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Features the LONE WOLF | my '59 buick kustom

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by adamsrotors, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. adamsrotors
    Joined: Jan 19, 2012
    Posts: 191

    adamsrotors
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    just finished up a long build...
    some of you may have seen this car's former years, but it's been completely overhauled.
    it's had quite a few owners, but now it's not only home, it's my own.

    the interior, suspension, glass, & paint have been entirely reworked...
    the drivetrain rebuilt and the engine bay cleaned up in a dark, understated fashion.

    the details are what I love the most...
    having sold the pontiac to get this bucket list car of mine, I had to do this one up, and mild meets wild kustom flare it what I was going for.

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    our full length short film on the Lone Wolf:


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    trailer to our short film:


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    1959 Buick Lesabre

    power train:
    -1976 Buick Electra chassis/drivetrain swap
    -7.5L 455 Buick BB V8 motor w/turbo 400 transmission | Colby racing
    -3.73 10-bolt rear end w/custom heavy duty yoke
    -power steering/front disc brakes w/finned rear drums
    -dual super 10 series flowmaster cans with turndowns | Babe's lightning muffler
    -yellow-top Optima

    suspension | #becausebags:
    -custom front and rear airbag & shock mounts
    -custom c-notch
    -3x5 gallon (15 gallons) air tanks
    -dual OB2 Air Zenith compressors
    -height sensor based management | masoair
    -1/4” air line

    wheels:
    -custom built 15x6” full chrome artillery wheels | Wheel Vintiques
    -staggered bullet caps
    -stainless stepped beauty rings
    -BFG radial white wall tires

    interior:
    -full custom pleated & diamond stitched interior | chava
    -5 colors of zodiac sparkle vinyl
    -marine grade sapphire carpet
    -fully upholstered dash, firewall, tunnel, rear deck lid, trunk, and fender liners
    -custom hand painted metallic gold gauge & window crank accents
    -custom blue flaked steering wheel
    -1960 buick interior door handles/arm rests
    -dome light delete
    -sun visor delete
    -green/shaded front windshield glass
    -clear rear & side glass

    exterior:
    -shaved door handles, mirrors, emblems, antenna, drip rail trim, fender trim, & side valence trim
    -smoothed rear bumper pan
    -nosed
    -decked
    -custom key-hole delete stainless door trim
    -cobalt blue metallic paint
    -lil daddy roth crystal beth AND flip-flop flaked body | garage works
    -flaked & paneled roof & dash | TP Customs
    -“The Lone Wolf” hand painted enamel | DGNFYD signs
    -wiper delete
    -front turn signal delete
    -custom tube grill
    -custom 3” front bumper drop
    -under carriage accent lighting
    -custom pearlescent Wagner sealed beam headlights

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    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
  2. adamsrotors
    Joined: Jan 19, 2012
    Posts: 191

    adamsrotors
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    shot by Blacklist above of the south Bay Area, CA at Lick observatory:
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    from deadend magazine's annual cruise night to kick off the San Jose kustom weekend that just passed:
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    #becausebags shoot:

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    older shots:

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    DEADEND Magazine snaps:

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    Last edited: Sep 13, 2016
  3. garth slater
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
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    garth slater
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    from Melbourne

    Thats a gorgeous custom. Well done!
     
  4. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,693

    williebill
    Member

    Beautiful. I was gonna say gorgeous, but garth said it first, so I'll stick with beautiful. Sexy car.
     

  5. crashfarmer
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,274

    crashfarmer
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    from Iowa

  6. Ranchero59
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
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    Very nice I really like those Buicks. Great build, job well done.
     
  7. rb25
    Joined: Mar 6, 2004
    Posts: 38

    rb25
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    one of the greatest gm designs ever, perfectly customized. love it!
     
  8. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
    Posts: 3,319

    motoandy
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    from MB, SC

    Love it all. Headlights are awesome too. New to me.
     
  9. Deuced Up!
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  10. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,642

    NashRodMan
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    Beautiful car. Simply customed on the outside and a little more wild on the inside. Nice job.
     
  11. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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  12. rdirks
    Joined: Jul 21, 2013
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    rdirks
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    from OH

    Outstanding
     
  13. Kar Junkie
    Joined: Oct 5, 2015
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    Kar Junkie
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    Awesome! Nice to see a custom created from a car you don't see very often. It really is beautiful. Great job!
     
  14. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,445

    joeycarpunk
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    from MN,USA

    Beautiful and congrats on owning your dream car.
     
  15. Yaril
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 989

    Yaril
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    from one 59 owner to another, love that's a great car you got there! enjoy it!

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  16. I'm speechless. Coolest custom i've seen in years.
     
  17. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
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    from Zoar, Ohio

    Absolutely beautiful. The work put into that car is unbelievable. Great custom.
     
  18. Awesome tailights too
     
  19. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,699

    G V Gordon
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    from Enid OK

    STUNNING! Very well thought out and executed design. Inspiration to get started on my '60.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2016
  20. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
    Posts: 1,507

    steinauge
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    from 1960

    Beautiful car! I really like the rear end treatment.
     
  21. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker
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  22. 39-2dr
    Joined: Jun 4, 2007
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    39-2dr
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    from MISSOURI

    Wow. Great land yacht. The 59 Buick is perfect for modifications. Wow, again.
     
  23. adamsrotors
    Joined: Jan 19, 2012
    Posts: 191

    adamsrotors
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    appreciate the words everyone!
     
  24. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
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    very nice--big fan of 59 Buicks-great job. Was this car at a show in Jackson a couple of years ago??
     
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  25. WOW! Nice Buick. That interior is outrageous.:)
     
  26. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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    BrandonB
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    from nor cal

    WOW That car is SMOKIN...I've always loved the 59 Buick. Best looking car to come out of Detroit in 59'.
     
  27. chevsotolac
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
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    chevsotolac
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    Love how you did that grille.....great looking kustom.....stan
     
  28. adamsrotors
    Joined: Jan 19, 2012
    Posts: 191

    adamsrotors
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    I'm confident I'm the first in the old school scene to do it.

    thanks...that's my pride & joy. I designed it myself from the ground up, sourced all material, and worked side-by-side with my upholsterer on every detail. so happy with it and glad it's going over well.

    there's another blue, 2-tone '59 I've seen around NorCal...I bet that's the one.
     
  29. El Camino Kid
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 287

    El Camino Kid
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    from 808

    Nice! Would you be willing to share some more about those headlights? They really look good!
     

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