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    Guaranteed to put you to sleep
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    Do you have a thread with more pics of the black car... <snip>

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    Wow... Very well done!
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    Thanks to Matthew Burnette (for the stainless trim) , the Lexan windscreen is properly installed.

    Took some trimming of the vertical bars and the top bar....

    Used two of the top corner pieces on the bottom to keep things trim.
    Still need to make a central brace for the Lexan, and to sandblast and paint the stainless steel a gloss black.
    Everything took a while to fit, but it ended up very nice.....
    Jeff

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    ... but it ended up very nice....."



    Yes, it did!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Studedude View Post
    Yes, it did!
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    Y'all would have laughed your butts off watching me put the rubber on the Lexan, and putting the stainless in the rubber....
    A monkey and a football comes to mind

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    Here's a quick video of what it looks like on trial fit # 34
    Jeff




    Quote Originally Posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
    Y'all would have laughed your butts off watching me put the rubber on the Lexan, and putting the stainless in the rubber....
    A monkey and a football comes to mind

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    Cool Clip... Matthew does great work.
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    Cool, Jeff; it's looking good.

    Question: Do you mean Matthew was on location to physically help install the windshield?

    I ask because the remark was made about Matthew doing good work (which he does). But you commented that you were going to paint the windshield stainless surround, so I thought it was a bit odd to pay for stainless polishing on pieces you intended to paint! BP
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    The only thing that I did was dig through my pile of stainless and come up with all of the pieces, then sold them to Jeff. He didn't want them polished, just straight and dent free. I took out a couple of dings but that's it. Jeff gets all the credit for hacking it up and putting it in. <grin>

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbstude View Post
    The only thing that I did was dig through my pile of stainless and come up with all of the pieces, then sold them to Jeff. He didn't want them polished, just straight and dent free. I took out a couple of dings but that's it. Jeff gets all the credit for hacking it up and putting it in. <grin>
    Got it, Matthew. Thanks for the clarification. BP

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    Odd is the operative word, BP
    The windscreen (Lexan) was pop-riveted in place when I bought the car.
    I found that a third of the pop rivets were 'fake', and didn't actually hold the windscreen in place.
    My 'solution' was to go back to the way it was originally designed, but with Lexan instead of glass.
    Could have left it sans stainless, but liked the idea of the stainless as a support ring to help keep things in place.
    But I had nothing to use, and sought out the premier Stude stainless guy...
    (since Dale McPherson retired and trained some punk kid to do the stuff)
    Matthew helped me with the pieces I needed.
    But the car is black... All the shiny stuff is black....
    Black, black, black..... I can't go back now...
    So... The trim is getting sanded and painted black.
    Thought about powder coat, but the pieces slip together so snug, powder-coat would probably mess up the fit.
    Even painting them loose and them reassembling will mess them up.
    So, they are getting prepped and painted in place.....Someday.
    I have been working so much, I haven't touched the car in almost a month.
    Jeff



    Quote Originally Posted by BobPalma View Post
    Cool, Jeff; it's looking good.

    Question: Do you mean Matthew was on location to physically help install the windshield?

    I ask because the remark was made about Matthew doing good work (which he does). But you commented that you were going to paint the windshield stainless surround, so I thought it was a bit odd to pay for stainless polishing on pieces you intended to paint! BP

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
    Odd is the operative word, BP
    The windscreen (Lexan) was pop-riveted in place when I bought the car.
    I found that a third of the pop rivets were 'fake', and didn't actually hold the windscreen in place.
    My 'solution' was to go back to the way it was originally designed, but with Lexan instead of glass.
    Could have left it sans stainless, but liked the idea of the stainless as a support ring to help keep things in place.
    But I had nothing to use, and sought out the premier Stude stainless guy...
    (since Dale McPherson retired and trained some punk kid to do the stuff)
    Matthew helped me with the pieces I needed.
    But the car is black... All the shiny stuff is black....
    Black, black, black..... I can't go back now...
    So... The trim is getting sanded and painted black.
    Thought about powder coat, but the pieces slip together so snug, powder-coat would probably mess up the fit.
    Even painting them loose and them reassembling will mess them up.
    So, they are getting prepped and painted in place.....Someday.
    I have been working so much, I haven't touched the car in almost a month.
    Jeff
    Got it, Jeff. I wasn't being critical of what you were doing; I just didn't understand it; i.e., what appeared to be acquiring newly-polished pieces if you intended to paint them. Now I see that while you did buy pieces that had been reworked by Matt, his rework did not include polishing.

    Comprehende, now (a little Spanish lingo, there, as Rush would say....)

