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bigskizzy February 8th, 2009 09:31 PM

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lemme know when you need some help pops....after all the work and time you have given to me i think its time for a little repayment

notched February 9th, 2009 02:04 PM

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What day did you guys go to the hot rod show?

vwhabit February 9th, 2009 05:12 PM

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Saturday morning - 9:00am had to much to do this weekend...it was th eonly time we could squeeze it in!

Dbug41 February 9th, 2009 07:44 PM

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:bow:Congrats on being the Crazy Bastard!:dancing:

vwhabit February 9th, 2009 07:55 PM

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WOW! Thanks! I want to thank my Mom and Dad,,,,and my manager, and uh...gee I never thought I would win....I mean, I would 'a prepared something....oh this is so embarrassing...
Do I have to buy everybody cigars or send a Pizza Hut pizza to everybody's house?

Seriously - Thanks!

I worked on some more venting tonight - think it looks pretty good (and I am my own worst critic!) ..thoughts?
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Geez - it weighs about 11,000 tons! I won't have to lower the rear with 2 of 'um!

Ran out of 3/8" round stock...so have to make a metal run on lunch tomorrow....

hotrodheb February 9th, 2009 08:20 PM

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Grille looks great! And could double as a bbq grill at a show!:dancing:

bigskizzy February 9th, 2009 08:40 PM

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you accidentally neglected to call me :(

vwhabit February 9th, 2009 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by hotrodheb (Post 379950)
Grille looks great! And could double as a bbq grill at a show!:dancing:

Oh yeah - this thing will be versatile! I can even use it as a storm drain cover if need be! Trucks can run over 'um without a single bend!:funny:

ThrasherBill February 10th, 2009 08:16 AM

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Congrats on the CBOTM Mark, very well deserved! THe Rubber Chicken has always been one of my favourite full bodied rods and now this! The ghia is going to killer! :thumbsup::grin::thumbsup:

vwfanatic February 10th, 2009 12:58 PM

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everything bill said.....times 2.....well except for the dinking part in his sig

vwhabit February 10th, 2009 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by vwfanatic (Post 380065)
everything bill said.....times 2.....well except for the drinking part in his sig

Thanks - I feel the same way - not into the drinking scene.....

Got the second vent done tonight....planning on welding them in tomorrow night (if my plans aren't spoiled by a new grandson being born! - told ya I was an old codger!)...

kyle242gt February 11th, 2009 11:21 AM

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excellent concept and progress! Impressive attention to detail, combined with utter insanity. I love it.

roofchop February 11th, 2009 03:56 PM

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Well deserved CBOTM, I dig this project. Very cool. More photos please :bow:

vwhabit February 11th, 2009 08:59 PM

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Got a little bit done tonight....one vent tacked in.
Purdy happy with it (I should be it took so darn long to figure out how to do it the way I wanted!) - Maybe more tomorrow......
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I appreciate all the kind words and inspiration! You guys keep me stoked! Oh...I also appreciate the bad stuff too.(not as much though!).... but it does inspire me to do better.

vwfanatic February 11th, 2009 09:09 PM

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that is pure insanity:bow:

bigskizzy February 11th, 2009 10:40 PM

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wow...that looks amazing dad!!!! i cant believe how nice this thing is turning out....im so impressed and proud of you!!!

fishguts February 12th, 2009 01:31 AM

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I'm enjoying the heck out of watching this thing come together. I'd like to see a couple big steaks on those grills!

I've seen some of Bill Hines' work up close, and some of the other big names in 50's-60's customizing - your vision and skills are right up there with them. Congratulations on CBOM.

This kind of stuff humbles me and gives me inspiration. :bow:

jaransonT3 February 12th, 2009 02:38 AM

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Originally Posted by vwhabit (Post 380479)
Got a little bit done tonight....one vent tacked in.
Purdy happy with it (I should be it took so darn long to figure out how to do it the way I wanted!) - Maybe more tomorrow......
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I appreciate all the kind words and inspiration! You guys keep me stoked! Oh...I also appreciate the bad stuff too.(not as much though!).... but it does inspire me to do better.

The grills look great. Nice shape and proportion....

...one thing I might have done different is move them up the decklid a bit further to try to balance the space from the front edge of the lid to the grill and the space from the outside edge of the lid to the grill. More like this.

http://www.carartbyjohn.com/Artwork/GhiaGrills.jpg

I realize it is a little late since the one side is already tacked in, but just a suggestion from one artist to another.

Love waht you are doing with this one.:dancing::dancing: Roll it out and get a nice 3/4 rearview and I will do quick little rendering of it. I want to see what this thing can look like when done.

vwhabit February 12th, 2009 05:02 AM

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My original thoughts were to have them up higher. But when I laid them out, it just didn't look right to me. I do like the rendering of it finished though! I may have to rethink it tonight.....
Next up is the reshaping of the fenders, so I will have to get a good long shot of it then, so once we have a day w/o rainI can push it outside and get a long shot for ya to work your magic.

Thanks fishguts on the compare to Bill Hines....but I'm not even in little league compared to his big league play!......maybe t-ball :funny:

vwhabit February 12th, 2009 09:46 PM

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John - you were right! I tore apart the one I welded in last night and redid it tonight. Hopefully will finish it up soon and do the other side and take some pics.

Sharing my thoughts and ideas WAS a good idea!

bigskizzy February 12th, 2009 11:35 PM

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i wasnt sold on it when you were describing it but looking at it in person totally sold me on it. this thing is gonna be nuts

fishguts February 13th, 2009 02:29 AM

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Thanks fishguts on the compare to Bill Hines....but I'm not even in little league compared to his big league play!......maybe t-ball :funny:
Well, that's my comparison and I'm stickin' with it!

I've been to scores of Street Rod Nationals and regional events and some Lead Sled Nationals and watched a build by about a half dozen big name custom guys and came to realize their work is about 90% vision and 10% craftsmanship. After seeing up close what they do, I felt a lot more confident in my own skills which I always thought didn't measure up. Quality work counts (and you do nice work), but things aren't as perfect as one might assume even in the best of the best cars. Everything looks better in photographs. The really great cars are an artistic vision that becomes a piece of rolling sculpture. I think that's where you are heading.:clapping:

vwhabit February 14th, 2009 07:34 PM

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I took John's advice and relocated the grills today (my wife's presne to me!). They look much better I must say. You can see (for now) where I had to change the drivers side.
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Most of you know about these, but I just found them this weekend - sanding discs that fit on my 4" grinder. I have been using grinding discs all along, and found they also have 4" cutting discs and now sanding discs! WOW! They both really saved me a bunch of time - and make my body work easy and look better. Funny how I just use the same old tools, the same ways and don't open my eye's! I used the old drill and screw-on sandpaper adapter until last year!

bugdust February 14th, 2009 07:42 PM

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:bow::bow: Not much I can say about this one.:thumbsup:

vwfanatic February 14th, 2009 07:47 PM

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how the hell am i supposed to go to sleep now with a hard on?:hmm:


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