Just another car I'll never finish.

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Re: Just another car I'll never finish.

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Post by Taterhead » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:41 am

These are what you are looking for the caps for, yes? If so (and even if not) I would paint them dark copper/bronze like you said. But like an old penny, not a new one. That is if they were mine

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Post by wayno » Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:47 pm

Silver :rofl:
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Re: Just another car I'll never finish.

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Post by DRIVEN » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:10 pm

wayno wrote:Silver :rofl:
I think it's been done.
Taterhead » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:41 am wrote:These are what you are looking for the caps for, yes? If so (and even if not) I would paint them dark copper/bronze like you said. But like an old penny, not a new one. That is if they were mine
Agree. That's the way I'm leaning. Just hoping for a suggestion that I hadn't considered.
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Re: Just another car I'll never finish.

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Post by Taterhead » Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:25 am

If not dark copper I would probably do one of these three.
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Re: Just another car I'll never finish.

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Post by Laecaon » Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:27 pm

Updates meow!

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:14 am

Derek might be the big hero in this project. 2 down. 2 to go. It's gonna be a real push to get these done by the weekend.
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Post by Ni10 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:48 am

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dam, is Derek a welding machine ? Nice work, Dam :thumbs:
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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:11 am

3 are done and hopefully the 4th will be tonight. Looking doubtful that I'll have enough time to get them painted and mounted. I'll still try my hardest.
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Post by Draynor » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:46 pm

dam, is Derek a welding machine ? Nice work, Dam :thumbs:


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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:27 pm

Thanks again, Derek. Now all the pressure is on the painter. Well, a little bit on me too...but mostly the painter.

Put my new bullet mirrors on. Not sure I love them yet but I'll see after a few days of living with them. Now I have 2 ugly unused holes in my driver's side door. Suck.
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Post by Draynor » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:43 am

No problem, glad I could help out!

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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:04 am

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Got the paint done about 11:30 last night. Black sealer primer, silver ground coat, base, base, clear, clear. Color is called Tuscan Olive. It wasn't what I had in mind when I went to the paint supply store. It's more of a green/gold tone but it looked better in the sun against the butterscotch color than my original choice. I had it custom tinted with heavier flake than the actual sample. Pics when they're mounted -- or see them at Canby.
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Post by Taterhead » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:15 am

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Post by draker » Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:05 am

Oh I'll be seeing them at Canby alright!!


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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:04 pm

They're on. I think it's a love it or hate it color. Really needs caps to look right. I'd also like to give the tires a redline treatment.
These things were a hassle to mount. First, the valve stem is on the inside bead. Second, because the hoops are backwards they had to go on the tire machine face down which was a challenge since I really didn't want to screw up the paint. Third, they had to come off the tire machine to air up and seat the beads.
Hassle.
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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:34 pm

I tried to capture the color but it's really hard with my phone. Best description I can think of is a dark army green with a goldish flake in it. The flake is pretty close to the color of the car. Like I mentioned earlier, they look better with caps and I think a redline stripe on the tire might give it some better contrast. Honestly, you really need to see the color in person.
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I got a set of caps from Flatcat. They're...used, so I'll be looking for some nicer examples as a permanent addition. Anyway, I just hung them on the tabs to take a quick pic to give you guys an idea of what it looks like.
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Post by Taterhead » Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:48 am

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:24 am

Thanks, man. Just trying to figure out a cap solution. Would Porsche 356 caps be too weird?
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Post by Taterhead » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:33 am

I think they'd look fine. Either the "baby moon" ones or the ones with the emblem in the center (with the emblem removed of course). My personal preference would be the baby moon ones.

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Post by draker » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:43 am

I saw your car! I didn't see you though.. Nice goon!

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