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Customs Very Kool, wild 50 Chevy project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by straykatkustoms, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Steelsmith
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
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    All of those glass issues are the same conclusions I came to when I was speculating about doing a similar project.
    My answer was to use the entire Camaro, just reskin it with '51 Belair skins. I did have to section the skins by several inches, (I think 3") and stretch them about same amount. I made a mess of the hood when I grafted on the back edge of the Camaro hood to the '51 hood, after widening it with a pie section. I had too much stress with the pieces clamped together. It looked good until I started welding then it distorted pretty bad.
    Going with a reskin gave me decent suspension/drivetrane and compound curve glass. The '51 skins gave me the 'Vintage design' I was after. It was my response to 'Cadzzilla'. Kind of a poor man's version ...

    That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!
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  2. roddinron
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    Got any pictures of that beast?
     
  3. Steelsmith
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    RoddinRon, haven't found any pictures of it yet. I did most of the work on it about 12 years ago. I'll look around some more ...

    Dan Stevens
    dba, Steelsmith
     
  4. sinr
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    very kool ride. just pondering your idea of exhaust exiting the rockers and think it would be kool to mimic the rear wheel well openings
     
  5. AntiBling
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    Funny, I'm from Pingree.
     
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  7. junkjunky
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    that 57 in your avatar,did it come from south of Bordulac?
     
  8. pwschuh
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    I was thinking exactly the same thing. The Camaro roof looks modern somehow. But overall I like it.
     
  9. AntiBling
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    No came from McClusky originally then I got it from a guy in Washburn.

    If there was a 57 or any old tin around Bordulac, Osama Bin Laden has probably already hauled it in for scrap.
     
  10. Sunshine14
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    WHY NOT ROUND THE FRONT WHEEL WELL TO MATCH THE REAR?
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  11. STROMMY
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    niceee looks bitchin
    from the front it reminds me a little of the holden efijy
     
  12. Now that is craftsmanship. Good job!!!!!!!
     
  13. gonmad
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    Pretty cool IMO. Some minor changes that will be done anyway before completion will tie it all together. I was thinking the smaller camaro roof until I saw the chop, then I don't like it. Looks better the way you got it......that's prolly why you got it that way!!
     
  14. low-n-slo54
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    Can't wait to see it in paint.
     
  15. captainjunk#2
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    that car kinda grows on you looks pretty cool cant wait to see it in paint
     
  16. robleticia
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    I like it, can't wait to see more progress!
     
  17. catbox
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    it looks like fun to me.

    an excercise in what if?
     
  18. 60galaxieJJ
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    That Photoshop needs to happen ASAP especially the roof line.
     
  19. GaryB
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    from Reno,nv

    finish it,paint it,drive the shit out of it...........:)
     
  20. Tim
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    so im the only one that thinks it looks like a giant ghia?

    haha

    looks like it could be cool though, im liking the photoshop with the front wheel openings made bigger to match the back, the waterfall hood trim idea, and the pontiac vents above the headlights.
     
  21. glassguy
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    i wonder if its 78 impala??? same car but had bigger breaks, and differant lug pattern. one had 4 3/4 on 5 the 5 on 5 wheels. so check your wheels to find out wich it is...
     
  22. yetiskustoms
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    never wou;d have thought of that. now the secrets out! cool ideas. some good some just different, but all cool!
     
  23. yetiskustoms
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    nice photoshoppin! love the quarter window/ back pillar lines!



     
  24. koolkemp
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    I remember a tech article in Rod n Custom about a car with a Caprice front clip and they were gonna make custom narrowed control arms for it...until they figured out that Camaros used the same control arms...have you checked the Camaro balljoints? Worth a look.
     
  25. Cochino
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    Float it primer it and roll it!!!!!
     
  26. finkd
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    RICK stopped by the shop to chat not long ago, nice guy, can't wait to see this on the road. leave the guy alone let him build his car, it will be okay, can't please everyone!!
     
  27. junkjunky
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    First week of retirement , I'm back at it !!
     
  28. ol'chevy
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    Hurry up already......
     
  29. straykatkustoms
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    I'm jealous. Enjoy your retirement and looking forward to the next update.
     

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