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#101 crazyjim

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:10 PM

Can you share your secret, Eric? It appears that you glue the lenses in. Will you then putty them in and sand? Won't you mess up the lenses? I like the lenses that look like they're part of the body (no bezels) but I have no idea how to do it.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

Flush mounting the tail lights

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:25 PM

The lenses are not glued in yet. I get the shape of the sockets about right with putty. When the putty is about half dry I push the tail lights into place and take them back out. When the putty is dry I sand the fenders, put the tail lights back in, still with no glue, and check my fit. Pull the lights out and repeat til I'm happy with the fit.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:27 PM

Oh okay. Thank you. Keep working on this puppy. It looks so good. Since it's a custom, I bet it'll be SHINY :) :) :) .

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:28 PM

Also, before the putty is dry if I have any putty on the lenses (I did), run the lenses under warm water and scrape off the putty with your fingernail.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:31 PM

Oh okay. Thank you. Keep working on this puppy. It looks so good. Since it's a custom, I bet it'll be SHINY :) :) :) .



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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:47 PM

one word to say crazyyy...
next please....

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:11 PM

Hey Erik, you've really done a great job so far integrating the two bodies. I really love the flow of the roof and I like what your doing with those corner tail lights. The only thing that kinda bothers my eyes is how nice and round the front fenders, roof, and trunk are but the rear fenders have that sharp edge to it. I know the tail lights have a sharp edge to them but if you were to round them off and the fender edges, to me it would personally make it all flow a little better. Just a suggestion, I still think everything is looking great. Keep it up

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:24 AM

Brave work here. Great to see the design progress and forum back-and-forth.

#110 C.C.RACER

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 09:30 AM

Erik, You asked for exhaust details. How about a set of lake pipes with them exiting from the ft fender and sloping back and down.
Love it and you have a way with fitting it all togather. Very well done.
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#111 Trans Am Erik

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:12 PM

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:10 PM

Hey good to see this back on the bench! Looking good!

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:46 PM

Very nice so far. What are the wheels from?


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:58 PM

Dang dude, this thing is really cool. It started out soooo rough and is really turning into something awesome.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

that is just to cool B) i may just have to try somthin like that keep up the great sanding job :D ;)

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:43 PM

Here's the grille that I want for the Merc. I'll have to fabricate it but oh well. It's a 2013 Ford Fusion grille. For the Merc it will be mounted upside down.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:52 PM

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:11 AM

Lookin good, I never would've thought an Impala rear would look so good on a Merc but it definitely does! What's the plan for the running gear? I think a modern powerplant of some kind would be right at home in this.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:09 AM

If you look at the general shape of the hood and tops of the fenders, they are very similar on both cars, I wonder how the headlights from the Fusion would look on the Merc. It would bring some of the sharp angles from the back and bring them to the front. I don't know if you've noticed it or not, but the front is all rounded shapes while the back has crisp lines and angles, the headlights might balance it out a little. On the other hand it might be too much and you could lose all resemblance of the Merc.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:40 PM

4.6 or 5.4 mod, would be cool :wub: