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Scotts_DG8

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  1. Barry, I've seen most of your cars and they are all really nice looking but for some reason this car to me has taken first place in your collection. Not saying I have the best taste in cars but this one sure stands out to me of the lot of them. Nice job on the assembly, maybe someday I'll get a get a chance to see it in person too. Scott...
  2. Someones going to be feeling pretty darn proud to be getting this back as it's going to be turning a lot of heads where ever it is, parked or going down the road. Looks great and it's not even finished, nice job. Scott...
  3. Adam, I normally follow the Our Cars and Restoration Projects section along with other sections above and then there is the Dodge (Chrysler Products too) section. The only other forum section that I've been following for the last several years is this Me and My Buick section and this thread is a great example of why I follow it. The paint job turned out great and I although I was having a bit of a time trying to figure out what scheme was going to be now that I see it done it just looks so right oon the car, I'm sure the owner will be more than pleased with it. I'm looking forward to seeing all the bright work back on it when it's all done. Also I do have a question that I would like to ask you regarding spraying a two tone paint scheme, if you don't mind I'll shoot you a PM with my question(s). Again, great job. Scott...
  4. As much as I would like to see the hood done, and it would finish off the major outside body panels, I too agree that it would be best to tackle the dash/steering wheel, etc... The addition of the headlamps (eyes) really brings a life to the car that was missing. The first photo showing the car from head on sure adds to the optical illusion that this is much more than a model. All the work is really starting to take shape and it's looking great. Scott...
  5. I've looked at your update several times now over several days and hadn't responded as I don't have the words to do any comments I could make do justice. I can totally see being a bit worried about scratching it somewhere. It does look great and the color is just so right for the car. I'm looking forward to the future progress updates just as much as you two are probably looking forward towards being able to post them as it would mean it's getting closer to being completed. Scott...
  6. I thought I would try and lighten up the parade photo to see if it would help. It turned out ok, it's really a nice looking car and I too am looking forward to current pictures. Great find. Scott...
  7. Roger, I'm an avid follower and check out every update that you post but do not comment on all. For me personally depending on my mood I could be in total awe of what you've posted and have no words to comment. Other times I may feel so inferior and that there is nothing I could contribute that would sound worthy to post. You have skills in modeling that a so far from anything that I might attempt that it's just great to follow along watching over your sholder so to speak. Your last trunk lid photo when just viewing the smaller image as appears in the thread looks like it could have been taken in a body shop of a real car. Not unlike the comments made about the frame, engine, body et all. It one of the best threads here on the AACA forum and I for one am totally happy that you've choosen to post your project here. Scott...
  8. Just for conversation, this collection was highlighted on our morning local news. They provided the address but it was covered so fast I did not get a chance to write it down. Based on the story I'm thinking that there could be quite a few people in attendance, I though will not be one of them. Scott...
  9. Is there a chance that the P T Pump might have been for a power take off pump? I think that trucks back then were made more for comercial and farm use then general use. Just a thought. Scott...
  10. Roger, a question happened to pop in my head while reading your update tonight. While your are applying all your creative efforts working away making progress do you work with background music, talk radio or a television on? I personally mostly have a radio on even though I could not always tell you what was either played of talked about later, and only on the rare occasion would have the television on. Just a curious question that cropped up and thought I'd ask, I'm sure others might like to know too. Scott...
