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About Mattml430

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  • Birthday 02/18/1970

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    Playing with my 26&29 dodge sedans and ML500

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  1. How about attaching a sheet of tin across the top of the muffler. Maybe just about a 1/3 of its diameter. Fix it about 1/2” from the muffler to create a hot air gap. Paint it black and it will never be seen.
  2. They will be done in the Maroon/ Burgundy colour along with the chassis above the running boards. We call them Guards or fenders. This is the car I found searching for colour combination that I really liked.
  3. Looking great Rich your doing an amazing job of that old girl.
  4. Yer I was a bit worried about getting it right with all the correct looking beading and creases but I was able to get it with what I had. I will admit I’ve been leaving them last for that reason.
  5. If there’s anything good about COVID lockdown you get a lot done on your car restoration. lol I made a start on my front guards today and progressed well with one now need to do the other. Ive taken step by step photos so anyone else that needs to make one can see the steps. Hopefully it will help somebody one day. I did cheat a little and bought a new wheel well from a Ford model A. Forgive me please 😁🤣
  6. Thanks fellas, yer the more I see it the more I like it. If we’re in lockdown for to much longer Terry I’ll need another car to keep me busy. I finished the last bit of Rusty panel work today on the body and pulled the front Guards down off the shelf this afternoon. They need a fair bit of work done to the bottoms of them they are completely rusted away halfway up the wheel well.
  7. Sorry to hear that, it is frustrating when that sort of thing happens. You’ll get on top of it , you’ve come this far you’ll get it. I had grief with my 27 for twelve months. It would run perfectly and then just start missing and carrying on. I put a brand new carbi on it and did all sorts of things. Valve , timing, leads and plugs. It ended up being a dry solder joint in a wire going to the electronic ignition I put in it to make it run smoother. So much for that idea Hahahaha, drove me made for twelve months. It’s fixed now and runs absolutely beautifully because it’s been tuned to an inch of its life. stick with It , luck will come your way. 👍👍
  8. I got my actual colour of the paint shop during the week so I just wanted to see how my colours looked on the car so I did a little test panel. The cream is not as yellow looking in real life but I think they are nice classic colours together. I know the whole top of the victory roadster is supposed to be the dark colour, but I feel it hides the beautiful lines and shape of the budd body. what do you guys think your input is important to me good or bad. Haha. I’m still miles of painting but just wanted a good picture in my head.
  9. Compare these ones to yours they should be good though.
  10. Yeh I thought that , I’ll have to chase one up when I’m at that stage. Can you get them in stainless steel.
  11. I definitely would give it a go but I don’t know what it looks like. Have you got an image or diagram of how it looks.
  12. Managed to roll the outer skin today and get it fitted onto the inner frame. I lost a tiny bit of camber in centre once I had peened the seem all the way around. I’m pretty happy with it, it’s not perfect but overall once I adjust it all up it will fit ok. The gaps around the outside are all pretty even, I seriously don’t know how that happened but I’ll take it.haha. Made a lock from the parts on an old Drop tee handle it works perfectly. I just need to cut some holes in the inner panel to get to the hinge bolts so I can fine tune the adjustment. she really looks like a roadster now. 😁
  13. That burnt floor board could of been a disaster for that old car. Lucky it must of been put out quickly. Looking great 👍
  14. The dicky seat is coming along well I got the inside done today and will attempt the outer skin tomorrow I think. Took the top of my thumb At the base of my nail last Thursday doing the frame but they sowed it back together on Saturday night for me. It was still semi attached on one side buy enough to keep blood to it. Had to pass a COVID test before they would operate on it. 1mm blade on the grinder made short work of it. I’ll be on a bit of a go slow for a few weeks I think. no one can say I haven’t put blood sweat and tears in to this old girl 😂