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Thank you lowlife. Thank you David G. Thank you mod3l Lover. And Claude that is a beautiful car! Here is another pic of the seats temporarily in the car. I really do not know how this will turn out. Just doing a little at a time. The chopped top was a first for me, then I opened the doors , another first. So a lot of first time things going on here. Hence , I do not know how this is going to go. In modeling , things can go bad real fast. Still have more modifications on the floor. 

 

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Looking really good. These seats look amazing. 

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2 hours ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi!

Well, everything seems to fall in place wonderfully, isn't it? Think twice, cut once, enjoy forever!

CT

Oh yes sir! This is what I do for a living. Repair corvettes. At a Chevy dealer. Measure lot and cut once. Frame is all aluminum. Doing a section. The pic is a 2017 corvette convertible.

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1 hour ago, Brudda said:

Oh yes sir! This is what I do for a living. Repair corvettes. At a Chevy dealer. Measure lot and cut once. Frame is all aluminum. Doing a section. The pic is a 2017 corvette convertible.

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So you like Vettes........

This was my last one. By the time I sold it, it was well on the way to be the only all carbon fiber bodied C5 in US. The only thing that was not carbon at the time I sold it were the doors. 

 

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On ‎11‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 9:19 AM, Brudda said:

That’s really cool!!!

everyone NEEDS a tri carbed ARDUN headed F1-ranchero

love it

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Hi!

I envy your ability to weld aluminium. I tried it, but can't get it to satisfy my expectations. I had a Vette once, a brand new one in 79. Alas, kept it for 6 months. Was the most troublesome car I ever had. Was very disappointed... 

CT

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This is mine. Sorry the C3 corvette was really bad. Traded mine.  got a trans am. My C6 is another animal all together. 

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Bruce keep it easy on the 32 body, but if you have a problem I have an extra. I wonder if you put some wire on these post to make them stronger. 

Also do you have any extra trans-axles from any vettes sitting around? LOL  

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Thank you 1930 ford pickup. I’m going to put wire in the rocker panels. A lot of stress there.  Removed the stock motor mounts. Putting motor mounts for the flathead. And a trans mount. Fitting for driveshaft. Cut out the grill. Going to use a photoetch grill. Filled the floor notches for the side panels. Just fitting and cutting and sanding. Was trying to do this before our weather gets bad. I will be ready to prime and paint next week. Snow is predicted for that time. Figures, Still looking for a color. Maybe maroon. I still do not know

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On 11/18/2019 at 1:28 PM, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi Delton!

Not to argue, but the pearl base you refer to from HOK is Passion Purple. It's a straight base-coat, designed to be topped by HOK urethane candy. My car actually had a silver base coat under the Burple candy color. (see picture). However, it may indeed have a slight difference from the color I saw on the model above, which would make sense, since it is not the exact same paint. I just indicated it reminded me of HOK's Burple. Nothing more...

Regards,

CT

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Claude, HOK has Passion Purple, and Pavo Purple as pearl base coats but unless they have discontinued it fairly recent they also have a "Burple"metallic pearl, that color was used to paint the Maxwell House Thunderbird that was driven in NASCAR competition by Sterlin Marlin. The old color book I have still has it shown, but it is from 1998.

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10 hours ago, horsepower said:

Claude, HOK has Passion Purple, and Pavo Purple as pearl base coats but unless they have discontinued it fairly recent they also have a "Burple"metallic pearl, that color was used to paint the Maxwell House Thunderbird that was driven in NASCAR competition by Sterlin Marlin. The old color book I have still has it shown, but it is from 1998.

Hi Delton!

Thanks for the update. My own brochures date back around 96. I'm sure they expanded the range and variety of Burple products, because it was very popular back then on custom Harleys I was painting... 

CT

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4 hours ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi Delton!

Thanks for the update. My own brochures date back around 96. I'm sure they expanded the range and variety of Burple products, because it was very popular back then on custom Harleys I was painting... 

CT

What's a little curious is Ford had almost the same exact color and Testors still has it in the factory match colors (at least our Hobby Lobby still has it on the shelf and hasn't put it in the discontinued sales yet). It's Fords "True Violet, a and it is hard to tell if it's blue or purple in the light.

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4 hours ago, horsepower said:

What's a little curious is Ford had almost the same exact color and Testors still has it in the factory match colors (at least our Hobby Lobby still has it on the shelf and hasn't put it in the discontinued sales yet). It's Fords "True Violet, a and it is hard to tell if it's blue or purple in the light.

Hi!

I used that very color to paint some frame hardware on the 33 Ford pictures above, thinking it would be an almost exact match... but it was not. It had a pinkish or magenta hue under certain light circumstances, whereas the Burple remained more "blue", or darker. I remember that there were numerous Ford Escorts and Ranger PU in that hue. Nice color in itself, but no true "Burple". alas...

