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Be Honnest - Too Much Bling?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bib Overalls, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Bib Overalls
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
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    My good friend Dick Valenzuela gave me this 1933/34 Pierce Arrow gauge panel. For obvious reasons it is one of traditional hot rodding's most desirable parts. When I acquired it the surround was heavily pitted and the chrome was failing and the gauge insert had been hacked up to take some non-stock gauges. It was a bit of a mess. John Wright at Custom Chrome Plaiting restored the surround and FPM Metals used the old insert as a pattern and created a new one in "engine turned" polished stainless steel. They also sized the holes for modern gauges. For this mock up I used Stewart Warner "Wings" gauges.

    I know, it sounds a little like self aggrandizing gold chain jerking but every now and then something comes along that justifies some self indulgment.

    Eventually this will find it's way into a 1932 Ford of some type.

    Be honest, do you think this is to much bling?

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    Pierce Arrow 01 by Bib Overalls, on Flickr

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    Pierce Arrow 02 by Bib Overalls, on Flickr
     
  2. chaddilac
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    Crap no!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. noclubjoe
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  4. hallrods
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    That thing looks sweet!!!!
     
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  5. SDhotrod
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    No, that is fargin' gorgeous.
     
  6. need louvers ?
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    Be-you-ti-full!!!
     
  7. hippy killer
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  8. 117harv
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    Hell NO...that's hot rod porn!
     
  9. bonesy
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    It's pretty blingy - but an awesome centerpiece on the right car.
     
  10. Donzie
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    Only if it's going in a Rat Rod! :)
    That thing is a piece of art.
     
  11. Problem is now you have to build a car around that !!! You ain't got a thing if you can't do the bling.
     
  12. general gow
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    that's perfect. you need to build a 32 roadster around it.
     
  13. dickster27
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    Are you kidding, that thing is gorgeous.
     
  14. Looks awesome, man!
     
  15. that thing is spot on!
     
  16. Way too much.. I'll give you my address, I'll even pay for shipping!

    The plating and the engine turning, turned out great. nice pieces!
     
  17. 39 Ford
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    Lets see the rest of the car soon. Great start, every project has to start somewhere.
     
  18. plan9
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    its a bit much for my tastes.
     
  19. Doctor Injector
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    That looks awesome.
     
  20. slddnmatt
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    Hell id get in an accident because I would keep starring at my bitchin dash!!
     
  21. That thing is so sexy! I have one of Alchemy's repops
     
  22. If you wear that around your neck, its too much bling.
     
  23. right kinda bling, buddy. Nice craftsmanship
     
  24. Alamedasam
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    Looks great to me! Proud to have it in my ride.
     
  25. Well to be truly honest about it, it's easily the nicest guage cluster I have ever seen!!

    Doc.
     
  26. moonman29
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    That looks dam good! I don't blame you for self indulging in it, I would.
     
  27. It sets the bar pretty high for the rest of the car!

    Get to work!

    Sam
     

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