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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DRD57, Jul 8, 2021.

  1. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    High praise to you all in Customville...where looks ARE very scrutinized...truly an out of Factory design experience with just as critical an eye...
     
  2. Beautiful work. Loving the new looks.
     
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  3. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
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    from DeKalb, IL

    Nice!
     
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  4. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
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    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Car is looking great with all the details you are working out. Shortening the wing windows makes a huge difference in the balance of the windows. Great choice!
     
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  5. ccain
    Joined: Jun 13, 2009
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    Good lord. Knock it off, you're makin' the rest of us look bad! :D:D:D

    I think you may have stumbled upon the cure for ED. :D:D:D
     
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  6. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    from NE Vic

    Wow great progress! The shortened wind wings look much better, well done!
     
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  7. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    Don has been busy altering the windwings and door windows. All of the window trim should be going to the plater very soon. Nothing visual had happened for a couple of weeks, but when the trim and glass are in place we'll share new pictures with you.
     
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  8. Well, now you two have gone and done it.
    Created something comparable to the world’s most beautiful 40 convertible!
    It’s mind boggling to have the vision to just design this, but to have a craftsman who can make it materialize is beyond we mere mortals.
    “Well done” is so inadequate.
     
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  9. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    Wow! Thank you very much.
     
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  10. Nostrebor
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    Holee crap!

    Outstanding work. Thank you for sharing all the pain that goes into the small bits in such excruciating detail. You are into the stuff that splits men from boys.

    For those pleebs that complain about what building cars cost... just read this thread.
     
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  11. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    Don completed the construction of the various side window frames: doors, quarters, and windwings. The proportions of the windows are now restored. The frames need to come apart again for plating and glass installation. There is still trim missing in these pictures, both above and below the window frames:
    IMG_9337.jpeg
    IMG_9336.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2022
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  12. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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    from Quincy, IL

    @50Fraud

    Tony,

    I am really challenged as I try to find words to describe my reaction to how well the roof line ‘fits’ so perfectly with the body lines. The roof is both ‘modern’ and yet seems perfectly in period, and in balance, with the whole. Graceful, smooth, excellently proportioned……are adjectives that come to mind. It just looks so ‘right’.

    Congratulations and kudos to you and Don for achieving such a successful and timeless result.

    Ray
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2022
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  13. 50Fraud
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    Thank you, Ray. I'm very pleased with the result too.
     
  14. I think when all the glass and trim are back in place the car will look even sleeker and the top a little lower.
     
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  15. ffr1222k
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    The car looks great and I really like the color.
     
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  16. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    The car was painted Cadillac Polo Green in 1997. Every time I look at it, I'm still pleased that I chose that color all those years ago. When it was decided that the entire car needed to be repainted as part of this re-customizing effort, I never considered changing color again.
     
  17. Tman
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    When done I want to see side by side before and after pics!
     
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  18. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    I also don’t have the command of the language to describe how well executed the proportions of the car appear now except to say it definitely has”the look”
    Beautiful car.
     
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  19. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Car looks great! Just wondering, is the windshield two pieces of flat glass? Was that the last year for flat glass windshields for Ford?

    Bob
     
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  20. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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    from Quincy, IL

    For passenger cars, yes, two flat glass panes. For trucks it was one piece flat glass ‘48 thru '52.

    Ray
     
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  21. Beautiful. Great choice of the builder and the color is fantastic.
     
  22. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    Me too. I'll do it.
     
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  23. 50Fraud
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    Some guys have replaced the 2-piece windshield in their shoeboxes with a single piece of glass. I personally like the looks of the 2-piece; looks a little like a '40s airplane windshield.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2022
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  24. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    Don tells me that the plater has about 90 days' backlog, so it may be a long wait for the next update!
     
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  25. Chrome jail can be a bummer!
     
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  26. Any luck pushing to the front of the chrome plater's line?
     
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  27. SPEC
    Joined: Feb 1, 2021
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    Great Build.
     
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  28. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
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    Gosh, you did a spectacular and beautiful job.
    A pleasure to see such success.
     
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  29. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    Thank you!
    Regrettably, no. Don spoke to him recently and there was no improvement in delivery date.
     
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  30. unforgiven
    Joined: Sep 6, 2007
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    from East Tn

    Such a beautiful job. Sucks for the chrome shop to be so far behind but it will be worth it.
     

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