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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by farmer12, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. langy
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    It's all looking good Eric but I'm a little concerned about the use of the poly, it has a very bad reputation for micro blistering.
    I assume the pics are setup as no masks etc ???
     
  2. woodbutcher
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    :oops:Hi Eric.Whats that that they say about"The best laid plans of mice and men"?
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  3. 1959apache
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    What about finding a pair of something the 50s fastbacks use? It seems like everyone uses those tear drop ones
     
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  4. cowboyinachair
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    dont move them just french them in a lil bit
     
  5. You could just slightly recess them to make up the difference. Might be a quick and easy solution to the problem. good luck.
     
  6. Peanut 1959
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    I'd love to see you try something other than '39 Ford (or the other perennial favorite; '59 Caddy) taillights.
     
  7. They are a bit overdone... How about '46-48, '49-50 Ford? Or '48 Chev?
     
  8. thinkfink
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    ok I am biased...but the 40-48 chrysler tailights fit nicely in the curve ;)
     

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  9. farmer12
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    Thanks Steve. I've also read that somewhere, but my guys guarantee it won't blister. According to them, it's all in the preparation/application. On top of that, they sprayed it very finely, and after another round of sanding, there's less than a hair thickness of it left on the car. I trust that my guys know what they're doing!
     
  10. farmer12
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    Thank you for the comments Peanut 1959! It's appreciated!

    Answer to your last question: it's a direct translation of my last name with the 12 being my sequence number at work. So nothing exciting really!
     
  11. farmer12
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    Haha! You are so correct! Countless hours of thinking and sleepless nights, and then this!

    I know that they are being used quite a bit, but I like the simple shape of them......

    I did think about that, but feel it just won't fit the simplicity of the car/shape.

    Thanks for the advise! It would create a "flat" spot in the curve of the fender though. I think that by moving them down, the curvature of the fender will be accented more when looking side on.

    Good thought, but perhaps a little too much of a good thing.

    I did look at quite a few others, but find most of them too bulky......

    That would be copying! They certainly look good on yours!
     
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  12. Man, just go with your instinct . That way you wont be saying, damn I should have done my own thing instead of another's idea . You know you would not be satisfied.Get it done, move on and let's get this thing painted !!! Were waiting :) !
     
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  13. langy
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    It's all in the sealing Eric, if it's baked well and sealed with a couple of coats of epoxy primer it should be fine, I'm sure your right
     
  14. farmer12
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    Just talked to the guys, and indeed it will be sealed before they continue. Thanks for thinking along Steve!
     
  15. Hi Eric

    I can't wait to see it in real life.!

    keep on going

    Jurgen
     
  16. farmer12
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    Thanks Jurgen! You're welcome anytime!
     
  17. farmer12
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    The poly is in the process of being sanded and will be sealed once the dust has cleared.
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    The right front fender required a little extra work, so it was taken off, in order to get the proper attention.
    IMG_2186.JPG
     
  21. woodbutcher
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    :eek::D Hi Eric.Had to chuckle a bit when I saw the doors.Looks like "Desert Sand"camo.:p
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  22. farmer12
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    Haha, it certainly does Leo! But the first camo is already gone, as the sanding process has started once again. Today I'm going to drill out all the holes for the exterior stainless trim. I'm sure there must be 70-80 of them!
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  23. woodbutcher
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    :D Good grief.That ride is really going to "holey".And I bet it ai n`t even been to church.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  24. farmer12
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    Spent the whole morning carefully drilling out all the exterior trim holes.....all 58 of them. Now only need to re-locate the rear lights and do some work on the hood. The final sanding on the body has now been completed. Getting closer to finally seeing some colour!
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  25. farmer12
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    Here's a full shot of how the car is looking now.
    IMG_2209.jpg
     
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  26. Finnrodder
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    Allrite,its getting there!!
     
  27. farmer12
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    Thanks Antti. The end is near. Still trying to be patient, but seriously can't wait to witness the first color being applied.....
     
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  28. flatblackG
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    I think we are all waiting for the color now. This is a great thread and has been some motivation for the 40 Plymouth I just purchased. Keep up the incredible work.
     
  29. farmer12
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    Thank you flatblackG! I'll be performing the last metal work next wednesday and after that, the first color will be applied. Can't wait either.
     
  30. Still here, still watching,............. Great Thread!
     
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