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Hot Rods Super Bell Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jtbender, Jan 29, 2020.

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  2. paul55
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    Update on Jim's '34 thumbnail (90).jpg thumbnail (91).jpg
     
  3. Tim
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  4. 26hotrod
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    The wait for the update was worth it!!!............
     
  5. Weedburner 40
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    Even though I did a lot of work on the original Superbell coupe, I really like yours. Your proportions are better.
     
  6. junkman8888
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    If the interested parties want to settle this debate once and for all, you could take that sheet metal brake to a paint store that has a paint spectrophotometer, it would actually be a better match than the car because the sheetmetal brake hasn't been faded from exposure to sunlight. Good luck with your project.
     
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  7. I sent him a Bush Pilot emblem, after he bought a set of tires from me to put on it Danny
     
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  8. COCONUTS
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    I only saw the use of orange in the military and that is on aircraft. First there was orange strips on KC-97s and KC135s. one stripe on the front of the AC and the other just in front of the tail section. The second time I view this orange is on Coast Guard boats and AC. The paint being a lacquer base is a puzzle, why would the military use lacquer paint, with all of the work involve?
     
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  9. 22 track
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    I hesitate to even comment on this because the car is already painted so it is no longer relevant. International orange is a color used throughout the world for aviation purposes (also known as aviation orange) and must be identical for easy identification. Therefore there is a federal specification standard and a military specification standard that details the shade and what is required in it. Note code 12197 in the link:

    https://www.milspeccoating.com/Federal-Standard-595-Colors-s/41.htm
     
  10. jtbender
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    After many attempts to find the original paint and many conversations with Frank (who has the car now) and a multitude of color mix, the final color is a standard Boeing Aircraft mix. I doubt the two cars would ever be parked together and I was really not attempting to build an exact replica. The final choice simply came down to 'I like this one in the sunshine'. Believe me you will see it coming. Thanks to Paul for posting the recent photos. I will post more as things progress. Jim
     
  11. jtbender
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    da34Guy - the tires are perfect. Thanks again.
     
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  12. Glad they worked out for you buddy.
     
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  13. AHotRod
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    WOW! The car looks awesome!
     
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  14. It sure looks great, that will always be a timeless hot rod. HRP
     
  15. 26hotrod
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    Not only knocked it out of the park but it is also a game changer. Can't wait to see it on the road..........
     
  16. 26hotrod
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    If possible a video would be great
     
  17. 26hotrod
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    ^^^^^even @ the stage it is in now. Thanks in advance............
     
  18. Sanford&Son
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    As a kid 18 or 19, me and my good buddy were driving our old home built hot rods to the Merced Street Rod Nationals (1981-ish). I drove a 1941 Coupe and my Buddy a 1940 pick-up, from Visalia, Ca to Merced, Ca, at the time it was a trek for us. somewhere on Freeway 99 around 10 miles before Merced, in the rear view mirror coming up on us really fast was the Super Bell Coupe, with Jim at the wheel, Jake in his bright yellow coupe and Pete in the California Kid, they all honked and waved as they flew by us! What a sight, these cars were like celebrities hauling ass down the freeway! I will never forget that sight!!!
     

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