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Author Topic: '34 Ford Gas Roadster  (Read 5928 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2009, 02:32:11 PM »

I told my neighbor, Boris Landoff with California Cycle, I wanted a bitchin paint scheme on my Bonneville '34 gas roadster. Primarily red, with silver, black and white trim. I told him I would give him a couple of hundred dollars for the paint and materials! When he finally got up off the floor and recovered from his laughing seizure, he informed my the red alone would be close to $500 (I'm a dumb Acura fabricator, I don't know anything about paint except what Krylon costs at Home Depot). So...I located a quarter scale '34 fiberglass coupe body and made a roadster out of it. We will use it to determine paint scheme for bonneville car.


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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2009, 11:56:26 PM »

Can't wait to see this at Speed Week.  Yes, Red is expensive.  Smiley  Silver is too.  I'd go white and/or black.  You could get a cool scheme with black and white.  Scallops maybe?  Go old school style.  Keep those pics coming!
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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2009, 03:15:13 PM »

Presently I am mocking up supports/mounts for ISP roll cage padding using an original Kenny Hoover look-a-like mannequin with one of his early helmets. grin


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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2009, 09:17:19 PM »

The helmet is certainly period - correct for Kenny, but how'd he ever get that pompador of his under that little helmet?

Great workmanship!
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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2009, 09:34:34 AM »

jww- Doing all the paint and body work over the last 15 years has saved me a bundle on my roadster. I've never found the costs to be what every one said. I'm not a base coat clear coat guy. The correct materials are expensive and what I like is not available in the LA-OC area without some creative "fibbing" to the supplier. We just purchased the acrylic enamel, thinner and hardner to shoot my sons dirt Camaro for under $100.00. Granted it isn't multi color and we will only do the prep necessary for it's type of racing. Good Luck...I need to get over and see the work you've done.
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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2009, 09:54:35 AM »

Jimmysix;
Please feel free to come by shop anytime.
As far as getting helmet on "Kenny's" head, I had to use my 10 ton H-beam press! grin
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« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2009, 08:33:06 PM »

JWW36 -LMAO!!!

Wish Hoover posted here -He'd have some CHOICE things to say.
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