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03-28-2012 11:00 PM
optiontown you got that right!but hey,we're car guys,sometimes it just plays out that way.good joke.
Bill
03-28-2012 10:28 PM
MARTINSR Yes it's a joke, I am having a little fun with Swanny's post. And Swanny, I know I should be giving you a break being you are a new visiter but I just had to poke fun a little here.

That Indian gas tank, I wouldn't even hang it. It belongs bolted to a piece of angle iron or something that is welded to a stand that CAN'T fall over. You can sand on it, paint it, move it, polish it, all with no fear of it falling. Certainly a coat hanger is MUCH too thin to hang something like that tank.

Brian
03-28-2012 09:29 PM
optiontown Brian.you didn't really try that?did you?i suspect a joke here!
03-28-2012 08:37 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by optiontown
that's tough but i've been doing this for years and never had one break.
That's because you haven't hung an engine block from one and had it fail.

Brian
03-28-2012 08:04 PM
optiontown
small parts painting

that's tough but i've been doing this for years and never had one break.the unfortunate part for me is i've had other things happen that made me have to start over.the worst part is we're all trying to make this stuff so perfect and the second time sometimes becomes a 3rd time.qh welll
03-28-2012 02:39 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by Swanny 711
Don't put too much trust in coat hanger wire. I was just puting my last coat of paint on an Indian M/C gas tank that was hanging from a coat hanger wire when the wire broke!
I had to start all over from scratch.
I think the lesson is don't ask a coat hanger wire hook to hold something where a much stronger hook is needed.

Brian
03-28-2012 12:37 PM
Swanny 711
coat hanger wire

Don't put too much trust in coat hanger wire. I was just puting my last coat of paint on an Indian M/C gas tank that was hanging from a coat hanger wire when the wire broke!
I had to start all over from scratch.
03-11-2012 07:48 PM
gto_ron
perfection

I have to agree that this restoration-perfection trend takes the fun out of muscle car and street rod building. I have my third 64=65 GTO restoration about finished and I intend to drive and enjoy it; not trailer and concourse show it. Nothing beats cruising around with the top down on a warm Friday night.

I guess I respect the guys who agonize over the correct bolt finish or assembly line chalk marks on their resto's but I have neither the skill or the $$ to build a 'correct' show car.

thanks for all the painting tips guys, I learn something new every time I log onto the Forum,

regards

Ron
03-11-2012 07:16 PM
optiontown
Quote:
Originally Posted by latech
I so agree stitch.. I have seen guys try to make it perfect, and after about 5 years it gets sold for a fraction of the price of the parts alone, and gets labeled as "A PROJECT"
truly sad.
i've actuallly bought my own parts back and resold them for good money.i guess we're all dreamers.i have an unfinished Cutlass Wagon that took me 4 months to paint because i did every thing to make it look like it came painted from the factory.is is possible "Car Guys" are dillusional?the really neat part about the Cutlass was i painted it Black and i don't think they offered the color from the factory.imagine a Cutlass Wagon with factory woodgrain.(I've got NOS woodgrain if i ever finish this sweety.it was a California diesel car and now has a 403.all options.if you've never driven one,they handle like a T/A of the time.1 1/4 front stabilizer and 2.9 steering gear.*** kicking little car and the're great for junkin'
03-11-2012 07:01 PM
optiontown
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1967bsd
I guess I've tried to share what I know in past forums and advice was disputed as having to be perfect which was never insinuated, I'm all for rat rods and any other type or level of pefection, I own a 65 GTO ...its not perfect but its fun, thats all that matters! anyway its good to have a good variety of opinion...Thanks.
Keith
i have gone all over the country to put together peoples "Babies"so i fully understand perfect.i put the mechancal touches on the"GeeTo Tiger"1966 replicar.it crossed the Mecam block in Jan 2010.i have put toghether many top end show cars.i'm just so sick of the "look at how big my dick is" car owners.
03-11-2012 06:40 PM
1967bsd
perfect!

You are so right!!! perfect is monotonous to ....try to achieve and who wants to drive a car you cant enjoy for fear of a stone chip!!
03-11-2012 05:53 PM
LATECH
Quote:
Originally Posted by stich626
perfect gets in the way of done.. many a car still sits in pieces because of that call for perfect..
I so agree stitch.. I have seen guys try to make it perfect, and after about 5 years it gets sold for a fraction of the price of the parts alone, and gets labeled as "A PROJECT"
truly sad.
03-11-2012 04:48 PM
stich626 perfect gets in the way of done.. many a car still sits in pieces because of that call for perfect..
03-11-2012 04:34 PM
1967bsd
Pro bashing

I guess I've tried to share what I know in past forums and advice was disputed as having to be perfect which was never insinuated, I'm all for rat rods and any other type or level of pefection, I own a 65 GTO ...its not perfect but its fun, thats all that matters! anyway its good to have a good variety of opinion...Thanks.
Keith
03-11-2012 04:24 PM
stich626
Quote:
Originally Posted by optiontown
i can remember being in junkyards since i first started reading Hot Rod in 1962.i just love Pontiacs.how could GM do that to us?

easy, at the end pontiac didn't have one car that was a money maker, persay..
most where badge engineered cars..
the 2 seater was a small sales volume car,
the g8 was great but the right car at the wrong time.. no one had money to buy it ..
they killed the t/a and removed the plastic cladding from the g/p and grand am.. both cars sold better with the plastic sides cladding than without..
for some odd reason buicks sell overseas.. china they are huge..
at the time money talked.. we get buick.. now as seen as chevy doesn't want the holden(g8) maybe give it to buick. paint it black and drop the s/c zo6 engine in it.. hehe
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