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Projects 51 buick special "the Shane Asylum"

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by hacknwhack, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. hacknwhack
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    Got the wheel @HD(the orange store) "continuous rim" glass tile wheel. $20

    The belt is 80 grit ceramic.
    From the" blue store". $6

    Set the table up and water rig 4 days ago.. thought it over well. Good plan?
    Pulled trigger today 3 hrs total spent.
    All afternoon really.taking time out for family.

    Oh by the way .i keep a brass pair in my pocket.:confused:
     
  2. jocktherock
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    Cool DIY buildthread! You nailed it Shane.... Everyone is equipped with a brain-use it and everything will get well in the end!


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  3. hacknwhack
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    Thanks.
    Couldn't find a good DIY curved glass cut thread. So I shared mine. Hope it it helps someone.
     
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  4. hacknwhack
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    Glass and trim going back in. Taking forever.
    A lot More to do

    Polishing stainless as i go.

    Side glass is plexi for mockup. (I'll cut plate later)

    they go up and down. Flippers work too.

    huge undertaking considering it was a sedan to hdtp conversion.

    Again details driving me nuts
     

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  5. Wow ! this will be a very nice car Shane , congrats brother , Andy
     
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  6. Graveyardsaint1
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    Nice..


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  7. 54monarch
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    That car is sick!


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  8. Angry Frenchman
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    looking awesome Shane!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. hacknwhack
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    Thanks for the words of encouragement guys.

    Its been two months since last post. I feel obligated to share.
    Unfortunately not much has happened.
    Just some little things
    Installing Mirrors polishing, some trim,
    Got lucky and found another rear glass to replace the 46 Pontiac on evilbay that got got scratches and pitting from welding.
    Im also Stuck on mounting the rear beltline trim. looking into some different fasteners.

    Fire kind of went out when
    Life got busy again... long story. but family first.

    I try to grab some new pics soon.
     
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  10. barfers
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    wow enjoying all your hard work , car looks great!
     
  11. JoeyP.
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    Nice work, keep it up!
     
  12. gonzo
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    The car is looking great Shane, nice work!
     
  13. hacknwhack
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    Thanks brother
    Maybe we could get together and celebrate Torrs birthday on the 21st
     
  14. gonzo
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    That sounds like a great idea.
     
  15. hacknwhack
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    I have trying to get to this
    Been knocking a few ideas around.
    Finally committed to clear plexi in the outer teeth.

    first round, just mocked up here
    Still need to build a bulb housing.
    Also think that the lenses should be longer towards the bottom.
    What do you guys think?
     

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  16. gonzo
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    I love that front turn signal treatment! Its nearly invisible.
     
  17. Really nice build, doing a very good job, thanks for sharing.
     
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  18. hacknwhack
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    Cool, thats the plan. Want to keep it clean and simple.
     
  19. atomickustom
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    Ditto. That is so clean and blends so well. Love it


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  20. That's cool Shane I would have never thought of that . Andy...
     
  21. Chrisbcritter
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    I'd agree about making them longer for the sake of visibility (safety). Otherwise they look sharp!
     
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  22. hacknwhack
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    A lot of trial and error to bend and mold the polycarbonate sheet.
    I found that 15 minutes at 325 in the oven on foil and a cookie sheet gave me about a minute of work time.
    Any longer and it would bubble or discolor.
    Heres a pile of fails.
     

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    Bent the hot plastic with hand seamers. Then
    Put a curve in by hand
     

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  24. hacknwhack
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    Carved out the recessed area
    With a dremel
     

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  25. hacknwhack
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    Made another set for a longer opening
    Hand sanded the details with 220 all the way to 3000.
    just by luck it worked out they have a snap in fit.
    Now just have to polish.
     
  26. hacknwhack
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  27. hacknwhack
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    I got to give the credit
    To crisscritter he suggested it.
     
  28. gonzo
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    I'd say your nailing it!

    [​IMG]
     
  29. The car looks awesome man and that's a great idea with the front turn signals!
     
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  30. That front end is clean but yet custom all the way . It's going to be fun cruising for you this summer Shane, if that's the plan . Andy
     
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