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Diy Hands On Projects

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AriLea, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. Johnny Acree

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    S4 sees daylight!!!
    I could paint it,,but it would take me much more time, so I'm going to have a body shop spray it for me. It needs a new windshield, and he can take care of that also. That will get me much closer to driving it!!!!!!! 20201030_172017.jpg
     
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    Very cool!! How's it drive? I imagine it's gotten lighter on it's feet, so to speak.
    Have you added up what you've spent on it so far? ( I know painful, but well worth it )

    Oh ooooo I see the bottom of the back door (EEEKKKKK!)
     
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    Well I haven't actually driven it yet.
    I have backed it in and out of the shop.
    Everything feels good, and yes!! I am getting anxious to drive this thing!!!
    As for as "the bottom of the door"
    I like the aerodynamic blades.
    They tie the bed to the cab, style wise.
     
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    Well as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. (aka- if you like it, that's all that matters)

    Any idea of what color it's going to be? (no black!!)
     
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    The yellow parts are in very good condition, so I will be painting the gray parts yellow.
     
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    awesome, love that style vehicle, would like to do that to my minivan.
     
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    Well , I made some leather hinges that duplicate what was on it originally. Since there didnt appear to be any finish on it, I lightly sanded it and hit it with some walnut oil to see the grain. Still dont know what kind of wood it was, but there are hundreds of 1/8" shallow holes in it from some insect, probably when it was on the tree. I replaced the original handmade brads in the leather and tapped in many of the larger nails that were protruding a bit. I am not expert in antique restorations, but its looking pretty good to me. HPIM0383.JPG
     

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