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PostPosted: Mon, Dec 07 2015, 4:29 pm    Post subject: HEMI styling Reply with quote

I was wondering the HEMI issue myself. It has really grown on me but it may be the two shades of gray/silver that I'm partial too. Either way it is still your car but I do like the idea, though a rake might help the picture.
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PostPosted: Tue, Dec 08 2015, 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No decision on the color or the HEMI graphic yet. The car does have about 2 inches of rake its hard to see on the hoist in the pictures. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed, Jan 20 2016, 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its been really cold here in Michigan so I used up some energy polishing this grille. I still wish I could find a plater to tackle this project. Everyone I talk too seems to think these are riveted together. Not the case. All spot welds and a bunch of them.




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PostPosted: Wed, Jan 20 2016, 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just paint it black to match the wheels and paint. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed, Jan 20 2016, 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="348tripower"]Its been really cold here in Michigan so I used up some energy polishing this grille.
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I still wish I could find a plater to tackle this project. Everyone I talk too seems to think these are riveted together. Not the case. All spot welds and a bunch of them.


What about Custom chrome in Grafton Ohio ?? Jon Wright is the contact / Owner ....


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PostPosted: Wed, Jan 20 2016, 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don, I know everything has a price and a budget. I'm guessing that the chrome bill could break the budget. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu, Jan 21 2016, 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Don, I know everything has a price and a budget. I'm guessing that the chrome bill could break the budget. Smile




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PostPosted: Thu, Jan 21 2016, 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don, that grille is stainless isn't it? Have you thought about electropolishing? I'm not sure if it's ok on thin parts or not. And if it has anything done to the surface like flash chrome or something it probably won't work either. It might be worth checking into tho.

Here's a pic of some of the stainless I had done at Kepco near Kalamazoo. It wasn't scary expensive...about $150 for these parts plus the firewall.



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PostPosted: Fri, Feb 05 2016, 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if you had seen this one before or not. Just happened upon it while looking to see where there shop moved to.

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"Pete Santini, Boyd Coddington and Steve Stanford Collaboration"
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PostPosted: Fri, Feb 05 2016, 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know Don, that's a cool car done by some great people. I think I'm going to like yours more based on what you have done in the past. It's all personal taste but I like where your's is headed. Wow, Fast Eddie! I bet he got bored because it had an auto. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri, Feb 05 2016, 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at the boyd car got me thinking..... I don't care for the chrome side treatment all that much (a little too abrupt) although it is a start at breaking up a large expanse of the same colour . However , just a suggestion , what about using a chrome trim similar to the buick side trim used on many of the low rider mercs . No need for a two tone but something to throw another curve into the side view. There is so much lovely, chubby, roundness on the top half of that car . The chrome piece might bring that shape down into the bottom half as well. It would also be a nice new twist on the use of one of the most easily recognizable (other than 57 bel air ) chrome treatments in this hobby.
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PostPosted: Fri, Feb 05 2016, 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just went back and saw pictures of your car with the factory chrome on the rockers and fenders .I was remembering it without that chrome . The factory stuff looks spot on , better than the boyd car's stuff. The boyd car would also look better WITH door handles , the shaved doors look out of place with all the rest of the chrome being on there.....Man am I ever full of opinions tonight ! By the way, what shade of metalflake are you going to use Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat, Feb 06 2016, 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chimp koose wrote:
I just went back and saw pictures of your car with the factory chrome on the rockers and fenders .I was remembering it without that chrome . The factory stuff looks spot on , better than the boyd car's stuff. The boyd car would also look better WITH door handles , the shaved doors look out of place with all the rest of the chrome being on there.....Man am I ever full of opinions tonight ! By the way, what shade of metalflake are you going to use Laughing


Only $66000 Shocked I wanted to keep a stock look to mine with the handles and trim. The wow factor would happen when I open the hood. The sides of these cars are very tall so the chrome will break up the side height. I looked at some of these that are chopped and when you do that it throws the proportions all out of wack. So that is why it is like it is.

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PostPosted: Sat, Feb 06 2016, 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the grille is stock in stainless (as it looks) just keep polishing it as you are. I think it is starting to look pretty good - from here at least.
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PostPosted: Sat, Feb 06 2016, 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charlie Chops 1940 wrote:
If the grille is stock in stainless (as it looks) just keep polishing it as you are. I think it is starting to look pretty good - from here at least.

Charlie,
You have great eyes Laughing Its chrome plated stainless that's where the problem is. Every plater I have talked to says it has to come apart. Its all spot welded together. That's the other problem. I don't think it will come apart easy or in the kind of shape that it could be put back together. If I had another one I would take the chance.

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PostPosted: Tue, May 03 2016, 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The rear seats in my HHR do fold flat.
WOW, I have a friend in Rapid City doing a 51 with a 392 Hemi, definetly not your average car.
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Ok boys and girls I'm still at it. I bought a 8 x 20 enclosed trailer and have been working on it for the last week getting ready to haul the wagon off for paint. I wish I was as good at finishing as idrivejunk maybe the car would be all done by now. Shocked I have a young guy lined up to take the car off my hands and bring it back all done. Very Happy
Now to add a bit more excitement to this build, I found another 1950 grille. I now have three!Shocked
This one is really straight but the chrome is flaking off badly. After further inspection the grille is steel not stainless as the other two. Confused

So what do I do now? I have a plater lined up who understands
1 the grille will not come apart.
2 it is flash chromed stainless.
3 His price is better.
So would I be better off sending him the steel one instead?
My head hurts from too much processing. Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Sat, Oct 15 2016, 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don, Maybe talk to the plater explain the new steel choice and see which he would prefer...
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PostPosted: Sat, Oct 15 2016, 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could stripping the chrome from the stainless & then having the stainless polished be an option Question
It would then be a closer match to the stainless on the rest of the car ... Idea

Would it still need to be dis-assembled to just strip & polish Question

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348tripower wrote:
Ok boys and girls I'm still at it. I bought a 8 x 20 enclosed trailer and have been working on it for the last week getting ready to haul the wagon off for paint. I wish I was as good at finishing as idrivejunk maybe the car would be all done by now. Shocked I have a young guy lined up to take the car off my hands and bring it back all done. Very Happy
Now to add a bit more excitement to this build, I found another 1950 grille. I now have three!Shocked
This one is really straight but the chrome is flaking off badly. After further inspection the grille is steel not stainless as the other two. Confused

So what do I do now? I have a plater lined up who understands
1 the grille will not come apart.
2 it is flash chromed stainless.
3 His price is better.
So would I be better off sending him the steel one instead?
My head hurts from too much processing. Crying or Very sad


Hey I heard that! I did work at a place that did plating once upon a time. I agree with moose. If you trust the plater send him everything you have and ask for a hands-on evaluation before any work is done.
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