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    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".



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

    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, GA


  • #2
    Dang. I hope Larry Tholen doesn't hear about this.

    Chris Pile
    Editor: The Studebaker Special
    http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/
    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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    • #3
      Now you can put it on eBay as TWO caps and you have doubled your investment.

      Lark Parker

      Just an innocent possum strolling down life's highway.
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      Lark Parker --Just an innocent possum strolling down life's highway.

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      • #4
        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.

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        • #5
          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.

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          • #6
            Huh. Who would've thought that a Rockne hubcap skin was brass?





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

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            • #7
              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.
              "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

              Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
              sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by rockne10



                there's magic in that hammer.
                There must be. That's all I can figure.

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                • #9
                  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




                  Lark Parker

                  Just an innocent possum strolling down life's highway.
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                  Lark Parker --Just an innocent possum strolling down life's highway.

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