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04-19-2014 08:50 PM
Rodnit Hey Jay. You mentioned page 17. I went back and took a looksy and I saw where Bob mentioned about the square tubes for the bumper mounts. Of course, I had to head out to the garage and take a look at mine. Yep, they're there. I think they have been cut back. The sway bar mount comes up to the end of the square stock.

Look forward to more updates........
04-19-2014 08:16 PM
JGK95 I stopped by the shop today and never realized what a 600 grit sandpaper job felt like... It felt like porcelain!

One of the issues that needs to be addressed when you're working your final panel fitment (doors & trunk) is the need to bevel the edges down to a 1/4" from their initial thickness to allow the panels to open properly.

I refer again to the picture from page 17 below.



Good things are headed our way!

Cheers,

Jay K.
04-15-2014 11:29 AM
35terraplane Rodnit I think you are right, there are more people looking at them to build. I think it might be that they can get the car cheaper with parts from someone that can't get their SB done, than buying a new Body, frame, etc. If a person makes the right changes to the car, grille insert for one, they can be a very good looking car such as Jay's car, Mine I hope, and others like Dave34's car. People just have to spend the time on them, if they got a body like my car, if they did nothing to it the car would look like h***. When you have to use 15 gallons of resin and a lot of glass you know the body, you know I did not have a very good body. I have many hours on mine trying to get it to look like the right car, and I hope that I have arrived at that point.

I have spent lots of money on the car and it is not done. I have found a shop to finish the car as I am no longer able to work on the car, as I can't feel anything.

Just like Jay's or mine or anyone else that takes the time to make them look and sit right they can have a car that people will stop and look at.

My bad I forgot my friend Randy, who is IMO a very, very good builder. Sorry my friend.

Bob
04-15-2014 11:28 AM
JGK95
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Hey Jay. I just thought it was interesting to see a Beast on the block. There's obviously interest in this rod. They may not fetch top dollar, but $40k is still respectable.....

Troy
Hi Troy,

Good point!

$40k is the highest I've seen to date for these cars and that's very respectable.

Jay K.
04-14-2014 05:01 PM
Rodnit Hey Jay. I just thought it was interesting to see a Beast on the block. There's obviously interest in this rod. They may not fetch top dollar, but $40k is still respectable.....

Troy
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
JGK95
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Hi Troy,

I've seen that car on ebay before. Its very beautiful! These cars will never share a baseline price with each other as everyone builds to their own likes and dislikes. Having said that, the owner probably lost his shorts on that build even if his labor was free.

Cheers,

Jay K.
04-12-2014 07:20 PM
Rodnit Looks like this Beastie fetched $40k at Mecum..........

1934 Ford 3 Window Coupe Street Rod 302 CI, Fiberglass Body for sale by Mecum Auction
04-08-2014 11:39 PM
JGK95 Gents, (Randy, Troy, Pugsy, Bob, and Dave)

haters..? Aint nobody got time fo' that!

For me it's about collaboration with friends like you all with the constructive criticism. I'm grateful for the input here!

Bob,

Apologies if it appeared that I was tootin' my own horn. I was as Pugsy pointed out, tootin' the horn of the shop that is buliding our Beast.

Unfortunately I haven't the time (work takes all of the fun away!) to dedicate learning the delicate nature of fiberglass. It truly is a discipline!

On a positive note, just by visiting the shop every now and then it has taught me to respect it more and more!

Thank you all,

Jay K.

ps. We're going with a fabricated steel windshield frame that will be painted the same color as the body so it'll disappear into the car.

The downside is that our visibility will be reduced to 358*

04-08-2014 11:49 AM
NEW INTERIORS
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Hi Gents,

Yes Randy, I'm beaming like a proud papa! Seeing my vision come to light after six years is some pent up shine, lol! I really want to thank my father first for letting me set the course for what started out as a father and son project.

Dave, I love your idea, I just don't think that my Dad wants to wait a minute more to drive it. However, when the car becomes mine, that'll be the first order of business!

Hi Pugsy, thank you for the nice words!

Thank you all again for your input.

Jay K.

Ps. A very special thank you to Randy above for reinforcing his belief in two very inexperienced first timers like my dad and I. His support was all we needed to realize that we could do it too.
Thanks Jay...I guess the phone call was all you needed,, I just wanted y'all to always push forward on it no matter what anyone said... You can make them a nice car with hard work an drive...I knew once we talked on the phone no one was going to stop you.. I'm very proud of you...And I know your dad is as well...Good luck and I'm glade we had the chance to talk..Keep pushing forward..

And yes there will always be the haters,,,Don't let them bring you down,,, It's more them likely they are mad because they GAVE UP...
04-08-2014 10:37 AM
123pugsy
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Jay The car looks very nice, jmo but I think the gap on the bottom of the trunk lid is a little tight, but it might be the picture.

I know you have worked on the car a long time and worked hard, but I will tell you you don't toot your own horn too loud as it will come back to bite you in the *****. I'm not just saying that I know all to well. You know yourself there will always be people that don't like SB no matter how nice they look.

Nice Car



Bob
I believe he's tooting the body shop's horn which is totally acceptable.
04-08-2014 10:00 AM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by 35terraplane View Post
Jay The car looks very nice, jmo but I think the gap on the bottom of the trunk lid is a little tight, but it might be the picture.

I know you have worked on the car a long time and worked hard, but I will tell you you don't toot your own horn too loud as it will come back to bite you in the *****. I'm not just saying that I know all to well. You know yourself there will always be people that don't like SB no matter how nice they look.

Nice Car

Bob
But the other 98% will love it. And most wont care that it's glass. They'll just think it looks very cool...........
04-08-2014 09:37 AM
35terraplane Jay The car looks very nice, jmo but I think the gap on the bottom of the trunk lid is a little tight, but it might be the picture.

I know you have worked on the car a long time and worked hard, but I will tell you you don't toot your own horn too loud as it will come back to bite you in the *****. I'm not just saying that I know all to well. You know yourself there will always be people that don't like SB no matter how nice they look.

Nice Car

Bob
04-06-2014 07:53 PM
JGK95 Hi Gents,

Yes Randy, I'm beaming like a proud papa! Seeing my vision come to light after six years is some pent up shine, lol! I really want to thank my father first for letting me set the course for what started out as a father and son project.

Dave, I love your idea, I just don't think that my Dad wants to wait a minute more to drive it. However, when the car becomes mine, that'll be the first order of business!

Hi Pugsy, thank you for the nice words!

Thank you all again for your input.

Jay K.

Ps. A very special thank you to Randy above for reinforcing his belief in two very inexperienced first timers like my dad and I. His support was all we needed to realize that we could do it too.
04-06-2014 04:51 PM
123pugsy I'll agree with your comments. The fit up and body work are very nice indeed.
04-06-2014 03:04 PM
daves 34
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Hi Gents,

The latest and greatest of "Tha Beast!"

We are going to paint ... finally!

The fiberglass is free of pockets after many MANY reviews and revisions. Through a combination of granular review of every half inch area and primer, I'd easily put this Beast up against any glass car that Barris, Starbird, Roth or any of their successful peers ever built!

Check the door, trunk and hood gaps, check out the beltline, uniformity at it's finest!

The Beast is gonna shine once she's painted!

Cheers,


Jay K.











Hi Jay,

looks realy nice great job, what sre the colors going to be. Also you might consider frenching in the tail lights only if you are using 39 style and LED they would look brighter if they are pointed to the rear rather than going up, just and idea, now would be the time.
Dave
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