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Projects Weesner Inspired Hot Rod (Hand Built) UPDATE

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 193257, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. 193257
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 325


    Okay Never done this before but here goes. (be easy on me).
    A friend and I got to attend the AMBR show last year because of some generous friends. We looked at the cars in awe. First time weve been there. While we checked out the vendors we came upon Keith Weesners booth. Jimmy looked at his art and the rest of the things he had for sale. He ended up buying some art from Keith and away we went. Fast forward to about 8-10 months ago. Jimmy was working on a handbuilt Hot Rod but decided it was going to take to long to finish and he wanted something to take to the Street Rod Nationals this year. He got this wild hare to build a Hot Rod to clone the weesner art he bought called the Emerald Tide.
    I have to tell you first off that Jimmy has got more talent than most people have got sense. He decideds to build it in bare aluminum and steel. Following is some pics that I took today and I will try to update this as he goes along. He's had most of it together and now it is blown apart and now is priming the steel interstructure and starting back together with it. The way this guy works he will probably make it (I hope). This guy is a machine.
    Here he is grinding the frame. All welds will be ground smooth and will look like a billet frame. His plan is to clear the frame over the bare metal to show the workmanship.
    Following are some pics of the steel interstructure (primed) and the aluminum skin
    The bed is made out of sheet metal
    Innerstructure for the doors are steel with aluminun skin
    The grill insert will have over 450 stainless bullits.
    Stainless bullits
    Battery box
    Here is just a couple of his tools. (he has many) Several years ago he decides to build a Yoder hammer and built this thing from scratch. I mean this guy is no slouch. Most of it is made from flat stock but he made some molds and had some pieces cast. He also sells some of his cast pieces. Center tube is filled with sand for weight and so it doesnt ring when you use it. If you didnt know you would think it is a factory made piece.
    I will try to keep this post up to date as he makes progress. Rick
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2009
  2. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,078



    any more pics of the Yoder? or contact info on the parts he sells?
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2009
  3. Zumo
    Joined: Aug 30, 2004
    Posts: 1,389


    Wow. Can't wait to see more.
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  5. Hooley dooley, he's good. Those wire wheels scare me though.
  6. skunx1964
    Joined: Aug 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,455


    ya! what he said!
  7. Hot Rod Bob
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,146

    Hot Rod Bob
    from T-ville Ky

    Please keep it coming!!! Great stuff!
  8. Road_Rage_Rube
    Joined: Sep 12, 2008
    Posts: 144


    wow!! its always good to see some real craftsmen work
  9. LeadSledMerc
    Joined: Nov 29, 2003
    Posts: 4,106


    WOW...what awesome work!

    I can't wait to see more...:cool:
  10. Kail
    Joined: Jul 7, 2007
    Posts: 825

    from Austin, TX

    that is tool and aluminum porn
  11. Holy Monkey!! That is amazingly awesome.
  12. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,736

    Chris Casny
    from Austin TX

    Dude!!!! Great stuff
  13. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
    Posts: 3,910


    I am not going to be able to sleep until you post more pics....
  14. skyrodder
    Joined: May 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,924


    Now that guy has some talent!
  15. ProEnfo
    Joined: Sep 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,500

    from Motown

    Incredible skills...
  16. I love threads like this, pure talent.....:D
  17. wow!! i hope he paints it like the painting
  18. Ho-Li-Shit! That's some awesome work...Nice to see stuff like this posted on the Hamb!
  19. The photos of this build, must be all computer generated. This new fangled computer imaging technology is so awesome, that ever the builder guy in the photo seems to look like a real person. Just plain unbelievable.

    Just joking.... As said before - WOW !

    I just can not believe, the workmanship on the items pictured.
    Last edited: May 23, 2010
  20. ST. 515
    Joined: Mar 29, 2008
    Posts: 384

    ST. 515
    from TEXAS

    We need more info on the Yoder. He is a Metal God!
    Awesome work!

  21. kennedy
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
    Posts: 692

    from TN

    WOW!! Incredible!
  22. Limey Steve
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,523

    Limey Steve
    Alliance Vendor
    from Whittier

    That is amazing with a capital ZING !!!
    I love that Weez art we have it in our bedroom , very cool , just seeing the aluminum body over that steel skeleton frame is awesome.
    Keep us updated , that is one very talented geezer .
  23. Littleman
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,614

    Alliance Member
    from OHIO, USA

    Great stuff !......Thanks for posting....Littleman
  24. bonesy
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 2,999


    Its posts like this that keep me going. Wow!
  25. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,025

    1. 60s Show Rods

    Love that truck!! a good choice of weesner car... I would love to clone all the weesner cars.. and maybe even a clone of Wessner himself..but maybe a bit taller..

    But ya this is going to get good,,, Damm theres some good cars being build latly..

    Can't wait to follow it...
  26. temper_mental
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,718

    from Texas

    Man I would kill for that acorn table. Wonderful work
  27. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 3,934

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Incredible! Thanks for sharing.

    Maybe he can do a step by step how to of the Yoder build for tech week!

    Has Weesner seen this???!!!
  28. 193257
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 325


    As far as I know the weez hasn't seen this.

    I would rather check with him before I post his name and company name. He works for him self by him self. I mean really! Stevie Wonder could see this guys got talent. He hopes to have it mostly done by the street rod nats. If you see it you really need to check it out.
  29. Road_Rage_Rube
    Joined: Sep 12, 2008
    Posts: 144


    fuck its 6:30am couldn't sleep the whole nite, because I wanna see more pics!!!!
    please post more pics

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