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Customs TELSTAR: yup....it's still alive.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustom7777, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
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    williebill
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    I don't care if you upholster it with dirty diapers, it's cool as hell, and I like every version.
    Build it inside out, and upside down, I don't give a shit, but post it here, and quit fucking around.
     
  2. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
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    Yes!!! I missed watching this car evolve from rendition to rendition.

    Glad to see you back.
     
  3. ERguitar
    Joined: Aug 26, 2018
    Posts: 149

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    This picture says it all. Looking forward to this.

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  4. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    I don’t care how many times the thread started, every time I hear the word “Telstar” I hear the music to that damn song.
     
  5. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 3,165

    goldmountain

    That is such a great tune. Good name for this car too.
     
  6. Glad to see you back! Keep at it! I'm in San Antonio and on my 17th year and still not finished with mine so don't give up.
    Peace,
    Chucky
     
  7. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
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    Looking really good. Love the radical customs!!
     
  8. Ameraucana
    Joined: Apr 4, 2017
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    Ameraucana

    This is my first post on the HAMB, been lurking for years, Finish this please, you are one talented individual.
     
  9. pwschuh
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    Not my first post on the HAMB, but my first post in this thread. I am very much looking forward to seeing you move forward with this custom. Thanks for letting us in on the process.
     
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    Go man go

    how many times have you changed the vision ??
    Every time it gets better and better!
    Please finish it !!
     
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  11. Dangerousdan
    Joined: Apr 12, 2018
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    from Arizona

    Like, Congratulation
     
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  12. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    manyolcars

    How did you form the fins?
     
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  13. oneratfink57
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
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    from Wisconsin

    Glad to hear it! We’ve all taken a break a time or two
     
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  14. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,536

    manyolcars

    Has anyone else formed fins like that? How did you do it?
     
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  15. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    from Austin, TX

    I made them from 1/2 inch tubing...drew the shape I wanted on the ground, and then used a hand pipe bender to duplicate the shape...then used 18 ga. sheetmetal to skin them.
     
  16. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    from Austin, TX

    More progress......Began putting in the dash. I used a 56 Ford dash, but sectioned it a couple inches because it was too tall...actually bolted up directly to the shoebox dash mounting points, which was a pleasant surprise. Started mating the 58 Edsel instrument cluster to the Ford dash...steering wheel is 61 Plymouth. Just tacked at this point.
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  17. Kustom7777
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    from Austin, TX

    I thought it might be helpful to make a mock up of the windshield shape to help me visualize how things will look once I get the actual windshield in place.....planning to use a wraparound boat windshield from a late 50s/early 60s boat. ^xxxa121144720_10213458052525816_5857408189135281295_o.jpg ^xxxa121095932_10213458053925851_569897042730754193_o.jpg ^xxxa121232096_10213458054925876_9050511411844680889_o.jpg ^xxxa120930259_10213458056045904_5099587058283483207_o.jpg
     
  18. Kustom7777
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    from Austin, TX

    Telstar sunrise....
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  19. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    manyolcars

    Are you saying that you welded two long (kind of flat) panels, one on each side of the tubing?
     
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  20. Kustom7777
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    A little more progress.....A good friend knew I needed a donor piece of metal to fill the area behind the cockpit...he gave me this '64 mercury deck lid. As soon as i saw it, I knew it would work perfectly....and it DID! Couldn't have had a better fit.
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  21. Great project, can't wait to see it done. Totally vintage custom reliving the golden era.

    The title of your thread and car made me think of a custom model I made as a teen in the 60s. Some one gave me a plastic model of the Russian Sputnik satellite. I couldn't resist turning it into a custom car I of course title Sputnik.
    flake round.jpeg
     
  22. evintho
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    That is, without a doubt, the proper steering wheel for that car!!

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  23. Telstar, you rock! Get that sucker inside. winters coming soon.
    Peace, Chucky
     
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  24. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    from Austin, TX

    An "artsy" black and white shot.....
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  25. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Kustom7777
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    from Austin, TX

    There IS no inside.....lol!
     
  26. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    goldmountain

    Well at least it is warmer in Texas than it is here in the frozen north.
     
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  27. 1929rats
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
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    I am more of a hotrod/gasser/1320 guy but this thread caught my eye and I am glad I opened it.....this car is going to be totally killer! Love your vision and tenacity! This will no doubt be a show stopper (I think it already is) Go-man go!
     
  28. TCTND
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    I love the "Flash Gordon-y" look. As Texas is an open carry state, you should keep a ray gun in it.
     
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  29. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    Glad I've stayed here for 20 years .... let's see you get this done.
    Welcome back home brother.
     
  30. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
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