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Dan Hay

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  1. I don't sand the color coat, too much chance for it to look uneven, or wear through to plastic which will then show when you clear it. Put LOTS of coats of clear on it. Mostly light coats, then end with a couple heavy ones trying your best to not have any runs. Then you can wet sand it. That thick layer of clear will flatten out nicely, then polish. When I polish I use 3M Perfect-it 3 stage. Good stuff, but pricey.
  2. I was there too. The "polish victory lap" is what they called it. I believe it was his first win.
  3. Dan Hay

    green t bucket

    That T is nice! The nail is beautifully detailed. Where did you get the Cal Custom scoops?
  4. Love it! 66 was my dad's favorite year of Cadillac, he had several of them.
  5. Mike, that's some sick paintwork! Can't wait to see this one finished.
  6. My House of Kolor Candy Pagan Gold 1/8 scale Big Deuce. The tires on this build are from my dad's original issue kit that he built as a kid in the early 60's.
  7. Nice! I don’t think I have a sure enough hand for individual rows, and I have the same problem with the grafted piece not having the right curve to match the hood top. Quick primer mock up:
  8. Coat of primer so I can see the places that need attention. It’s turning out a lot better than I thought! I’ve logged several hours in this hood so far..
  9. The hood top is kind of a mess, my excuse is that I’ve never grafted in louvers before. But, I have a spare hood just in case, so I’m pushing onward to see if I can fix it. The louvers for the good top are not the correct size as the 1:1, but it’s the best I can do. I used a hood side from the roadster kit and filed a few off to make the correct pattern
  10. There’s a better video of it on YouTube on Jay Leno’s garage. https://youtu.be/_eqiSoO3zPI
  11. Working on the side hood details. I carefully filed down the stock hood sides. Not exact but close enough for me. I need to fix gouges from the files, but pretty decent.
  12. What a great build! The purple-black-pink color combo works really well. Makes me want to do a period 70's-90's build!
  13. Thanks. Nice 34 pick-em-up!
  14. YES! Nice job. So I said it would be a tribute.. that means I'm not sure if I can pull off the necessary details. And when I get mired in the details, that's when I lose interest in a project. I just want it to look like the McGee roadster for the average hot rodder, not be down to the last detail. 1. Louvers in the hood top: they are right down the center on the McGee roadster, I'll have to graft in some louvers from another hood. I've never done that before so? 2. Hood side louvers: I think I've figured out I can file down the stock hood side louvers to resemble the McGee 3. Dash/interior: I will be using one of Drag City Casting's up tops, so I might not bother with the unique dash 5. Running gear: the McGee had early Ford transmission and banjo rear with transverse leaf spring. I'm going to use the kit modern open driveline with coil-overs and ladder bars. 6. McGee had 36 driveshaft torque tube exhaust, may or may not try to replicate that. I will be using the flathead/C4 combo from the 32 sedan kit. The front suspension is from the Revell Model A roadster. As you can see in the pics above, I have already extended the decklid, shortened and molded in the front frame horns and spreader bar, and filled the cowl vent. Anyone know where I can source a 2x2 intake for the flathead? Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland? I don't have a catalog so I don't know what they offer. Federal Mogul heads? I figure I'll just paint the Offys gold. Thanks for following along.
  15. I started this a while back but got distracted. I decided to keep going on it. It will be a tribute to (not exact replica) a famous, historical 32 roadster. Can you tell which one by the details in the pics so far?
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