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Sean Masons Shoebox - Masterson
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    Robert Akinson's Chevy PU - Brad Masterson
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    mike lewis 1955 Caddy - Brad Masterson
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    Masterson Shop visit 2011
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    Jack Rudys 1952 chevrolet - Brad Masterson
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    Gary Willoughby's Shoebox - Brad Masterson
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    Frenching Shoebox headlight.

    From an Rod & Custom Magazine article.
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    http://www.rodandcustommagazine.com/techarticles/0802rc_leading_some_headlights/index.html

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    Leading Some Headlights - Leading The Way
    Frenching Headlights The Traditional Way
    By Kev Elliott
    When it comes to traditional custom techniques, the use of lead is right there at the forefront. Way before plastic body fillers were available, lead was the medium of choice, used by the OEM factories to smooth seamed joints, and copied-and taken several steps further-by the pioneers of the kustom movement. Pioneers like Sam and George at Barris Kustom, Bill Hines, and their contemporaries.

    But leading is becoming a lost art, despite the resurgence in popularity of all things kustom. Not in Brad Masterson's world though. At just 29 years old, he's fortunate enough to have worked for both Barris and Hines-in fact he still does work for the latter-and all the kustoms that roll out of his own "after school" shop are traditionally styled and created. Sure, plastic filler has its place, but the majority of the work is handled the traditional way-with a torch and lead paddles.

    The process isn't as hard as you'd imagine either, though it obviously takes a lot of practice, but then show us something worthwhile that doesn't! Check out the steps involved as we followed Brad through frenching and leading the headlights on a shoebox Ford. The good old days are happening right now.


    Stay Safe!
    Exposure to lead presents a minimal hazard, but it should be respected nevertheless. It can affect the blood, kidneys, nervous, and reproductive systems, so handling it, melting it, and filing it should be tackled with care. Lead can enter the body through inhalation or ingestion, so take care to wash your hands after handling it, and take precautions, preferably using respiratory equipment, so as not to breathe the fumes while melting lead.

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    Dick Tiago 57 Ranchero Clone - Masterson
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    Dave Chavez Shoebox - Brad Masterson
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    Danny Kazarian 1937 Chevy by Brad Masterson
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    Chopping a 49 Fleetline with Bill Hines

    Brad Masterson and Bill Hines chopping a 1949 Fleetline for Dane Stilfield

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    Chilly's 1949 Chevy Fleetline - Masterson
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    Brad Masterson Kustoms Shop
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    Brad Masterson chopped '51 Chevy fastback
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    Brad Masterson and Bill Hines
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    Alan Mayes 1963 Buick - Masterson
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    01 Brad Masterson - Barris Fire Party 2010

    Brad Masterson's Barris 53rd anniversary FIRE PARTY December the 4th from 3 till ...
    Location: The Old Barris Lynwood Shop.
    11070 Atlantic Blvd. Lynwood, Ca.
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    For more info (562) 243-9692

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