Elpad

Meet "Toby" my 50 Model 51 project

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18 hours ago, Elpad said:

This was just heavy primer to continue blocking and sanding. the car is black so we have to keep doing this for minor imperfections since black will show any anomaly.  You should know this since you are the owner of a beautiful black 54 now sitting on casters! Paint will be sprayed at a paint booth. Well both the 50 & 54 will fit in the garage you see in the pictures once I finish putting it together. I have parts all over the place in there plus in my home office plus in utility shack. As far as driving them, once side by side I could flip a coin. Will see

 

You are dead on correct with black paint.   The prep for final paint is crucial!    Two in the garage is a wonderful problem to have.   I suspect you will drive the 50 much more than the 54 for a while. Just new, fresh and not seen at the local car shows, etc.  This is what I experienced with the 60.   It will be nice to have both at home in the garage and available for you to drive.  I at one time kept the 54 in a storage unit.   

 

She is looking great!  Looking forward to the first run up and rolling in Toby. 

 

 

 

 

  

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22 hours ago, avgwarhawk said:

 

You are dead on correct with black paint.   The prep for final paint is crucial!    Two in the garage is a wonderful problem to have.   I suspect you will drive the 50 much more than the 54 for a while. Just new, fresh and not seen at the local car shows, etc.  This is what I experienced with the 60.   It will be nice to have both at home in the garage and available for you to drive.  I at one time kept the 54 in a storage unit.   

 

She is looking great!  Looking forward to the first run up and rolling in Toby. 

 

 

Still be a little while, after paint, will wait at least 30 days for paint to cure so we can buff it. Then glass work, interior and exterior assembly. By that time I will be retired (mid summer) looking forward to dedicate more time to the hobby. Yeap I will probably use the 50 first! Then like I said I can flip a coin.

 

  

 

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39 minutes ago, Elpad said:

Yeap I will probably use the 50 first! Then like I said I can flip a coin.

 

and....

Won't it be fun to have them "both" at the same showing.

That's my plan one day.

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A few years ago my decision about which to drive was "rotation". Unless there was a specific reason to choose one over the other, every opportunity to drive was relagated to the next in turn. Age was the factor for starting the process. '56 1st. I think it made many rides more enjoyable when I didn't have to work through the decision process and it helped ensure all were regularly used. 

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