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mbstude
07-25-2009, 07:52 PM
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/stainless_resto-1.jpg

While being mentored by the great Lark Parker in Cedar Rapids, I picked up a cheap Rockne hubcap to practice on once I got home.

So far, I have the stainless skin off of the steel "cap".

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/stainless_day_one005-1.jpg

Lark... What is it I do next? [:o)]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/may%2029%202009/58_big011-1.jpg

Chris Pile
07-25-2009, 08:19 PM
Dang. I hope Larry Tholen doesn't hear about this.

Chris Pile
Editor: The Studebaker Special
http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/

Lark Parker
07-25-2009, 08:19 PM
Now you can put it on eBay as TWO caps and you have doubled your investment.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n4/larkparker/Miscellaneous/caryreduced.jpg Lark Parker

Just an innocent possum strolling down life's highway.

mbstude
07-25-2009, 10:54 PM
If I can find a mirror I may sell a complete set. ;)

Tomorrow I will see what sort of damage I can do with my Legendary Unnamed Hammer. I'll post some pics if I'm the least bit successful.



Chris, I paid all of $10 for the cap. I bought it from a vendor who had tons of Rockne parts, and at least a dozed hubcaps. I'm pretty sure I saw Larry T. there. So he, and everyone else at the meet, had the exact same opportunity to purchase the caps, just as I did. My goal is to make it as good as new, and hang it on my wall. Gotta practice somehow.

barnlark
07-26-2009, 12:11 AM
I may send you an oil pan next for your first gig if this works out. No shiny stuff, just dent repair with Maxwell's silver hammer. ;)

mbstude
07-26-2009, 03:48 PM
Huh. Who would've thought that a Rockne hubcap skin was brass?

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/rockne006.jpg

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/rockne_brass001.jpg

I can't wait til the buffer I ordered gets here. :D

rockne10
07-26-2009, 10:48 PM
Matthew,
It hurts me to think you would pass this off as the same cheap Rockne hub cap you bought at CeRap last week.

Looks like Dale imparted decades of experience

or

there's magic in that hammer.

mbstude
07-27-2009, 05:20 AM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10



there's magic in that hammer.


There must be. That's all I can figure.

Lark Parker
07-27-2009, 07:13 AM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10

Matthew,
It hurts me to think you would pass this off as the same cheap Rockne hub cap you bought at CeRap last week.

I don't think Matthew would do that.
He was taught:
1. Take a picture of a nice one
2. Beat it up in stages -- taking pictures at each stage
3. [u]Reverse</u> the picture sequence to show work
4. Act outraged if anyone asks questions




http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n4/larkparker/Miscellaneous/caryreduced.jpg Lark Parker

Just an innocent possum strolling down life's highway.