Art Laski

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About Art Laski

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  • Birthday September 30

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  • Website URL http://www.fotki.com/alaski48

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  • Location Temecula, CA
  • Full Name Art Laski

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  1. Art Laski added a post in a topic Edsel Ford Model 40 Speedster   

    This is the pic from page 1 that shows both items.

  2. Art Laski added a post in a topic Edsel Ford Model 40 Speedster   

    Almost, Chris! I made exhaust pipes last night, and scratched these tips. I also made a gas cap. Alclad tonight, then final assembly! these are in progress shots:





     
     
  3. Art Laski added a post in a topic Edsel Ford Model 40 Speedster   

    Well, I knew what you meant, Mark.  I have some for sale, just send me a PM.
  4. Art Laski added a post in a topic "32-32" Aurora '32 Ford   

    Really clean, Mark. I like this one a lot!
  5. Art Laski added a post in a topic '40 Ford with a friend   

    I really like what you did, Rob, and why you did it. Nice tribute!
  6. Art Laski added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Didn't see that coming..........   

    Terrible news, Tim. I'm sure your next builds will be just as spectacular. Who knows, maybe after the dust settles, you might get motivated to accept a new challenge, that being repairing the chassis. I'm sure you have the skills to do it. Whatever you do, I'll be watching.
    -Art
  7. Art Laski added a post in a topic Edsel Ford Model 40 Speedster   

    Thanks, John. I'm digging your new bike build too in the All the Rest section. Too bad it won't be done this weekend. Or will it?...lol
  8. Art Laski added a post in a topic Edsel Ford Model 40 Speedster   

    I glued the taillight bulbs in and covered them with foil tape to keep the light from bleeding through the bottom. Then I sealed up the chassis, but not before I had to replace the toggle switch. The one I had stopped coming on for some reason, so I got a slight upgrade at Radio Shack.



    I also replaced the molded-in bolts on the front fenders with some Pro Tech photo-etched nuts. These things are great!
    I shaved them off and drilled holes so I could locate the nuts after painting in the original spots.



  9. Art Laski added a post in a topic Edsel Ford Model 40 Speedster   

    Thanks, Seth. Marching towards the finish line on Sunday!
  10. Art Laski added a post in a topic Edsel Ford Model 40 Speedster   

    Thanks for the comment, Brad! Glad you found me!
    Thanks, Chris. I didn't draw them, but I did pull the images from the internet and printed them out on white inkjet decal paper on my inkjet. As I left the backing on when I used the faces, I think I might have mentioned earlier, the photo paper I tried first was a little thicker and not as easy to work with,
    Thanks, Bill! Appreciate the comment.
  11. Art Laski added a post in a topic Don Granata`s : 1/8 Scale Kawasaki Mach 3 Drag Bike - on the Workbench 4/22/16   

    Killer update, John! Man, you scratch-build fast! But I knew that...
  12. Art Laski added a post in a topic Edsel Ford Model 40 Speedster   

    I meant to show some of the behind the scenes pics of the dash build, but jumped right to the completed dash. Anyway, here is the process:


    Aluminum tube for the gauge bezels and inkjet decal printouts of the faces. Even though it is printed on decal paper, I didn't remove them from the backing. I tried photo paper first, but it was thicker and a little mroe difficult to work with.

    Polished the tubes.

    I made some punches out of brass tube that is the same size as the bezels to punch out the gauge faces.

    Made a bracket to support the steering shaft.



  13. Art Laski added a post in a topic Edsel Ford Model 40 Speedster   

    John, JC, Mike, Ray, and Chris- Thanks for your comments! I really appreciate you looking in.
      
    Chris, I tried it, but it wasn't working in this case. Because it's water soluble, it was causing the ink on the gauge faces to bleed. I even coated them with Krylon acrylic clear like I usually do with inkjet decals, but it didn't stop it, so I used epoxy instead and it worked great.
  14. Art Laski added a post in a topic Edsel Ford Model 40 Speedster   

    Thanks a lot, guys! I really appreciate all the comments.
    Here's the dashboard I got done today. I compared it to the kit piece and the real car.






  15. Art Laski added a post in a topic '57 Chevy Stepside "Down Low" - Updated 10/13/2013   

    Git'er done, Chris!