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Old 06-26-2006, 06:56 PM   #1
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Default RPU Update

Took my birthday off today and spent it bolting my rpu together. Here's where I was before I blew it apart for paint:



Here's where I am now:







My plan was for some sort of suede finish, but my original sheet metal was pretty straight and everything was coming together so I went for the shine. Hard to tell WHAT color it is in these photos, huh? It's a late 30's GMC truck brown.

Here's the firewall -- I'm running swing pedals, so I needed to clear the engine and make room for them, too.



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Old 06-26-2006, 07:02 PM   #2
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WOW! Thats looking bad ass!
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:03 PM   #3
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Bitchin'! I was looking for ya at the Father's Day show but didn't see your car, mine didn't make it either. More pics, quick!!!!
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:05 PM   #4
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looks like you have quite the collection. what color are you going to paint the RPU?
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:24 PM   #5
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what color are you going to paint the RPU?
LOL... that IS the color.
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:31 PM   #6
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Looks unreal, and happy birthday.
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:52 PM   #7
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sweet truck....love it!

is that a skull shifter knob from chromed rat....

nice details!
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:53 PM   #8
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is that a skull shifter knob from chromed rat....
Yep. Good eye!

I'm trying to steer clear of the skull/devil/spider web thing and just keep it clean and simple -- but those shift knobs were way to well-done to pass up.
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Old 06-26-2006, 08:04 PM   #9
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Dude, that thing is killer. One of my favorite RPU's.

Please post lots of pics once it's painted.

That 1st pic you posted is actually my screensaver on my home system, because I want to build something very similar.
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Old 06-26-2006, 08:19 PM   #10
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hahaha....me too! every time i see MOST skull shifter knobs, i think "cheezey" BUT, i held Chromedrat's in my hand and I was sold.....feels good and isn't too over-done......the more is less thing, i guess

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Yep. Good eye!

I'm trying to steer clear of the skull/devil/spider web thing and just keep it clean and simple -- but those shift knobs were way to well-done to pass up.
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Old 06-26-2006, 08:28 PM   #11
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MOST EXCELLENT
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Old 06-26-2006, 08:39 PM   #12
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I see you are really making headway now man. I really like the color, very subtle just like the rest of the truck.

I'm anxiious to see it all togeather again. Are you gonna leave the wheels the same color?

Again, very nice piece.
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Old 06-27-2006, 12:52 AM   #13
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The wheels were the originals off a friend's '40 woodie. I p-coated them as close as I could get to the original maroon.
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Old 06-27-2006, 01:20 AM   #14
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looks great thanks for sharing.....
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Old 06-27-2006, 06:50 AM   #15
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wot colour is on the woody? I need somethin like that for my 28.

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Old 06-27-2006, 07:31 AM   #16
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Cool looking truck and super clean build, looks great like it is !! With paint WOW!
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:31 AM   #17
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I love it.
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:09 AM   #18
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...I like the subtle color combo...clean...
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:18 AM   #19
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wot colour is on the woody? I need somethin like that for my 28.

Pete
Funny you asked -- I get comments all the time on the woodie color. It's a grey-green that's loosely based on a '46 Merc chip. PM me, I'll send you the PPG formula.

3WL -- thanks for the props, your build-up was a real inspiration. The maroon and brown makes it kinda look like a restoration -- but wait till you see the seat covers (!)
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:18 AM   #20
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A great look and beautiful work. Very nice!
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