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Projects Telstar update (shoebox)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustom7777, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Kustom7777
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    been a while since i posted any updates,,mostly because up until today,,i hadn't made much notable progress on the telstar, due to moving into a new shop....im getting ready to seperate the body from the chassis, so i can paint it, run brake lines, detail the engine,,etc, etc,,,,,before that can be done,,the body needs to be welded up solid, so it doesn't flex in the process.....as most of you know, i sectioned the car two inches,,but most of the welds were only tacked except for the quarters,,so i welded up the firewall,,still need to do the door frames,,,,,ive been removing the HEAVY undercoating from the floors, inner wheelwells, etc,,,i had originally cut the inner wheelwells down when i had plans to use the hood from a 56 lincoln as my deck lid (it would have been sunken further down,,thats why the tops of the inner wheelwells were cut down),,,,the only problem was that i had cut them down twice,,unfortunately,,i discarded the metal i cut out of the second cut,,,so instead of simply welding the pieces back, i ended up having to make some new pieces to add....the fins are tacked, and the next step is to start welding them solid to the car,,,,,
     

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  2. 49 lincoln
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    Man, that's gonna be cool.
     
  3. twochops
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    Jim I'm glad you have the abilty to finsh it and make into an
    outstanding custom. I know its past anything that I
    could ever complete.-----------TwoChops
     
  4. Kustom7777
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    i doubt that, having seen your car,,but thanks......
     
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  5. Squablow
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    Can I ask why you made that wheelwell piece out of separate pieces and not just one big filler panel? Something I'm not seeing?

    Any final plans for the roof yet?
     
  6. squigy
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    Looking good man...
     
  7. Kustom7777
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    see above for explanation of wheelwell piece...lol.

    the roof will be a partial bubble ala the second version (bob metz updated) of the golden sahara
     

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  8. stude_trucks
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    Remind me what this cool thing started out as again.

    Looks like it is somehow losing pieces and getting smaller though.

    You sure you don't need medical help?
     
  9. Kustom7777
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    lol,,,,,,,removed all the mocked up pieces so i could start finish welding
     
  10. JEPPA
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    I was just thinking of your build and wandered into this new post. What timing! Looking good!
     
  11. hotrodj54
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    glad to see progress....caint wait to see it done................john
     
  12. Johnny1290
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    Great name, thanks for the update!
     
  13. junkcad
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    still looking good ! do you still have plans for air ride ?
     
  14. chaddilac
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    What an undertaking... I can't wait to see it finished! nice job!!
     
  15. RAY With
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    First I have seen of this project and its very interesting. Nice lines so far and hope you keep us up dated on your progress.
     
  16. PhatCaddy
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    Great work! Thanks for taking the time to update us. Sometimes its hard to remember and you don't think it is a big deal to take a few shots of what you are working on until its finished. Then you are like oh shit, where did the time go.

    Brian
     
  17. mikhett
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    Nice Work so far, Jim! How are you dealing with the warpage Thats a lot of welding right there! Is everything butt welded?Keep the updates comin.Good Luck. Mike
     
  18. Good to see another post Jim. I was wondering about your build the other day. Thought maybe you had decided to change it all up again and were to scared to show us;):D. JK.

    Now weld weld weld.
     
  19. MissPrint
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    The progress you're making is soooo impressive. . .I really admire you for having the vision, the talent and the dedication to keep on this. . .

    The Telstar is gonna be TITS!!! :D
     
  20. CrAzY!!! Looking good...

    My buddy owns a record label called Telstar... all 60's garage, has his own radio show too. We gotta hook you weirdo's up! Hahahaaaa...
     
  21. FRITZ
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    you started this great project then ya left me hanging??????? LOL
    Thanks for the update :)
    FRITZ
     
  22. Glad to see an update...was just wondering about this one the other day...keep up the good work and can't wait to see it all shiny! Take a lot of pix of the bubble making process please.
     
  23. Kustom7777
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    todays work,,,,more welding,,,,,,started playing around with the idea of a twin fin,,,basically a mirror image of the top fin,,,but much smaller (thinner) ala 61 caddy......
    im really liking the possibilities here,,,,im back hot and heavy on the car,,,no major changes planned,,,just "tweaking" and "fine tuning",,,,,and WELDING,,hahaha,,,
     

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  24. twochops
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    Jim--59 Pontiac fins
    TwoChops
     

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  25. pimpin paint
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    Hey,


    The spawn of the Golden Saraha & the LeMans is the Telstar.......

    "shine on you crazy diamonds" !

    Swankey Devils C.C.
    " Spending A Nation Into Generational Debt Is Not An Act Of Compassion! "
     
  26. Kustom7777
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    ,,,,,,,
     

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  27. jerseymike
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    man it's looking good! i think you've reached the point where you can drop the word shoebox from the title. i don't think only the firewall and floor pan qualify as a car. it's now the Telstar, says it all!
     
  28. VanHorton
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    Im so glad to see some progress on this! looking good and its getting there for sure...
     
  29. looking good!
     
  30. Danimal
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    Good to see you are still plugging along. On top of your wire bill, your electric bill is going to be crazy!!
     

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