  11. I have first hand experience with having work done thru a restoration shop. I purchased a car from a friend John (Keider31) and at the time I was working a lot and traveling a lot for extended period of time so it sat in the garage for a few years. Back maybe 7 years ago I heard enough questions as to what and when was I going to do something with it. I was still traveling a lot and making really decent $ but had started researching the value of the car if it were restored. Back then car values were thru the roof and it seemed a no brainer to spend the money to at least have the body work done and I would handle the rest. I checked around and almost went with a somewhat local shop but decided at the last minute to go with probably a well know high end shop out of state. They had the car for 2 years, partly do to costs to me and partly do to other customers needs. It was just about the end of the two years that my job after 15 years was going to be ending as the company had decided after 80 years to exit the business. The car was delivered in late January and my brother helped me check it out and push it up the drive. After a few pictures I covered it up with a new car cover and pushed it into the garage. At that time the car looked just great. As it had been a number of years since I had done any serious work on cars I didn't want to break back into it with the car just returned, it was intimidated a bit and didn't what to do any harm to it. It was for this reason I decided to start working on the van and that project grew leggs of its own. Well John (Keiser31) was coming back to Michigan this summer for a visit as he was going to Dodge Brothers meet and wanted to check the car out as he hadn't seen it since it was it left his place. I pull it out and when he stopped by I uncovered it so all the "great" body/paint work could be show off. It was the first time that I really looked it over since it was delivered. There were flaws in the paint, a paint chip that someone had started to touch up (?), in the sun light I saw swirls in the hood from buffing, a hole that was not weld/filled for a molding in a fender (they filled the one on the other side. It made me quite sick. I was blinded by the light when it first arrived and didn't see any of these flaws. Not going to be specific here but costs to me for this end result it was $10 K many times over. There is a lot more to the story along with my personal observations of working with a restoration shop but I for one would not do it again. Scott...
  12. Roger, I'm still following along just don't chime in often and like the many others that do still find your creative modeling skills amazing. I really like watching this evolve. A thought that just came to mind, would not someone that makes jewelry use this silver solder? Maybe you could check some local jewelry stores that makes/repairs jewelry to see if they might part with some. Just a thought. Scott...
  13. Nuts, I knew I shouldn't have replied... Ben, really thanks for asking about the van but this year hasn't worked out to well towards making much progress. I had only this weekend just pulled it out for the first time. There has been a lot of things that needed doing that left the van on the back burner. I'll get around to doing an update on the van thread soon to at least catch up with the few things I have done. Scott...
  14. His thread is still here: http://forums.aaca.org/f190/well-we-drug-another-one-home-350095.html His last update was in June and he has probably been busy with his project and life.
  15. Oh nuts, you really did only post spy shots. I was only kidding? Really! You can tease us though, the color looks great and although it's going to be a bit hard to wait it will obviously be worth it to see the "Big" picture(s) when you decide to post some. Did I mention that I really love the color? All your hard work is showing us all that this is really turning out to be a looker. You both should be very proud of the direction you've chosen and what you've accomplished. Scott...
  16. Barry, I've been following along throughout this amazing project. You've for sure come along ways tackling this project from when I've last visited your shop several years ago. Even though the pictures are in black and white they for sure give, I believe, anyone viewing this thread a real good idea of just how much effort/work is involved in this paint scheme. Great job for sure by all parties involved, it's really sure to standout in a crowd. This would have been a great feature story to capture for the AACA Antique Automobile, again just an opinion. Scott...
  17. Roger, Really nice work as always. Looking at the last picture with it mounted though brought another question to mind though. Will there eventually be inner fenders made down the line? I am assuming that there will be but thought I'd ask anyway. Scott...
  18. I caught sight of this in the parking area as I was leaving and guess that the guy must have gotten either his dates or registration mixed up and was unable to show it with the other DB. Humor aside it's was a sad thing to see show up, even in the parking lot. And yes, that was a Chevy V-8. Scott...
  19. The last few taken at the Meadowbrook show. Scott...
  20. Ok, it's been a week since the DB Centennial Car Show. I did attend the show and it was a good time. Although I did take a few pictures I somehow got side tracked and missed taking a lot more that I could/should have. Enjoy them for what they are. Scott... I see I can post a max of 20 at a time and I have a few more that I can post so will do that now. Scott...
  21. Pat, I'm in agreement, your thread and posts have been one of the good reads here. You started with a tuff project to begin with and had a good mix of details and experiences along the way not to mention some stories thrown in now and then that kept us coming back. Although your posting had been slowing down over the past few months as the project was basically done, it will be different knowing it's now for the most part offically done. What a project and a great job in the end, something to be totally proud of. Who knows, maybe after a bit of time you'll find a need to find yourself another project. If you do we'll be here to follow along, offer encouragement along with any advise or insight we may have to offer. Scott...
  22. When you read a specific post that you would like to reply to and reference it you just cling on the Reply With Quote found at the bottom of the post you want to reply to. It will create that "Bubble" that you refer to, just like my reply to your question. Scott...
  23. I like the color and the paint scheme, it really fits the car well. It should look great when it's all back together. Scott...
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