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Projects 59 El Camino.. Build Pics

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by J.Fishbeck, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. The light at the end of the tunnel is looking less like a oncoming train, and more like a glint of hope!

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    The dash is ready also.. forgot to take a picture, so I guess it didn't really happen!
     
  2. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    I've been folloring this great article and soaking up all I can to use on my build.
    Is there a reason you haven't welded up and filled the seam on the underside of the fin? Is it known that they crack out from stress or something if they are filled or do you just want to keep it original looking?
    When my Aunt bought a '59 Chevy new I decided at the age of 11 that that wold be my first "fix" on one of them.
    I plan to "fix" it on my '60
     
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  3. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
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    I welded mine up, DrJ, all of the seams in fact.
     
  4. My 57 has a 56 dash in it, with everything shaved.. all the ign switch/hd lites etc. So I had my Dad lead in the grooved seams in the dashes corners. Well it cracked, cos of the Hard Tops flex. BUT.. I didn't weld it like Nads said. Til now, I hadn't thought about it.. They don't bother me, now.. cos I feel like I was taught a lesson, and the cracks were the punishment! Hahaha
     
  5. spasecadet
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    Nice build!

    If you haven't painted the air cleaner and the valve covers green already, might consider painting them the same white the body is going to be. The contrast might be nice.

    Thanks for the well documented build. Great reference for sure!

    ~Spasecadet
     
  6. I am going to paint em the same Buick green.. I think it will look good, all green. Thanks, though! Glad to help out!
     
  7. So I got the dash and the pkg tray sprayed with some green on there! I'm satisfied with the results.

    Sanded and blocked one more time..

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    after the first coat..

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  8. Just took some more pictures of the dash. I will sand & polish it on Monday. I am definitely motivated, now! The roof, all the door jambs an around the windows, will be next to be blocked & sanded some more. Readied for the off white, so I can install the glass!

    Then I will install the 327/700R4
    Then finish the frt shtmtl &pending body work..
    And then..
    an an..

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  9. slammed
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    Very good. The interior color is o'tay JJ.
     
  10. Me likey, too!
     
  11. hemifarris
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    Lookin' good Jay. It's getting to the point where everything you do from now on will add to the good looks.........The payoff of all of your hard labor.
     
  12. leroys85coupe
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  13. Thanks y'all!
     
  14. Theo Douglas
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    Very good color.

    Be interesting to hear about your sanding and buffing process.
     
  15. jaz
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    Hey Jay

    You have really turned a corner now - that's definitely a glint of hope at the end of the tunnel

    dig this thread - best on the HAMB
     
  16. Hatman69
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  17. I've been sanding it with 600 wet/dry paper, getting rid of the lil bit of orange peel! I want to spray another coat on, after that! Maybe tonight??

    I enjoyed getting away this wknd.. And when I did actualy think about the car, it was positive! This heat sucks!!
     
  18. gassercrazy41
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  19. I can appreciate all the work done to that Elco! Is that yours?

    And thank you, sir!
     
  20. I wanted to thank everybody, who picked up a H&J TShirt.. We appreciate it!
     
  21. niceguyede
    Joined: Jan 19, 2009
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    You know when you start layin down paint there is a hope of some day finishing!! Looks good man! I really dig the green!
     
  22. I like that green, J J.
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  23. Gracias Muchachos!

    Here's a picture of the dash sanded down..

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  24. Hatman69
    Joined: May 9, 2010
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    More pics.
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    [​IMG] The reason its up in the air Is to load it all four corners are on bags. The car was a customers not mine.
     
  25. Hatman69 Those are cool pics.. Thanks! I can appreciate that Elco, definitely!

    I resprayed the dash this morning. I'm going to sand and polish it, tomorrow morning

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  26. Nads
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    Looks terrific Jay.
    Hatman, kudos on that Elky, a stunner.
    I wanna T-shirt
     
  27. Zzhew got it Mayne!
     
  28. L-Diablo
    Joined: Sep 11, 2010
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    comming allong great, where can i pick up one of the shirts ?
     
  29. I can meet you somewhere, since you're in SB.. let me know! Thanks
     

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