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Geez, you do nice work ... :)

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Thanks so much guys!!

 

A few more small steps accomplished today.

 

I got the rear wheel wells "Back in Black" as they apparently should be.    (A little homage to AC/DC there) :P

I also got the console plate finished, (after a couple of failed attempts). :rolleyes:

And I got the carpet laid down.

 

 

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Nice progress. Beeyooteeful carpet!!!!

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All I gotta say is this is a work of art!!!!! Great detail Steven.. My hat is off to you!!

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If Oldsmobile had followed your build style, they might still be in business!

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Exquisite interior! Looks great in those colors.

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Thanks Keith!

 

Here are a couple of photos depicting what I started with, and where I wound up.

 

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50 minutes ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

Thanks guys!!

I believe that the interior is finished!

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Steve, I'm surprised you didn't thin the steering wheel spokes on the backside, and then open up the slots. It's not that difficult, just careful and tedious--I've done it on a couple "special" Corvette projects but I admit I don't do it routinely, I just put black in there as you did. But then most of my builds these days aren't anywhere near as nice as this Olds of yours. B)

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9 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

Steve, I'm surprised you didn't thin the steering wheel spokes on the backside, and then open up the slots. It's not that difficult, just careful and tedious--I've done it on a couple "special" Corvette projects but I admit I don't do it routinely, I just put black in there as you did. But then most of my builds these days aren't anywhere near as nice as this Olds of yours. B)

I actually did look through my stash to find a steering wheel that was more accurate, but the only one that I had was from the Revell '66 GTO kit, but that was already used for my '67 Bonneville build, and it was after the fact anyway.

This is one of those circumstances where I didn't catch it until it was too late and the steering wheel was already painted.

That plus the fact that this is the original Johan steering wheel and it was very brittle and already had a crack in it that needed to be repaired.

It might not have been a good candidate for any major modifications.

 

There is the possibility that I might pull it back out and see if I can somehow manage to work something out with it, but probably not likely.

 

 

 

Steve

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As many times as I've viewed and reviewed your buildup / resto of this 1968 4-4-2 ; as long as I've been admiring your progress over the months ( 26/09/2019 commencement ! ) , I cannot believe that I haven't given accolades until today !

Not only is that Olds 400 cube engine a work of art in its self , but that interior is beyond adjectives ! I can practically smell that interior ( Oldsmobile of this era have a distinctive , wonderous odour to them ) !  Of course , the body and its finish and its colours are simply amazing ! 

Keep 'em coming , Herr Güthmiller ! 

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really nice detail work,do you have little fairies with really small paint brushes...

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3 hours ago, Snake45 said:

Steve, I'm surprised you didn't thin the steering wheel spokes on the backside, and then open up the slots. It's not that difficult, just careful and tedious--I've done it on a couple "special" Corvette projects but I admit I don't do it routinely, I just put black in there as you did. But then most of my builds these days aren't anywhere near as nice as this Olds of yours. B)

Okay Snake.......This is YOUR fault!!! :lol:

 

 

As I was afraid of, the steering wheel cracked in two places as I attempted this alteration.

Luckily, the breaks were in spots that should be easy to repair.

 

 

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Hey Steve, when are you going to sweep out yer inbox?

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22 minutes ago, SfanGoch said:

Hey Steve, when are you going to sweep out yer inbox?

Sorry Joe.

I didn't know it was full!

 

I'll take care of that ASAP!

 

 

 

Steve

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Hmmmm....I have been described as "full".

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26 minutes ago, SfanGoch said:

Hey Steve, when are you going to sweep out yer inbox?

Okay Joe, I did a little "house cleaning". ;)

 

 

 

Steve

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The tiller looks good, in spite of the cracks!

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Just working on getting some chassis stuff up to speed.

 

Working on the exhaust as well as throwing together some rear shocks and adding the springs to the rear axle.

 

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Its nice to see the progress on the net because it larger and can see the workmanship put into the car..The work by Steve is unreal..It will be a very nice to see this project complete and on the table at NNL North in May in Bloomington Mn..Excellent progress so far..

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42 minutes ago, moparfarmer said:

Its nice to see the progress on the net because it larger and can see the workmanship put into the car..The work by Steve is unreal..It will be a very nice to see this project complete and on the table at NNL North in May in Bloomington Mn..Excellent progress so far..

I hope to have this finished by then Wayne.

Shouldn't be terribly difficult.

 

It will be a little strange for me this year not having anything on the "factory stock" table.

The Olds will be on the "muscle car" table, and I will bring my '65 Plymouth Fury for the "street machine" category.

That will be about it this year. 

 

 

 

Steve

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