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Customs Telstar Update,,,sectioned another two inches,,,,

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

  1. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    well,,,i'm fairly sure most of you guys already thought i was insane,,,,but this will remove any bit of doubt you MAY have had..hahah,,,

    the quarters and the cowl were welded up solid,,but the proportions were still bothering me a little,,,,,couldn't quite put my finger on what the hell was wrong,,,played around with fin location, quarter length, deck height,,,,but nothing seemed to do the trick,,,,,finally after some real thinking and analyzing,,i decided the car needed an additional two inches sectioned out of her,,,,total amount now sectioned from the car is four inches...i am very happy with the overall flow of the car now.....
     

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  2. Royalshifter
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    from California

    Amazing focus to perfection you have.
     
  3. jerseymike
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    man do you love to weld and grind! looking good, mike
     
  4. landseaandair
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    You're a Nazi! I mean that in a good way.
     
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  5. hombres ruin
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    Beyond the point of no return,i think you have OCD.
     
  6. twochops
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    Jim -is the top edge of the doors finished?
     
  7. Kustom7777
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    no,,,not yet,,,probably gonna roll them over somehow,,haven't completely figured that out yet
     
  8. striper
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    Crazy bastard
     
  9. Ykes!,,,,,,,,,,,, I like it
     
  10. pimpin paint
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    from so cal

    Hey Jim,

    It's a serious drag that Metz isn't with us any longer, given the cars he built, and the direction you're headed with this, I think he'd of dug your effort!

    Keep listening to the voices in your head-

    Swankey Devils C.C.
    " Spending A Nation Into Generational Debt Is Not An Act Of Compassion!''
     
  11. chaddilac
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    I truly look forward to seeing the final product on this Jim!! You are going over and beyond in making a really cool custom!
     
  12. Sparkswillfly
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    from Colorado

    This is going to be a cool car!
     
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  13. As if you didn't already have enough on your mind...that side trim with that rear wheel arch?
     
  14. This thing should have pretty good handling characteristics...I mean the center of gravity is going to be just above the pavement!

    Looking good!
     
  15. cleatus
    Joined: Mar 1, 2002
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    Yes, much better.

    Actually it is comforting to see another guy that has the same sickness as me - you keep cutting it back apart faster than you can ever finish anything.
     
  16. Jeeez...didn't you read all the little book articles where it said to take 4" out of the body?
     
  17. choppermatt
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    did you take 2 inches out of the 302?
     
  18. Billybobdad
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    Are you in any way related to the guy who built this???:D:D:D

    [​IMG]
     

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  19. 39 sledge
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    holy shit that makes my head hurt nice job man.
     
  20. LeadSledMerc
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    You are truly insane, Jim...thank God they can't catch you to put you away!! haha :D

    I love it every time you change your mind, cause it just keeps getting better and better and better...!!
     
  21. twochops
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    that wasn't nice
     
  22. Von Rigg Fink
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    rock on..cant wait to see this when you get closer to the finish line

    you got stock in welding wire..?
     
  23. And women have plastic surgery.

    This started as a shoebox?

    Hey, live your dream. It'll be wild!
     
  24. williebill
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    I opened this thread,and looked at the date,thinking,did I miss something??
    I slept a bit,and you cut it up again?
    From the first post,I'm thinking crazy fucker...sick bastard...
    Think others already said that,though...
    So all I'm gonna say is you have balls the REAL OG custom guys would appreciate..
    Don't let anybody call you a pussy...
    Are you related to Sibley??
    Do you,and guys like you operate on a different time/space thing than some of us no talent fuckers??
    Do you ever sleep?
    Drink beer?
    Ever get laid?
    Have a real job?
    Fucking amazing......hat's off to you
     
  25. DRUGASM
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    wow. congrats. i could never get both sides to look the same.
     
  26. themodernartist
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    Normally I don't get involved in forum posts but dang, if you wanted a smaller car why didn't you buy a smaller car!
    Just kidding, just kidding! I love it!
    My favorite saying is, "No guts, no glory!" Go to it big guy!
    Peace,
    Chaz
     
  27. KK Hickey Designs
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    These are both thoughts that crossed my mind. :D
     
  28. jonzcustomshop
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    hey thats looking real nice!
    the way it looks now I might not even lower it much, looking like 1955! (the year, not a car)
     
  29. I SMELL SMOKE
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    I SMELL SMOKE
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    man when you say custom there is a emphasis on to word custom!!! great work
     
  30. Jimmy B
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    Looks great, the side profile doesn't look so thick now. Amazing build!
     

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