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On 3/22/2020 at 2:05 PM, StevenGuthmiller said:

I find that continuing on with an "On the Workbench" thread is a great tool to keep me motivated.

Unfortunately, for me, it seems to work as a curse or Kiss of Death for a project. I lay my process naked on the table for the world to see, and sure enough, either something goes horribly wrong or I just simply lose interest in it and move on. This is why in most cases I wait until a build is safely finished and then maybe include a few WIP pics in the Under Glass writeup. B)

BTW, Steve, on your next build, if you're running a full WIP thread in this section, no need to duplicate your posts in the "What Did You Accomplish Today" thread in General. That just doubles your posting work time and eats up twice as much bandwidth. That thread's mainly for those of us who don't get NEARLY as much done done every day, or on a regular basis, as you do. B)

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1 hour ago, Snake45 said:

BTW, Steve, on your next build, if you're running a full WIP thread in this section, no need to duplicate your posts in the "What Did You Accomplish Today" thread in General. That just doubles your posting work time and eats up twice as much bandwidth. That thread's mainly for those of us who don't get NEARLY as much done done every day, or on a regular basis, as you do. B)

I can live with that.

I just know that there are people who don't follow WIP threads, and I didn't see any restrictions of any kind in your thread, so I assumed it was open to all who wished to post.

But if you would rather that I not do so, I will refrain.

It really doesn't bother me either way. B)

 

 

 

 

Steve

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19 minutes ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

I can live with that.

I just know that there are people who don't follow WIP threads, and I didn't see any restrictions of any kind in your thread, so I assumed it was open to all who wished to post.

But if you would rather that I not do so, I will refrain.

It really doesn't bother me either way. B)

Steve

How about this for a compromise. Maybe post a pic or two once or twice a week in the "Accomplish" thread of some particularly interesting work, with an invitation and link to your full Workbench thread. That would keep up the interest in your build, without making the rest of us look/feel like Lazy Slacker Schlubs. :lol:

Sound like a good idea? B)

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20 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

look/feel like Lazy Slacker Schlubs

Hey!        I resemble that remark. LOL!

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2 hours ago, Snake45 said:

How about this for a compromise. Maybe post a pic or two once or twice a week in the "Accomplish" thread of some particularly interesting work, with an invitation and link to your full Workbench thread. That would keep up the interest in your build, without making the rest of us look/feel like Lazy Slacker Schlubs. :lol:

Sound like a good idea? B)

You will notice Snake that I haven't posted in that thread for more than a week.

I can "schlub" with the best of them. :D

 

 

 

Steve

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By the way, Thank you Greg, Chris, Luc, Kevin and Eric!!

I really value your sentiments!!

 

Thank you all so much!

 

I really hope to get some outdoor shots up in the next few days.

I think some natural light will do the model much more justice.

 

 

 

Steve

 

 

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Stunning work, Steve.  You relay did a fantastic job on your 442. Very well done.

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I'm not sure there are enough words to describe this build... it's simply one of the best I've ever seen. WOW!

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6 hours ago, Jim B said:

Stunning work, Steve.  You relay did a fantastic job on your 442. Very well done.

 

6 hours ago, restoman said:

I'm not sure there are enough words to describe this build... it's simply one of the best I've ever seen. WOW!

 

1 hour ago, JJ Deuce said:

just beautiful.  fantastic work!

Thanks fellas!

 

 

 

Steve

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Posted (edited)

Awesome work Steve! All the details you added makes it one of the best 442 Olds models I have seen!

Edited by catpack68

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just going back and looking at the pics, I'm a little disappointed that I didn't notice the Texas plates before!  

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Thanks guys!

 

1 hour ago, JJ Deuce said:

just going back and looking at the pics, I'm a little disappointed that I didn't notice the Texas plates before!  

If you look closely JJ, you'll see a Texas inspection sticker on the windshield as well. :D

 

 

 

Steve

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50 minutes ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

Thanks guys!

 

If you look closely JJ, you'll see a Texas inspection sticker on the windshield as well. :D

 

 

 

Steve

very nice - the "Hemisfair" plates always strike a chord for me, because it was in San Antonio.  A little before my time, but I still like the connection.  I bought a bunch of texas plates for future builds from 67-72.  I need to find a good '68 project so I can use that tag.

Nice touch with the inspection sticker.  But I'm not surprised you got that detail too!

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58 minutes ago, JJ Deuce said:

very nice - the "Hemisfair" plates always strike a chord for me, because it was in San Antonio.  A little before my time, but I still like the connection.  I bought a bunch of texas plates for future builds from 67-72.  I need to find a good '68 project so I can use that tag.

Nice touch with the inspection sticker.  But I'm not surprised you got that detail too!

I got lucky and happened to have a Texas sticker to go with the plates. ^_^

 

 

 

Steve

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Too fabulous Steve, 

A definite winner! 👍👍👍

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Simply amazing Steve. Superb work as always!!

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An excellent build, and example of a quintessential car of that era. Everything looks period-correct, and I think that’s why it’s such a convincing replica.

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Beautiful finish to this one Steve !

You do certainly set the bar for the rest of us...love to watch  your builds come together.

Cheers my friend..stay safe

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Gorgeous Oldsmobile Steve,your work is flawless and inspiring!   Enjoyed watching it come together.....

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