CT

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Put the flathead motor mounts in. The top loader fits nicely. A lot of room for the radiator , fan and hoses. The motor fits up against the firewall . With the flush firewall gives a little more clearance. Have to make headers. Modified the trans mount. Things are going nice so far. I moved the front crossmember forward a little. A longer wheelbase. 

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Looks good, but a little puzzling to me. Why mount the flathead so far back and then move the front crossmember forward? Stretching the front hood would be in tune with something post Boyd era To accommodate an inboard shock arrangement or to accommodate a 12 cylinder. With the very traditional, so-far, style with bomber seats, flathead V8 mated to that tranny and skinny old school wheel/tire combo, it kinda doesn’t jive. I am not criticizing, but being  curious. Are you hiding something up your sleeve? 

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4 hours ago, mrm said:

Looks good, but a little puzzling to me. Why mount the flathead so far back and then move the front crossmember forward? Stretching the front hood would be in tune with something post Boyd era To accommodate an inboard shock arrangement or to accommodate a 12 cylinder. With the very traditional, so-far, style with bomber seats, flathead V8 mated to that tranny and skinny old school wheel/tire combo, it kinda doesn’t jive. I am not criticizing, but being  curious. Are you hiding something up your sleeve? 

Hi!

To your point, many old timers exended their wheelbase nonetheless on these 32s, if only to have a better ride. Let's not forget that those cars were, engineering wise, almost farm tractors... No offense meant here, cause I had a real 32 3W, and I extended the WB by 3 inches, and never regretted it! 

Besides, the famous Harley Earl of GM design fame kept calling for "longer, lower, wider!". Case in point: my 32 Speedwagon with 32 Chrysler front fenders and smoothed hood.

Long and low, way to go!

CT

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4 hours ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi!

To your point, many old timers exended their wheelbase nonetheless on these 32s, if only to have a better ride. Let's not forget that those cars were, engineering wise, almost farm tractors... No offense meant here, cause I had a real 32 3W, and I extended the WB by 3 inches, and never regretted it! 

Besides, the famous Harley Earl of GM design fame kept calling for "longer, lower, wider!". Case in point: my 32 Speedwagon with 32 Chrysler front fenders and smoothed hood.

Long and low, way to go!

CT

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I understand very well what you are saying, but your woody (great looking model by the way, altho a little too long) is a completely different style and looks from a completely different era in hot rodding, than what Bruce is showing do far.

 My Seeet Victoria model has it’s wheel base stretched about 3 scale inches. The main reason for it was accommodating that big motor and it is still very tight under the hood. But what Bruce is doing is moving the firewall slightly back, moving a flathead V8 considerably back and moving the crossmember and grille considerably forward. That would be far more than 3 inches in real life. I am the biggest fan of the Boydster look (which you have achieved with your woody model), but this here is nowhere near in the same spirit. It is rather hinting at a different supercharger arrangement perhaps, which is why I was asking what is Bruce hiding up his sleeve. 

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3 hours ago, mrm said:

I understand very well what you are saying, but your woody (great looking model by the way, altho a little too long) is a completely different style and looks from a completely different era in hot rodding, than what Bruce is showing do far.

 My Seeet Victoria model has it’s wheel base stretched about 3 scale inches. The main reason for it was accommodating that big motor and it is still very tight under the hood. But what Bruce is doing is moving the firewall slightly back, moving a flathead V8 considerably back and moving the crossmember and grille considerably forward. That would be far more than 3 inches in real life. I am the biggest fan of the Boydster look (which you have achieved with your woody model), but this here is nowhere near in the same spirit. It is rather hinting at a different supercharger arrangement perhaps, which is why I was asking what is Bruce hiding up his sleeve. 

Hi!

Points well taken.

I know Mr. Coddington had a woody version of his Boydster sketched for a customer... but I don't know if he ever actually built it before his passing. Mine was indeed inspired by that very sketch. 

CT

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14 hours ago, mrm said:

Looks good, but a little puzzling to me. Why mount the flathead so far back and then move the front crossmember forward? Stretching the front hood would be in tune with something post Boyd era To accommodate an inboard shock arrangement or to accommodate a 12 cylinder. With the very traditional, so-far, style with bomber seats, flathead V8 mated to that tranny and skinny old school wheel/tire combo, it kinda doesn’t jive. I am not criticizing, but being  curious. Are you hiding something up your sleeve? 

Gives me a little more room for maybe a blower .

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11 hours ago, Limeyglue said:

Hi Bruce do the wheels come with tyres? If not what tyres are you using?

Lee

Hi Lee, the tires are from my parts box. I do not know where they are from. Wheels are scale Motorsports. 

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1 hour ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi!

Points well taken.

I know Mr. Coddington had a woody version of his Boydster sketched for a customer... but I don't know if he ever actually built it before his passing. Mine was indeed inspired by that very sketch. 

CT

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