!
    IMG_1474373190.647833.jpg IMG_1474373212.812844.jpg


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  4. LeadSledMerc
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    Nice!!
    Why don't you save yourself a ton of time and money...and buy mine!!! :)
     
  5. oneratfink57
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    Oh man I saw it for sale on custom car chronicle a couple months back. If I had enough money to buy it, my car would be a littler further along by now lol! But hey if it's available whenever we move back east you never know!


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    Love this thread, let's keep it rolling low and slow!

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    Can't forget the rob ida merc next to dads 35


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    Bello's customs built zephyr (I believe)

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    Voodoo Larrys 36 in progress


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  7. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg A little new for a taildragger....but here's my '50. First as bought, then after some changes and roadtrip from Texas to Bonneville, then at my house in Bergen, Norway. Its sitting high in. The second pic as it has air shocks pumped up in the rear for three guys and packed trunk for the trip
     
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  9. Tail dragger = nose up, tail down.
    Not forward rake. Not sitting on belly on broken suspension. Some of the pictures are straying from the thread title.
     
  10. jivin jer
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    DSCN0304.JPG Well the hard work part is done. I'm going to try and get some in the car, and outside the car video's.
     
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  12. the 41 used to belong to my buddy paul garland now owned by another buddy roger O'Malley
    here are some more recent pics of it.
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    and pauls 41 convertible in progress.

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  13. Epy
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    Heres my rolling project. What d'ya think 38ccvv.jpg
     
  14. Asphalt Demon
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    EPY.. I,ll BE FIRST TO SAY I LOVE IT!except the fender mounted turn signals? Johnny
     
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  16. Epy
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    Yeah the are definitely a bone of contention here in the UK but the reason I have them on is, the car is uk built not usa .........just gets people talking
     
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    "Heres my rolling project. What d'ya think"
    Love it Epy, like the split bumper. The turn signals... yeah I think they are pretty neat.
    Look forward to seeing the car progress.
    Gordon.
     
  18. Asphalt Demon
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    We are suppose to run them here too in Australia Epy.Ive taken them off my 46 ford,41 lincoln and i can't stand the ones my my 53 ford ,they have gotta go too! lol. Ive just realised i personal really don't like them. lol
    Thats a beautiful car you have anyway.
     
  19. Epy
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    Thanks for the comments, its nice to know I'm on the right track. Just one big problem..........can't come up with a colour for it, it was gonna be the purple that is on the cowl,bit we are not so sure now...............suggestions
     
  20. Asphalt Demon
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    Nope,its your car,you'll have to decide,but it deserves a classy dark paint job in my eyes. Johnny
     
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  21. I like the purple. What's made you change your mind?
     
  22. 'Mo
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    Love the maroon!
     
  23. Epy
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    It's just the last three 30's cars that I have had have been purple so I think its about time for a change.

    Yeah I was thinking that..........but what?

    And that's the trouble, someone once said to me, "the longer it stays in that colour the more you will like it", and I think he was right
     
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  24. That makes sense. One of the reasons I liked the purple is it seems like green or maroon are the only two colours anyone seems to put on that era custom these days and the purple was different but I guess not so different for you.:D
     
  25. Asphalt Demon
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    I wonder what the Maroon would buff up like? Johnny
     
  26. Hi Epy. Great looking sled convertible you have there! I'm sure all of us wanting a post-war style custom and wanting to get a suitable colour for the era have struggled with the options. I agree with K13 in thinking some of the colours are getting pretty common, and I can see you not wanting to go down a purple road after having done that before, so I tried some paints to see what they might look like. Here's what I did:

    p.s. I chose a deep brown/bronze for my own car that Geo. Barris might have mixed up back in the day and have recently seen a similar shade on the new Toyota (sorry!) s.u.v..

    Green is seen often, but here's a jade shade:
    38ccvv_jadegreen.jpg

    A blue shade similar to Ford's stock colour:
    38ccvv_darkblue.jpg

    Then I thought - perhaps a purply maroon I call "blackberry":
    38ccvv_blackberry.jpg

    And this one is right "off the cuff" (and perhaps not so traditional) which I thought of as a deep "ember" shade:
    38ccvv_redember.jpg

    There they are. Pretty sure your convert will look great no matter what colour you choose!

    Dave
     
  27. eric54chevy
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  28. Epy
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    Thanks for them Dave That's given some food for thought
     
  29. mrquickwhip
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    Hi Epy. I reckon that blackberry looks nice, but I also love your car just the way it was at Whitby goth weekend last year.
    Bob
     
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