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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by staleg, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. staleg
    Joined: Jan 8, 2004
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    Photos of how the roof top is fastened to the windshield:

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  2. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    from Burton, MI

    Holy smokes that's cool. Neat car for sure.
     
  3. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
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    dana barlow
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    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

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  4. staleg
    Joined: Jan 8, 2004
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    I don't remember what plastic I used for the door panels. It was something I bought from a local plastic moulding business. 3 mm I think. RPU sounds good. Remember that most glue types don't fasten on it, but staples fastens very good.

    The header is attached to the windshield with 4 wingnuts and the fabric it attached to the Wood piece with heavy duty snap buttons.

    Gauge bezels, yes!
    Last winter I changed out the remaning Hoffmann gauges, so now I have a full set of AutoMeter, Antique Beige, with 1 exeption: The A/F gauge. This is not possible to get in the same series. But to make it as similar to the others as possible, I painted its the gaugeface in Antique Beige color, and sent the gauge ring away for some plastic chrome plating.
    The Antique Beige serier doesn't include a boost/vacuum gauge as well, but I ordered a custom made one from the Auto Meter home page.
    Here's a photo. Excuse the bad quality. The cap to the right on the dash is a 12 volt/lighter connector.

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    I have started with the paint, so I don't haven't been able to take photos of the top folded down.
    Here's a couple of photos, but I will make another thread about that when the paint job is finished.
    I have borrowed a professional paint gun from a friend of mine, and he has supervised me, but I have done all the spraying myself.

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  5. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
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    Wow...your car is awesome and so is your skill and determination to do it yourself! Congratulations.
     
  6. foolthrottle
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
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    This is one of the cars I always go to when I'm looking for ideas. Do I like every detail? no. Would I change anything? no. The car is real art.
     
  7. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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    The silver looks nice . It's different - I like it .
     

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