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I have been all over the map as far as paint scheme goes.
At first I was thinking of rally stripes and a gold color similar to this. No stripes on roof, just trunk and hood.
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Now I am thinking House of Kolor Brandywine with no stripes. Here is a video with the color in action.
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Pics of the motor sitting in the frame so I can finish the wiring and get it started.
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Now I am thinking House of Kolor Brandywine with no stripes. Here is a video with the color in action View attachment 170381
I had an '89 Harley Softail Custom that was painted Candy Brandywine and Crimson from the factory. I loved the Brandywine color so when it was time for a repaint we did it in House of Kolor Brandywine with ghost flames. Personally, I think it's a striking color.
 
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The old lady always asks "whatcha workin on out there?" My response.....sanding, the same thing I been doing for 6 weeks and will be doing for the next 3 months. :ROFLMAO:
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Did some rust repair on the winshield channel. Pretty bad on both sides. I guess that explains the rusted out floorboard on the passenger side.
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I made them from scratch, wasn't too bad of a job. I would make 10 more sets vs. removing the butyl goo. That is by far the worst job so far.
 

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Impressive. Those don't look as easy to make as you imply.
I hear you on the butyl. I'm on that train right now. Gooey mess!
 

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I hear you on the butyl. I'm on that train right now. Gooey mess!
I used every tool kown to man to remove the bullk of it. Wire wheel....clogged, paint striping wheel....clogged, heat...a mess. Wax and degreaser and 4000 paper towels worked to get the remainder off.
 

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Wire wheel on an angle grinder. Those don't clog. To make sure there is no oily residue left behind I break out my best friend liquor thinner.
 

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Wire wheel on an angle grinder. Those don't clog. To make sure there is no oily residue left behind I break out my best friend liquor thinner.
I found the wire wheel on the angle grinder seemed to melt it vs. removing it and cause a helluva mess with what did come off shooting all over me and the shop. That stuffs hot!!! As long as your getting it off is all that matters. I wish there was an alternative to putting butyl back on when installing the front/rear glass.I am probably going to have them professionaly set instead of me fumbling around.
 

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I break out my best friend liquor thinner.
Liquor thinner? Isn't that just water? Could be Coke, or Ginger Ale, too, I suppose. LOL :rolleyes::p:D
 

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I ment laquor thinner.

I can see how liquor thinner may give the impression I get wasted after tackling window glue. I recommend getting wasted before you start to help numb the pain.
 

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Carter electric fuel pump mounted, wired to an oil pressure safety switch.
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Thought I would share some body working tips I have learned along the way....

For years I have always tried to scrape the body filler off my paddle as much as possible when I was done spreading mud. As counterintuitive as it may sound, the more filler you leave on both sides of the spreading paddle when you are done the better. Cleaning and chipping off a thin coat of filler is much harder than breaking off a big chunk that leaves a clean surface on the paddle.

I originally bought this mixing board from you know who....
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Save your money and get this one. Much bigger and has a nice wood back vs. cardboard.
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For what it is worth, I have been using Evercoat products from the start. Kitty Hair, Rage Gold filler, Superbuild primer. All nice products.
 

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