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Old 01-18-2013, 10:10 PM   #16
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Sly, I didn't mean to open a can of worms.

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Naw...But these are the things that I will have to consider at this time and I appreciate your input.
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Blue Pearl in the paint? I think that would look cool and I believe most people would like it too. There is a down side to what painters call 'cocktail' paint. If repairs are ever needed, it can be next to impossible to match the paint.

If you decide to go this route make sure you ask the painter for the exact (measured) mix of paint and pearl. If the painter measures ratios of black to blue pearl then you might be able to come pretty close. Get color codes and brands off the paint cans and keep them and the ratios in a safe place.

If the painter does it by eye, mixes until it looks right. The possibilities for matching color later on go out the window.

Just an old mans $.02
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:09 PM   #18
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Yeah,matching the paint has crossed my mind. I was thinking that maybe he could put any extra on the side and I could use that for small repairs. I don't know if that is possible though seeing that I would use it for paint chips and such and I don't know if that will work due to the 2 stage paint. I'm not really up to date as far as the 2 stage paints go....The last few cars I painted were lacquer and I also did my '79 Cadillac and that was a shiny base coat with clear on top for durability.
I will be sure to have him take accurate notes on the ratio of black to pearl for any future repairs.
Thanks for the tip!
I also decided to leave the luggage rack off for now and see how I like it. If I remember correctly the rack is fastened with well nuts,the same as the side view mirrors. That being the case I can always install it later if I want.
Thanks again for your input.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:52 PM   #19
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Latest from the painter. Some primer...



Some paint...

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:51 PM   #20
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Deck lid after cut and buff...



Hey...Is he drinkin' a beer??? Painters are all the same!!!
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Looks like he is doing a great job of polishing off that silver bullet.

The deck does look great, the fact that the reflection is so clear and surface so even shows well.

Imagine what the whole car will look like...... Whew!!!
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I'll introduce my self my name is John I am sly's body and paint man. I will post more pics on this vehicle as it progresses



By the way that's not a beer that's a redbull need the energy
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:44 AM   #23
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cold beer is for wet sanding
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YES YOU CAN DRIVE IT,,,,JUST MAKE THE FIRST PAYMENT.

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Nah the body lines would come out crooked if I was drinking lol

After work that's a different story
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:41 AM   #25
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Welcome John.... Thanks for coming aboard. Makes it a lot easier for me to display your work.
For the rest of you...John has a great passion for these cars as we all do. Not only does he work on them but is an owner also.
And also...John... These guys REALLY like pics!!!
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...looks like its going in the right direction....

...my question is; how do you get Historical Plates when its
not in original condition (setup)...
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...looks like its going in the right direction....

...my question is; how do you get Historical Plates when its
not in original condition (setup)...
I was never questioned what condition the car was in when I registered it. I believe in my State the age of the car is the only determining factor. I think anything over 25 years old qualifies.
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I was never questioned what condition the car was in when I registered it. I believe in my State the age of the car is the only determining factor. I think anything over 25 years old qualifies.
....we have the same conditions out here (25yrs), but I'll guess
most of those that are 25yrs or better don't have those plates,
so I'm guessing you asked for those plates.....
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....we have the same conditions out here (25yrs), but I'll guess
most of those that are 25yrs or better don't have those plates,
so I'm guessing you asked for those plates.....
Yes I did 'cause the registration fees were much less. There are driving restrictions with historical plates but they are never enforced....Not to my knowledge anyway. The next time around,which will be in 2015,I will be putting actual 1969 plates on my car. I believe this is possible and I have a '69 plate but I have yet to look into the details of doing so.
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Hey John, it might be time for some progress pics.

I mean it's been a couple of weeks and as Sly states we really like pics......... the car could be painted and we wouldn't even know...

Anyone else wondering whaz hapnin' with KP?
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