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1 hour ago, stitchdup said:

He has a car in the petersen museum called gypsy rose, it was inducted into the historic vehicle register at the same time as the hirohata merc. Theres some good pics here, but my fav pi of it is when it was on show in DC with the hirohata

https://classicandsportscar.com/features/gypsy-rose-queen-lowriders

 

http://kustomrama.com/wiki/Walt_Prey

 

I thought that he had done the Gypsy Rose. Just didn't get that far in my search tonight to confirm it. Thanks for the links.

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9 hours ago, Raoul Ross said:

Sorry to Hi-Jack the thread but what wheels are those?

No problem there. I believe those are the stock wheels that come in the kit.

I managed to get a few mist coats of the color on the parts. I see that I have a slip from the panel line engraver on the front of the passenger door. I think I'll try to fill it in with clear and sand it out as opposed to putty. The paint won't cover the color of the putty without showing. I like the way this is coming out though.

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16 hours ago, Modlbldr said:

No problem there. I believe those are the stock wheels that come in the kit.

I managed to get a few mist coats of the color on the parts. I see that I have a slip from the panel line engraver on the front of the passenger door. I think I'll try to fill it in with clear and sand it out as opposed to putty. The paint won't cover the color of the putty without showing. I like the way this is coming out though.

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Looking good! This color really suits this body.

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2 hours ago, bluestringer said:

Looking Good. Nice color.

Thanks! Just realized I forgot to chrome around the radio face. I thought it looked a bit plain last night.

I've got to get another can of paint today. Had to sand a couple of spots on the body last night.

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I've been thinking about doing gauge bezels in this way. May I ask what size aluminum tubing you're using? And I guessing they are applied to the instrument panel with super glue. 

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On 1/18/2022 at 3:56 PM, AMT68 said:

I've been thinking about doing gauge bezels in this way. May I ask what size aluminum tubing you're using? And I guessing they are applied to the instrument panel with super glue. 

Not sure on the size of the tubing. Just found some scrap in my box that was the same as the outter edge of the gauge. I "glued" them in place with a few drops of Future floor polish.

Tonight I wanted to work on the interior but didn't want to break out the airbrush and spray in my dirty, cold garage. So, I mixed up about a teaspoon of  Folk Art Pearl White paint, a couple of tablespoons of warm water and a few drops of glycerin in a dish. Using a wide brush I brushed a couple of coats of the paint on the interior parts and threw them in the dehydrator. Turned out pretty nice for a base coat and didn't take more than 5 minutes, including mixing the paint. I'll go back with a tooth pick and paint some of the pleats with the accent colors.

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The pearl white is perfect and so thin that even my test paint on the pleats that i painted last night still show through! And it's already dry! 15 minutes total and I'm done with that part. 

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4 hours ago, David G. said:

The dashboard looks fantastic!

I can't wait to see how the rest of the interior comes together.

David G.

Thanks David. I got one seat done this morning. Center pleats are done in Ceramcoat "Sweet Blush" and the outter pleats are done in Craft Smart "Rose Gold". Both are Craft Acrylic paints applied with a tooth pick and an Opti Visor for my old eyes!

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Been working last night and a bit today on the interior. Still have the molotow to do for the chrome and a bit of the rose gold to do on the rear seat. Just mixed up some pink and white embossing powder to do the tulip panel and the bottom of the doors. I'm liking the color combo.

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I forgot that I had made a WIP for this until this morning. I have now moved from Washington State to Kentucky and have started unpacking. So, progress is slow on this. I managed to get a bit more done on the interior. 

I got the idea a couple of days ago to make a chain link steering wheel. I got a cheap necklace from Wal-Mart and last night I wrapped a length of it around a bit of tubing. Then I gently dabbed superglue with a toothpick onto the links. Once it set up I removed the tubing and hit it with accelerator. Now to make the center bars.

Here is where im at.

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