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01-14-2009 11:05 AM Reworking the hood sides
I originally planned to use the stock hood side pieces to make new side covers but changed my mind as I thought they just looked like I had removed the fenders. Well I'm back to that plan. I had added on to the cowl end to extend the side down to what seemed the logical place to stop at the firewall. At the front I raided a local body shop's scrap pile and found a couple of pieces that seemed to have a good curve that would fit around into the grill. If you look back a ways in this journal to the bare metal state you can see what I started with. I have put on some filler and knocked it down some, used rattlecan primer to see what it would look like, mockup sortof. I have added the light pods from the top of the stock headlight buckets to the side panel for the turn signals (assuming that I can ever get them to work). The next step is to tack on a piece of 1/4? inch rod around the opening and make a rolled/bead edge. You can also see in the pics the painted new headers with the extention and turn down.


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12-25-2008 12:17 PM more stripes and then headers
Here are some shots of the bed cover back on the hot rod and I started the previous post with a pic of "before", makes the flames stand out much more.
The last photo is the finished header with paint. The hot paint is from Plasticoat which is all my local Car Quest had in stock. The headers were cut off and angled out away from the body with the back tube taking about 2 inches and the front just angle cut. One of the tubes was cut below where they come together on the way down and turned so the whole thing would work. I cost way too much to have it done but it was too late to change my mind...should have asked first.


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12-25-2008 12:06 PM Stripping brush for Christmas
One of my sons got me a stripping brush for Christmas, a real Mac 00. I practiced some and finished the flames that were stained on the bed cover of my hot rod. The wood stain is red mahogany so I used red enamel for the stripes. For a first time not toooo bad. Shouldn't have put clear over them though so will probably have to redo them eventually.


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12-03-2008 10:54 AM On the way to headers, outside
I was put in contact with a guy who will cut up my roadster style headers and rake them out to parallel the bottom of the cab. While it was outside I took some pictures with the hood on, the hood had to come off for the trip on the trailer as it isn't fastened down yet. The short bed really shows up the long nose. I'll probably post some pics of the finished headers when I get my rod back.


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10-14-2008 10:59 AM trans tunnel
After mocking up the tunnel I learned that the Sun tach will not work with my HEI so it was on to the next plan. Using another old pan, cut the shifter hole, cleaned and painted and mounted the Aries boot. I will line it with insulation and seal it to the floor with screws and silicone. I'm still working on an idea for a cup holder. The trans cover is painted with the same flat brown I'm using for the door panels and interior metal. The S10 seat has new covers in the same rolls/pleats about the same color as stock. I have yet to bend the 24" shifter so it doesn't hit the dash in park.
I have also added an 8" extention to the header collectors to house the glass pack mufflers.


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