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On 8/9/2019 at 6:34 AM, Rocking Rodney Rat said:

Rob-

This looks like an interesting project. Put the fender aprons back on it. My $.02 and worth both pennies..... -RRR

Good news. I have finally obtained a new set of fenders and this will be returning to bench this weekend. This time I'll be taking ol' Rodneys sound advice. More soon. 😊

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Great. Cannot wait to see where this goes.

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Okay. The hobby room is reassembled. New lighting and FINALLY, the spray booth is vented and ready to go. 

So first things first. The plan this time is to trim away the fenders only, leaving the sheet metal that rests on top of the frame rails in front, the side aprons and rear fenderwells. This will give it a fenders removed look, while keeping the body and hood at the same level, keeping the stock grill mounting location, gas tank cover, and minimal scratch building. It's gonna be delicate work though. Also thinking about removing the hood side vents and replacing them with mesh from behind. More soon. Thanks for checking in.

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Here's mine Rob, if it can help. Very similar in concept.

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Thanks Pat. And yes it is. Mine will be very similar. I'm undesided on the exhaust situation. I like the way you did yours.

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I have the fenders cut away. Pretty careful work. Time for the parts cleaning and painting. 

 

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9 hours ago, Jantrix said:

I have the fenders cut away. Pretty careful work. Time for the parts cleaning and painting. 

 

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This is exactly how I did the same job on my Duesenberg racer. Get it done and you, Pat and I can have fast Classic beach racers day!

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This is the last unpainted mock up. I'm going to start removing the hood louvers. It seems that loosing excess weight would be a good thing for a beach racer, so off they will go. I may throw a piece of mesh behind them. Not sure yet. I will be including headlights. I have seen clips from the TRoG, of folks removing headlights in the local parking lots at the race location, so that's my thought process there. Painting has finally begun. Black chassis, interior and wheels will be a burgundy and the body will be a gloss grey. One thing I just do not like about this body is the cowl, or lack there-of. It's extremely limiting on my choices for the windshield. I'm leaning on just cutting down the stock piece and adding two arced windscreens.

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12 hours ago, Jantrix said:

This is the last unpainted mock up. I'm going to start removing the hood louvers. It seems that loosing excess weight would be a good thing for a beach racer, so off they will go. I may throw a piece of mesh behind them. Not sure yet. I will be including headlights. I have seen clips from the TRoG, of folks removing headlights in the local parking lots at the race location, so that's my thought process there. Painting has finally begun. Black chassis, interior and wheels will be a burgundy and the body will be a gloss grey. One thing I just do not like about this body is the cowl, or lack there-of. It's extremely limiting on my choices for the windshield. I'm leaning on just cutting down the stock piece and adding two arced windscreens.

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The two arched windscreens side by side is sometimes called  Brooklands style. Google that name and you'll surely see several examples. 

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Rob, been following your project. Your builds capture my interest. Are you using wire wheels or discs?

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10 hours ago, misterNNL said:

The two arched windscreens side by side is sometimes called  Brooklands style. Google that name and you'll surely see several examples. 

Tom, thanks very much. I will likely be doing something like that.

9 hours ago, slusher said:

Rob, been following your project. Your builds capture my interest. Are you using wire wheels or discs?

Carl, at this time my plan is to use the stock wheels/tires, which are painted wires, BUT should a set of period Rolls style wheels happen my way, I'll likely go with that as it will also give the roadster a bit of salt flat street cred. 😁

3 hours ago, David G. said:

Good progress!

Nice work area too.

Thanks David. It's taken two years to get it sorted.

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per the suggestion of dual windshields, here’s what was in the Beverly Hillbillies truck kit custom option. Not saying to grab it from that kit since these frames are a bit thick, just the concept.

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