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    Quote Originally Posted by v8nutz View Post
    I think I had trouble because the clear didn't burn in so it left a line. And then there's the issue of color match, it's an art to get the color to blend and disappear. Do you do this kind of stuff for a living?
    Nope I'm just a hobbist. I'm completely self-taught through trial and error.lol I'm just sharing what works for me. The things I've learned from the many mess ups over the years. I've always had the attitude that if I messed it up I can fix it.lol IMO this stuff is not so much talent (at my level) as it is developing skills. You have to build the skills to allow the talent to flow. I'm still in the building skills stage, I have to think my way through this stuff.lol I've seen talented painters and I'm not one of them. The one thing I've noticed with all the talented painters is their skill set is where it all starts, they are fundalmentally sound. Then they can be creative.


    What I was trying to say in the second paragraph of my other post is, if you scuff the panel with 1000 grit, back tape before at the edge of the scuff and only paint up to and kind of feather over the back tape line. That way you will have a mechanical bond with the clear and the backtaping will give you a soft line if any line at all that can be wet sanded out.

    As far as blending color. There are two ways to go about that. The easiest is if the paint is out of the same can that you orginally applied. The primer also should be the same shade as whats orginally used. Then I do light coats until I get the paint to match with each coat going about an inch pass each other until I achieve a satifactory blend.

    The other way is if you have paint that is not the original and you are not sure if its a 100% match. You have to trick the human eye. That is you blend a little into the next panel so that there so gradual a change in color that the human eye finds it hard to detect.
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    With the column mod finished, I installed the steering column and I have to say I like it much better than the ididit swivel ball I had in place before. Less busy and a smoother look in my opinion.

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    Very nice! I didn't see it before, but where did you get your column mounting bracket? I can't use a swivel ball on my 40 like I planned, and need to do something different. I did what you did on it with the pipe coming out of the fire wall but I'd like to mount it more secure too.

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    That’s not column bracket that is a Lokor cable shifter for the trans . The column is really sturdy because I installed a set screw in the pipe and the column drop has a set screw also
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    Less is MORE!! Nice clean install BAM!
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    BAM could we get a picture from the side?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BAM55 View Post
    That’s not column bracket that is a Lokor cable shifter for the trans . The column is really sturdy because I installed a set screw in the pipe and the column drop has a set screw also
    Dang it, I should have known that! I have the same lokar shift cable shifter on my 72. I will try to remember the set screw idea. That is a good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP&C View Post
    Less is MORE!! Nice clean install BAM!
    Thanks man and I feel the same that in a lot of cases less is more. When things look to busy it looks like the builder did not think it through. Thats why that swivel ball was bothering the hell out of me.lol
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    BAM could we get a picture from the side?
    Yes I will try to take one tonight if its light enough when I get home


    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Dang it, I should have known that! I have the same lokar shift cable shifter on my 72. I will try to remember the set screw idea. That is a good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cffisher View Post
    BAM could we get a picture from the side?
    Here you go


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    Yea that is really neat Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Very nice! I didn't see it before, but where did you get your column mounting bracket? I can't use a swivel ball on my 40 like I planned, and need to do something different. I did what you did on it with the pipe coming out of the fire wall but I'd like to mount it more secure too.

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    Hey Ryan, Check out what my good friend Jeff has come up with. Won best product at SEMA national convention last year. Might be nice for what you are doing. Page 4

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