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Customs The Kaiser on Jay Leno's Garage!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NTAPHSE, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. NTAPHSE
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    The HAMB really is the epicenter of hot rod talent. I'm glad it exists.
     
  2. NTAPHSE
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    I do, and I definitely feel blessed getting recognition from TRJ and Leno. It does not go unappreciated. :)
     
  3. NTAPHSE
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    I was working on my car when JF's car showed up on the scene. He built his much faster since he has a shop and employees. I wouldn't say anything on that car inspired what I did but I did take notice and study the car, mostly so I wouldn't inadvertently copy anything he did.

    Honestly they are worlds apart in my eyes, his is a street rod and mine is more traditional. The key components that differentiate the builds are the wheels, stance and interior. Funny that they are both heavily modified blue '51 Kaisers though.

    The next project will be an oddball hot rod, following the concept of the Kaiser. Take a car people didn't think about building but give it proportions and details that are universally cool.
     
  4. NTAPHSE
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    Yuck, I don't think I'll ever put skirts on anything.
     
  5. ryno
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    Congrats on all the media coverage. I noticed the no shocks right away. There are companies out there that make a bolt on shock tower kit, I'm assuming you'd be able to fab something your self though.
     
  6. Tman
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    I was going to ask about shocks.

    That was a very cool segment, congrats!
     
  7. NTAPHSE
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    Specific to a Caprice chassis or universal? I probably just need to quit putting it off. I'm really wishing I had shocks for that video now. The roads in Burbank were terrible!
     
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    You're livin' the dream! Congratulations.
     
  11. Keith,

    10 stars ain't possible so you're gonna hafta' settle for 5 ... ;)

    Watching the video, I kept thinking I was looking at a CGI
    and not a real car, it is that damn unreal


    Stellar build !




    Jim
     
  12. Pharouh
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    That car is sooooo sexy! Great job!
     
  13. NTAPHSE
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    I am running Slams too, and that's why I didn't put shocks on initially because everyone said you don't need them. You might be able to get away with it, but the front end still bounces. It could ride better with shocks.
     
  14. chubbie
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    Hi NTA, great car! the video rocks!! i'm trying to find the song "house of the riseing sun" on extreme music, as stated on you tube. no can find! could you help with a name for the band, or how to find them?
     
  15. NTAPHSE
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    Sorry I have not looked into it. Maybe check the comments on YouTube someone may have posted it there.
     
  16. NEWFISHER
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    You Sir, have arrived. To have Jay Leno drive and appreciate your work, getting guidence from Gene and comparing it to the Beatles writing your song, it has to feel good. Thank you for sharing your wonderfull talent and experience with us.
     
  17. grim
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    Very kool, man... You belong on there; thanks for carrying the torch.
     
  18. ryno
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    it probably isn't as bad as it looked either when you drive it,cause i'm guessing you probably don not drive it that high. either way you will be glad you put shocks on it. id be sure to look at the valving you have in those shocks though, they maybe too stiff?

    the shock kit you posted will work, or you can make them outta 2x2 box tubing with a stud on top and just buy the lower stud, or get these for a s-10. I'm sure you can make them look if you are not wanting to weld on the frame.
    http://thorbros.com/shock-relocatin.../air-ride-technologies-s10-front-shock-mounts
     
  19. tbauer
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    Beautiful car. I just wonder if the four winners ahead of you designed and built their cars like you did ? I doubt it . Thanks for sharing it .
     
  20. NTAPHSE
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    I've come to grips with the fact that my car is not a "points" car. I'm sure the cars that won had fewer flaws or got points for shaving body parts that I didn't. It's fine with me because I didn't build the car to win trophies, and I hope my answer to Jay reflected that. He kinda caught me off guard with the comment about placing fifth haha. The TRJ feature and Leno video are better than trophies to me anyways.
     
  21. rocksolidnate
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    Great work, something to be proud of!!!
     
  22. Dan Greenberg
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    Hell yes!!!
     
  23. You sir, have incredible vision. Those are some ugly cars stock. You turned it into a work of art! Gorgeous. Just beautiful.
     
  24. Salty
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    I didnt take Jay's comment about your fifth place finish as a dig....rather the contrary, I took it as a complement that one guy could crank out a top 5 finisher in a two car garage amidst all of the ultra high buck shop built rides.....

    Good game brother....I've been watching this build for years and it has not dissapointed
     
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  26. NTAPHSE
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    No I didn't mean his comment was a dig, just that 5th place isn't really worth mentioning. :)

    That's why I was surprised he brought it up.


    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad
     
  27. tbauer
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    I just wanted to say you did a great job and I for one hope to buid a car on that level someday.
     
  28. Jay Tyrrell
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    What a great build. Nice work! What's your next project?
    Jay
     
  29. Woodguy
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    You did a great job Keith. The fifth place at the GNRS is totally worth mentioning, especially considering you did all the work yourself. Not to mention your feature in TRJ. Your car's beautiful, and you deserve the attention.
    Congratulations man.

    Dean.
     
  30. B.A.KING
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    fantastic skills,great job...you have a old heart and i mean that in a good way. young guy biulding the old way. i am jealous of your skills!!!!!!
     

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