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    For Your Viewing Pleasure

    Decided to go the other way with the 56. Now I can never sell it, lol. Body is in the body shop as I write this.
    Last edited by bkz81; 09-15-2016 at 05:51 AM.

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    Last edited by bkz81; 09-15-2016 at 05:11 AM.

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    Gorgeous! And great quality work to boot. I know someone in our Arizona Car Club who has over $125,000 in a Brand New 1949/50 Chev 5 window (total reproduction) which will certainly not be as cool and unusual as yours once you are finished.
    Congrats and keep the pics coming.
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    Sure is a beauty so far !!

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    That is some mighty fine work. I'll never have anything quite that nice.


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    I know someone in our Arizona Car Club who has over $125,000 in a Brand New 1949/50 Chev 5 window
    Never keep records and never add up the cost of a hobby. Most would enjoy the hobby more not having the cost front and center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackardV8 View Post
    Never keep records and never add up the cost of a hobby. Most would enjoy the hobby more not having the cost front and center.

    jack vines
    One of my customers told me this. He is working on a Late 30's Dodge Coupe. He said never keep track of receipts, then your wife can never complain when she finds the paper trail.
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    That truck is gonna be gorgeous.

    Amen to not trying to keep up with cost. I don't want to know what I have in mine.
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    Yep, you have definitely gone to the "Dark Side" Brandon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StudeRich View Post
    Yep, you have definitely gone to the "Dark Side" Brandon!

    My long time Friend, SDC Member and current or past Avanti Club "Board Member"; Steve Montegomery lives in your Town, do you know him?
    Possibly, did he ever work at Wasco State Prison?

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    Here is the latest update, with one shot from the projects origins. Widened the bed to a period correct 56, got the new tailgate, widened each fender by 1.5" and extended the rear a little bit to accommodate the roll pan:
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    Now that is the truth!
    Quote Originally Posted by PackardV8 View Post
    Never keep records and never add up the cost of a hobby. Most would enjoy the hobby more not having the cost front and center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackardV8 View Post
    Never keep records and never add up the cost of a hobby. Most would enjoy the hobby more not having the cost front and center.

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    I agree. I was going to keep track of time and cost to restore one of my cars until I figured out just how much extra time and stress that would take.

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    What the eye does not see, the heart can't grieve The only car that to total was kept track was my first car in 1968, 1955 Speedster with overdrive and a 56 Hawk front clip. Initial cost was $150.00 total cost when traded in was $1,500. Will not tell what the trade in value on a 1970 Hornet was because I hate to cry.

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    agree you never want to know or want your wife to know.

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    Nice work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkz81 View Post
    Decided to go the other way with the 56. Now I can never sell it, lol. Body is in the body shop as I write this.
    Cool! Are your brake rotors carbon fiber?

    Also what is the rear end and how much does it weigh?
    Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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    I can't get over the clean shop floor....

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    Well done, Bob
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    Superb workmanship as attested by your BLACK paint finish! It's gonna be a great ride.
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    I like...sweet indeed! cheers, junior

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    Quote Originally Posted by t walgamuth View Post
    Cool! Are your brake rotors carbon fiber?

    Also what is the rear end and how much does it weigh?
    No, steel Wilwood brakes & a Curry Rearend. Not sure on the weight.

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    Ford 9"?.....
    Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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    That paint sure is purddy.
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    Yeah, Ford 9”, with a No Limit 4 link-their kit made for trucks.

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