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  1. nice to hear from all of you. how are you doing tim? my favorites also claude ,they were my first wheels also.thank you edgar nice to hear from you. i am trying to make it as i remember it.i am trying to find a picture of it but i did not take many pictures in the 70's. i have not quite finished the wheels. i am with you tim ,could not wait to make the deep ones. i won't finish them until the suspension is complete, to get the offset correct. i will paint them and drill for the air valves so only thing left will be to epoxy them at the correct spacing. just got started on the 12 bolt rear. most of this car will be stock as mine was .
  2. first time here dave , but i will surely be back. incredible workmanship. truly a work of art.
  3. i believe the black helps . i hope to get at least on more done this weekend. i'll do this same 14 x 6 size again and then 2 in a 15 x 10.
  4. i thought i would come check out your project.the car looks great. your wheels came out very nice.the paint looks incredible.
  5. thanks jim, sorry the pictures were so bad. these were tests. i am not a machinist or mathematician so i do test parts to get things correct. some times more than one, this time 2. here are a few pictues of my first attempt after adjustments from the sacrifices. i think it came out ok. next weekend i will do the black paint.i think that liquid masking on the polished parts will work best. i think it took about 8 hours total for the center section. thanks jim come back again
  6. just moving this topic to this forum. makes more sense here than there. got a little more done on my practice and test wheel. i think it looks pretty good. its not exactly the same but it is close . i am going to try painting this one to find the best way. i made some minor changes to the process from what i learned machining this one and i am doing another now with those changes. some are diamension changes and some are process changes ,i believe it will look better. i may have it machined tomorrow.
  7. very nice,you are unbelieveable.i will try harder on this new car but you and francis set the bar out of reach for most of us mear mortals. that pump is stunning.
  8. hi everybody . this is going to be fun. its a copy of a car i owned and drove in the mid 1970's in charleston sc. while in the air force. i have started a test and practice keystone klassic wheel . rear will be 15 by 10 and 17 by 7 on the front. 302 ci small block and 4 speed. 12 bolt rear. the car will be painted dark metallic brown. i am trying to find some pictures of the original car , no luck so far. heres a few pictures of my practice wheel. got a long ways to go but i have most of it figured out. back to work on it this weekend.i went back to work at lowes 3 days a week to haelp support my machine shop habit. more next week,charlie
  9. probably my last post on this car.i have to take pictures for underglass.hope i do a better job than the last time. i am excited to start my next project. i have already started a test piece for the keystone wheels. i thank you all very much for your intrest and comments. i hope this next project will be as rewarding as this one. thank you all charlie
  10. wow looks awesome so far can't wait to see it finished
  11. thanks for your great comments. still painting and assembling, its going together as planed so far. just painted the hood, got to wait 3 or 4 days to sand and buff. picturesbottom of the chassis with and without the belly pan. still got the lower radiator hose to install. looking worward to the finish. the keystone wheels are for the next project. going to be figuring out that machining process.dont know if i can do it but i will try. its going to be a replica of a 1969 camaro i owned during my time in the in the air force in mid 70's. it should be fun. air shocks , L- 60-15 on back and F-70-14 0n the front,slapper bars. very old school. the wheels will be the hard part. its going to ber 1/12 scale,i bought the kit several months . i hope to finish the current project in the next 2 weeks. thanks again for looking and all your kind comments. charlie
  12. doing some painting and assembly.need some stuff from rb motion to finish the engine. still have to make the drive shaft. i have the parts made just need to cut the length and assemble. all the parts are going together well. just minor things. got the body painted and clearcoated today. i will sand and polish next weekend. got the nose painted as well. minor sanding and polish to do. rearend and engine is mounted and started wires and hoses.got brake lines to do. the body color is black pearl but does not show well in the pictures.
  13. WOW! beyond amazing. the colors really are perfect. so impressed . would like to see it in sitting on the table in front of me someday.yeah i am sying the same thing right now let me finish this so a can move on. thanks for the great photos of your incredible work.charlie
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