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  3. Finally got the doors hinged!!!!!! I'm loving the way they sit
  4. Please read this: http://italianhorses.net/Tutorials/PerfectPaint/paint.htm
  5. Beautiful work. Always inspiring to see someone working in brass.
  6. That's great, Alan...... those two front grilles would be much appreciated, and I can give you my postal address details when you are ready. Don't worry too much about the rear bumper and tail lights, as the rear panel I have looks to be accurate anyway. The response from members on here, including yourself has been so helpful and I feel so lucky. Good luck with your search, but as I say, please don't go to any trouble over this. David
  7. Thanks for the advice everyone , I appreciate your help , we'll give it a go and see how we make out . Paint job is Tamiya X-15 light green , closest we could match from our local hobby shop inventory . Looks good though . Air-brushed the " stripe" in middle of hood with Tamiya XF-1 flat black . Quite the contrast with the green . OK, when I'm wet sanding am I going to stay away from the flat black on the hood ? We picked up this packette of waterproof finishing paper : 320 , 400 , 600 , 1000 , 2000 , 4000 , 6000 and 12,000 . 10$ CDN. When we would we be inclined to use the 6000 and 12,000 paper ? Robert.
  8. Which version of the T600 did you get?
  9. Yes, https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Flive.staticflickr.com%2F7159%2F6561409573_fe1d33a17a_b.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fmudflapper359%2F6561409573&docid=njcVVLvM2ZboOM&tbnid=67M7o2Y6NeqCwM%3A&vet=1&source=sh%2Fx%2Fim
  10. Oh I see, Buz..... well, my scratch building skills are not that great if I'm honest...... but thanks for the support and I will try to come up with something worthwhile. David
  11. I would like to see it,living in Dayton I heard about it for years.
  12. Hey, everyone!, i have a ton more done on the Pantera!.....hope you enjoy!! -Photo 1; After cutting open the rear vent, i notched out the areas for the muffler hangers to protrude. -Photo 2; Now that i've removed the last remnants of the battery box, i can really start building the framework! -Photo 4; I decided to start making a belly pan... -Photo 5; I modified a Countach intercooler for the rear fan assembly. -Photo 6; The hoods window always needed a stronger glue point, so i added a super thin strip to the top crossmember. You can also see the hinges, and prop shocks i made. -Photo 10; Here you can see the muffler hangers... -Photo 14; Here are the hooks for the hood hinges...it looks like they are too high, but....... -Photo 15; ....it fits perfectly flush!!
  13. David, I can help you a little but and maybe more than a little bit. When I was a kid, my grandfather bought a pair of Parisiennes for his caravan business every couple of years and one of them was a 68 Parisienne, just like yours with a Chevy dash. Influenced heavily by my grandfather's taste in American cars, I bought the MPC 68 convertible/pickup kit and built it with all the custom bits. Very little is left of it today. Now what is left is, believe it or not, are the two front grilles, unfortunately with the pointy bits near the middle sliced off but still fixable. I found them last night and will send them to you to help you on your mission. Now it is hard to tell you this without getting your hopes up but somewhere I believe I also have the rear bumper and taillights. Just haven't been able to find them yet. Should have been in my bumper box but hey, I got a lot of stuff and sometimes it moves to places without my knowledge! I will keep looking this weekend and see if I can unearth the bumper and taillights. If I do they are all yours. I know they are going to a good home. Wish me luck in my search! Cheers Alan
  14. Reworked and assembled rear hub carriers. Brass tubing was added for the hinge points and open holes.
  15. Time to do some farming, got my Deutz 30 today, and some video/photog related items
  16. Same here. This post is armpit deep in speculation. If they get a car that closely resembles a street car, then that can only help, right? - The Xfinity cars already run composite bodies which are pliable, don’t snap like mentioned and reduce cut tires. Kevlar components will also be a big part of the body. I hope it does help things. As much as we piss and moan about it, great racing will cure a lot of it’s current ills. In the meantime, go support your local dirt track and watch some amazing racing. They need all the help they can get.
  17. I can appreciate the extensive work put into building something of this caliber, either 1:1 or model. But that work effort still does not make it any better looking in my eyes, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Like I used to be told in the military when standing in inspection: "Them shoes look like they have been polished with a Hershey bar and buffed with a brick".
  18. Someone built a replica of the Golden Sahara in 1:25 scale. https://www.customcarchronicle.com/model-cars/the-golden-sahara-model/#.XaecXTd7njo Now are you going to tell the builder it's ugly? Oddly enough I was recently thinking of posting the restoration progress thread on Rik Hoving's wonderful Kustom Car Chronicle site. https://www.customcarchronicle.com/forums/topic/golden-sahara-ii-restoration/#.Xaedpzd7njo To me the point of many '50s wild custom cars was to be "in-your-face" creative. The Golden Sahara was always a show car. They had to outdo their colleagues, and then re-do them for next show season, topping themselves in the process. When you go to model shows, do you complain about how "ugly" the radical customs are?
  19. I need an un-built Model king Henry J. I would take a different version as long as it is molded in white.
  20. Does anybody have pics of the newly tooled stock hubcaps?
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