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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Johnny Hotrod - BC, Dec 3, 2008.
don't change it! it's perfect. i bow down to you.
I just started the bodywork the other day. Its seems like every square inch needs atention in some way. Makes me tired just looking at it. Im trying to get it in paint by april 09. I need overhaulin to take over . On second thought I dont need this one to be a 2 tone billet wheeled sled. The interior is going to be pearl alabaster white seats and headliner for a cool 60s show car vibe (minus the angel hair) I think with. a 57 chev 210 steering wheel. Exterior color is still undecided.... Suggestions?
just keep going................... youre doin fine so far...........
this one Id like to see in person someday..........
Plan to make any U.S. shows with it next year?
Hey Johnny.....now that your bumpers are molded to the body, I guess they can't be chromed and will be painted the color of the body.....so what will be chrome ?.....I'm guessing the door handles, belt line trim, and the cam shaft ?.....If so, I would suggest a light color so the small amount of chrome doesn't jump out against a dark color.....silver, silver blue, silver green,light gold, light copper or something similar.....IMHO.....
Of coarse, my opinion is worth everything you paid for it.....
Hey Paucho..my wife and I had dinner with you and Dan THE MAN and Shawn in Vegas after Viva last year.That was fun! Are you goin this year? Anyway to answer your question the cam grille ,belt mldg,door handles,stock headlite rings window garnishes,and tailight bezels will be chrome. (and wheels)
I like the rear. Remindes me of a '57/'58 Seville.
I would love to have it done at least to some degree and attend Billetproof washout ...Hotrodarama (if they have it)...Goodguys Puallyup
It would be awsome to go to Santa Maria or some So Cal shows but I dont see that in my budget for next year.
nice metal work... looks great!
KEEP that grill... so dig it
DAYUM!!! That is sweet. I actually started a plastic model similar to that about 12 years ago, incoroorated a lot of early vette parts. I am inspired to dig it up and finish it now.
Keep us posted
Hey Johnny......yeah, we're all going back to Viva next year....that was a blast !..... I know this car is gonna turn out fabulous.....I've seen your other builds, and you always pick the best colors......I can't wait to see what you do with the firewall !....That's your signature !
killer metal work! i can dig it
That looks bad ass. Nice job!
I think the cam grille kicks ass. And for everyone that disagrees, how many Model As are there out there with cam shaft spreader bars?
Ditto on what the others have said! 6" shortening....hmmmmmm. Good use of the bump stick!
Kool!! I almost put the door handles back on my Merc. Changed
my mind because I wanted everything smooth.
Keep it up!!
Kan't wait to see her finished.
very nice work!! good to see another BC guy on here.
That is a fine piece of work and the bodywork is fantastic.
I did it.maybe just slide the rear wheels and openings back a few inches.a little too much ass hanging out there.nice work though!
That thing is jaw dropping! I'd prefer chrome bumpers and the grill is a little cheesy, but I love everything else about it. Killer car!!!
Heres some construction shots
more. The body was shortened 6" so when the roof was put back on it lined up almost perfect. The body and new floorpan didnt mate too well at first but a little slice there a hack here and presto chango!
Looks great John,I'm looking forward to seeing it in person.
My compliments! The overall proportions of the car are great. The size of the tires now pull your eyes away from that beautiful body. I would consider 14s with a low profile.
Your neighbors must hate you.
I love the construction shots! More please!!
Wow that is cool. I usually am not a fan of sectioned cars but you nailed the proportions! Looks great! I am impartial about the cam grille. I think it tends to distract from the beautiful smooth form of the front end.
nice job. keep the updates coming.
and keep the grill. it works. its different.
More random build shots. The guy standing next to it is 6' 3", to give some
f the hieght. The highest point roof hieght is 4'2" aired out.
you got it right the first time. leave it!
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