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I made a little gas cap out of brass for the rear deck

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Got the nerve to drill the pin holes into the finished body and properly set up the windscreen positioning.

Now it will sit on its own and I can adjust the base tighter.

Chrome  ‘granny bar’ for the passenger side out of solder and Molotow paint

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Headlight inserts and bezels next.

Plastic back and the bezel is made from wire silver soldered into a circle. Have to figure something out for the clear glass

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Plastic circle insert on the right, metal bezel on the left

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This will all get sanded and refined then chrome painted

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Found some clear parts from digging around stash kits and the parts bin.

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Especially important are the front headlights from a Fujimi Slantnose Porsche that had perfect round clear headlights that were not to be used.  Usual porsche headlights are kinda oblong
They are perfect fit and I can retire the google eyes.
Other clear parts are for the front signal lights, the taillights and an AC sticker I have used to reduce the image and will make the steering wheel center cap

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On 8/26/2020 at 12:23 AM, Twokidsnosleep said:

Finished out the headlights. Really makes the car come alive

 

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He looks surprised! ?

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On September 5, 2020 at 9:37 PM, Dann Tier said:

This is looking so cool!!!

Hey man thanks

I exploded one of the Borrani wire wheels trying to tighten it up on the axle. I had the other three all placed and done, this was the last one.

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I had to dissect out wheels from a gaudy set of Fujimi wheels and make do. Sand down the deep dish to similar dimension to my other three and rearrange the spokes inside.

 

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I am missing one layer of wire in the pattern, but it is the best I can do with out replacing everything.

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Finished one compared to the original donor wheel

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On 9/7/2020 at 4:04 PM, cobraman said:

That's a shame. Those wire wheels can be fragile.

Apparently yes

was my own fault, can’t blame anyone but myself

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5 hours ago, Belugawrx said:

Can't wait to see it finished up Scott..

Keep it going .. Cheers

Hi Bruce, nice to hear from you and I hope all is well with you and family

I have a couple builds that just need to be finished and keep getting pushed to the back of the line

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On 1/29/2020 at 12:51 PM, Twokidsnosleep said:

Harry would be giving me hell for fooling around wasting time with the wood..that's ok.

I like figuring out new things, that is what these kinds builds are for. Still need to find a better wood, will look in my fruit tree supply for some cherry.

No, it’s a hobby, it’s all about wasting time! 

Beats the heck out of watching TV!

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Just now, Tom Geiger said:

No, it’s a hobby, it’s all about wasting time! 

Beats the heck out of watching TV!

God, you have that right...all those BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH reality Tv shows Ahhhggg just turn it off!

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