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  1. 4 hours ago, Slotto said:

    I dig it! Blue with white stripes 😁

    That’s what I was thinking, a nice metallic blue with either a pearl white or metallic silver stripe. 

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  2. Sprayed some primer on the car and some parts. I’m also playing around with some stripe ideas that I scribbled on the hood with a sharpie. 

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  3. Well decided to switch things up from my normal ratty/patina builds and try building something that looks nice. 

    I'm starting with a Revell 66 Shelby mustang with a clearly scale boss 302 and t56 6 speed the wheels are from the revell foose 56 Ford, I will also be using the 9” rear end and mustang II style front suspension.

    It will be done in a show car/pro touring style and I will be doing a lot of custom/scratch build with the rear suspension, interior and engine bay. A761B337-CD7E-4B27-9F3B-37B11904FD0E.thumb.jpeg.b62b889d3bc30b2dfce37c99360b3b7f.jpeg


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    that’s all I have fingered out so far for this build but there will be more to come. 

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  4. On 5/6/2022 at 10:44 AM, cobraman said:

    Fantastic looking paint

    On 5/6/2022 at 11:24 AM, Ace-Garageguy said:

    Looks really good.   :D

    On 5/6/2022 at 7:17 AM, JollySipper said:

    Cale, that looks Super good! Nice and slick........... What brand HVLP gun are you using?

    Yeah it’s turned out pretty good.

    I’m not to sure what gun was used. I can’t take credit for the painting as it’s my boss that did it (if I sprayed it it would not look nearly as good)

  5. Got a nice used mopar single plane aluminum intake for a small block at a swap meet, I already have another intake coming for my 340 but it was to good of a deal to pass up. I also got a pretty cool set of big block mopar valve covers (they aren’t actually original 426 valve covers) but I thought they will look cool hanging on a wall or maybe on my 440 if I ever find a home for it. 

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  6. The worst vehicle I have owned is my 77 Ford F-150 short box 4X4, I’ve only ever driven it for about a month and a half 2 years ago. It has so many things wrong with it. Including but not limited to a broken track bar (the hole is wore out and when you hit a bump the front axle moves 2” side to side), rear axle has a 6” block between the leaf and axle and it moves almost 6” when putting it in gear, the tires hit the fender, trailing arms and bumper before you hit full lock, it is full time 4X4 and the shifter linkage for the t case just went missing one day well driving, the speedo is out by about 30mph, the oil pressure gauge, temp gauge and fuel gauge don’t work, the truck gets 6 mpg (it’s left me on the side of the road a few times) and burns oil, leaks oil from the engine, front and rear diffs, transmission and t case, I would have to stop every 30km to add break fluid, the drives side calliper fell off one day for no reason and almost cut my rim in half, the right exhaust manifold was split in two and had such a bad exhaust leak that I had to drive with the windows down and the rear slider open, the stereo had one CD stuck in it (not that it mattered because the tires and glass packs over powered everything else on earth. Despite all that and the fact that it’s the worst vehicle I’ve ever owned it’s also the best vehicle I’ve ever owned. I have had a lot of fun with it and plan on resorting it soon. 

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  7. 21 hours ago, peteski said:

    That's a lot of sanding!  But why sand bare plastic?  Unless you use water-based paints, the "stinky" paints will stick really well to plastic. No sanding should be required.  And if you really want to scuff the plastic, maybe just use a small brass-bristle brush on the zillion of those little squares. Sometimes those are called "suede brush".

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    I am using waterborne paint on it and I also have a little paranoia about unsanded things like that, I would much rather spend two hours of frustration sanding it so I know the paint will stick than kick myself a few years down the road when it starts to peal back and have to take it apart and re spray it. 

    3 hours ago, Smoke Wagon said:

    Maybe by color match he was meaning to say that he wants to paint the cowl body color. Most black plastic cowls are textured, which would not bode ideal for gloss or metallic two stage paint. 

    Yeah I am respirating the entire truck Ford Kodiak brown/sunburst gold two tone (they are waterborne metallic paints) and I think that a colour matched cowl will look better than faded black plastic. 

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  8. Some genus (myself) decided it would be a good idea to colour match the black plastic cowl on my truck since I’m going to be painting the entire truck. After 2-1/2 hours of sanding I finally finished the million 1cmX1cm little square vents. will it look good? Yes, was it worth it? Probably not. Now I need to do the other half.....

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  9. 36 minutes ago, JollySipper said:

    Cale, man, do you know what year model the engine is? If it's an early one, the only go fast goodies you would really need would be a good carb and your long tube headers.... These engines were strictly a performance engine. They never came in a family car, and never had a 2 bbl carburetor.....

    It’s a 1970 block with J code heads. I have a set of headers that I’m putting on it as well as a tunnel ram with two Holley 465cfm carbs (I know it’s not practical but it’s something I’ve always wanted) and maybe a cam. I want to keep the bottom end stock and only do stuff that can be undone if I want to go back to stock. 

  10. 10 hours ago, NYLIBUD said:

    Yea getting paint on a car that you’ve been working and waiting for,is always a good thing.As i posted previously,I had my Crown Vic Police car painted back in November.The cars been in storage since,at the body shop.Should be pulling it out this coming week.

    Yeah it’s been a long time waiting for it to get booked in to get sprayed (I work at the shop and will be spraying some of it myself). now all I have to do is not change my mind on the colours again. 

     

    5 hours ago, espo said:

    Looks like you had a lot of body work done. Was this rust or a wreck? 

    It was a lot of rust, the truck was an ex oilfield/welding truck so it spent a lot of time in the mud and when you combine that with Canadian winters and road salt it equals rust everywhere. I have had to replace every single door, the cab corners, front fenders and the roof/hood had hail damage so there wasn’t a single panel on the truck that didn’t need fixed and the box was so bad that I tossed it a just built myself a flat deck.   When I bought the truck I got it for a really good deal so I’m still into it less that a rust free truck of equivalent age/mileage and a lot less then going out and buying a new truck. 

  11. 11 hours ago, Xingu said:

    A month is quick nowadays. I ordered carpet for my '67 Charger in December, the last update was I would see it "hopefully" in August.

    Those are one of the most iconic shifters ever produced.

    I know, I have dreamed about owning a wood grain mopar pistol grip shifter forever and I’m so excited that not only do I have one now but I actually have a car for it to go in.  

    Yeah I was actually surprised when I walked into the place I ordered it from an they told me it was here. At the same time I ordered a bell housing and intake for my 340 and was told that it if I’m lucky it’ll be another 4 weeks but it could take a few months or more and I also just received a hood for my truck that I almost forgot I ordered. 
     

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