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    ok enough talk ................ paint it !!!!

    i remember in the 60's the cars were built like this . so many mods you couldn't count them . i love to cut them up . someday i will get back on inderweed .

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    Quote Originally Posted by shine View Post
    ok enough talk ................ paint it !!!!

    i remember in the 60's the cars were built like this . so many mods you couldn't count them . i love to cut them up . someday i will get back on inderweed .
    I wish I was ready for color also but you are welcome to stop by and help.lol

    I work alone and its hard to find time to work on the truck lately. Man I even missed all the shows and thats not like me.lol

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    Hey Bam, I just noticed where you live. You're just down the road from me! Would love to come check it out in person sometime.
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    Bam
    Thanks for sharing!! You have some mad skills! Love the car too!
    Looking forward to updates whenever time lets you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyr View Post
    Hey Bam, I just noticed where you live. You're just down the road from me! Would love to come check it out in person sometime.
    I see you are in Santa Monica I work at Santa Monica College. Yeah you can stop by sometime but you have to let me clean up first.lol

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    Bam
    Thanks for sharing!! You have some mad skills! Love the car too!
    Looking forward to updates whenever time lets you.
    Thanks man I really appreciate it.
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    Man, what skill you have and I too really appreciated your time to post and explain your work, thanks seems inadequate. When you say you work at Santa Monica College I hope you are teaching those young folk the joy of been creative with metal and forming something different and beautiful to the eye even if they start on there own Jappa cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiplash23T View Post
    Man, what skill you have and I too really appreciated your time to post and explain your work, thanks seems inadequate. When you say you work at Santa Monica College I hope you are teaching those young folk the joy of been creative with metal and forming something different and beautiful to the eye even if they start on there own Jappa cars.

    Thanks for the kind words buddy, its greatly appreciated. Unfortunately the answer is no as far as teaching people metal shaping at the college. I'm a computer guy at the college everything I know about welding and metal fab is self taught and trial and many, many errors.lol Thats okay because I learn more from my screw ups than I've ever learned from my successes.
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    Bam, I admire your metal working skills and wish I was a third as good. Looking at the begining of your work, I kept wondering why you started with a truck with so much rust and dents, perhaps you were back in the rust belt. I then saw you were in California and was surprised that you did not have a better start on a body. If you get into this again, come to New Mexico and purchase a body. I am sure you could save 2-3 months of welding work with the difference in body shape. Plus the 55-59s are around every day. I really like your pancaked hood, always wanted to do that. Lots of nice touches, keep on trucking. (just had to put that in)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooting View Post
    Bam, I admire your metal working skills and wish I was a third as good. Looking at the begining of your work, I kept wondering why you started with a truck with so much rust and dents, perhaps you were back in the rust belt. I then saw you were in California and was surprised that you did not have a better start on a body. If you get into this again, come to New Mexico and purchase a body. I am sure you could save 2-3 months of welding work with the difference in body shape. Plus the 55-59s are around every day. I really like your pancaked hood, always wanted to do that. Lots of nice touches, keep on trucking. (just had to put that in)
    Actually I rather like starting with a basket case of a project. It helps improve the skills and also allows me to save another truck that would have been headed for the scrape yard. Its fun to watch a piece of junk turn into something of value (at least valuable to me I spent a lot of time on it). Its been a fun build so far and its worth the effort, especially since was going to cut it up and mod it out anyways.

    Thanks for the comments buddy its appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BAM55 View Post
    Whats up Wayne? I did not make it out to the GNRS this year I've been so busy lately. It would have been great to meet up with you again.

    I don't get much truck time lately but hey that should change.
    Bam i'll be at the Father Day Roadster Show with my new coupe, i still have your phone number in the cell if you haven't changed it we'll hook up if you'll there..
    You don't know what it is to love a car until you build one.

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    Wow! Just WOW! Love the detail work, good eye, and wise choice on the nose change (quad headlights don't work for me on those lovely cabs). Looking forward to a front 3/4 look at that pied hood.

    Quick question: have you gotten far enough, or enough time, to know if/how much that slick sand shrinks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkwood View Post
    Bam i'll be at the Father Day Roadster Show with my new coupe, i still have your phone number in the cell if you haven't changed it we'll hook up if you'll there..
    Yeah lets do that I plan on going even if I'm alone. I'm going through withdrawals from not going to any shows lately.lol Plus I want to see that coupe up close and personal. I enjoy your work buddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Parmenter View Post
    Wow! Just WOW! Love the detail work, good eye, and wise choice on the nose change (quad headlights don't work for me on those lovely cabs). Looking forward to a front 3/4 look at that pied hood.

    Quick question: have you gotten far enough, or enough time, to know if/how much that slick sand shrinks?
    I've been using slick sand for a bout a year now and I haven't seen any sign of shrinkage or should I say that its shrinks more than any other primer. I love the product personally.
    Here are some pics of my firewall that was slick sand and blocked a while go.




    As far as the quad headlights I use to have the same opinion as you but lately I started seeing some really clean 55-59 Chevy and GMC's

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    Incredible work! Dude, you really know your stuff, thanks for taking the time to post your build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falconvan View Post
    Incredible work! Dude, you really know your stuff, thanks for taking the time to post your build.
    I don't really know anything its all trial and error buddy and thanks for the compliments.
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