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Tri-Five Project Part 1 - 55 Series
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2020 - 01:45 AM UTC
Thanks Gabriel. I used the Ultra-Bright Chrome on this one.

A couple of hours (and a couple of glasses of Shiraz) later, and we are done! Front and rear glass surrounds, quarter windows and gutters are all chromed. I am really happy with the way the bottom frame on the rear glass came up after the repair works.
I have also put a light PLW in the door and boot lines, and will give it another quick go over tomorrow.
Chrome exhaust tips added, I even drilled them out!





My second completion for 2020, aiming for one completion per month to try to whittle down the WIP pile.

I will get some better photos of this one in the next day or two.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2020 - 02:51 AM UTC
D,
Wow

what a huge difference the bright chrome makes. I was really impressed how the finished frame for the rear window turned out.

I'd say you earned yourself another glass of cheer

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 06:35 AM UTC
You've really nailed this one. Great save, on that rear window, super paint job and sharp chrome work.

I better add Shiraz, to my "tips'n'tricks" notebook. Looks like it works wonders
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 08:43 AM UTC
Hey D, the save on the rear window came out great. Love the contrast of the semi/flat black scoop to the red and chrome.
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 11:07 AM UTC
Thanks for the feedback guys, always very much appreciated.

A few final shots taken outside thismorning in overcast natural light.







Lessons from this one:
- Check the fit of the chrome and clear parts BEFORE you get started (let alone finished) with the body paint. Those tail lights were terrible. Damn, that reminds me, I need to put a drop of clear red in the stop lights
- If you haven't noticed, the battery was relocated to the boot on this one (i.e. the spare parts box), because it sort of hangs in mid-air if you follow the instructions
- If you plan on a multi-layer paint finish, plus clear, deepen those panel lines. I couldn't get the PLW to hold around the boot lid, or the fuel filler cap.

So, that gives me a trio of 55's on the shelf now. Next up will either be a stock Bel Air or a Nomad. Time will tell



Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 11:20 AM UTC
Wooo-Hooo!
The colour looks fantastic in natural light, and the chrome does the trick. Yes, beautiful!

Rescribing panel lines has become the norm for me, since I use 2K. That thing is just too thick and too slippery.

Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 10:01 PM UTC
Congratulations on a lovely trio of builds D!

No doubt they'll be a great addition to the display case!

Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to what comes next!
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020 - 01:55 AM UTC
D,
That's one excellent triple '55s. Congrats on your personal group build very well done.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2020 - 12:47 PM UTC
The '55 family expands with the addition of Charles Carpenter's Pro Sportsman.



Next up here will be a stock Nomad, colour scheme to be decided

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 12:40 AM UTC
D,
That's some growing family you've got there. Now a Nomad would really be a welcomed addition for sure.

joel
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 - 07:13 PM UTC
Hi Damian,

I spaced out and missed the gasser build altogether - great build! And glad to see the funny car wrapped up - it was a fun build to watch and the results are great!

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 11:32 AM UTC

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I spaced out and missed the gasser build altogether - great build!



Nick, with the complexity of the builds you are working on right now, I'm surprised that you manage any time on here at all

Thanks for checking in, I really appreciate the feedback.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 06:29 PM UTC
Beautiful line-up D. Stock, custom and race.