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PostSubject: Salt Flats '17   Thu 16 Feb 2017, 9:54 am

While finishing up on the '34 coupe, Igor started rumaging in the salvage for another project. Said he had a hankering to hit Wendover this year.



He had fund a ratty Deuce frame, but it didn't seem to be wanting to adjust to a new life.
But. look what he drug to the shop ! Looks like one of Barris's creations.



found a rear end.



and a gluebomb big block that he cleaned up and started to re assemble.



A chromed oil pan, Igor ?? REALLY ??
Anyway, we  bashed up some salvage stuff for a front end.



Then he discovered a highrise intake. Hope we can find a couple of matching carbs,

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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Thu 16 Feb 2017, 12:25 pm

That is looking cool Clay....wonder where that wild frame came from..???
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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Thu 16 Feb 2017, 2:00 pm

Yes, interesting frame. Reminds me of a Christmas table centerpiece we once had.

Quick work of this one.
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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Sat 18 Feb 2017, 11:27 am

I deal with t his all of the time, even so, I was surprised at the amount of paint on the body. The flat black was VERY hard. A soak in brake fluid barely got to it, but, after that, I discovered it had etched a layer of orange paint, and there was a layer of red under that.The door and trunk lines were filled flush. But, I carry on !


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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Sat 18 Feb 2017, 1:59 pm

Keep up the good work Clay 
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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Sat 18 Feb 2017, 5:50 pm

Maybe leaving it in those colors would work? Best to you in the pro-ject. Hope it doesn't become a re-ject!
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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Sun 19 Feb 2017, 8:33 pm

Jeez, lookit all that paint! I've done real world re-finishing work that wasn't that involved. Kudo's for your tenacity
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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Tue 28 Feb 2017, 10:48 am

Igor has plumbed the carbs on his highrise intake, and meanwhile, I'm making a plate for the grill shell.



Here is a cool looking hood from something or other, and I'm wondering if I can make it work.



I think this is gonna work with a little tweaking.

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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Tue 28 Feb 2017, 2:22 pm

Nice contours on the hood.
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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Tue 28 Feb 2017, 4:09 pm

Swirling imagination creation

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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Tue 28 Feb 2017, 6:28 pm

Looking good Clay.  I'm holding my breath though.  With the snow pack we have this year there is a possibility the flats will be knee deep again this year.

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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Tue 28 Feb 2017, 7:34 pm

Wow, loving watching this come together!
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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Wed 01 Mar 2017, 10:39 am

Up on wheels with a boiler plate floor board (coffee can aluminum seal).
Kudos to the suggestion of using the filament from an automotive turn signal bulb as a throttle return spring. Worked out great !

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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Wed 01 Mar 2017, 10:57 am

I'm liking where you are heading with this one Clay.

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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Wed 01 Mar 2017, 12:15 pm

Looking nice Clay...! I hate having paint issues too...I am sure you will beat it.
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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Wed 01 Mar 2017, 3:09 pm

Looking brilliant Clay.
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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Thu 02 Mar 2017, 6:10 pm

I notice your model front ends are where the "artsy" work is most memorable! Best to you in progress!
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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Sat 04 Mar 2017, 3:11 am

Im watching this one Clay. I want to build a Salt Flats car too.
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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Sun 05 Mar 2017, 10:46 am

Details are all completed inside of the body and on the chassis. Just need to get them together.

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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Sun 05 Mar 2017, 12:19 pm

Looks very nice Clay. Just goes to show what one can do with a pile of extra parts...nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Sun 05 Mar 2017, 7:13 pm

Great work as usual Clay.

I often wonder how big your parts boxes are
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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Mon 06 Mar 2017, 4:45 pm

Excellent bashing and modding!
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PostSubject: Re: Salt Flats '17   Tue 07 Mar 2017, 3:21 am

Hey Clay. Plastic spoons make cool hood scoops/blisters. They come in many sizes and shapes, and many are free.
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