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1961 Chevrolet Parkwood "OLD GOLD" 108k Original Miles "Patina Rod"

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  1. Mr.1961
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    Vacuum for power brakes, had to come up with some creative bends toward the rear in order to clear the kick down and throttle and then into a 90 to run parallel to the valve cover, but it worked out great.
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  2. THE CHIEF
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    you know it! almost done wit my pontiac motor
     
  3. Mr.1961
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    Post a picture! :D
     
  4. Mr.1961
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    10-22-10

    Old Gold on display in Davie, Florida at Tower Shops Cruise Night. Photos courtesy of ShutterBox Photography.

    Contrary to what the armchair critics say, I have never built a car that has received so much praise and attention. I could hardly get away from my car this night due to the attention it received. It looks like she's a winner. :)

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  5. Bitchin wagon! I'm lovin every part of it EXCEPT...the shiny cleared over patina....I know you wanted to protect the natural look of the car, but the shine just kills it for me. I can maybe see it on just the exterior of the car, but definately not on the wheelwells/underhood. if you want to protect it just use flattened clear, IMO it would look more "real".
    Interior on this sucker is killer! Nuthin better than the stock appearing stuff! Keep up the good work and keep the pics coming.
     
  6. TomP64
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    Agree with the above except i'd paint the car. The "patina" look is just cheap and the rest of the car doesn't suit that. It makes it looks like you can't afford to paint it and the wheels say otherwise.

    My 61 wagon has "patina" only because i haven't got the money to paint it yet.
     

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    Thanks! :cool:

    Different strokes for different folks... :p
     
  8. James66g
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    Nicely done sir! I picked up a crew cab instead of a wagon when I found out I have a chillun on the way and you are making me rethink my choice! Wagon is just perfect I also like that you keep a few sets of wheels around to suit the show/mood your in I plan to do tha same with my junk. Wheels change everything I would love to see that on some skylark wires or supremes! Oh and your engine bay looks legit what color gold did you use in the fins !?
     
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    do you remove the breather covers off the valve covers to add oil? Dont see where to add it.
     
  10. Mr.1961
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    Thanks James! The color is that I used on the engine and accessories is produced by VHT and is called "Gold Flake".

    Dave, The breathers feature two 3/16" alan head fastners on top and are easily removed. They are packed with a coarse foam and oil runs smoothly when adding.
     
  11. Little Terry
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    PLEASE do us a tech article on the CLR - that is just what I want to do to my truck.

    Mark.
     
  12. aceuh
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    How'd you pull off the lighting effects for the nightime interior shots? ....They're Bitchin...
     
  13. t-buckethead
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    mr.1961 i was helping mike the weekend we brought those wagons to his house.AWSOME job with the wagon.JASON WILL ALWAYS HAVE HIS EYES ON THAT CAR..
     
  14. Mr.1961
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    How is he going to do a tech article? Just by me telling him via the internet? HAHAHA! Too Funny!

    ShutterBox Photography has some serious skills. Very happy he took the time to shoot the car. And, yes yhey are totally bitchin'. :D

    Thanks T-buckethead! Mike is a super great guy! I hope to meet him one day in person, I would absolutely love to road trip the wagon back to Texas and show up at the ranch. And yes, I dedicated this build to Jason, his name is on the car. ;)
     
  15. Mr.1961
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    Just finished installing my Billet Specialties pedals to compliment the interior. Sorry for the mess on the carpet and mats, I hadn't vac'd up yet and clear protective film is still on the pedals. :cool: LOL!
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  16. BurqueBulli
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    Great job! I've got total wagon envy now!
     
  17. oldcarfan
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    dont see to many patina street rods. looks good i like all the billet and the 24's.
     
  18. James66g
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    Thanks for the paint tip man! this is one of my favorite cars I have seen on the hamb in a while!
     
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    Wow!

    Once you've finished doing the A/C it'll be perfect!
     
  22. Mr.1961
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    Thanks buddy. :D

    Thank you, thank you, but they are 20's. :D

    No problem James, anytime. Greatly appreciate the kind words. :)

    Thank you! :D

     
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    nice parkwood... im working on mine where did you get the floorpans .
     
  25. Mr.1961
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    Chevrolet Restoration World in Huber Heights, Ohio.

    (937)236-5233 ask for Eric

    http://chevroletrestorationworld.com/
     
  26. Gman0046
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    Great looking car. Whose pedals are they?
     
  27. Mr.1961
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    Billet Specialties
     
  28. Sealed Power
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    While I appreciated all the work you've done on the car, I think you should have stopped right here on the exterior.

    Here you had a nice look going, with decent original paint. If you wanted a little more shine you could have buffed it and waxed it a little.

    I don't get the clear coat. :confused:



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  29. Mr.1961
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    This car was built entirely on a new style that is on the rise, it has been tagged the name "recession rodding". It is partly derived from So. Cal styled V-dubs and new age street-rodding. It is not really your traditional H.A.M.B. style ride and shouldn't be classed as that. Something different, something good, and it getting mass amounts of attention. ;)
     
  30. davidh73750
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    I really like the attention you have executed in the details. You've also answered most people's questions on here(some ppl want to keep everything secretive) and have taken any criticism well without becoming all defensive.(as some on here do) Most ppl on here may dislike the big wheels but thats a 4way, floor jack and 15 minute change. I'd just keep several sets of wheels, one set for good guys show(bling), maybe wires for low rider show, and some steelies for the LSR next spring! It is "your" car and you have done a great job.
     
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