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Old 04-08-2021, 09:50 PM
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Go out and wait by your mailbox.
What the hell Jack? I have been waiting outside for 8 days since I read this. It rained on me all day today. I am beginning to think that you may have been kidding about waiting by the mailbox.
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:42 AM
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This one?




Funny. My first thought was Rolls Royce
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Old 04-11-2021, 04:17 AM
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No its one that he did a while back but got reposted.... I'm having trouble uploading it to the forum.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:00 PM
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No its one that he did a while back but got reposted.... I'm having trouble uploading it to the forum.



Ask him to do it as a two door wagon.



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Old 04-12-2021, 07:48 AM
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Jack, this whole build is just amazing. I've (We've) never before had a chance to follow a day to day build of a Riddler class vehicle. I was keeping up with all the sheet metal and body work but the number of details and the way you worked them out is just stunning to me. World class car you are building Jack. WORLD class!

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I think the 49 parts might have just been nickel plated originally. Not sure when they started using chrome.
I had a 1950 Imperial Limo that had dull chrome and solid nickel interior door trim. The bumpers were much duller than standard chrome. The same was true for an original 50K mile Imperial sedan I bought from the original owner. I believe it was called Korean War Chrome. I was told that Chromium was a necessary war product and in limited supply to the commercial world.

Regardless, it is an amazing accomplishment. I hope to see it in person some day.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:16 PM
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.... Regardless, it is an amazing accomplishment. I hope to see it in person some day.
And I hope to finish it some day
Some days this pile seems like a friend that's overstayed his welcome.
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Old 04-12-2021, 10:58 PM
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And I hope to finish it some day
Some days this pile seems like a friend that's overstayed his welcome.
I would love to see it some day as well, you will have to come out to So Cal lol. I like the 4 dr as is, I see way to many wagons out here.
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Old 04-13-2021, 07:46 AM
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....I was keeping up with all the sheet metal and body work but the number of details and the way you worked them out is just stunning to me. World class car you are building Jack. WORLD class!
Thanks, Kerry. But this car would never even make the cut for Great 8. It was never intended to be a show car. I don't detail the chassis or underhood area because the car is meant to be driven. It would probably do well in an Autorama full custom street class, but that's about it. I don't have much interest in pro car shows anymore. I'll go to an outdoor drive in show now and then cuz those are functional vehicles, but even then, I don't hang around long.
Having judged car shows for about 8 or 10 years, I could nit pick this car to death. To me, it's a waist of time to build a car so perfectly detailed that you don't enjoy driving it because you have to spend a whole day cleaning it afterwards. To each his own but show cars are not my bag..
I'm very pleased that this thread has caught the attention of so many people. I hope I've encouraged a few of the younger guys to give metal shaping a shot. It can be frustrating sometimes but that's part of the learning curve. Stay the course. It gets easier as you learn. You'll get to a point where you'll even wow yourself once in a while.
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Old 04-13-2021, 09:01 AM
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jack u are so right with a riddler car.when u have to index the alignment of fasteners or even make them,practicality sets in.And the money it gets crazy.But i will say what wows me is the talent it takes to build one of these pieces of art
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Old 04-14-2021, 10:30 AM
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.... I was told that Chromium was a necessary war product and in limited supply to the commercial world..
That's true. Chromium is the toughest, hardest metal available on earth. Much needed to make high strength alloys. Think gun barrels smalll and large, tank tracks, stainless steel, chrome moly, etc..
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