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idrivejunk 07-10-2019 05:05 PM

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idrivejunk 07-10-2019 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by 123pugsy (Post 4682999)
The JOKING about the tires is exactly that....enjoy our camaraderie rather than have it upset you. :thumbup:

You did notice the smiley didn't you? :)

Well congrats on spelling a big word anyhow. Upset is a poor choice of word though. Think about the jobs I do and their tire sizes. When you can tell your friend has had enough ribbing about something they did wrong, you quit it.

I don't pick tires. I don't pick tires.:) No amount of comments can change that. I am innocent!

While we're giving one another life advice, ask yourselves how it makes you look to the world when you (jokingly) complain to the wrong person about something the rest of the world is OK with.:confused:

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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects (Post 4683003)
The first pic you posted of the tires and stance, the front spindle appeared to be very low from centered in the tire. Must have been the angle the pic was taken as the others, today, appear to be well centered.

Danged dual tbi corvette wouldn't start ?? Sort of a common problem with them in the past, and I don't remember what the issue was, but it will start once it cools down. I think it had something to do with the placement of the fuel lines and percolating the gas right after being parked for a short time..:confused:

I am confident you'll noodle the hub centering out if you wish to give it some thought.;) No changes were made between stanced pix.

It was hotter'n a pistol yesterday, dude was swimming in sweat. Vette was gone this morning though and I wonder if he knows its a chronic issue.

My favorite aunt is going downhill on a bobsled so my thoughts are kinda with her today.

Too Many Projects 07-10-2019 09:25 PM

That fender bob is baddass !

idrivejunk 07-10-2019 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects (Post 4683097)
That fender bob is baddass !

Glad you like :cool:

Thanks twice. You have shown me the correct mis-spelling of a word I've had to write around for so very long. I require it to express myself naturally, sparingly, when the cause is just. I think it looks baddassed too.:thumbup: Righteous, even. Can't imagine tubbing without widening either. Glad its not fighting me very hard. I took off nine inches there. The lip has like a 3/16" rod rolled into the edge. So I used the section of the outer lip where the fender bracket bolt hole is to splice in at the bottom. There was just enough straight area to pull that off.

idrivejunk 07-11-2019 08:58 AM

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idrivejunk 07-11-2019 11:26 AM

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Those are A rear fender nuts. This is the Cat in sealer and color is going on it now.

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idrivejunk 07-11-2019 06:23 PM

I'll give you guys one guess what word the Model A owner kept repeating while standing behind the car.:D I forgot :rolleyes: to take a pic but remembered my priorities.;)

Booth was S.R.O. at quitting time. :eek: Paint job papparazzi.:rolleyes:

But :drool::mwink: that is one slick black Cat.:) Put on your ogling goggles :cool: and step inside-

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Read lips much? I bet you can here.

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496CHEVY3100 07-12-2019 12:45 PM


I thought I would not cut those fenders,,after seeing them shortened ,all I can say is Great Job,i love them..:thumbup:

idrivejunk 07-12-2019 01:22 PM

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A co-worker found this out back and gave it to me. Wish I needed it.

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idrivejunk 07-12-2019 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 (Post 4683399)
I thought I would not cut those fenders,,after seeing them shortened ,all I can say is Great Job,i love them..:thumbup:

Well thank you sir and I am glad you like it.:cool:

It is a little disheartening to have people act like they never saw it before. This has taught me a lesson about the negative value of photo editing / rendering.

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Gearhead Poppa 07-12-2019 03:46 PM

Wow! That Cat is one cool woman in a black dress! :drool:

idrivejunk 07-13-2019 06:50 AM

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Wow! That Cat is one cool woman in a black dress! :drool:

She is kinda fun to stare at. The color is the strong black toner from PPG's waterborne intermix line. Straight.

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idrivejunk 07-13-2019 07:11 AM

I thought Painter did real well laying the clear on. Footloose did good with the filler, too.:) Mike's stuff is going to look amazing. The whole crew has done their best work on this project. The bumpers should be interesting with the lower halves painted.

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gegcorp2012 07-13-2019 12:27 PM

The Cat looks awesome ! Like a mirror. Y'all do great work there at the shop.

Looking back at post 1498 photo2
"The inner end of the fender is not attached to the body yet so it isn't sitting exactly perfect yet. But thats where I am working."

I really like how you made wider fenders appear in the rear by taking the tire width (and then some) and sending that back under the rear pan.

I also like the beads on the upper cowl area of the firewall. I will try something like that on my 41 with some aluminum dress-up when the time is right.

Really nice work on all you put your hand to. Lee up the great work !

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idrivejunk 07-13-2019 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by gegcorp2012 (Post 4683573)
The Cat looks awesome ! Like a mirror. Y'all do great work there at the shop.

Looking back at post 1498 photo2
"The inner end of the fender is not attached to the body yet so it isn't sitting exactly perfect yet. But thats where I am working."

I really like how you made wider fenders appear in the rear by taking the tire width (and then some) and sending that back under the rear pan.

I also like the beads on the upper cowl area of the firewall. I will try something like that on my 41 with some aluminum dress-up when the time is right.

Really nice work on all you put your hand to. Lee up the great work !

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Thanks for your kind words.:) On the Cat, I have to say the crew as a whole is a fairly sharp bunch. Including the boss who can not only take on a job like this but finish it with satisfaction all around.

When all the paint texture is knocked flat and rubbed out on the Cat, it will be so reflective that it will just "be" the colors of whatever is around it. I was stunned at the as-sprayed gloss but puzzled by how it could be so glossy with all the texture. If that makes sense. Theres plenty of clear on there, though. I did spot one sag, back edge of roof under the molding. But it defied my attempts to focus a pic on it.

On the A, just a couple wise rodders suggested widening the fenders when tubbing and it made sense to me. Works out good though with the length where it is. I am anxious, and ready (after I do more on the tail light "pod"), to remove the fender and finish behind the roll pan. Because I think that junction of so many lines in that area will look neato.

The inner tip of the bobbed fender simply meets the tub inner wall. But I was twisting the inner section around still in that pic. It is tabbed to the tub now.

Whats fortunate for me is that despite having been given 16" as the required tub width initially, I went ahead and just made them as wide as I could. They spec'd a 16" tub but ordered 18" wide tires.:rolleyes:

Let me tell you, clearance on the inside is tight even with a sliver of sidewall sticking out. So by me, those tires were a sketchy move but I juuust happened to build enough slop room that if we do everything right we will have a wonderfully overstuffed fender without side effects. Perfect. I wish you men could see how excited that fender made the owner and his friend who rode in it as a Model A with death wobble.:D

We are all car crazy but this guy loves his old Ford. I only had one decent conversation with the Cat guy but I remember getting him to make engine and peelout noises so he is cool too.:cool:

Glad you guys are getting an enjoy off the pix.


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