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Post by Trbulnc on Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:47 am

Thanks. We should have it out in the sun this weekend for some better pics.

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Post by Trbulnc on Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:30 am









Few new pics...started sanding and buffing. Coming no around and starting to take shape. Hopefully done by end of week. Can't wait to get it out in the sun.

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Post by mikidymac on Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:50 am

That looks awesome. Glad to see someone going withe the factory 73' SS stripes.
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Post by crice63 on Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:20 pm

I like the stripes a lot. I wonder how they would look on an el Camino.

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Post by Joe73 on Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:42 pm

Are those stripes at factory dimensions? They look much wider than stock. I like them with that color combo. Makes the stripes stand out more with those colors.
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Post by Trbulnc on Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:43 pm

Factory dimensions. I took pics of everything holding a tape measure up to it before cutting. Then also kept old panels to verify when we laid it out.

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Post by Joe73 on Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:45 pm

How wide is the single blue stripe ? Pic looks wider than 3/8".
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Post by Trbulnc on Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:55 pm



Matched measurements from photo.

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Post by Trbulnc on Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:57 pm



Think it is just the camera angle how I was at it.

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Post by Joe73 on Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:24 pm

I think it's the.camera angle as well. Again, awesome job and that color combo is awesome. What brand paint did you use?
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Post by Trbulnc on Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:29 pm

Nason paint and their high end clear which gives way more depth. Clear was $220 gallon compared to their $100 regular.

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Post by Joe73 on Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:47 pm

Cool. I'm using all Southern Polyurethane products except my base coat which is Pro-spray.
I went with southern polyurethane because of their quality and its been used on barrett jackson cars and at pebble beach. Its crystal clear. $113 a gallon plus $37 for the activator. Awesome products from them.
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Post by Trbulnc on Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:45 pm

Few pics after I have it home. Color looks different in the sun compared to shadows. Turned out nice and bodywork is really good. I nitpicked it pretty hard but it is what I do everyday so I spot things easy and knew it would bother me. He had trouble seeing a few things I was pointing out to him. Lol.

Hood is next. Going 'glass so we will fit the hood to the car.










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Post by Joe73 on Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:51 pm

Looks AWESOME. Love the.color. I had to fit the hood to the car.as well. I widened the.hood on each side and an eight inch just behind the head lights. Evercoat ever glass works excellent for fitting the.hood.
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Post by Trbulnc on Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:05 pm

Thanks. Thought the same thing. Way easier to build or skim on the hood than change fender. Lol. Who did you get your hood from?

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Post by Joe73 on Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:27 pm

Mine is from fibermotive. Bought it back in the mid 80's. They're out of business now.
Cool trick for closing the gaps between the hood and fenders. Close the hood. Get some cardboard, both the corrugated type and some of the ceral box type. Grab some wax paper. Cut the cardboard into 3" wide stripes and as long as you can. Put some wax paper on the front of the cardboard, tape it on or whatever. Slip it in the gap between the hood and fender. Add more cardboard behind the first piece that has the wax paper on it. Put enough cardboard behind all along til you get the gap you like. When done, mix up some everglass and push it between the hood and wax paper. Everglass is short strand and does not run. Put it in the gap, squeegee off the excess and let dry. Few minutes later, open the hood, remove the cardboard, close the hood, perfect gap. Now sand it smooth. Real quick and easy.
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Post by Trbulnc on Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:07 pm

Thanks. Good tip!

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