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Projects The Gentleman's Coupe...Bob Hilton is busy again.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wex65, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. wex65
    Joined: Dec 19, 2012
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    Bull nose and shifter back from the engraver...
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  2. 3wLarry
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  3. wex65
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    Actually, that is a monocle chain!
     
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  4. Jeff Norwell
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    Outstanding!!!
    This build is off the chart!!! well done fellas!!!
     
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  5. AndersF
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    It looks that this car will be outstanding when its finnished.
    I like the shifterknob.
    I found an old doorknob on ebay with a silverdollar i will use to my build.

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  6. WTF ! I am so outgunned here. That's crazy. Money in shifter knobs, custom bullnose gun sight medal. Good to be King...huh guys ? Err....kings I should say. Wow....
     
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  7. LAROKE
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    I too used a Morgan Silver Dollar in my ride - in the hub of the spinner wheel in my '37
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  8. wex65
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    Don't think this is all high dollar stuff, it honestly isn't. I simply had someone do a little engraving on a standard Bob Drake bull nose after I had sand blasted it. Same with the coin, it was a $20 eBay purchase with some engraving. Coins like this can be picked up for pennies.

    The car has a certain 'theme' to it and I thought this Victorian coin/bull nose would fit that theme.
     
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  9. AHotRod
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    It's looking good !
     
  10. Looking good! I was trying to remember where i had seen the bullnose before, then remembered...
    Makes perfect sense now!
     
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  11. wex65
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    Yes, that is where i got the idea from. Miss Chevious. nice looking detail

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  12. 3wLarry
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    just a poor boy...I could only afford to have mine hand painted

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  13. Larry Rolling Bones.....dig it. Bbbb-black too.
     
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  14. wex65
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    Getting oh so close to color...some nice, crisp lines.

    hellcat666 been busy over Christmas it seems. imagejpeg_0.jpg imagejpeg_1.jpg
     
  15. wex65
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    Chrome starting to arrive back from chromeplaterjosh and looking good.

    Waterfall/ashtray is fine. Smudge on it is finger prints etc.
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  16. I so can't wait to see this car in person.:)
     
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  17. Jet96
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  18. wex65
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    Frame coming together and will have some iron sitting between the rails two weeks from now courtesy of Ross Racing Engines.
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  19. Funny how the color mode on your camera seems to work, then not work.:rolleyes:
     
  20. wex65
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    Yes, the camera is under warranty. I need to get it fixed. I plan to bring it in to be sorted out first week in March which is coincidentally while I am in Detroit... :p
     
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  21. That frame is looking great! HRP
     
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  22. wex65
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    Thanks HRP. Those drums are a mockup pair Bob had lying around. The ones being used are off being balanced and glass beaded. The front tires will be shaved after Detroit to ensure the car rides as smooth as possible.

    The car will be handed to me MAYBE a day prior to the 3k mile round trip to Austin and the pack of cars headed down all cruise at or above highway speed so the car will need to sit solidly at 75-80 all day.

    I went with the earlier Model A headlights, I really prefer the flat front surface over the later convex '32s. Turn signals have been integrated into the headlights. No wiring will show that is not inside something period correct, no plastic etc.

    Backing plate hardware is all original, no shiny chrome bolts etc. I searched high and low to get a full set of near mint '41 wheels and they came up looking like new. The center caps will be left off until the week before Detroit to prevent any unintended dings/scratches etc.

    Bob did an amazing job on the original 32-36 dropped axle. It looks like glass and it is obvious he put a lot of time into finishing/rounding the top.

    This week and next should see progress on the engine and the frame complete with engine being shipped to NJ for the body to be fitted. Then...down the road to mikeyseats for some leather.
     
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  23. seatex
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    You Suckup! (looks like you spent all of your money on the ornament!:cool:)

    "BOOM"!
    Your car is looking sweet, Wex. Can't wait to see it in the flesh, er skin, steel........whatever
     
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  24. wex65
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    Well the car will be down in TX for the Roundup...
     
  25. The body proportions are perfect, very nice.
     
  26. seatex
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    I haven't missed one yet (nor should I, given the location!) I'll be looking for it
     
  27. 54sled
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    Nice job!


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  28. I'm a sucker for detail work.
    Very cool.
     
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  29. wex65
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    Well, we have paint. Finished it at like 4:30AM this morning, ahead of the blizzard.

    Later this week sees cut/buff...and then, mated to frame and off for some leather.
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