1963 Comet Custom Build Thread

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JCBond wrote:
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Looks good, is the defrost vent/speaker grille going to be solid white?
No I took it down to bare metal and then clear coated the bare metal. I was going for just a clean metal look for that speaker grill.
are you going to have the flames out on the cowl,,,as if coming out of the back of the hood thru to the dash top? You got one little piece of tape laying there like you were about to start to tape off flames on the cowl. 8)
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poboyjo65 wrote:
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JCBond wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2024 10:26 pm
Boss/Cyclone wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2024 9:59 pm
Looks good, is the defrost vent/speaker grille going to be solid white?
No I took it down to bare metal and then clear coated the bare metal. I was going for just a clean metal look for that speaker grill.
are you going to have the flames out on the cowl,,,as if coming out of the back of the hood thru to the dash top? You got one little piece of tape laying there like you were about to start to tape off flames on the cowl. 8)
I hadn't thought about that but thats a dang cool idea.

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Painted the white today. Now I gotta work on trying to lay out the flames on the side. The bottom picture is my plan.
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Now THAT is IMPRESSIVE! 8)

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Nice job, keep it up.
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I'm trying to lay out the flames for the doors. I decided not to lay flames past the door into the rear quarter so I don't have to deal with panel alignment later on. I pulled the doors off so I could really focus. I just keep laying down tape and pulling it off. Been through about $60.00 worth of tape by now. But I think I'm close. At some point I just gotta finish it and move on. Drive a person crazy.
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I redid the flames on the doors and some clear coat. A guy in Moab named Pete Hughes helped me lay them out. Now I'm taking them to a person for pin stripes. I'm almost ready to paint the whole car.
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They look great! The pinstripes will really accent the overlay on the flames.
I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about

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Looks great! 8) Are you in Utah?

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Got the flames pin striped.
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Jims65cyclone wrote:
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Looks great! 8) Are you in Utah?

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Yea central Utah

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We stayed in Moab when we visited Arches national Park. Beautiful country. Your car is looking great, too! 8)

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