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#1 Gluhead

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:17 PM

Here's a sneak peek at one I'll be finishing up over the next couple weeks. I started it a long, long time ago, so I have little to offer for in-progress pics, but I'm taking them as I go here during the last few stages. The wood is some walnut I've had hanging around for a while. I took some slices off on the table saw and sanded it down a little thinner yet. Rails are some Plastuct H beam which I rounded over the tops a bit. A little foil, a little golden oak stain, and here it is.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:20 PM

Very nice work on that bed. This will be a cool build.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:37 PM

Bed looks awesome. Show me more!

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:58 AM

is it going to be a stock truck or street rod

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:33 PM

Beautiful work on the bed, I can't wait to see more of this build.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:50 PM

Thanks, guys. I'll have more pics up by the end of the weekend. Suede rod probably fits it best, but it's pretty mellow. Just a tasty cruiser.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:28 AM

Pile'o'parts.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:51 AM

Shaping up nicely! B)

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:40 AM

thats some wild seat got the same kit but thinking new school slamed street truck style

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:47 AM

Looks like you've got all the ellements of a very nice truck there. That bed looks fantastic (have you given any thought to some varnish).
Nice camera work, by the way.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:29 PM

Hi Chris,

Looking foward to what you do with the parts!!!


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:59 PM

Like I said on you Fotki page, that bed of yours blows mine away, incredible work! The rest of the parts look great too, I can't wait to see it all come together!

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:30 PM

Diggin it so far Glue. I did the bed similar to that on my 29 Rat Rod. I think it looks great man.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:43 PM

Thanks, guys. I appreciate it. Three things have been holding me back on this one - 1) I lost the windshield. Thanks to Agent G, I've got that replaced. 2) I needed to restock my Semi-Gloss Black lacquer. Picked that up today, so that one's covered. And 3) making a few parts for the stovebolt 6. I've got half of those done now, so I'll be able to bring this one home over the coming week, with any luck.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:14 PM

I needed to restock my Semi-Gloss Black lacquer. Picked that up today, so that one's covered.

I was there, I saw him do it. I can vouche for this man's wherabouts and actions at or around 1:15 PM Monday, August 20, 2012. :lol:

Looking sweet! Bed looks awesome. (Heh, heh. Wood...) Is that Scale Motorsport upholstery pattern decal on the seat?

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:05 PM

Haha. I didn't do it! Unless I did...

Thanks. Yep, the same. I still have about a third of a sheet, so I keep wondering what else to use it on. I wish I'd picked up a sheet of their zebra skin. I haven't seen any of that around since I've been back to building.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:40 AM

Oooh.....I think this is gonna be good!

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:00 AM

That bed is just phenomenal. It honestly looks real. Well done, bro.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:51 AM

Thanks, guys. I'm glad you like it so far.

I got a little paint work done on the engine. My instinct lately is to go hog-wild with wiring and plumbing, but honestly I try to resist that because it becomes one big never-ending "while I'm at it" kind of things and then I end up not finishing. So, we'll see if I can show some restraint on this one. Haha.

One thing I'm feeling pretty good about is the finned side cover. I've tried several times to make a finned whatever and failed miserably. This time I was determined to make it work. It's definitely not perfect, but it's the first time I've gotten anything presentable and encourages me to keep at it.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:02 AM

Looking good with that finned side cover, Glu. I'm curious about how you controlled the depth of cut. I know how I'd do it (lay the styrene piece between two brass shims), but I'd like to hear your technique.