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Old 10-11-2017, 02:17 PM
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Hey Will,
That car is starting to look like something special. Really special, in fact. The talent is starting to show itself in all the details. I don't know what your plans are to protect that nekkid aluminum, but I have tried a lot of different things on nekkid aluminum and I think I like Collinite 850, right now anyway.

That car is sure a charmer.
Will you be able to put up with all the attention it will get, out in public? Or just mebbe drive it at night .....
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:40 PM
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. I don't know what your plans are to protect that nekkid aluminum, but I have tried a lot of different things on nekkid aluminum and I think I like Collinite 850, right now anyway.
Howdy Kent,
Have you tried SharkHide on aluminum?
I have some ongoing trial swatches weathering, but I'd be curious if you have any experience with it.
Thanks for all your contributions to the site,
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:59 PM
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Looking great Will!
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:16 PM
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Continuing small step - maybe someday this thing will be done. Retirement is not all that it's cracked up to be. At any rate a little more got done. No matter how hard I try, the interest in the new Humvee project is diluting the work on the speedster. Jim Hery was a big help on making the correct 'fit' at the hood and the cowl. We had a long discussion on how it should look. Jim won that discussion on how it should look, but I damn near had to break his arm to see it my way on how we were going to do it. I like how it turned out. Thanks Jim. Several months ago, I had to remake the hood as the character line did not match well at the rear. I have added the grab bar between the driver and passenger compartment and riveted the emblems at the side of the body. Cotton Eubanks was of great help when installing the strengthening surround at the headers. I began metal shaping the nose several months ago and was having trouble matching the contours of the grill with that of the nose because they shared a radius. Jim suggested temporarily attaching them together to do the finish work on the nose and it has been working well. Those bolts will be replaced with rivets.

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Old 12-30-2017, 07:11 AM
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Thanks for the update Will.
Looking good. Have you taken it for a drive yet?
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:28 AM
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Will........
Every time I see that car I can not stop thinking on the look on your face when I got the biggest torch in your shop out to shrink the tail section,
I will never forget it!!
Peter
PS never the less the car is looking GREAT!! It's a credit to you
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:24 AM
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Neither will I.
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:22 AM
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Looking good Will! It won't be long!
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:54 AM
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Nicely done there Will and all others that helped with it.
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