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The start of "the next leval" SpaceHerpie gets a face

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DIRTYT, Oct 28, 2005.

    Joined: Oct 22, 2003
    Posts: 3,264

    from Warren,MI

    After messing around with conduit and other crap to try to make a grill surround for my chevy i decided to use a stock peice. Thanks to TP here on the hamb i have this 52 buick surround that will work perfect. The orig plan was to leave it chrome but after looking at some size issues i can see that im going to have to mold it on. No big deal most customs have a molded surround any way right. So this is the start of the new front end.

    I just have it mocked up for right now. i have to figure out a hood latch and a few other things before i can bolt this sucker on (its potmetal so i cant weld it)Im hoping to have a tech on this for tech week. but well see how far along i get.

    Let me know what you guys think. All so keep in mind the side peices will be cut down and put on to so it will wrap around the fenders. I allso added a pic of the "new" smooth back area of the chop;) :D


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  2. KCsledz
    Joined: Jun 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,333


    Great Stuff! The strongest medicine is no match for that communicable beast.

    Just remember if ya keep playing with it its going to fall off!!! :D
  3. airkooled
    Joined: Jan 27, 2005
    Posts: 703

    from Royal Oak

    It's starting to look, dare I say... nice!

  4. Yea I'd say.....much nicer!! :)

  5. Aaron51chevy
    Joined: Jan 9, 2005
    Posts: 1,986


    Get that center section to float in the middle and mold that upper right into the fenders. Very cool look. Are you going to run a bumper? Molding that in and not in the factory spot is pretty trick as well.

    Damn the herpie sure is smooth now like some kind of mutant baby butt!
  6. Mootz
    Joined: Jul 20, 2004
    Posts: 945


    It looks like a sad catfish, in a good way.

  7. cfish50chevy
    Joined: Aug 31, 2005
    Posts: 579


    cool look, and I like it chromed but thats just me. Gives it that old handlebar mustache look!
  8. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,048


    I agree, I like it chromed much better, I think the car would look nice with at least a little chrome on it. Don't want it to look like an 80's Monochromatic deal.

    Is that grille the accessory rear bumper guard from the early 50's Chevy? Some Lowrider BOMB guy is probably cryin' right now because he ain't got one. Makes a neat grille, though.
    Joined: Oct 22, 2003
    Posts: 3,264

    from Warren,MI

    Well it will stay chrome now. i like the chrome alot too. and since i cant weld the thing on it must stay that way. And that is a rear axxessory guard. i had a car that came with every guard they offerd. there were two for each bumper. sold the car saved all the guards. i have a shorter one like the one im using but i like the longer one better.
  10. Looks Great! I like it chromed too!
  11. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,445

    from MN,USA

    Looks good, will look good chromed or not.
  12. That looks great, man!! I'm really digging that look.

  13. PotmetalB
    Joined: Aug 13, 2017
    Posts: 29


    Is the surround made of #potmetal?
  14. This is a long dead 13 years old thread and the OP hasn't logged in in 4 years. HRP

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