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Re: What I've been doing the last 18 Months(multiple life-sized image (4/14)
 12/1/15 8:03am
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Red Lion, PA - USA

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1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic


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No hurst car. I found that emblem at summit and thought it would look good there. And since my shifter is a hurst promatic decided to display it. It really fit nicely there and matched the color scheme. Thanks for looking. Rod

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Re: What I've been doing the last 18 Months(multiple life-sized image (5/14)
 12/1/15 5:04pm
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker


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See here's the deal......Rod has a simple 2 stall garage that the wife gets to go in now and then.
What she does not know is that there is a false rear door that looks like a plain open studded wall...........and behind that secret passage is another huge shop where he hides his projects from her.
Not shown in the pictures are a couple of Vettes and a couple of Firebirds........and I'm not going to tell her.
At least he is not falling asleep at the key board too much. Example of Rod during chat nights,  "you guys are nutssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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Re: What I've been doing the last 18 Months(multiple life-sized image (6/14)
 12/1/15 9:13pm
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.


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Soooo...Rod's wife is a blonde?   Big smile

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Re: What I've been doing the last 18 Months(multiple life-sized image (7/14)
 12/2/15 1:01am
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/225hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops


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Quite the project...!!!  I like the paint scheme idea.  I'd actually take it a little farther - angle the red/maroon a little steeper to the front corner of the rear pillar and take it up over the trunk, roof and a-pillar.  Then run the black up to the fender edge where you have the red/maroon ending in the picture.  Hood, front fenders and top of doors in silver - with a very slight touch of metallic over the whole car.  Kinda like this -




White - nope!  With a red/maroon interior if you're going to go with a solid exterior color it has to be silver - with a very slight touch of metallic.   Thumbs Up




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Re: What I've been doing the last 18 Months(multiple life-sized image (8/14)
 12/2/15 8:10am
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Red Lion, PA - USA

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1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic


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Sarge, Actually I hate graveyard cars. That show just has to much drama in his work force made for TV! lol. Besides that he wants everything to go back to original. Who would want that! Mod is where it's at! lol
What I watch to much of is Street outlaws, Overhauling and Bitchin Rides! I wish I had the talent those guys have. 
Now Ebo, thats not entirely true. When you go out the secret door I have to jump into a car a drive 3 miles before I get to the secret storage facility. And you not telling has to continue! I just bought a 4 post lift to store 2 cars in one spot because space is getting tight again. 
Actually when I do go out to the shed to work and I get back in she always asks the same question, Are you done yet! I tell her she will have her shed back in the spring but never mention which year thats going to be. 
Gary, shes not blonde, wish she was! lol 
As for me falling asleep thats changed some. Now when I get home from work each night I take a short hour or more nap so I can stay up later at night! 
Norsky, thats a great paint scheme. Id like to see that with a white front end yet. What program do you use that you can do that. I dont have anything I can do that so I had to buy Ace spray cans to get to what you saw. That means more sanding which I am finding out I dont like to do. But I truely like what you did and would like to see it with a white front! 

Rodney 


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Re: What I've been doing the last 18 Months(multiple life-sized image (9/14)
 12/2/15 11:01am
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

Vette(s):
SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/225hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops


Joined: 1/23/2002
Posts: 6989

I used Microsoft Paint - should be in the Accessories menu of any Windows based computer.  I'm sure there are mega-buck apps out there that will do a much better job.  I just free-handed it so the lines and such are very rough (be nice ebo!).
 
White, especially an old GM color named Artic White, would really pop the contrast.  A friend had a brand new 1970 GTO in Artic White and it would blind you when the sun hit it.


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Re: What I've been doing the last 18 Months(multiple life-sized image (10/14)
 12/2/15 12:40pm
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Red Lion, PA - USA

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1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic


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The white im using will be the same as my 99 trans am pace car. Its a very brite clean white. Its what you ser on the engine compartment pic above. Thanks for the information. I'll have to check it out. Rodney

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Re: What I've been doing the last 18 Months(multiple life-sized image (11/14)
 12/2/15 1:00pm
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker


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Norsky said: I used Microsoft Paint  I just free-handed it so the lines and such are very rough (be nice ebo!).
 
 



Jim, I love you man!
I have used MS Paint....... You did an outstanding job!
Evil Smileebo


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Re: What I've been doing the last 18 Months(multiple life-sized image (12/14)
 12/2/15 1:05pm
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

Vette(s):
#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker


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Posts: 4415

I'm here for you brother! Wink
What make lift did you go with? I'm in the same situation..... spring will bring a oversized bay addition with a 4 post in it.
With the kids cars here now, I'm out of room.
Evil Smileebo


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Re: What I've been doing the last 18 Months(multiple life-sized image (13/14)
 12/2/15 1:52pm
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.


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  What makes you think you need KIDS cars to have a bigger toy box.  Didn"t work for me!

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Re: What I've been doing the last 18 Months(multiple life-sized image (14/14)
 12/2/15 6:57pm
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Red Lion, PA - USA

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1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic


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Ebo, went with an Atlas lift from Greg Smith Equipment. They have a store about 45 miles from here. Its perfect for what I am using it for and I bought the auxillary casters so I can move it around if I choose. We hooked the trailer up on Friday night and pulled out at 7 AM Saturday morning and I was home with it unloaded in the garage by 11. Now putting it together the next day was a different story. As you know I have no friends so I had to do it by myself. Took about 5 hours. Was actually easy except for trying to follow the Chineese instructions. Total for everything was only $2415. During the summer months I will use the lift to change oil since Im to lazy to bend down and set the 2 post lift! Actually I cant get my vette on it without using 2X10"s under the rear wheels so the sidepipes dont drag, so I put the Mustang on the top and the vette will sit on the floor! No its not my Mustang its my dads. Wife says no more cars! lol I think she means ever! 
Rodney 


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