Register now to get rid of these ads!

Getting my 50 Shoebox done

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by grego31, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. lukey
    Joined: May 27, 2009
    Posts: 668

    lukey
    Member

    Man thats sharp! Ive been leaning towards purple flake roof on my 58. I have a while before its ready tho.


    -LUKEY-
     
  2. grego31
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 451

    grego31
    Member
    from Sac, CA

    Thanks, I don't know if you remember but I asked you a bunch of questions and told you that I had your car on my computers background, you are now in my screen saver photos so your car does pop up several times an hour. It always kept me on track. You made me go for that clean, low look.
    Now it's my turn, I hope that I can be an inspiration for someone even if it is only the color combo.
     
  3. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,870

    Buddy Palumbo
    Member

    The purple flake is an awesome touch
     
  4. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,301

    hombres ruin
    Member

    Thanks so much for the kind words. I do remember now, and I am glad that you have achieved your goal.. You really hit it out the ball park with this one..I am sure that you will be an inspiration to many shoebox owners getting started.the paint is really nice and the color scheme is spot on. Now comes the hard part... Looking after that paint.trust me , nice paint is a friggin pain in the ass... But it's all worth it. Well done !
     
  5. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,995

    Jalopy Joker
    Member

    great job - Thanks for info on how you did it and where you got stuff from
     
  6. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,158

    sololobo
    Member

    What the flake! Cool man, really looks great. ~sololobo~
     
  7. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,621

    cederholm
    Member

    Sweet! Love that flake!
     
  8. grego31
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 451

    grego31
    Member
    from Sac, CA

    I know what you are talking about, I thought long and hard about making it shiny black. After the last black car I owned, I told my wife to never let me go shiny black again but when black is done right and polished just right, they are just beautiful. I will be kicking myself everytime I have to get all the swirls out but then driving out into the sun will be all the repayment I need. Plus my two girls love helping me wax and clean the car so it makes for good family time.
    Oh and BTW, my last black car was a Ford Excursion. Miles and miles of paint on that one. my shoulders begin to hurt just thinking about it. haha:D
     
  9. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,301

    hombres ruin
    Member

    I hear you on the black paint , it's a difficult color to manage.swirl marks are a bitch. I use surf city garage wax detailer which absorbs dirt particles when used thus stopping swirl marks. I will post some more pics of my ride. I have done a few things recently
     
  10. coop ED
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 80

    coop ED
    Member

    I just got mine done. Flaked the roof with micro gold and root bear flake. Body is PPG light brown metallic. Paint was done by Hot Dog and striped by him as well. Flake pops in the sun but is subtle.
     

    Attached Files:

  11. msalamanca
    Joined: May 25, 2011
    Posts: 526

    msalamanca
    Member

    You guys stink, now I have shoebox envy.
     
  12. elturo
    Joined: Jan 31, 2010
    Posts: 237

    elturo
    Member
    from So. Okla

    Very nice ride. Clean. I like it! Congrats.
     
  13. grego31
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 451

    grego31
    Member
    from Sac, CA

    Looks good. I always loved root beer. I am torn between root beer or pearl white for my model a. Might have to go two tone with flake.
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.