Finally got some paint on it.

Old February 6th, 2009, 06:41 AM
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Finally got some paint on it.

I finally got the paint on it. I'm working on sanding & buffing it now. I'm sure it's a little too new school for some of you guys that like to see everything done as original as possible, but I like it.
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Old February 6th, 2009, 07:14 AM
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Looks pretty sweet to me Kind of reminds me of a 68 HO.
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Old February 6th, 2009, 07:30 AM
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Looks good...whats the wheels and stance plans?
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Old February 6th, 2009, 07:35 AM
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Excellent 2-tone treatment - I like it!
(Old-school rules!!)
Keep up the good work!
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Too no-school, I don't like it at all except for the tires and wheels.
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Old February 6th, 2009, 08:07 AM
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Dude, it's your car and so far it looks like an old school car with a new school paint job....awesome! Like Richard asked, what wheels and stance? The car would look great slammed with 20" out back and maybe 18" in the front IMHO! Think it could work relatively easily Richard? Keep the updates coming!
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Old February 6th, 2009, 08:14 AM
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Thanks.

I actually have a set of Coy's C-55s sitting in my office. 18x8 in the front and 20x8.5 in the rear. I'm going to get the buffing, assembly & upholstery work done then I'm going to add a full air ride set-up. May be a little while longer...
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Thanks.

I've been a bit lazy on the buffing. I've got half the car sanded and I've been buffing the parts where the trim goes so I could actually start seeing some of it go back together. I've got 2 rear bumpers and neither of them is a good core. Anybody have one lying around?
I layed down the red first, then the gray, then the black and then buried it under 4 coats of clear.
The fresh 425 has since been cleaned up. I've hidden & rerouted most of the wiring. Hopefully I'll have some more progress to post soon.
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Old February 6th, 2009, 12:39 PM
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I like it.
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Old February 6th, 2009, 02:00 PM
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i LIKE THE PAINT SCHEME, DOES IT MATCH THE HOG? sorry about the hollerin wifie waas doing paperwork today and always set capslock too lazy to fix it right now
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Old February 6th, 2009, 06:22 PM
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The Hog had to go when I moved to Atlanta. Riding in this place is more stressful than anything else. I've never seen people drive so stupid. Plus, sitting in traffic on a bike is hot and definitely no fun.
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Old February 7th, 2009, 04:15 AM
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been there done that. I made the mistake of letting mine go thinking a boat would be more family friendly. I only ever rode out in the country, getting there or back. people are just stupid behind the wheel. It's like they think they are invulnerable once they "strap in". WTF. Any way nice looking ride, too bad you stole my paint scheme idea, I might steel it back.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 05:01 PM
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I like it...kinda puts me in the mindset of the Batmobile. I hope you take no offense to that. I'm looking forward to your updates....especially the pics.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 05:41 PM
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You can't go wrong with the bat mobile.
I finally finished sanding & buffing the paint yesterday. I took the dash out cleaned, polished and/or painted everything and put it all back in. As soon as I get the belt line weatherstrip kit & side windows in, and get a rear bumper the exterior will be complete. I'll post some more pics then.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 08:28 PM
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Love the paint job...
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Looks great so far, I like them both stock and custom. No matter what, it's just great to see another Olds on the road. The paint choice looks very cool definitely keep the updates coming.
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Got the wheels & tires on today. Now we'll see how low she can go.
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very nice!

Very inspiring! Man I wish I would have thought of that paint scheme...I may have to plagerize it (or at least paraphrase it) if I ever decide to spit polish my '66.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 07:20 PM
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Thanks guys. Even though I built it the way I like it regardless of what other people think, It's still nice to hear that other people do like it.
And Bluevista, since you like them so much, I'll let you have those old wheels & tires cheap.
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That thing looks awesome!!! Good Job!
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For those of us not up to speed on our 60's Olds, what year/model is that car?
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last repair

I originally attempted to start this project after Thanksgiving, but I've worked every weekend since.Not sure if I'm bragging or complaining. Anyway I still need advice or suggestion.It appears that the cowl is folded up in a verticle flange and the windshield track is th front part of the dash.Is the track welded to the cowl flange. Is the dash panel only tack welded at the A pillar?
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I originally attempted to start this project after Thanksgiving, but I've worked every weekend since.Not sure if I'm bragging or complaining. Anyway I still need advice or suggestion.It appears that the cowl is folded up in a verticle flange and the windshield track is th front part of the dash.Is the track welded to the cowl flange. Is the dash panel only tack welded at the A pillar?
I think you need to start your own thread! And you should give it its own title and put it in the bodywork section. You'd be able to get more help there....

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