    Anyway, that's interesting about the amount of flex in the center portion of the Lexan, and the need for the back brace. 'Didn't know it was that flexible....but I suppose that depends on the thickness, of course.

    A cool-beans project, for sure. 'Will be good to see it out and about. Any chance of it "making" South Bend in a month? BP

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    That 'was' my original goal when the car was purchased...
    Really wanted very badly to go run it at Osceola during the IM.... Real bad.
    But... The economy has changed the focus, and since I am not yet of retirement age, I must continue my working career path.
    And to add, since the powers that be have decided to screw the country up so bad....Even those plans have been pushed back.
    So, 'The Black Car' has been progressing slower than expected, and has required a bit more prep than expected.
    But that's OK.... I want it 'just so', and am not going to cut corners just to meet some deadline.
    It is, after all, just a toy.
    There are more important things in life....
    But we'll get there......
    Heck... Even South Bend is only 50-50 for me right now, and even that's just for a day or two...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobPalma View Post
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    A cool-beans project, for sure. 'Will be good to see it out and about. Any chance of it "making" South Bend in a month? BP

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    Hello Jeff,
    Do you have photos of your black '53? Maybe it's the computer I'm using, but clicking the red "x" dropdown and clicking "Show picture" doesn't bring results.

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    black luck

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    Grrrrr... Webshots shoots to kill...
    Webshots has 14,000+ of my pic's.....
    All in albums and linked to forums...
    They sold out to 'Smile' (and there is no smile in 'Smile').....
    Plonk! (GONE!)
    Am in the slow process of rebuilding EVERYTHING.....
    In the meantime... try Photobucket...
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    (be sure to click on 'all albums')

    Let me know what you are interested in...
    Pic's are not a problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Crowel View Post
    Hello Jeff,
    Do you have photos of your black '53? Maybe it's the computer I'm using, but clicking the red "x" dropdown and clicking "Show picture" doesn't bring results.
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

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    How about: "FrankenStude" or "PassinGas" ?
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    Well, what is the name?...surely your have chosen by now???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marie Mac View Post
    Well, what is the name?...surely your have chosen by now???

    Suprisingly..... Maybe.
    I've kicked around a bunch of great idea's tossed my way....
    Liked 'the look' of a few.
    But I have pretty much settled on a name.....maybe.
    (I am so wishy washy)

    It's a name you ALL know.....
    It fits the car.

    Let me get the artwork done up for a management review...
    When you see it, you'll either love it...or hate it
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    I know! It's gonna be called "The Black Car"! ...So yeah, we ALL know it!

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    Moved the air scoop back 8 inches and kicked the rear up a bit for additional carb air hat clearance....
    Going out for paint (with the trunk lid, and the rear bumper)....


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    Dash is ready to wire up...
    Whole thing comes out with three Dzus fasteners...




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    Scoop, trunk lid, and rear bumper are now out for paint.....

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    What's in your trunk?

    Mine is fast filling up with junk.....


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    Well, that definitely does not look like "junk in the trunk".......

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    Built new 'race' door handles, and made new inner aluminum door skins.
    Used the bead roller to make the scallop.
    Looks way better than boring straight lines....



    Primer'ed and painted them tonight.....
    Tomorrow, will install them....



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    NICE work Jeff. I like your color choise also.

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    there used to be a 55 chev around here called "The Black Bitch"......... and it was
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    That name is on the 'wife approved' short list...
    (Don't know if it will pass the sponsor litmus test, though
    ...)
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    there used to be a 55 chev around here called "The Black Bitch"......... and it was
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    Midnight Madness

    Something with a Loewy alliteration

    I like DeepNHock actually

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    Finished the new panels today, and installed them.
    Not bad for a Krylon backyard rattlecan paint job..


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    A lot of versatility in that-there shop. Nice work.

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    I like drag cars with Drag, in their name.
    Drag-on-Lady, Drag-Lark, Drag 'N' Wagon etc.

    Remember when the Jack Webb 'Dragnet' series would list the year in their title? 'Dragnet 1967' I don't know if that was due to syndication or not.
    But, that made me think of......

    Dragnet 1953

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
    Finished the new panels today, and installed them.
    Not bad for a Krylon backyard rattlecan paint job..


    Really looks good, Jeff. Said it before, say it again, I really like the red.

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    This is an incredible build. I love it!

    The only problem I can see is that it's so good, it might be to pretty for the strip, and become a trailer queen. Of course, then picking a name would be easy. Call it the drag queen.

    Joking aside though, this should be one speedy little beast when you're done!
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    Black as coal... Very shiney coal....
    (Many thanks to David Parris's brother...)







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    Mounted the hood scoop today....



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