It's been awhile since I've been on here, I'm still working on that 54 chevy which is getting real close to paint. I've moved shops, and am doing work out of Eric Rowlands shop in N. Phx. This T-bird came in for some candy on the roof, and some frenched antenni. I was picturing something kinda vertical, I have some airfoil shaped tubing, like in the grille of the Matador, was thinking of that for a real exagerated opening. Then started thinking of what shapes I could make pretty easily, like if I quartered a pipe and welded it back together. I did some quick sketches and saw I'd need a much bigger diameter pipe, I had some stainless tubing left over from these guys for the van... Did a quick mockup. Then I started thinking, what if you used stainless and polished the inside, when done it would look alot like chrome, which on this t-bird, would go really well with all the stock trim. Did another mockup to see how the welding would work out, if it could be polished afterward etc. Everything would have to be perfect, but it seemed do-able! Here is the rough sketch... And here is the rough mock up... Talked to Eric, and the owner, they were both cool with letting me run with it. I went ahead and fabbed up 4 of them, polishing the pieces before fusion welding them with TIG. Looking through the tube... It turned out to be way more work than I thought. Typically I can bang out dual antennas in 2 days tops, This ordeal turned out to be about double that. Way less room for error. Here you can see the bungs for the drain tubes... From these pics, I still had to true up some of the lines a bit more. I think the mid-century design transfered pretty well, Has a real 63-65 kinda vibe I think. Real primer tomorrow, can't wait to see the end result in the sun!