1963 Impala wagon, HotRod/RatRod.

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Thanks Christophe. I'll do my update with pics from now on.

Edited by H.A.K

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OK so its about 60-75% done. Need the flames and pinstripping on the body. Need to find the right hubcaps, and put them seat covers on the front seat. Then glue it all together.

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Need to get them flames on it.

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This thing is bitchin. Gonna look great with flames.

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It's really coming together. Can't wait to see it after you lay them flames down.

Not sure if you figured out the seat cover thing but couldn't you just use a piece of scrap material with the same pattern on it and wrap the seats? I pretty sure they have those big rolls of material in Walmart. I would just go see if they have any scraps laying around or just buy a small amount. This way it's the same pattern and gives you the material feeling.

Just a suggestion. Anyways, nice build, keep it coming.

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way cool!!! i love wagons!

cheers

bryan

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Glad you switched to pics.

Ya, me to. I checked the topic a lot but my YouTube really blows sometimes. Videos aren't bad here and there but you can never look at enough photos...lol.

Edited by JasonFL

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Thanks guys.

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Ok so check it out. I got it all taped up, and copyed the flames from my car from the photos of the 1.1 car and put the same patten "as best as I could" on the tape.

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I didn't have any pics of the roof so I had to try to remember how it looks.

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Now I need to try and cut it all out. Never had to do cutting like this befor so I'm hoping I can pull it off.

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be very carefull cutting it so you dont gouge the body......that would stink! ive done it before, and i was so mad at myself!

keep it goin, lookin good!

cheers

bryan

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I'm going to take all the tape off then cut it, then reply it back on the car. Just so that doesn't happin.

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aaaah ok, very smart! way more smart than i was when i did it! LOL.....

cant wait to see how it comes out.......keep `er goin

cheers

bryan

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I'm going to take all the tape off then cut it, then reply it back on the car. Just so that doesn't happin.

Yep, thats the way. Cut it out on a piece of glass.

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Looking good ! :)

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Cant wait to see it with the flames on

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I've been told by an expert that you should cut the tape on a self healing cutting board. Xacto blades will tend to snap when used on glass.

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Thanks guys. Dont what Im cutting it on yet, but well see.

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I really like what you are doing with this build! Good luck on completing it on time!

I cut masks and decalls on a sheet of glass and I haven't had any problems with the number 11 blades I use breaking!

Edited by Tom Setzer

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Thanks man. I think thats what Ill use then.

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Update time. Got the hood and roof cut out.........Man looking at the sides I dont want to cut them out. Its going to take to long....

I am going to......Just dreding it.

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Starting on the sides now.

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Now we have to hope that paint don't go under the tape... B)

You're doing great job, keep at it. Subject is great, haven't seen too many '63 Chevrolets, especially Wagons.

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Looking good, be sure to get the edges, down, real tight man, man I dont envy you, all that cutting, but looking good so far, keep it going....

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Thanks guys. Going to cut the sides today, and 2marrow. Hope it comes out OK.

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cool, keep er goin!

cheers

bryan

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Ok got som work done, but not much. PB hasn't been working all day yesterday for me. I got all the flames cut out, went to go spray and found out I don't have any orange paint. And I have NO $$ tell Thursday. That sucks. But it's al good. Ill get it done when it gets done. Here's the pics.

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Edited by H.A.K

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You might to check your last post and do an edit on your wording, Samuel.

Masking is awesome.

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