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#1 turn1wonder

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:09 PM

The name of this build represents a point that I reached in my life.

 

The last few months of 2012 I had a bunch of heart attacks, all but one of them I ignored because I didn't want them at that time (yes, I am stupid). Finally I had one in December and I called EMS because things had settled down at home, and anyway, it was a big one. The next morning I had a massive one and flat-lined.

I had a quad bypass that went pretty well, although my heart is quite damaged and my leg got infected which still is not good.

 

Anyway...with a long stretch of down time ahead I looked over what builds I had been working on, frustrating concepts that held no interest now.

 

This build is a fresh start, though it has been frustrating as it nears completion! I didn't take any pics until well into the build, I just wanted to work on it.

 

Some pics for those that have that have followed along this far...

 

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#2 turn1wonder

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:30 PM

The NASCAR chassis was lengthened, tires sanded, wheels-backs modified to use the Impala ones, all of the suspension was modified, hand-made distributor with too-fat wires added, modified the headers and added hand-made side pipes. The Impala interior sides and dash was used, the cage was hand-made other than the lower center section and parts-box seats were added. The NASCAR interior floor pan was smoothed and the oil pump box was removed and the hole filled in. All of the floor and the top of the dash was then sprayed black and Metamucil spread over it, dumped out, the sprayed black again.

After I looked at the pics I found a lot of stuff that needs more work/paint done.

 

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#3 turn1wonder

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:45 PM

The body...oh, the body. Frustration!

 

The plan was for dark purple with flames with a cutout at the base of the hood for the NASCAR cowl induction and a screen in it.

 

Dark purple. Purple pond. Twice.

Silver. Purple pond.

Transparent candy emerald green over silver base. Purple pond. Twice.

Satin black. Check. Flames. Check.

 

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Add pinned mirrors as the final detail, put on masking tape to lay out holes...

 

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Purple pond.


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#4 turn1wonder

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:51 PM

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The good news (don't jinx yerself, stupid) is I do have it painted gloss black with flames as of earlier tonight, going to crop and upload pics.

 

Wish me luck!

 

   Bob


Edited by turn1wonder, 17 April 2013 - 07:52 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:18 PM

Bob i wish you good luck on your car


And the BEST wishes with your heart problem

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:50 PM

I wish you the same Bob! Nice Impala too!

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:25 AM

Good Luck, glad your staying with the build, looks really good!



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:39 AM

Really beautiful build thus far. Good luck with everything sir. 



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:01 PM

Good to have you back and building....................... :rolleyes:



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:41 AM

How much fun it would be to drive a 10000rpm Impala on the street :D Cool build.



#11 turn1wonder

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:07 PM

Thanks for the comments and kind words Johan, David, Kevin, Jarrod, Kenneth and Tommy  :)

 

  Bob



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:26 PM

Very cool project Bob. looking forward to more. Bob please take care of yourself. I hope your heath continue to improve...



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:42 PM

Looks great despite all the issues that you have had. I hope your health continues to get better.



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:27 PM

I know what its like to get bad paint work again and again and again.... almost every time something goes wrong with the hood for me... anyway the impala is looking great.



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:44 PM

Thanks Carl, Riley and James as well for the comments and wishes  :)

 

I think I have a good paint/decal job now (again), but as has happened before, the fat lady ain't sung yet!

 

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:59 PM

Bob that is a slick and cool paint finish. Nice touch on the flames.