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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KIRK!, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
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    This car is turning out to be WAY too nice for the likes of me...

    Alex and I spent two more days (Saturday and Sunday) at his shop. Saturday was spent taping yet again. We went back around and fine-lined all of the panels, then masking tape, then the paper. I don't even want to know how many hours we have into taping this fucking thing.

    Sunday morning saw about an hour more of taping and then it was show time. Neither of us could wait to see the lace panels become what we have envisioned them to be. Lots of careful blending led up to four full coatings of candy to tone the whole thing down. The hood center, top and trunk were all made to match in intensity and lace pattern. The other two lace panels were done just a bit lighter to differentiate them not only in pattern but in overall appearance.

    These photos do the flake and color NO JUSTICE. It's pretty incredible how the panels come alive as you walk around the car. I may just pass out when I see it in the sun for the first time.

    Side panels are next. They'll get fades too. Maybe cobwebbing, maybe not. We'll see.

    Also, the upholstery is getting stitched while all of this is going on. In fact, I think the headliner and carpet may be going in today.

    Alex and Dave knock down the edges of the lace panels.
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    Taped up yet again.
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    Alex gets started on the fades on the roof.
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  2. KIRK!
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    Starting the all over candy.
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    Ah, subtlety. Well, as subtle as you can get with gay-ass lace all over your car.
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  3. KIRK!
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    The last two panels get started.
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    Before the allover candy.
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    Coated...
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  6. KIRK!
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    I can't even imagine how it will look with the clear on the white flake. DAMN!
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    I just couldn't get the flake to show up anywhere near what it actually looks like in person.
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  7. RustyRedRam
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    Gorgeous Kirk, absolutely gorgeous.

    Matt
     
  8. KIRK!
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  9. My "parts" feel funny... It's confusing, but exciting and good all at the same time.
     
  10. chaddilac
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    WOW!! I wasn't sure when the turqoise was there, but with that deep blue that sucker looks cool, I can't wait to see it finished!!!
     
  11. It sort of gives me the fantods looking at it. I can't even imagine how YOU must feel Kirk.

    Alex is an Artiste!!
     
  12. happy hoppy
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  13. Elrod
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    I'm with Chadillac. I wasn't really digging it with that light blue, but WOW! It's really coming along now!! Great job Kirk!
     
  14. SHRUM
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  15. loggy
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    Holy crap,that car is amazing........:cool:gotta be honest tho,if i ever got anything remotely that nice i'd be freaking out every time i drove it worrying some idiot might bump it!:eek:

    well done to all involved in the build tho:)
     
  16. kristoph
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    A lot of work... certainly a lot of fun too !!!

    Definitely the result will be worth it !!!

    You guys rock:cool:
     
  17. Rusty
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    It even looks expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great work Alez. How is the modified coming Kirk?

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  18. I liked it better when it was white............................;) Kidding.
     
  19. KIRK!
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    100% on hold until this monster is finished.
     
  20. KIRK!
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    After we pulled all the tape off yesterday I told Alex I wanted to go with flames instead.
     
  21. are'nt you guys done with that damn thing yet? GEEZ. how long does it take to paint an old Ford anyways??? :D HA HA HA


    that fucker is lookin KILLER!!!
     
  22. 53burb
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    After we pulled all the tape off yesterday I told Alex I wanted to go with flames instead......now that is funny!!!! KNUX!
     
  23. Jalopy Joker
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    Hope that you have a special area for all of the awards that you will get with this one. Bet you will spend many a nite staring at this and not really be able to believe that it is yours. Will it be at the GNRS in Pomona?
     
  24. kustombypook
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  25. THE CHIEF
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    this shit is serious, im in argentina right noe and ive showed it to some people wit cars and they were stunned
     
  26. 53burb
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    Yes it will be there Jalopy Joker. I just spoke with Capt. Kirk. KNUX!
     
  27. Flipper
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    How many more steps in the painting process?
     
  28. KIRK!
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    That's funny, I was just having a conversation this morning about how even though there will be a ton of blood sweat and tears into this car, and I'll be super proud of it, that I could still give a shit about awards. We get some real whiners sometimes at events, and I just don't get it. If you didn't build your car because you enjoy it, you fucked up.


    GNRS is the goal. Hopefully we'll make it.
     
  29. Yer fingers must hurt?!
     

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