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Started by jason deussen. Last reply by Keith Baumgarner May 18.
Started by Russell A. Sweet Jan 31.
Started by paul emmon Nov 10, 2012.
Thanks guys! It's been a whirlwind for sure! 6 months to original build, then driven over 3,000 miles from April to October last year, then stripped back down and did the bodywork and paint to get to where I'm at today. Still have to build brackets to install my wheelie bars, and also get the lettering done, but I'm almost done!
Truly some great work.
WOW! what a drastic change from the last time i saw your gasser Vall. It Looks absolutly amazing!!!!!!!
Thanks Carhugger! I've got the outside done today, and just left with installing the interior door panels and window trim now. I also got the crank open windshield done today. Once the interior is done it will be ready for the first good day's weather!
every nice Vall it is really coming together unlike my car which is buried under a pile of junk because I moved
Been busy assembling my Austin since it came home from paint. Got the front lights and weatherstripping done, and moved to the rearr today. Got rear bumper/lights installed and then checked everything out. It's all working, so that's a good start. The license plate frame is going to be more complicated with paint still needed, plus wiring in the light and stop light too. The long European style frame was pretty crusty, so one I neutralized it I'm hitting it with bed liner to make it look acceptable and keep it from rusting.
Didn't know you sold TIG and MIG supplies! I'm pretty good on wire, as I just bought a couple 10 lb. rolls. About the only welding left is brackets I need to make for the wheelie bars. I want my Comp bars to be easily removeable in case they create an issue on the street.
I never really wanted to keep it the satin black. I'm sick of seeing so many satin bblack cars, and I only shot the satin on the areas that I did bodywork to try and match the old worn out original paint. It was temporary to get me through the summer last year. I've always been a fan of Big John Mazmanian's gassers, as they were so nicely done for a drag car. That was my motivation for the color, and wanting mine a bit more finished. I hope to get more permanent carpet this year also, but it might wait until this fall. I'm getting the name and a couple other things done by a computer decal maker, so it will get the same name it had on the doors previously. Still gonna be the "Mouse Trap'. :)
BTW. if ya need any tig or mig stuff, let me know. I can bring it over...
I can get some "small" machine parts made easy too.
Oh yeah! It's so cool to see your vision come alive. I thought you were gonna keep it the "old skool" flat black. This will look way too good goin down the road!
Thanks Bruce! I was pretty excited to see it come out so well for a inexpensive paint job. The cost of the Spies Hecker paint is way up there, but well worth it for the final product.
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