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Taillight swap

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kartsa, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. Kartsa
    Joined: Jun 23, 2001
    Posts: 251

    Kartsa
    Member
    from FINLAND

    This -49 Pontiac will have Kaiser taillights.


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    Marking the cuts.

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    Should I throw these away?

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    First mockup

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    Lining up the lights

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    Looking good

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    Desided to lover them a bit,about 3/8"

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    Lights up

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    Final welding

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    And something to the front

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  2. old beet
    Joined: Sep 25, 2002
    Posts: 5,750

    old beet
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    Nice job and great pics, lookin good!!!!!!...........OLDBEET
     
  3. Nice. What's going on there in the front?
     

  4. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,845

    Squablow
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    Those taillights look like they were born there, perfect shape to compliment the fastback body. I would like to see finished pics of the frontend. Looks like the car had a cool paintjob on it, are you going to fully repaint it?
     
  5. 53sled
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 5,818

    53sled
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    from KCMO

    now i feel lazy. it looks awesome, i better get off my ass.
     
  6. epinut
    Joined: Jul 11, 2004
    Posts: 736

    epinut
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  7. loogy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2004
    Posts: 1,234

    loogy
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    Nice job! Are you going to show us more of the front?



    Chris
     
  8. CDN34Pickup
    Joined: May 28, 2005
    Posts: 256

    CDN34Pickup
    Member

    Those tail lights look awsome and you guys did a good job!
     
  9. cadillac daddyo
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 420

    cadillac daddyo
    Member
    from wichita ks

    those tail lights look sweet they really flow with the lines of the body:D
     
  10. Johnny Black
    Joined: Jun 27, 2005
    Posts: 295

    Johnny Black
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    NIce ass!!!



     
  11. Slag Kustom
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 4,312

    Slag Kustom
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    nice work the lines look great
     
  12. wow that has got to be one of the coolest cars i've ever seen! any more pictures of it? Please?
     
  13. seymour
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 5,125

    seymour
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    from PNW

    looks great man. is it gonna have a hirohata-like grill bar?
     
  14. JasonK
    Joined: Apr 16, 2004
    Posts: 753

    JasonK
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    I agree that looks real nice.
     
  15. Spook
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 48

    Spook
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    This aint your first rodeo is it? Good choice and great workmanship. Please take a bow.
     
  16. Von Scott
    Joined: Sep 24, 2004
    Posts: 336

    Von Scott
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    from fresno,ca

    I feel all warm and fuzzy now. Oh wait, now I have to go change.
     
  17. damn fine work! looks great.
     
  18. Tommy C
    Joined: Sep 26, 2004
    Posts: 87

    Tommy C
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    Hey, if your not doing anything tomorrow... :)

    Nice work! TC
     
  19. 00 MACK
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 3,682

    00 MACK
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    you nailed it
     
  20. Jaypee
    Joined: Feb 3, 2004
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    Jaypee
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    from Finland

    Should I throw these away?

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    Kartsa... I just happen to know a great object for those poncho taillights. :)

    Jaypee
     
  21. ian
    Joined: Aug 6, 2005
    Posts: 781

    ian
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    Nice craftsmanship...I like the new look.
     
  22. KoppaK
    Joined: Dec 21, 2004
    Posts: 1,517

    KoppaK
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    Perfect lines and superb workmanship as always Kartsa.
     
  23. Late
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 75

    Late
    Member
    from Finland

    Great lines!
     
  24. Randy D
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 339

    Randy D
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    Nice........VERY nice!!
     
  25. tred
    Joined: Mar 20, 2003
    Posts: 2,346

    tred
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    you just keep impressing me, over and over again.

    but you make it look so easy.
    step one: cut off stock taillights...
    step two: finish up custom taillights and grab a beer.

    i'm sure it was very involved, any idea how many hours you have into that project?

    very cool indeed. if it's not too late, please post a similar 'tech-like' thread for that front end.



    tred.
     
  26. tred
    Joined: Mar 20, 2003
    Posts: 2,346

    tred
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  27. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,889

    chopolds
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    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    Great job!
    How did you do the tiny "endless lines" inside the scallops? Doesn't look like pinstriping.
     
  28. Kartsa
    Joined: Jun 23, 2001
    Posts: 251

    Kartsa
    Member
    from FINLAND

    Lots of questions,I try to answer in them.
    First of all,car is not mine.It is owned by Finnish pinstriper called Wizzzard.Maybe he will join here and tell us more about the painting.
    Here is what we started.

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    I did those Jaguar headlights couple of years a go.He had litlle accident with the car and damaged the grille,so he decided to do some customizing.Her is few sketch he did of the front end.


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    And this is what I have done so far.

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    Tredboy:
    35 hours for the tail lights.Start to finish.

    Chopolds:
    "endless lines" are pinstriped.I think he made all week of those lines.
     
  29. Donzie
    Joined: Aug 9, 2001
    Posts: 2,779

    Donzie
    Member

    Absolutely excellent work. That car will be killer when it's finished.
     

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