The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Royalshifter, Nov 20, 2010.
this car is perfect!
That's no excuse! Go kick your painter in the butt! We are not a patient bunch!
Bang,,,,,,Zoom,,,,,,,,,,,,,Right over the moon!!
Dude, thats done right proper.
The picture famine makes me think the completed Vicky is going to jump out of a cake like a birthday stripper...
Ha ha ....you guys rule. Its slow but just trying to stay on track. Marty LeBarr and his bodyman Ross has been doing an outstanding job on the bodywork so the paint will be the icing on the cake.
Mark, your attention to all the details is incredible! This car will be one of the finest Kustoms around!
"The green gold material I added behind the mesh for a little color when the light hits it"......"Same color is in the steering wheel bars under the plastic."
-Is this a hint??
Perfection takes time. Car looks good so far. Can't wait to see it painted.
Feels like the Perry Mason Show....starring Donnie Coleman as Beaver. ha ha
Ashtrays in the backseat . . . '50s! '60s! '70s!
First thing they did at the full service car wash back in the day was vacuum the interior, and the first thing the vac guys did was pull all the ashtrays and dump them on the floor, then vacuum. And the ashtrays were always full of butts
Beautiful Skip, just beautiful!
I think that's what "made" this model... sorry to see that go.
Yah looks nice but nothing says Victoria now....
I must be one of the few who hate the wraparound rear glass on Victorias & I'm happy to see it gone. The way Skip has done it truly makes this custom and separates it from the rest. I especially like it cause it creates a feel of a lift off hardtop and is done in the spirit of those great early/mid 50s shoebox customs.
I think the wraparound window worked well, both with the '51 divider bars or one-piece like the '52-54s:
...but if I chopped mine, I'd do the rear window exactly like Skip's. Looks great.
I will say, though, that the peripheral vision in the stock Vic is outstanding. As you get older and stiffer, that's a comfort.
Ha ha good point. I get older the wifey takes advantage of me being stiff. If you know what I mean? Fraud I Love that car, it is what it is.
I hate to point out the obvious
...and everyone who knows what a shoebox is will know it's a Vicki, and a timeless custom.
Thanks Todd I apreciate the help...I like all the opinions that is what makes interest. Bottom line is I and the Lady will be enjoying this "Hardtop" and that is what makes Victoria.
I see Rodders Journal feature in your future. I can't come up with the words to say how cool that car is. Custom of the decade.
Dammmit Kev now I have to go buy some bigger hats.
Ha, ha, he already knows the answer, he's just baiting you Skip, dareing you to post pics of the dash or something...
Great thread, I've been watching the progress. Gets better as time goes by.
Wow that turned out really sano. I love the quality of work and the proportions, however I love the Victoria back glass. I could never butcher a Victoria, they are getting hard to find these days, But that is just me. I can't wait to see it in person. Nice work and hope to meet you one day.
What color was that ash tray trim?
nice kustom, dig the design!
Wow! Very nice!
Notrod13: "Shoulda kept the original rear window, that screams victoria...
Fenders: "Yah looks nice but nothing says Victoria now...."
What're you guys talking about? The fact that it's still a factory hardtop with the belt line trim still intact, is more than enough to identify "VICTORIA SECRET" as a Victoria. I like both rear windows, but for this car, the chosen window looks perfect!
Stock window is ok but the conversion is a must in my eyes. Just looks righteous
Don't even question it Skip. That thing has the most perfect 'boat coming out of the water' profile ever devised. All you need to do is give us more photos to look at, ha ha.
My friend Hecter at Wheel Vintiques provided these for me today and they are a wonderful reproduction....concidering they are made in Taiwan but I ain't complaning.
Real nice Skipper, are you going to be able to make it to Eagle this weekend???
My friend Shane he owns Grossi's Speed and Fabrication shop here in Clovis and I tell you he has to be one of the best tig welders I know....welding stainless is an art and he has that talent. Hook up with him if you need his help.
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