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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Paul, Sep 5, 2010.
Nice coupe. How did you clean the body? Sandblast it? Rust chemical? I've got a 32 truck cab I want to clean but don't want to risk sandblasting it. Sorry to hijack the thread.
paint remover, 3M pad and metal prep, in that order.
that coupe is wicked
Paul, that coupe kicks ass, you nailed the look perfectly not to mention the blown olds. what color is it going to be?
That, my friend, is awesomeness.
right now the plan is gold on the engine
and a dark blue body,
really haven't thought much beyond that
but I would like see a clean and bright interior in there..
Mean looking little mother, aint it? Right on...
Here is another build thread of yours that I am now subscribed to. You do really clean work Paul. Nice coupe.
did a test patch of One Shot gold metalic with a brush to see if I like it..
One Shot had three gold tones in their folder, I went for the middle tone,
a bit flashier than the stock '57 Olds engine gold..
looks ok in the picture but sure looks gaudy in person..
the Wladziu Valentino Liberace Olds
Man the stance of your coupe looks wicked and the engine with that huffer looks right at home. Keep up the good work.
Eye candy for sure. You nailed the stance!
When I think of gold I think of Mr. T.
All kidding asside I like the gun metal grey on that motor...yes I realize that is just the bare metal but if you painted it that color it wouldn't look to shabby IMO.
I'm digging the gold....it's perfect from where I'm standing!
I think the gold looks good in your pic, it kinda has an iridescent quality to it. Will you brush the whole engine or spray it?
this one has been from the beginning meant to be a sixties style show car,
eye popping color, stance and components
thanks guys, I'll go with the gold.
it'll get sprayed
the '27 Roadster will be a departure from this,
much easier on the eye,
a classic almost timeless fifties style hot rod with a street/lakes feel to it with lots of traditional components
but it'll get almost all earth tones with very little flash
stock early Olds dark green on the engine, with low shine polished aluminum,
a red/brown primer color like the old high build laquer you used to get
and a light tan almost buckskin interior
blackwall tires, painted wheels and chassis black frame.
Gold Engines are the new flat black...
I'm digging it!!!
Paul the way that you're describing the roadster is similar to how I envision my '33 one day only with a mid 40's feel. That red brown primer you speak of is exactly what I was thinking. Sounds great!!!
I like the idea of you have one car in the 60's and another in a different time. Variety is the spice of life right buddy!
I chose gold because it's the stock color for this motor, originaly a J2.
although like I said, the One Shot is just a bit brighter
here's a picture borrowed from 57olds's album of his restored '57 J2 for comparison;
I like the gold Paul.
Never....and I mean never should there ever be any excuses made to use GOLD on and engine. Gold on an engine is like black on a car. It's always a good idea....period.
And that gold my friend is as good as it gets.
Paul, you've got style. Every one of your builds has "soul" and, for me, that's really inspiring.
Ive been on the fence about gold for my engine, but this just pushed me over, it looks really good.
Looks great. That's exactly like what I am planning for my 392 with gold and silver alum. parts
Um, Yeah! .....that's gonna look awesome.....Please take a picture soon with all the shiny parts bolted back on.
A-OK! ( j/k Lookin good, Paul!)
Engine porn indeed! It's exciting to see cars like this come together. Like Jimmy White said one time...build a HOT rod.....not a warm rod.
Trans. plans? 4 spd/5spd?
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