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Old 07-17-2018, 08:54 PM
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your welcome buddy! it is a cool shirt. this is the one I picked up...they have converts and coupes..but this convert just looks cool!
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:07 PM
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For those that may not know. The picture above is the artwork on a shirt Jeremy got me. Here is a picture of my actual car! As a matter of fact, That is Jeremy in the background! Pretty cool and much appreciated!

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Old 07-19-2018, 06:53 PM
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Most of you will remember how excited I was to get these fenders.



Well, I picked them up from the sand blaster today. Rarely do get something back from the sandblaster and find it was better than you thought it was. Usually your heart sinks when you see what was left.

These were done by the new water blasting system. I am very impressed with the system, the owner of the company, and certainly the fenders themselves.










I'm on my way to the shop to mix some epoxy primer. I will let it induce overnight and get these things primed in the morning with luck. I am really excited to start getting this front clip together.

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That IS a glorious pair of fenders, wow! Good looking blast job too. Now that you have a good blast man, you can tackle numerous new brownbottom projects! Soon as you stick this one together. Good going, John.
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That IS a glorious pair of fenders, wow! Good looking blast job too. Now that you have a good blast man, you can tackle numerous new brownbottom projects! Soon as you stick this one together. Good going, John.
LOL, What do I do about the anti-project timer. 73 and counting......

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Daaaamn those are sweet!

I can't wait to get mine blasted clean but they won't look that nice!

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LOL, What do I do about the anti-project timer. 73 and counting......

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Just turn up the sarcasm detector! Ha.

Just as soon as you can get it together, your duty is , if I can quote an oldie... drive, drive, drive. And you know the rest of that song.
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your welcome buddy! it is a cool shirt. this is the one I picked up...they have converts and coupes..but this convert just looks cool!
That is so neat, very cool.

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Wow! Amazing fenders.



How do you fit so many horseshoes up there?

I'm always running negative and never get a break.
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Old 07-20-2018, 09:56 PM
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Don't get me wrong. I am very glad to get these but the primer did really show the good and the bad. There are e few rust pinholes I had not seen and as is obvious we uncovered a few dents and bruises. All easily fixed but they may not be quite what I imagined them to be when I first picked them up at the blaster's.

I think the coolest thing is there is no indication of front end damage. They are not out of shape other than being slightly pushed in a couple of places along the body detail running down the middle if the fenders.

I think the will be easy to fix and require very little filler.

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I believe you can work with those.
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Oh yea buddy! In a heartbeat.
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Old 07-24-2018, 05:14 PM
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I got to spend a while moching up the front clip today. Since everything is fabricated except for the fenders themselves I am really concerned about the fit before I get into paint.

After mounting the splash apron and lower radiator mount, I hung the fenders and shimmed them in three places. Front, upper rear, and lower rear.



I cut a spreader bar 7/16" wider than the front of the hood to hold the gap close to what I would need to maintain 3/16 hood gaps.




After getting my front gap pretty close, I clamped my upper radiator support in place and went ahead and mounted my old splash apron front section. I have a new one but it has not been cut down yet to fit my new fabricated lower apron.



Next the radiator was set in place and everything tightened down. The grill needs to be installed as well as the upper shroud. None of the holes have been marked or drilled for either one yet. First, I would like to get one of the guys to swing by and help me set the hood on temperarily. It would be good to double check the gaps before drilling any more holes.

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Fits like a Glove,,
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John it's starting to look like a car again! Congratulations!!!

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