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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Rikster, Aug 31, 2010.
Damn Palle, it's great to see the right bumpers going on ! The project is looking awesome.
Very cool Palle!!
A really good work.
okay still not the biggest update, but we are trying to make the rear bumber look right!
its a 1950 ford bumber, and 49 bumber guards. the corners are cut down and reshaped.
here the car is in a 1953 version..in black! notice the more pointy bumber ends.
heres the stock shape of the bumber..wrong side, but you get the point!
so we had to cut this piece out of the bumber to get the right curve. small detail, but it feels good to have it done right!
we had to massage both corners to make them follow the bumber curve. and it all seems right now.
next thing is to cut the bumber, and to make these small lenses in plexiglass..more later!
check out the license plate #
Nice to see you are covering all the small details Palle. This is going to be top notch.
the 49 caddy grille is back. and as you can see, it need alot of work too.
thanks for watching!
What an opportunity, to witness this build!
Thank you for sharing.
As others have said, your attention to details and the care you are putting into this restoration is why I keep watching for your updates...outstanding work!
Rik & Palle~
Anticipating the Book
as Well as the Car,
Light Copper Fire
Like the Nearest Star!
thanks for the kind words...
yesterday i started on the lenses in the rear bumber. i was lucky to find this piece of plexiglass..2" thick. so know its just cutting and grinding. hopefully today i will have them finished.
but I also realized, that the guy who sold me the 1950 Ford bumberguards..is an idiot! ha ha
he sold me two right side guards! so please..if someone has a 50 bumber guard.LEFT side please let me know if I can buy it!
and heres the damn guards...please check your collection. maybe you have two left side guards!!!!
I have a set of 1950 guards out in the garage. They aren't pretty and need some love. Let me know if your interested
hepcat...thanks a ton!
please email me: email@example.com
I gotta go look. I think I got what you need, just need to figure the correct side.
thanks Jerry..but Mr Hepcat..Martin.. probably have what I need! thanks Martin!
so today I worked on the lenses again.
lots of grinding and buffing.
started out with 80 and slowly ended with 1200 paper.
it got better
that was good fun..
you get the idea:
Awesome work and the attention to detail is what will make this restoration perfect
That looks really great Palle...
I bet Bob Hirohata would love how you recreated these parts he created in 1950.
So glad someone with the correct "mind set" is re-doing this car....it is always the details that make or break a restoration and your attention to it is highly praise worthy! Outstanding job man...!
It's been said, but I really appreciate your attention to detail man! Thanks for making it right. I know it's not correct, but I actually really dig the orange color thats on the car right now.
Palle, those clear lenses for the license plate look great!
I have a million '50 Ford bumper guards...let me know if you still need one...just pay shipping
Rob thanks a ton for your offer!..but Mr hepcat..alias Martin, did ship one from sweden today!
I will put up a small list of things I really need for the project!
but one thing that come to my mind, is a 48 mercury dash..i would love to buy a complete dash, but the dash grille could do it. please if someone know of a dash let me know!
Palle great job on the lenses,they look perfect and so does this picture.I would love a nice print of this.Your Mercury is just gorgeous.
Thanks Jeff..i will make a couple of prints for your later. pm me your adress!
I know you appreciate a nice chop
Holyshit Palle...... What a perfect picture and chop.I dont think it gets any better then that. You dont have to make prints for me,I just dig your shots a lot,but if you sell some let me know.
okay guys..not dead!
we have been working on the rusty parts in the car, its now almost as good as new, and the body will soon go back on the frame.
the LONG 41 skirts is molded to fit the body. and it shows how long these skirts really are
the underneath of the car has been cleaned of and primed. we are spraying it to try make it look like the ZAR, that was all over the car before i cleaned it to bare metall.
i dont want it to look all shiny and over restored.
the panels where a bit rusty, and we decided to change the in both sides.
okay nothing fancy, but just lots of things needed to be done!
i personally cant wait till the car is in bare metall. thats where all the fun starts!
thanks for looking
Thanks for the update Palle! Nice to see some custom stuff back up top on the board again.
You're a true craftsman Palle . . . the lenses are tits!
Just read the whole thread and this is amazing!!
Agape auto makes steel skirts. I have used them befor and maybe they can help with the skirt issue. Phone agape at 812-423-7332. Good luck..larry
Nice Palle! I'm enjoying the updates and love the approach you are taking with the restoration - keeping with the appearance of the original build while improving the little things which will make a great difference in the car. All that without spoiling the concept or the history. ..Great!
Was there much fiddling to get the '41 skirts to conform to the rear quarters?
Thanks for the update Palle! That attention to detail with regards to undercoating like you did,shows that the car is in the right hands now!
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