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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Piewagn, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Aaron D.
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    Looks way better.
     
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  2. Piewagn
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    Don’t know what made me think of it.....AND the solvent in the Dykem kinda “etched” into the plastic, or it “activated” the plastic and the dye kinda like “melted” into the plastic....I was amazed....


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  3. guitarguy
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    Did you paint that on the inside or outside? That is a great trick!
     
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  4. loudbang
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    Awesome change. Have you tried shining a light behind it to see how it looks lit?
     
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  5. Piewagn
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    I hit it with the rouge wheel first.....then did the inside and outside....buffing turned the white clear....then hit the inside first....then the outside. I took photo before I finished the entire lens. Unfortunately.....one lens was too crispy from sun damage and the rouge wheel broke it......buffing brings the white up as clear....then I hit it with the Dykem....
     
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  6. Piewagn
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    Looks awesome with a flashlight!
     
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  7. Piewagn
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    Entire lens finished....looks pretty good to me!!
    Before IMG_0134.JPG
    After IMG_0135.JPG


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  8. loudbang
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    Looks GREAT. Fantastic idea to try dykem on them.
     
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  9. Mart
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    Lookin' good all round. The lens looks fantastic.
     
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  10. Piewagn
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    After shot of other half of lens....
    Also....engine almost ready for paint! I’ll be picking up trip setup this weekend! Hope everyone is well!
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  11. Piewagn
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    Thanks fellas! Even a blind squirrel gets an acorn once in a while! :D:D
     
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  12. Piewagn
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    Thanks Mart! Greatly appreciated!!
     
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  13. Nice save on the lenses. I really like those.
     
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  14. Piewagn
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    Got my trans bearing retainer with new gasket bolted up....prepping to drop engine in. Finished the yellow portion of the eng/trans assembly, the rest will be satin black. I painted the water pumps with the cast blast, along with the timing cover and crank pulley.....I’ll be painting the gen the cast as well....gonna look awesome!!
    Oh yeah.....picked up my manifold and carbs over the weekend! I had forgotten how therapeutic and enjoyable a build can be....all else melts away when I’m workin’ on the coupe....
    Thanks fo stoppin’ by fellas!! IMG_0154.JPG Adjustments.JPG Adjustments.JPG


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  15. Piewagn
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    Thanks brEad! Fairly cheap, so I figure what the hey.....There's some more lenses out there, but they're a bit pricey!!
     
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  16. Piewagn
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    Waiting on kits for carbs....
    And some other dodads so I can drop the engine in place.... IMG_0158.JPG


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  17. loudbang
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    Don't forget all the doohickeys too :rolleyes:
     
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  18. Piewagn
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    .....and of course a few gorninks
     
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  19. Piewagn
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  20. Piewagn
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    Picked ip some goodies at Carlisle today! A crappy gas tank so I won’t have to feel guilty about hacking up a cherry one, a nice clean package tray, 6 blade fan and a fuel pump with the auxiliary vacuum pump! Some other odds and ends.....had a great time crap shopping!! IMG_0182.JPG IMG_0180.JPG IMG_0181.JPG 62334272882__7BEEA673-3E6E-4321-988E-097D9862CA31.JPG


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  21. Piewagn
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    And no......That's not my electric scooter.....I walked the whole thing!! 22k steps according to my "health app"
     
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  22. Piewagn
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    Finished up some small things tonight. Painted the oil pan and trans, secured the rear mounts after scavenging for some nice long 1/2” bolts and bolted up the u-joint housing.....comin’ along.....little by little.... thanks for hangin’ out fellas!! IMG_0211.JPG IMG_0212.JPG IMG_0213.JPG IMG_0214.JPG


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  23. Looks good!
     
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  24. Piewagn
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    Thanks brEad! I'm knocking things off a little at a time.....I'll get there!
     
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  25. loudbang
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    All the yellow and black paint is beginning to grow on me. :rolleyes:
     
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  26. Norris McCarty
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    Just curious.....why the two vacuum fittings on the intake manifold instead of one?
     
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  27. Piewagn
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    Lookin’ fresh! IMG_0216.JPG IMG_0217.JPG IMG_0218.JPG Adjustments.JPG


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  28. Piewagn
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    That I couldn’t tell ya Norris....it’s the way I bought it....I’ll plug what I don’t need. Thanks for stoppin by!


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  29. Piewagn
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    Uh huh! Wait til you see it with the goodies bolted on.....thanks LB!


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  30. Piewagn
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    Finished up one carb in my spare time today.....and....my favorite of all time....grinding....ech! I’m gonna price out recessed firewalls....it may just be worth it..... IMG_0231.JPG IMG_0232.JPG


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