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Old 06-14-2019, 12:58 AM
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Enjoying following along and learning. Looks terrific.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:38 AM
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That's what I look for in the so-called reality shows about car builders, not a bunch of clowns that think they are actors.... I want to learn and see how things are built and made, but that seems to be to boring for the Networks...

Ain't that the truth - I guess I'm a sucker for punishment
I think we're all suckers for punishment! I like a car that's modified to look like nothing was touched because you've improved the flow of it, so in my opinion you're doing an awesome job!

Have you seen Hand Build Hot Rods? So far there's only 6 episodes (I have it on Motor Trend on Demand), but it follows Steve Strope of Pure Vision. It's one of the only "TV" shows that I'll watch on there. I mostly watch the original YouTube-style motor trend shows on there.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:15 PM
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All welded in and the body lowered back down on the frame to size up where to cut the new, lower holes for the bumper irons to fit through.

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Old 06-14-2019, 09:25 PM
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Could you make bumper irons that drops under the back panel then back up to the desired height, thus eliminating the need to punch holes in the back panel?
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Old 06-14-2019, 11:26 PM
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Could you make bumper irons that drops under the back panel then back up to the desired height, thus eliminating the need to punch holes in the back panel?
I have thought about that, the main issue with that is that they would hang down below the bumper and be visible from the rear. The bumper will sit 3/4" above the tailpipes , even with the bottom of the rear panel. Yeah, I know it seems nuts to cut holes in those nice clean corners, I do have repro rubber bungs to fit the irons through, so it does lend a stock look to it...... Still thinking on this one....
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:09 AM
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I have thought about that, the main issue with that is that they would hang down below the bumper and be visible from the rear. The bumper will sit 3/4" above the tailpipes , even with the bottom of the rear panel. Yeah, I know it seems nuts to cut holes in those nice clean corners, I do have repro rubber bungs to fit the irons through, so it does lend a stock look to it...... Still thinking on this one....
I thought the same, that the drop-down irons would interrupt the clean lines you've got going on. You'll definitely figure out what will look best!
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:13 AM
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I thought the same, that the drop-down irons would interrupt the clean lines you've got going on. You'll definitely figure out what will look best!
Agreed.

I thought about it too, but I thought more about the idea of going under and up.

Besides, bumpers are overrated.
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:16 PM
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Agreed.
Besides, bumpers are overrated.
Yeah, forget the bumpers, looks great without them!
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:23 PM
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If I recall, bumpers are required by law in BC.

Nice work, zz! Our '37 Coupe project needs a new tailpan and I'm not looking forward to the job... can we ship the car to you?

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Old 06-15-2019, 10:34 PM
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If I recall, bumpers are required by law in BC.

Nice work, zz! Our '37 Coupe project need a new tailpan and I'm not looking forward to the job... can we ship the car to you?

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Thanks Doc, yeah, they are required, at least to pass a safety inspection to register it. (They often mysteriously disappear later )
I have this nice rechromed bumper for it and the owner wants it on so end of discussion on that..... Looking at this pic of a stocker, I was about to mount it upside down! You can see how it is even with the bottom of the trunk lid - this one will be about 3" lower, making the car look lower without actually being so.
If I bring another car home there would definitely be trouble in the hen house
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