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On 12/14/2017 at 10:41 PM, cooterbfd said:

If you need any front sheet metal, I have the nose and a Radiator. Posted in For Sale

Thanks for the offer, still waiting for the body man. Front sheet metal is good, rear needs work put replacing some parts from donor car and new rocker panels that I purchased. Also have an extra radiator available 

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Working on the rear emblem, I straighten it out since it was slightly bent on the bottom. Will plate this one. Lock assembly came from donor car since it already had a key and I never had keys when I got the car. Ignition switch will also be installed from donor. Next will attempt to paint the inserts, at least those are available as reproduction. If anybody needs any parts from the donor just let me know for availability 

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Metalman is back at it, unfortunately he comes too far between visits! But finding someone with old work artisans skills that will come to your garage and do these Sunday projects is not easy! Carlos is truly a friend.....He said that if the blue 54 Roadmaster took 4 years to build, this one will take about 6...luckily I love this hobby and keeping it alive....with friends like Carlos, I don’t need any foes!

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I thought the grille bottom support crossmember was painted but it turned out to be bright work. Steel wool, elbow grease and chrome polish did the job. I will post pics later of the finish product.

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Lately nothing to report, I started this project late December 2016 and just realized is March, 2018 so I’m not too far off with the 4 to 6 years prediction. Where does time go you might ask? I believe time is a set period and we are the ones flying through it.... man I’m getting old! 

Anyways enough with this melancholic ? thinking, you can tell I was answering nature’s call. Time to hit the wrenches ? to proceed with left turns. In a positive note: body man is coming tomorrow!

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On 2/27/2018 at 6:19 AM, Elpad said:

I thought the grille bottom support crossmember was painted but it turned out to be bright work. Steel wool, elbow grease and chrome polish did the job. I will post pics later of the finish product.

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Classic to current Fabrication replacement  outer rocker panels do not fit, different width and wrong placement of column openings. We made the inner ones to work. We will be making our own. Just food for thoughts if anybody needs to order from this company

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Today We switched to the passenger side and started to install the outer rocker... slowly but surely. While deconstructing 68 years old Tin was melted away from door jamb/columns welds

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Body work is not finish yet but between jobs, still working on lamps and other odds and ends. Back up lamps are ready to go. Housing and wiring was refurbished, glass lens cleaned and bright Work polished. New hand made gaskets were also installed. The lamp was tested with the original made in the USA #1029 bulb. I bet those Chinese replacements won’t last that long.

I noticed that the front turn signal lamps lenses are plastics. Are these originals or were they were glass as the rear? I have new plastic replacements as well but if glass was original, would like to go that route.

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You might want to use glass ones if you put in LED bulbs. I have heard from various rod guys that those builds generate heat and sometimes melt the plastic lenses. 

This is second hand info so take it as that as I have no experience concerning this.  

 

Otherwise, you are moving along and looking good.?

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No LED for me, will go original candle power. Don’t even know if LED comes for 6 volts system. Of all the gathered parts from parts car I’m still missing a glass lens so I will look again and will hunt for one if I can’t find it!

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 Coming along, remember the 3 factors to consider in this hobby. Time, space and money ? in any order you may want to use them.

today will be working on door bottoms and skin fabrication. I saw the color you painted your parts but not the same shade as the Mopar Turcoise but they are coming out really good

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