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Post by jrsixx on Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:51 pm

Got a few things painted and put on, as always love to hear what youall think.

Ignore the droplight hole!
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And yes all 4 of my cars are black.

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Post by The Dude on Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:06 am

How did you tuck your bumper? I like the all black cars theme, it really shows creativity, LoL!
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Post by HDHugger on Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:25 am

Looks tough. I wouldn't want that car chasing me. affraid

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Post by IndyG3 on Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:12 pm

Looks good! What engine are you using in it?
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Post by 77malibu77 on Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:04 pm

looks mean, makes me want to black out the trim around the windows and take the one off from the roof rail
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Post by jrsixx on Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:51 pm

Rago wrote:How did you tuck your bumper? I like the all black cars theme, it really shows creativity, LoL!

Both bumpers are fiberglass, but still have the inner support. To sink them I drilled the shocks, outer first (shot oil out, not alot of pressure, but don't want your face in the way). Then I drilled the inner part of the shock (same pressurized oil), hit it with a 3lb sledge, lightly, redrilled outer through the inner hole and put a bolt in it to keep it where I want it. Pretty easy actually, most difficult thing was measuring (like 25 times) to make sure I didn't go too far.

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Post by jrsixx on Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:54 pm

IndyG3 wrote:Looks good! What engine are you using in it?

Its a .030 over 350with heads from a 69 cutlass (supposed to be best flowing small block Olds heads, I just happened to have a rusted out 69 back in the day). It's mildly built, did it in 85 and I have no idea what I put into it, it ain't screaming fast, but it'll get up.

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Post by jrsixx on Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:58 pm

77malibu77 wrote:looks mean, makes me want to black out the trim around the windows and take the one off from the roof rail

Eventually it'll be all gloss black, plan on not having any chrome on it at all, what isn't painted, will be powdercoated, just not sure what to do with the outer window felts, they have that little chrome bead in them. Probably will have black wheels and some dark tints. For the time being, I'm kinda digging the flat black, like someone said, if Batman drove a Cutty, it'd look like this.

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Post by knightfan26917 on Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:05 pm

Lookin' good, JR!

It was great meeting you this past Saturday! Thanks for joining us. Smile



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Post by The Dude on Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:17 pm

jrsixx wrote:
IndyG3 wrote:Looks good! What engine are you using in it?

Its a .030 over 350with heads from a 69 cutlass (supposed to be best flowing small block Olds heads, I just happened to have a rusted out 69 back in the day). It's mildly built, did it in 85 and I have no idea what I put into it, it ain't screaming fast, but it'll get up.

#5 & #7 heads flow the best. Can't remember off of the top of my head which years they were used in though. Probably somewhere between 68-71 if memory serves me right. Whoa Nelly! You built the motor that long ago? Talk about testament to a good build.
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Post by jrsixx on Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:40 pm

Yeah they're #5 heads, guess I got lucky. As far as longevity, that's a bit misleading. this thing was stored from 86 to 09 so It really only has a couple hundred miles on the build.

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Post by jrsixx on Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:42 pm

Cort, good to meet you too bro, next year we need lots more cars!

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Post by knightfan26917 on Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:08 am

jrsixx wrote:Cort, good to meet you too bro, next year we need lots more cars!

*nods*

I agree ... except the MidSummer gathering is no more ... that was the third and final one, given how much attendance has dropped since the first one 2 years ago....

HOWEVER ... I have been thinking of TRYING something different next year. I may post about those ideas next time I visit the forum...so "stay tuned" Wink.



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Post by 77malibu77 on Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:44 am

jrsixx wrote:
77malibu77 wrote:looks mean, makes me want to black out the trim around the windows and take the one off from the roof rail

Eventually it'll be all gloss black, plan on not having any chrome on it at all, what isn't painted, will be powdercoated, just not sure what to do with the outer window felts, they have that little chrome bead in them. Probably will have black wheels and some dark tints. For the time being, I'm kinda digging the flat black, like someone said, if Batman drove a Cutty, it'd look like this.

ahah i love that idea, just paint over the chrome bead or powder coat it black its easy to take off. and im still deciding on painting all my chrome black like my car but eventually my car is gnna be burgundy color, whats your opinions? should i just paint all the trim?
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Post by JB2wheeler on Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:53 am

I have seen one exactly like that in gloss black and it was beautiful. The only thing I did not like about it was he painted everything under the hood, except the engine, gloss black and it looked terrible. Personally I think chrome accents set off a black paint job. I have seriously thought about gloss black for my 74, and keep all the chrome. JB
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Post by The Dude on Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:59 am

Why not go with black chrome plating?


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Post by JB2wheeler on Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:20 am

Hmmm... I wonder how a whole car would look with black chrome. I saw several cars painted with that new expensive "chrome" paint and they looked fairly good. Would have looked better with a color candy over the top. The paint is made by Alsop or something that starts with an "A". I lost everything when my hard drive went south several weeks or a month ago. I had so much stuff in my "favorites" folders that it would take 30 seconds just to open. JB
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Post by The Dude on Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:29 am

I bet that would be costly. Black chrome is an actual plating just like chrome, but I'm assuming even more expensive?
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Post by Limey SE on Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:38 am

$1699.oo plus tax just for a the shebang to do an average size car .....this is just for the material not the actual painting of the black chrome itself.

The shop has to have the machine that use this type of paint which is about 15 grand for the shop to own so it wont for sure be no maaco job
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Post by 74chick on Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:11 pm

How good would your body work need to be to pull that off?
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Post by TWBouska AKA Wooderson on Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:46 pm

77malibu77 wrote: whats your opinions? should i just paint all the trim?
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i took everything off of my el camino except the door handles, locks, and the drip rail above the windows, and im pretty happy with the way it looks.
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Post by 74chick on Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:40 pm

Not me. I whould fix the trim instead.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:47 pm

74chick wrote:Not me. I whould fix the trim instead.

there is nothing wrong with my trim, its just i think it might look better same as body color. even the ones around the whole bed on the top
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