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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. PRIMERDAVE
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    I can see why.....:eek:
     
  2. 35mastr
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    This one belongs to Rudy here in Union City. Really bitchen car.
     
  3. thinkfink
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    great work and to each his own.
    I love zephyrs but this one leaves me thinking with the thought of missed opportunity....it could have been done more Deco than Scrape....
    ...but as long as the owner likes it, who am i to judge.

    The other green one looks great though...and the '37..love that car!!!!
     
  4. crotex
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    I as may others ca really apreciate the work and talent that went into this car. But I would have done it different. I agree that it does not flow.
     
  5. Sjiefaa
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    Hahaha! Like I said, my opinion is worthles... But is is MINE. I never said I was in the know, and as every build is done to the taste of the builder, nobody can be.
    Sorry I don't have your taste :rolleyes:.
     
  6. Sjiefaa
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    Now that is a nice looking car!!!
     
  7. Plowboy
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    Here is what I want to do to mine. Of course it is a lot easier with an x-acto knife and a crayon than it is in real life.

    Rikster, do you have a diagram of how the chop you designed was executed?
     

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  8. Plowboy
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    Here is one that is being built up north in Michigan I believe. While the chop may be a little extreme for my tastes, they are doing some cool stuff to it.
     

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  9. Plowboy
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    Here are a couple of examples of what not to do to a Zephyr.

    The Bel-Jon Zephyr
     

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  10. Plowboy
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    ....and the Trevor Harris Zephyr
     

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  11. big creep
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    i really like this one!

     
  12. JohnJoyo
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    Cool, didn't know that. Nice job on the design! The chop is awesome, and Gary certainly did a great job making it happen.
     
  13. hotrod40coupe
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    Sorry, it just doesn't work.
     
  14. pwschuh
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    It ain't perfect but it ain't terrible either. Life would be boring if all Zephyrs were customized the same way. He messed up some of the detail work but I don't sweat the flow so much since there evidently are already plenty of "properly flowing" custom Zephyrs. The world is big enough for one that marches to the beat of a different drummer. Plenty of period customs are way worse.
     
  15. hellonwheels
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    Haha.. good lord what a disaster!! He needs to be put on torch restriction, what a waste of a 3-window...:(

    Plowboy, you have a Zephyr in the works? What's the scoop?
     
  16. Hoptup Jalop
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    just a profile shot at the show.....looks like a low spot coming down off the roof to the trunk.....jury is out for me....

    [​IMG]
     
  17. one observation, is that the "designer" went to great lengths to flatten the bottom of the car out. the stock car has a very subtle curvature to the whole underside, giving a very flowing look both bottom side and topside. Instead the super flat bottom makes the car look like a funky suction cup.
     
  18. Plowboy
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    I have several projects lined up and in my possession, however, I usually don't talk much about them until I am actually working on them. ha ha
     
  19. Deadbird
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    I like the color. That's about it. Sorry.

    Looking forward to see what comes out of Plowboy's shop. Prelims look spot on.
     
  20. SquashThatFly
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    not one flowing line in it. not sure what it "rocked" but it definitely looks like one of those glass kit cars. Terrible proportions
     
  21. john milner32
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    that is one badass coupe ,rolling artwork
     
  22. It really shouldn't of been converted to a 3w they could of built it as a hardtop similar to the Holden Efigy. It really would of suited the club coupe's shorter deck.
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  23. I'm not in love with it, but don't have to be. If the owner likes it, that is all that matters. If you overlay one of those so called ugly scrape cars in a side profile over this one, I don't see the similairity.

    Christ, you all were just on here ejaculating over the Stewart-Street-Drake Ford that just went to Sweden. Are you going to tell me that car has better lines than this green Zef??

    I always thought Scrape was pretty bad ass. You keyboard bad asses that think the green Zef is so bad.....Lets see the custom that YOU designed and BUILT.
     
  24. THE_DUDE
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    It looked real bad when the other green Zepher parked nex to it.
     
  25. 49ratfink
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    hmmm... by calling us keyboard bad asses doesn't that make you a keyboard bad ass yourself?

    that's an odd looking car. doesn't matter what any of us have built.
     
  26. Byron Crump
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    Zeps are like T buckets to me...

    They are very hard car to work with.

    Many buckets are rolling jukeboxes of bad taste and many Zeps are overdone...and they are an over the top car to start with with the length and so on.

    When done right "look out," 'cause they rock.

    The flip side it think about how many bad buckets and bad Zeps you have seen compared to ones that flip a switch.

    The true challenge is getting one right...do than and you are a master.
     
  27. SlowandLow63
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    Ian Rousell had a hand in that? Thats probably the coolest thing hes ever laid his hands on. I definitely see his influence, and it sucks. And yes the flow sucks too. I though pro-street wedge chops were for pro-street cars?
     
  28. SDhotrod
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    Yes.
    This green Zephyr looks like a plastic car that was put in an oven and melted into an incongruous, disproportionate lump.
     
  29. squigy
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    I did like the car better when it was being built, i can appriciate all the work that went into it....
     
  30. resqd37Zep
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    I love all my HAMB Brothers. Thanks for the honest opinions. Now I know what not to do on my ride:D
     
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