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Old 07-20-2021, 11:43 AM
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It sounds like you have a good "plan-of-operations"
As you say "keep on keeping on"
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Old 07-20-2021, 12:58 PM
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Listen to Bob, Torchie, he gave us quite a bit of wisdom. I especially liked the part about, 'no use rushing to finish a project', because you'll just start another one. A lot of us on this forum are building things, because we have to build things, so why kill yourself building them faster.
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Old 07-20-2021, 05:05 PM
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Listen to Bob, Torchie, he gave us quite a bit of wisdom. I especially liked the part about, 'no use rushing to finish a project', because you'll just start another one. A lot of us on this forum are building things, because we have to build things, so why kill yourself building them faster.
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I always listen to bob, and you and all the others on this site.
I appreciate everyones comments.
The Dr I saw yesterday is my newish Cardiologist.(2nd visit). So we are still in the dating phase.
After 12 years of Torchie my old one moved out of state.

Welded up the trim holes on the hood front and started in on peaking the hood.This is going to take some
Going slow an easy. No point in screwing things up now.
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Old 07-21-2021, 08:41 AM
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Old 07-21-2021, 03:53 PM
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Finished up welding in the round rod this morning.
Gave it a quick coat of reinforced filler.
Subtle peak . I like it. Matches what I did around the tail light bukets and the licenses plate.
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Old 07-21-2021, 05:53 PM
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Old 07-21-2021, 07:07 PM
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Old 07-22-2021, 09:04 PM
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Finished up welding in the round rod this morning.
Gave it a quick coat of reinforced filler.
Subtle peak . I like it. Matches what I did around the tail light bukets and the licenses plate.
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I'm genuinely impressed with what you did here, and in the rear with this small diameter rod. I've seen some shaved hoods before where they just end up looking like a flat pancake. Your treatment here really creates a nice definition to the otherwise really large flat space, and this era of cars already have a lot of pretty flat areas. I'd say that's the main reason why I don't tend to care for that span of years, from about 49 to 54.
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Old 07-23-2021, 07:50 AM
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I'm genuinely impressed with what you did here, and in the rear with this small diameter rod. I've seen some shaved hoods before where they just end up looking like a flat pancake. Your treatment here really creates a nice definition to the otherwise really large flat space, and this era of cars already have a lot of pretty flat areas. I'd say that's the main reason why I don't tend to care for that span of years, from about 49 to 54.
Thanks Neto.
I agree that these Mopars need some definition or they can look like nothing more then a blob.....
On this one I've left the rain gutter and I am using the stock 49 Coronet trim to break things up.
The large hood area as well as the trunk/rear end needed a bit of detail added.
I'm still on the fence in regards to the door handles. They are on there for now......
At one point I had given serious thought to not molding in the rear fenders but I'm happy that I did. Got to have a few custom touches besides the Chop. Channel and section.
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Old 07-23-2021, 08:56 AM
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Thanks Neto.
I agree that these Mopars need some definition or they can look like nothing more then a blob.....
On this one I've left the rain gutter and I am using the stock 49 Coronet trim to break things up.
The large hood area as well as the trunk/rear end needed a bit of detail added.
I'm still on the fence in regards to the door handles. They are on there for now......
At one point I had given serious thought to not molding in the rear fenders but I'm happy that I did. Got to have a few custom touches besides the Chop. Channel and section.
Torchie
Nothing turns me off of a car more than shaved door handles. I find it visually unappealing due to being too sleek for a lot of cars, but primarily the safety aspect of a first responder not being able to gain access to the passenger cabin in the event of a collision or other event is frustrating to me. My dad was a volunteer fire chief for many years with a jaws of life unit in their care.

On your car, I would argue that visually the door handles make it look more period correct and more attractive, plus a multitude of other benefits.
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