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#21 Zed

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 08:13 AM

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That one looks really kool to me ! :lol: May be it's just because i've planned something very similar for my 40 delivery, kinda hardtop delivery, but with kustom treatment !

May be you could pull a early Vette grille in that mouth just like i did on my 'vert ... but V-ed to follow the mouth..

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Sometimes, what kill a project, it's when you think of a very sweet '40 , something with coatchcrafting spirit, sectionned, with strongly reworked fenders , something may be Westergard could have done, and you ended with....a goofy 40 :shock: ! something that don't look kool from any angle ! :cry:

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#22 Paul Payne

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 08:43 AM

I've been working on a 1929 a-v8 for about 3-1/2 years, through 2 moves and no other projects- I just decided to git'er done, no matter what..... but I attempted more scratch building and parts altering than any other project, so that has kept it going- I just have to finish the fold down windshield...... my projects bog down when I encounter a problem I don't know how to fix, or when I can"t dream up a fabrication method to get a shape I need. So, I have few on the shelf like anyone else. How about, at the big car shows, we have a stalled projects table and ask everyone for an idea on how to proceed.....

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 06:34 AM

finally got the a-v8 done, so here are a couple more pix. :lol:

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 05:55 AM

Most of my stalled builds are the result of a screwup, usually paint. Some I put back in the box simply because they aren't turning out to be what I wanted them to be.
I used to worry a lot about the unfinished projects, but I'm starting to agree with Jairus. I've learned something on nearly every one of them!
At this point, I have a LOT of projects I will never finish. Not that they're bad projects, just not something that appeals to me anymore. I'm thinking that there may be someone else that will like them more than I do, so I'm planning to list a bunch of them on eModelCars. Then I can use the proceeds to buy someone elses cast off projects!