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Hot Rods Traditional Upholstery: Fat Lucky's Takes on the Silva Special

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JohnJoyo, Oct 10, 2008.

    Joined: May 23, 2005
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    from AUSTIN,TX

    Whatever. amature work at best.

    I should mention I am looking at something I attempted to re-cover. Fat Lucy's work is bitchin, as always.
  2. Doctor Destructo
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 418

    Doctor Destructo

    Turning GREEN with envy.
  3. ALindustrial
    Joined: Aug 7, 2007
    Posts: 852


    that looks amazing! how many man hours do you get into something like that?
  4. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    That's a pretty nice interior. Is the lack of a back seat due to spare tire storage or is that carpet knubblies in that front to back shot without the seat in it.
  5. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,601


    Badass and it must smell good too!
  6. Lost1
    Joined: Oct 26, 2006
    Posts: 121


  7. rustydeuce
    Joined: May 26, 2006
    Posts: 855


    Beautiful work that is so right for such a cool hotrod. Fat Luckys (and Austin Speed Shop) rule!
  8. Deadender60
    Joined: Sep 3, 2004
    Posts: 975


    Dj Quik was in the MuthaF#ckin house?

    Oh yeah.. the car looks good...

  9. -slim-
    Joined: May 22, 2007
    Posts: 73

    from Montreal

    Now that's art !
  10. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,789

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Now check it out... I been rockin' bitches like it ain't shit cuz I'm a fly mutha fudda named DJ quick.
  11. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 4,942

    from Kansas

    Looks REAL good.........question, is there a backseat or is the gas tank under the cover?

    Chris Nelson
  12. Rudy J
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,485

    Rudy J
    1. Austin HAMB'ers

    Looks absolutely Killer!!
  13. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    I can $till $mell it...ten grand well $pent. (not counting the $eat)...:eek:
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  14. Deadender60
    Joined: Sep 3, 2004
    Posts: 975


    It's Tech week Ryan so please keep it on topic before the thread gets closed.. haha.. just like Compton... Austin... is just like Compton..

  15. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,559

    from Kent, Wa

    I am a critic of fenderless A sedans on A rails (probably because I built one) since so many just dont look right proportionally to my eye. (overly chopped or channeled or just thrown together with no detail)

    This may be the best looking A sedan on A rails I have ever seen. the outside look is really nice but the Fat lucky interior puts it over the edge. Flat incredible and the bench mark for a sedan if i ever build one again
  16. PeteFromTexas
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  17. JohnJoyo
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    Was? He still is.....
  18. JohnJoyo
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    The seat is made by a guy named Frank in Colorado. He makes all sort of handmade aluminum stuff......he's a madman with those rivets! If you need to contact him, I've got his info......He did an incredible job.
  19. Kustm52
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,982


    Maybe I just don't get it, but what's the deal with the red wheel?

  20. eightbanger
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 378


    Absolutely beautiful, My mission for the roundup 09 is to meet Sean and discuss a plan for a new interior for my 65 Riv. Can't wait!
  21. Cshabang
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,458


    thats effin sweet!!!! Hope someday to have Sean do an an interior for me...
  22. Bull
    Joined: Mar 17, 2006
    Posts: 2,282


    Wow . . . just . . . WOW! And Doc, you've got orders to contact me if you ever want to let this one go from your collection. :)
  23. fatluckys
    Joined: Jan 3, 2002
    Posts: 721


    Thanks for the kind words everybody. That car was a whole lot of work squeezed into a short amout of time, but like John said, it was worth it.

    The lack of rear seat is because the frame is kicked up pretty high in the back. I raised the floor up just high enough to cover the crossmember. Kevin had the stainless strip idea, inspired by an old Jag, but I didn't really understand it from the description I got , so I just did what I thought would look good. So I guess it's sort of secondhand vintage British inspired. I carved out a little storage area behind the seat, but there's no spare tire or gas tank under there.

    The red wheel was already in the sedan when I got it. It seems to be a sort of love it or hate it kind of thing, and I loved it, so it stayed, at least for now.
  24. JohnJoyo
    Joined: Feb 19, 2005
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    The wheel was put in by the builder of the car. Some people love it some people don't. It's funny though, I heard a number of people over the weekend say that the red steering wheel makes the car for them. I also heard a lot of people say "what's the deal with the steering wheel". Maybe it's like a red door on a house? I kinda go back and forth on it, but I'm used to seeing it by now so I hardly notice it. If Doc likes it that's what matters though
  25. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    Man, over the top sweet! You have to feel like royalty riding in that. That sets one hell of a new standard for interiors.
  26. sinticket
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 579


    Absolutely beautiful!!!!!
  27. Jeem
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    Looks like a tasteful, simple old timey hot rod on the outside, then you hit the interior and it's like you're in some kind of sick, erotic dream.....
  28. daddyo54
    Joined: May 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,402

    Member Emeritus
    from Denison Tx

    Awesome as always!! One of the many cool things is the Hughes aircraft tag on the seat. Is that a repro?
  29. SuperFleye
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    Amazing work Sean! I'm stunned. The first pictures, before the seat went in, if somebody told me that it was inside a Rolls Royce I belive I would have thought so....
  30. Doc.
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 3,534


    Well, here's the story of how the Silva Speed Special came to rest in the Huston garage. I had seen the sedan at the Roundup and fell in love with it. One night I saw where Kev had put it up for sale. Twenty minutes from the time it was listed, I was on the phone with Ryan. Soon after, I was on the line with Kev and a deal was struck. I know that he wasn't really sure about selling the car,so I jumped quickly before he came to his senses and changed his mind.

    Those Texas guys had done a pretty good job on the car so far, so I figured i'd just let them run With it. Ryan agreed to design the interior and he and Kevin already had an idea on how they would like to see the car finished. Their ideas and Shaun's skills turned out to be a killer combination. I contacted John and he said that they could get the car ready even with the tight deadline. The only thing I really did was okay the leather sample. It was a little strange just letting them loose on my car. I usually know exactly what I want in my cars so this was a first for me. The Austin contingent just came together and some magic happened. I could not be more please with the way the car turned out. I'm going to the garage now to smell my new Fat Lucky interior. I appreciate all of the positive comments.

    Oh yeah, about that steering wheel. I'm not really sure about it either, but Monique really likes it. So I guess it stays for now.

    Last edited: Oct 11, 2008

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