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Customs The Zephyr that rocked Santa Maria in bare metal

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by resqd37Zep, Jun 1, 2010.

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  1. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
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    general gow
    Staff Member

    am i supposed to say i like it when i don't? is that what you want?
  2. PhatCaddy
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,453


    Hey James. I saw the before and after pictures at the show and everyone has to respect the craftsmanship that went into the car. People are trying to compare the outcome to other Zephyrs. Not fair.
    I see that Santa Maria has inspired you to change your picture to your "work in progress" Cadillac. YES!!!! Hopefully see you again soon to hang out.

  3. DITTO!
  4. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,615


    So much time and money.....

    So little style and vision.

    Just my 2 cents.

  5. American Hellbilly
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 121

    American Hellbilly
    from Seymour,IN

    this car is awesome, the lines flow perfect. I do agree on the black window trim though it needs chrome.
  6. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,564

    from Garner, NC

    not feeling it, it seems stuff was done just for the sake of doing it. Nice work, I just think it could have been so much more.
  7. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,118

    from Wa.St.

    So true, sometimes less would be more........................
  8. the co-designer also created this...

  9. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,746


    Most of the HAMB membership are honest with their opinions and will state those opinions openly whether you agree with them or not. Nothing wrong with that, everyone has their own opinion. I know alot of the guys personally that have stated they do not like the car and they are not haters. In fact, lots of them are highly regarded on here because they do know what they are talking about.

    In the end it really doesn't matter as long as the owner is a happy camper with how the car looks.
  10. Thirdyfivepickup
    Joined: Nov 5, 2002
    Posts: 6,088


    hmmm... it makes sense now
  11. Mercchev
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
    Posts: 605


    I can appreciate the hard work, but it doesn't flow at all like the others I've seen. Hopefully it looks better than the pictures. Rubber around the windows doesn't help.
  12. Sjiefaa
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 168

    from Holland

    IMHO (worthless, I know), that one's even worse..... Looks like a smashed VW from the back...
    I actally don't dislike the topic car, but would not have done it that way either.

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  13. Fordguy321
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
    Posts: 422

    from Arizona

    I thinks its cool! but i agree the roof and windsheild look off!
  14. 56ih
    Joined: Mar 17, 2010
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    Wtf is that coming out of the grill? And how does he drive it, is he a hunchback?

    Definately a lot of work went into these cars and I can appreciate that. To me though, these seem to be built for a different crowd. A crowd that's a little to into that Discovery Channel hot rod and chopper look.
  15. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,032


    A lot of work does not make a car cool.

    Being different does not make a car cool.

    Sorry, but that Zephyr is a disaster.

    Everything was taken WAY too far.
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  16. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,667

    from California

    looks like it was built in a one car garage and never rolled out to check the overall look.

    lots of craftsmanship but no eye for what looks good and what doesn't
  17. Area56
    Joined: Feb 25, 2010
    Posts: 44

    from Oklahoma

    Funny you should mention Discovery Channel. I was just thinking it looked like some sort of snaggletooth lantern fish...
  18. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,032


    Oh man, that's hilarious! It's like someone tried to make it as horrible as possible.
  19. I saw the car in person this weekend. While I can appreciate a lot of work went into the car, I too thought it was a fibergalss car at first. Unfortunately, the chop on the car really turned out awful. The fadeaway fenders are a decent touch, but the cheap deco-rides grille and the screwed up lines really ruined the car.

    I am a HUGE zephyr fan myself (I own 2), but didn't spend a whole lot of time looking at the car.

    There were 2 VERY nice Zephyrs there. A 37 and a chopped 39, and also a decent *almost* stocker 39 as well. I spent much more time pouring over those.
  20. billys54
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
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    I didn't like it at all.
  21. laloszephyr
    Joined: Aug 13, 2005
    Posts: 190


    you know i think it's pretty cool that they started off with a five window and got a three window zephyr in paint parked on the grass in santa maria. cool or not cool, ugly or not ugly thats not your car. give the guy some respect for finishing his vision.thats why this lifestyle is becoming a scene.
  22. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    big creep

    x2 i feel you. it may not be to everyones liking, but i would take it over a bunch of other cars i have seen. but that just my opinion.

  23. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,024

    1. 60s Show Rods

    Lets see some Zephyr Customs from back in the day? Rikster might have a shot of one..
    But I don't think there's very many..Anyone?? That means Zephyrs are so from the 90's...hhahhaahhaa

    the A.S.S. Zephyr is pretty rad..
  24. This was at Santa Maria as well. Much nice proportions. Unfortunately this is the only picture I got of it.

  25. Evilfordcoupe™
    Joined: May 22, 2001
    Posts: 1,808


    I too dig the Gary Howard Zephyr.

  26. JohnJoyo
    Joined: Feb 19, 2005
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    Alliance Vendor
    from Austin, TX

    Piero, that zephyr is gonna be beautiful. Owned by Dan Peterson. and the design and custom body mods were all done by Gary Howard. We're doing a custom chassis and everything inside at ASS. Once we're finished with this phase, it will go back to Gary for paint, then back to us for final assembly. It's really a treat to do a project in conjunction with Gary.
  27. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
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    1. 60s Show Rods

    ^^^^ Yeah What he said^^^^ I ment to mention the Gary Howard thing... :D
  28. grimmfalcon138
    Joined: Jan 14, 2010
    Posts: 164

    from az

    The owner of this car has had it for sale in the phx metro area for at least a couple of years now, he can't give the f*cking thing away!
  29. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    Not quite right!
    I designed the chop on Dan's '37 Lincoln, and Gary liked it so much that even though it meant a whole lot of cutting, sectioning stretching etc he would go for it anyway. Gary's work on it is exquisite, and he did design the rest of the car (as far as I know).
    But the way the top is chopped, the window frames thinned and the trunk sectioned... is my design.
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  30. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    Here is a nice one based on the same body the subject car started out as...

    (Hop Up magazine photo)

    I still hope to see this pone finished one day...
    Started out as a four door.

    Dave Lindsay photos


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