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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Olds Tinman, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. Olds Tinman
    Joined: Jan 20, 2011
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    I have a 1952 Olds That was for sale for a long time... (on this site) drove ten hours to get and it was just a body.... It was channeled 6" over the frame.... IMG_0421.jpg
     
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  2. Olds Tinman
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    The first thing I did was cut the top of quarters off and weld IMG_0910.jpg IMG_0914.jpg IMG_0914.jpg IMG_0915.jpg ed and leaded 51 caddy quarters
     
  3. Olds Tinman
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    I had to do something with the top.... IMG_1309.jpg IMG_1310.jpg IMG_1311.jpg
     
  4. steinauge
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    Looks good so far! Definitely different.
     
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  5. Olds Tinman
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    IMG_1312.jpg IMG_1312.jpg Well there it was on the floor ahhhhhhhh...... I took 3 and 1/2 out of the front.. 6" out of the back...
     

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  6. Olds Tinman
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    IMG_0286.jpg IMG_0287.jpg IMG_0288.jpg You can see diff in the top in this pic
     
  8. This is going to be good ,keep posting. thanks !
     
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  9. Olds Tinman
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    I will keep pics coming when I remember too take them.... Motor is almost ready...I will be running a Olds 394 in her... 66 thunderbird front seats back won't fit lol...
     
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  10. Yep, well done. I like it.
     
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  11. This was a surprise, I expected you to show us your new purchase, but nice to see yourve been busy making big changes.
     
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  12. VOODOO ROD & CUSTOM
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    Very Kool.

    VR&C
     
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  13. oldsjoe
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    Lookin damn COOL Tinman! I didn't expect to see all that! Joe
     
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  14. 1959Nomad
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    looking forward to seeing the build, subscribed
     
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  15. FortMoe
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    I'm liking this! It's got a pseudo fast back look to it. Are you going to take some of the hump out of the trunk lid?
     
  16. I remember that car in the classifieds. It's gonna be a nice car when done. Imagine, a 53 caddy two door sedan!
    I got a buddy with a running 53 two door sedan for sale. I want it but............
     
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  17. Lookin forward to this build. Keep up the good work
     
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  18. my first car many years ago.....will be following along for sure. Looks just fantastic, huge transition.
     
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  19. NashRodMan
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    I guess I don't visit the for sale section enough! lol
    Love how you started this thread....too funny. Jumped right into the mods.
    Gonna be a cool car.
     
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  20. That's going to look good when you pull in to sonics for a milk shake!!!!Bruce.
     
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  21. Dustyrelics
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    Love the caddy graft. If the T-bird rear seat won't fit, they can be chopped down too. I've done it and it was pretty easy.
     
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  22. Olds Tinman
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    I will have to chop front seats... not to worried about backs......
     
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  23. Olds Tinman
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    I will leave hump in kinda like the way its looking.....
     
  24. Olds Tinman
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    Its been awhile..... The work is slow.... Been leading the top for two days AHHHHH
     
  25. Król
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    My first car in 1960 was a 52 Olds 2dr, that I began to customize. Rolled the pans, nosed and decked, bored 57 Olds engine, Lasalle trans. Never finished it. So keep it up I'll be following this.
     
  26. 'Mo
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    I really like Caddy fender grafts.

    Just curious...
    Is it channeled over the original chassis?
    What rear window are you using?
    Grille plans?
     
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  27. KandN Kustoms
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    Hey tinman.
    I got to ask.... where did you get that olds?
    The reason I ask is cause I used to have an olds that looked A LOT like that one.
    Sold it to a guy in MO years ago.
    Was it originally seafome green? We're the flames just vinyl tape?
    Man I wish ild kept it!
    You're doing it justice though.
     
  28. verde742
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    So: IF, DOG, RABBIT....shit ?

    I often wonder, : when chopping the top, why not increase the space between trunk opening and base of rear window, to move base of rear window opening forward.
    I did it on a 55 Chev and it worked well..
     
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  29. KandN Kustoms
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    Yeah,
    That's an old saying my wife's dad used to say all the time.
    He was a hoot!
    The dog would have caught the rabbit if he hadn't stopped to take a shit.......
    Words to live by! Lol !
     
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  30. Cowtown
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    Here is a guy with an Great Talent and even more an Incredible Vision. You got to have the vision! He saw way more than a 53 Olds cause he had the vision! Just got to like a guy like this!!!!
     

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