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Projects BENNETTS ‘Midnight Special’ speedster

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by jordabennett, Mar 3, 2022.

  1. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
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    Six Ball
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    from Nevada

    A continuation of the quality! More beauty.
     
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  2. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Stogy
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    Jorda...high praise, high fives, thanks for sharing this adventure in Art that goes...out of the park...you have a great handle on vintage greatness...
     
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  3. That’s wild! I remember seeing photos of it too! I secretly like a crazy dead line. Really get the fire burning under your butt!
     
  4. Thank you sir, this one holds a special place with me. It taught me a lot. Hope if can go to someone who will enjoy it as much as I have. Things are brewing up in the shop and the next stage and racecar must be built!
     
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  5. Stogy
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    Devilishly Approved...;)
     
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  6. Looks good with some sunshine 852B9B13-DCAC-40E8-9ED7-CCEC77439560.jpeg
     
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  7. Stunning and beautifully detailed build!
     
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  8. Getting a freshen up, polish and detail and will be up Forsale in the upcoming months. Fingers crossed it goes to a good home.
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  9. Sharpone
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    Beautiful
    Dan
     
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  10. BigRedRivi
    Joined: Nov 22, 2022
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    Absolutely Beautiful!!! In the immortal words of Wolfman Jack "Gonna let the Midnight Special shine it's ever lovin light on you!!! And it Has Shone, Brightly baby, Brightly!
     
  11. Voh
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
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    He has an AWESOME YouTube channel that always has great content as well as very good description as to what and why he's doing something. Almost 100% on track with the HAMB and a weekly go to for me.
     
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  12. She definitely gives me a wonderful shine. Hope the new owner will get the same feeling!
     
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  13. Thank you sir! Means a lot!
     
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  14. Speedster
    Joined: Sep 4, 2006
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    Speedster
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    Not that quality, but the best I could do with my ability and budget.
     

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  15. SS327
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    SS327

    What’s wrong with it? I’d be seen driving that in a heartbeat!
     
  16. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
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    1-SHOT
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    from Denton

    If you are trying to get more air thru your Louvers turn the panel over and punch it again on the same cut line see attached picture. Our 410 car IMG_3264.jpeg IMG_4859.jpeg IMG_1497.jpeg
     
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  17. Looks awesome!!!
     
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  18. Speedster
    Joined: Sep 4, 2006
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    Thank you!
     
  19. GearheadsQCE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
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    @1-SHOT,
    What a Great Idea! Never seen that one before. I know just the place to try it:D
     
  20. Had to go back and read this non-stop. WOW!
    You have some envious skills, and the proof is in the results! What a scrapper!
    Can you share the color? It’s perfect.
     
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  21. Deuce Daddy Don
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    MOM in 1929 1st generation street rodder in a Mercury Speedster.jpg
     
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  22. Thank you! Means a lot. It was a lot of fun!
    From memory it’s an early rolls Royce colour, I’ll dig up the paint code. I did multiple spray outs adding deep black to get the right shade. I didn’t like how a lot of burgundy or maroon colours go really red in the sun light. So it took a little bit of playing with the get the recipe.
     
  23. Update:
    Motor is about to go back in- crank grind, new bearings, new pistons/rings and whole new gasket kit. Pair of water pumps.
    I painted the block and heads. Made my own colour up. Something a bit different. I felt ambitious and polished all the louvers to them mask off and paint the hood and sides. Making it look a whole lot better. Once the belly pan is done it should look a lot better.
    A scored son very early brass mesh from what was used as security mesh in the Fremantle prison many many moons ago. Formed them each with the bag and hammer and fitted them. Karl made a really nice brass reverse curved panel to replace the aluminum wind deflector I created a while back and man does it look better!! More to come than advertised for sale.

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  24. 41 GMC K-18
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    Hey @jordabennett
    Most impressive results, from your more than unique, skill's and technique, on all of the metal that you touch, and fabricate.
    The paint and the colors are very well thought out!
    "Everything old, is new again"
    Thanks for sharing, from Dennis.
     
  25. Ziggster
    Joined: Aug 27, 2018
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    Stunning! New owner will be happy. So far, you and Karl are the only ones I have ever bought any merch from. Love both your channels.
     
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  26. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    Outback
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    from NE Vic

    Awesome work mate, hope you can enjoy dialing it in :D
     
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  27. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
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    Amazing work!
    I’ve always liked the early racers but I didn’t realize I wanted one so badly, beautiful car…
     
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  28. GearheadsQCE
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
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    As cool as the car is, this has to be the best shot!
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  29. Thanks a ton Zig!
     
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