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Old 11-14-2008, 12:03 AM
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I thought that it might be upside down. Are you going to remove the bolt heads?

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Actually, I really thought of doing that, had it in my mind about how I was going to do it . Then I had a friend came from Texas to visit and see the car, so I rushed to get it primered and mounted. Now got a friend comming Sat and will see the car , so I rushed to get the bumper tips done and painted black....... ...........forgot about shaving the heads............maybe later
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:40 AM
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New pics from knighthawk ---

Before :



Cut and fill :



Almost done :



Finished bumper and fender line :

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Old 11-18-2008, 10:43 AM
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And the finished front end :





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Old 11-18-2008, 10:44 AM
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That is a great clean looking front end!!!!
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In case your wondering.... I put the turn signal lites a inch or two outward from being directly under the head lite.....makes it look wider ( I think )
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:46 PM
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That front view reminds me of the mid 60's Volvo 544.

It would be nice to see the full view of the car in the sun light. Right now the black bumper disappears in the shadows and it is hard to see how the car sits.
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hmmmmm....that sounds like another excuse to take it out of the shop and drive it around the yard...... just to get it in the right sunlite , of course......maybe tommorrow.....
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:05 PM
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More pics -

"Black car and black shadows don't make very good pictures. It DOES look better in person. Maybe if I waited till later in the day , kinda let the sun shine more under the car, to avoid the shadows......but I had to leave about 1;00 today (handyman jobs for the nieghbor ladies !) Guess you're just going to have to come to Kansas !....I did have a friend from Texas come by a week ago, a serious car collector and hotrodder guy, said he really liked it, only thing he said against it was the fenders and bumper tips wern't done yet, and he didn't care for the '85 seats,,,,,but really liked the body..............thanks again 'Brew' "

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Old 11-20-2008, 11:07 PM
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That last pic gives us a good look at how it sits. Love it!!

You have done a great job. Is that an original emblem on the front hood??
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Knight, great looking car, I love it!
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thanks for the kind words guys! The emblem on the front is the original 'crest' from the original big chrome thingy on the front...........back to work finishing the door and window openings, fianlly bought some new window and door rubber stuff..... first gotta go fix the nieghbors sink...............
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..... first gotta go fix the nieghbors sink...............
Is that the same neighbor lady as before??
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yup, we're all considered 'family' and/or nieghbors out here, even up to three miles away !....gotta be careful what you (I) say here, never know who's reading this........by the way, the nieghbor lady is 92...in case you were wondering

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been working the last few days (evenings) on the window and vent window... I should make a confession here... when I chopped the top, as you guys know, the top needs to be longer (that's why most people use 2 roofs) and also a little wider, to compensate for the curve or the roof. I was able to make the roof reach (front to rear)all the way, without splicing it, by laying the rear window down some. The sides where so close that I decided to just cut and move the window tops in just a little, then it needed no splice there either. BUT , what happened is, because the window tops are moved in, the window channels don't line up anymore. Had to move bottom window channels outward, (to make them straight with the top of the window frame) ,after a little cutting and welding, then the channels hit the door latch assemblys , so I fixed them, then the key lock things hit, had to move them...it's taken 4 or 5 days just to get the windows to operate smoothly !.. and thats just the first window !..bottom line : wpould have been ALOT easier just to splice the roof !
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