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Hot Rods Mirrored Firewall….. Let’s see them

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 61cad, Jan 29, 2022.

  1. Let’s see them mirrored firewalls
     
  2. I tried really hard, to find anything about something traditional vehicle related to mirrored firewall on the Google box, to no avail. All I got, was computer gobbley gue stuff about protecting your computer by making a same image of something .... :)

    Would it be, that by using a polished piece of stainless metal as a firewall, to display a highly detailed engine, for use in a show car ? :confused:
     
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  3. Lockjaw
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    My 32 ‘s firewall
     

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  4. A search here on the H.A.M.B., produced this borrowed image from user ---- SLAYER ---- from an August 14, 2018 post.

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  6. catdad49
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    Polished aluminum on the old T bucket.[​IMG]
     
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  7. I tried polishing my aluminum 'wall but can't keep it glowing. Best I can maintain is bright aluminum.

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  8. Hamtown Al
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    Nearly everything else is black!!:D I get no credit:eek:... it came on the pickup.;)
     
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  10. Polished aluminum fire wall . It's very old and 1/2 inch thick. WIN_20170423_12_34_39_Pro.jpg WIN_20170423_12_33_10_Pro.jpg
     
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    :rolleyes:...I think it would be the 2nd of two shiny bits on this T Drag Roadster...

    Credit to Photographer, Owner
     
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    :rolleyes:...Where the heck is Falfa...

    Credit to Photographer, Owner
     
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    @Anderson posted this ‘32 in his GNRS photos, it is Bill Aiken’s restored car. Bill, RIP, was a noted Southern hot rodder and restorer of Indy cars.
     
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  15. dana barlow
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    from Miami Fla.
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    First time,I added a shiny firewall,I hand polished a alum sheet in late 1959 to my bobtailed 1928A hotrod> repolished it a lot.
    A number of years later I got call from a good buddy "Rosh",who I had helped build his T-bucket. The call was about some shiny sheet stainless he found were he was working! Rosh,said;"I know you love shiny stuff,so I have some shiny junk in my truck for you"! Turned out he was working @ MIA next too a full new remodel of a old artdeco building at MIA. Had ripped out a stainless steel artdeco wall{ of mirror finish SS with dimpels made to look like industrial rivets/a very artdeco thing !!!!:D
    I thought it was awesome! Trashed my hard to keep shiny alum sheet fire wall,an used the scraped SS artdeco sheet too replace it !!! The SS was very hard to cut too fit,but still love how it turned out !!!:D:cool:

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  16. I used stainless in my Henry J

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  17. Texas John
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    My '34 Plymouth coupe, built in 1974+, using a stainless steel counter top from a military kitchen they were throwing away. Polished, cut and drilled (the cutting part was a bi**h!).
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  18. Stainless is definitely the way to go for mirror. This isn't a firewall but we used a polished stainless panel in the bed of a '42 Willys pickup with polished stainless Chevy bed strips.

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  20. Thanks for the link. My supplier retired so I will use these guys when I need some.
     
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  21. My floor over the 59 pontiac rear. WIN_20180318_12_52_33_Pro.jpg
     
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  22. They have sales periodically throughout the year too, last week was 22% off hot rolled

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    Here's a lousy pic taken from a movie called Fast Company filmed here in Edmonton. That's my 34 Ford with aluminum covered firewall in the background. Was only onscreen for seconds but they sprayed something onto the firewall so it wouldn't be so shiny. It washed off.

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