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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Tue 07 Mar 2017, 8:20 am

The first clear coat for the body, and seeing what everything looks like together. Overall, the fit of the parts is good. The real test will be mating the chassis and interior to the body The chassis is now shod in steel wheels with chrome hub caps, and Dunlop Grand Sports.



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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Wed 08 Mar 2017, 6:36 am

The clear coat has been polished. To my eye, the paint appears to have some depth, and reminds me of the old metal flake paint jobs of yesteryear.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Wed 08 Mar 2017, 12:10 pm

That really looks sharp Cole.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Wed 08 Mar 2017, 12:12 pm

Looks very nice to me Cole.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Wed 08 Mar 2017, 1:21 pm

Looks good. The color looks a little deeper gold than before.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Fri 10 Mar 2017, 2:24 pm

The door and hinge assemblies. One down, one to go. Then it's on to the bonnet and boot.



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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Fri 10 Mar 2017, 2:32 pm

Great stuff Cole..... the door hinges look good.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Fri 10 Mar 2017, 7:15 pm

Doors opening are always a "plus." I wonder if the real ones had inside panels as plain as these. The brightness of the body color helps draw the eye away from the bland panels in any case, so it's no big thing. Best to you on the wind-up!
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Fri 10 Mar 2017, 7:24 pm

Looking good Cole.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Tue 14 Mar 2017, 8:56 am

One step closer to completing the body. Again, the fit between body parts is so so. So... I will probably display with everything open.



Harron; The inside of the doors is about as simple as it gets.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Sun 19 Mar 2017, 5:01 pm

Just looking through this thread and all of it is simply great!
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Thu 23 Mar 2017, 8:56 am

The body is now attached to the chassis. It went much better than I was expecting. Now to install the dash and windscreen. I'm coming around the final turn on this one.





I had mentioned previously that I could not find the gauges to go behind the dash. As it turns out, they were staring me in the face the whole time! All I need do is cut them out of the instruction pages and attach to the back of the dash...

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Thu 23 Mar 2017, 6:20 pm

That's a new one on me. No reason why it shouldn't work for black and white instruments though.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Fri 24 Mar 2017, 2:51 pm

I have seen this before. You can use colored markers to make the needles red or orange.

Get job with the gold paint job. I find gold one of the harder colors to spray and get and even color.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Tue 11 Apr 2017, 10:35 am

Thanks gents. Well, it's been an age since I worked on this. But I'm back at it again. The instruments, and dash along with the windscreen are now installed and they don't look too bad. I mucked this one up a bit as the radio, and ash tray module don't fit under the dash. I'll have to consider how to remedy that situation. But at least I'm one step closer. Now it's on to the chrome trim and lights.



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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Sat 15 Apr 2017, 10:27 am

For now, all that remains are the bumpers. Each bumper is a two-piece affair, with a very large gap all the way round. After filling, sanding, priming and painting, I can finally finish this one up.
I have always liked side mirrors set well forward of the driver, and the center post for the rear view mirror is also interesting. Lastly, I added a bit more wiring in the engine bay.







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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Sat 15 Apr 2017, 12:58 pm

really sharp Cole,a beautiful clean looking build.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Sat 15 Apr 2017, 2:52 pm

Looking good, Cole. That color stands out nicely.
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