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1974 Dodge Bighorn - Done!!!

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You've made a lot of progress and it looks terrific!

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Personally I'd shoot the body colors, then mask off the grille parts and do them in gloss black for the Alclad's backing. My biggest personal concern is a pearl finish paint not having the right backing properties for Alclad to adhere or shine up correctly.
But the truck looks great anyway, so you could totally get away with a monotone color. Great work!

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Followed Joe's advice. 

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Very very nice

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Looks good Pat. 

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A teaser while the paint dries...

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Looking good!!!!!

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Pat you have this one coming together nicely. Your colors combination looks awesome. 

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Thank you gentlemen. It'll end up something like the Tackaberry truck in the first post. One day I'll have to go check his collection. I wonder if it is open to the public?

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Looks Awesome!!!

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Very nice sir. The forced perspective of the painted molding and the long hood almost makes the windshield look chopped, lol

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While the paint cures I built a 409. Bought on eBay from a parts seller it has what looks like small block exhaust manifolds and slightly misshapen valve covers. However I think it does look like a 409.

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Working on several little details on the way to final assembly.

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Pat nice progress your paint looks great   

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Wow !  Pat you certainly have been busy on this project.  And it is looking great.

 

 

Be Well

 Gator

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Clearcoated the body and began making up the trailer connectors. I have to redo the windshield.

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Awesome update, the paint looks fantastic! !

What are you using for the airline connectors?

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Awesome update, the paint looks fantastic! !

What are you using for the airline connectors?

Solder, aftermarket gladhands and wire jacket for sleeves.

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Solder, aftermarket gladhands and wire jacket for sleeves.

thank you  ! That's one spot I always neglect on my rig builds . Who carries the glad hands if I may inquire

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Installed the new windshield, the clearance lights , horns and mirrors to the cab.

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Looking good!!!!!!

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This is very nice Pat. 

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We are done. My granddaughter is asleep in the computer room so I am posting this from my iPad. The photos will have to wait until tomorrow.

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