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need a grill......

Thanks ''Brew'' . I need some help picking out a grill,... thinking of an oval shape,... not alot of chrome, cause the car will be flat black..open for suggestions.......

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Great Job Knighthawk!!! I like the way you got that rear window down. Quite a project, right? It looks like it was well worth the effort to me. Are you going to seal up the rear quarter windows? Or can you make them pop out like the originals? Im so used to seeing my sons Plymouth it looks normal to me. LOL Just goes to show what can be cool with a little imagination and hard work. Keep the pics coming. If you need any help with them let me know. Again, Great Job!!!
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the rear quarter windows are still functional. I think it took longer to cut down and reshape these two windows than it did to chop the roof ! It was quite a task to reshape the opening, the window frame, and the trim or garnish mould ing on the inside, and the chrome trim on the outside.
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Its the attention to the little details Ie. garnish, and window moldings that really make the chop flow. Ive seen several chops where the chop looks pretty good, but for what ever reason the finish work fell short. Guess what everybody stops and points at? It just un does all the good looks of a good chop. Those windows look good, and it is worth all the work. I know, and can appreciate the time and effort involved. Keep going!
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well, this is just the first cost of primer ( epoxy ), just to see the general look of the car. Now getting ready to take it apart (again !) and give it another sanding job, the some flat black . Things I need to decide on yet : front bumper, (and rear ) what grill , and how do I make the filler strip for the back ? a compound curved strip without any fancy tools ???
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well, this is just the first cost of primer ( epoxy ), just to see the general look of the car. Now getting ready to take it apart (again !) and give it another sanding job, the some flat black . Things I need to decide on yet : front bumper, (and rear ) what grill , and how do I make the filler strip for the back ? a compound curved strip without any fancy tools ???
Im fortunate iv got the cool tools for that stuff. I did a quick filler piece for my sons car just to see how it would work. It looked OK! I need to make another piece for the same place as yours. for me its just about as easy to make two at a time. If your interested i'll make a couple of them, take a pic and shoot it to you. If you like it I can mail it to you and you just pay freight? no hurry, if it sounds good pm me.
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Things I need to decide on yet : front bumper, (and rear ) what grill , and how do I make the filler strip for the back ? a compound curved strip without any fancy tools ???
My thoughts.

Bumpers - 51 Plymouth, 37 DeSotoe, 36 Buick. Any of the ribbed designs.

Grill - possibly use openings similar to the lower grilles of the 41 ford (except a bit bigger and more rounded with an extension of the hood that drops to the top of the original opening and the gracefully curves inward to a narrow bar between the grilles. You could make up the grille bars from round or square bar and sink them into the opening so they float there.

The pic of the 41 Ford is from the carnut site.

Another interesting treatment would be something similar to cefolar's ride.
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both intresting.........thanks
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I dunno, that looks pretty close to the perfect chop for that model of car in my book, whoo hoo.
I'd be proud to wheel that one into a rod trot for sure.

All I can say is stay to the theme you have going

Maybe a set of "Briz" ribbed bumpers. They aren't that cheap but with the cost of buying a decent used set and having them redone the cost evens out.

I'm not sure on the grill mods, I'll have to dwell on that a bit.
A trimmed down 49/50 Merc grill shell might work with a floating grill bar but it would be a lot of work to mold in right. Anything you mold in is going to make the whole front end sheet metal one piece.

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I realize that molding the grill opening will be very hard to do AND still be able to take the fenders off , BUT there must be a way, challange is going to be to make it look right !.............I'm thinking... what I will need , is a grill (oval ) that has the outer ring as part of it, so it can be removed or unbolted to separate from the fenders ????

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smoothing

the body is painted with Nason's brand epoxy primer. Now I have to go back and smoothen it and remove a lot of sanding marks, Question : do I have to sand or scuff the epoxy primer first, to get the glazing putty and or more ''sanding primer '' too stick ? ...........as usual......thanks
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You are probably way beyond any recoat window for that epoxy so you get to sand it in order to get any new material to stick..While you are doing that just remember to be glad that you do not have to go through the rust removal deal again.

We generally recommend that one shoots another coat of epoxy then do your fill and blocking. They way I do it is to shoot a coat of 2K in a different color than the gray that you used and block and long board on that coat..that will tell the tale as to where you need to put on a bit of fill...then block the filled areas and shoot some more 2K and block and longboard again..just keep doing that over and over until all the wrinkles are taken care of..

Next step is to shoot either a tintable sealer or the appropriate seal coat of epoxy in the color you need and apply the base coat then of course the clear..all the way along I do what I call a check sand which is a real lite scuffing to expose any trash or flow indicators I might have..If you repair any foo-bahs as you go the end result will be something you can be proud of..

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what is the recommended ''window'' for re-coat on the epoxy primer ? If I sand and block, put another coat of epoxy on it, then some more blocking, how much time ( days ) do I have to put a regular or flat black primer on ?
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On your recoat window you would have to ask your paint jobber on that one as each product has its own set of specs for use..I know what I can do with the material I use but tha tis all.

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Take a look at this car:

http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2968...28908655QJuVpy
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