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Thank you 511 nova. I’m going to spray the chassis trim black. Painted the firewall and chassis. Not going to get carried away with the under carriage. No brake lines just engine detail. I was supposed to make this a easy build but got carried away a little with the motor. Here is a pic of what I have done today. 

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Good morning. Did the chassis and mounted the motor.Nothing DF078D11-738E-4CEE-A074-8E17B5BDFEBC.thumb.jpeg.2288eab0034c81b555f15d33ffbd5da4.jpegfancy here. No brake lines etc. just chassis black and a few painted parts. 

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On 1/1/2019 at 11:52 PM, Brudda said:

I was supposed to make this a easy build but got carried away....

HA!  The story of my life....  :)

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Getting closer to the finish. Interior is installed. Chassis is mounted, not much more to go. 

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Love this build Bruce.  I can't stop shaking my head over how nice it looks.  cheers, tim

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Thank you 511 nova. Going to wrap it up hopefully this week. I learned that you cannot handle mototow chrome very much. Trying to fit the bumpers and they Looked like aluminum when I was done fitting them. Repainted them this morning. Going to use rubber gloves and I will let you guys know how it turns out.

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The motor and components are installed. Bumpers tomorrow. Bumpers have me worried.But gloves and a different adhesive might do the trick.

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Do not put future over Molotow chrome paint! Had to strip the bumpers. Just finished priming. Starting over with the bumpers. 

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Shame about the bumpers. What happened? Did the future react with the molotow?

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Hello beeRS. Yes it went crazy. Wrinkles and had white ovals out lines on the chrome. I thought it might work but it did not! Well live and learn. Going to repaint tomorrow morning. 

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Bruce, this is looking terrific! A word about Molotow.......one can't put any type of alcohol based clear (Future) over it . Molotow contains alcohol and it'll dull the finish as you've seen. One idea to protect the finish is to put some 'Liquitex' over it after it completely dries. There's some folks on Facebook that have tried it and they swear by it.

I just bought a bottle of Liquitex recently and I'll be doing the same thing when it comes time to need it.

Hope this helps and keep up the great work!

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Thank you very much! Where do you buy it? Thank you Mr Obsessive!

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Thank you Mr Obsessive as I found it at Micheal’s. I’ll try it. 

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Thank you very much! Where do you buy it? Thank you Mr Obsessive!

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Everything done except bumpers. Having a tough time with them. Tried the liquitex and it did not work. Striped again and primed and sprayed molotow again. Letting it dry by my heater so it should be ready to install tomorrow. I’m still going to find something for chrome protection. 

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Bruce, sorry I didn't answer you before. I'm at work and sometimes depending on what's going on, I can stay connected..........or not. ;)

It might be a good idea to test out the Liquitex on a plastic spoon or something that you put the Molotow on. Just to ward off any potential surprises, but that should work.

EDIT: OK, I just saw your latest post. One thing I've learned about Molotow is that they need to dry COMPLETELY before putting anything over them or handling for that matter. I'm talking perhaps a week or so and I don't recommend putting it in any kind of dehydrator or whatnot unless it has sat for a day or longer.

Hope this helps!

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5 hours ago, MrObsessive said:

Bruce, sorry I didn't answer you before. I'm at work and sometimes depending on what's going on, I can stay connected..........or not. ;)

It might be a good idea to test out the Liquitex on a plastic spoon or something that you put the Molotow on. Just to ward off any potential surprises, but that should work.

EDIT: OK, I just saw your latest post. One thing I've learned about Molotow is that they need to dry COMPLETELY before putting anything over them or handling for that matter. I'm talking perhaps a week or so and I don't recommend putting it in any kind of dehydrator or whatnot unless it has sat for a day or longer.

Hope this helps!

I agree as well. From what i've seen it takes at least a week for it to dry

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Bruce , this is the best looking 55 I've seen in a long time . The only thing I see it needs is the trim on the front fender needs to be foiled . The body accent on the front fender , if it didn't extend on to the door would be body color , but since it does , it represents the chrome trim that covers the accent .

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in any case , your's is a beautiful rendition .

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