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Old 07-03-2018, 07:32 PM   #2576
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Checking in. I've been out of town awhile. Stopped by paint jail today to see the reassembly progress.

The painter does ordinary insurance work since it pays the bills. I understand but it's frustrating. Anyway, the front clip is final assembled and hood installed, though gaps have not been set as the criss-cross bracing has yet to be installed.

After this:
1. Rear fenders will be installed w/welt
2. Install tailgate.
3. THEN he will repair the assorted paint damage.

Out of the paint shop I'll still need to do/get done:
1. Install & connect tail lights.
2. Charge AC,
3. Door panels, cranks & arm rests.
4. Connecting stereo & speakers.
5. Bumpers & rear license mount & light.
6. Longer rear wheel studs & 1/4" spacers

This doesn't even speak to having the upholstery finished, making an under-dash valance for the AC vents and I'm certain many other things I'm not thinking of right now.

If a moderator can rotate these pics I'd appreciate it.
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Old 07-03-2018, 07:51 PM   #2577
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OOOOh ! So shiny ! You're getting closer , Yea !

Oh and don't forget ... Bling Bling !
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Old 07-03-2018, 09:11 PM   #2578
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soooo pretty!


and you know the old saying, "(insert name-of-month-before-project-ends here) is the cruelest month!"
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:13 AM   #2579
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Looks really nice.
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:31 PM   #2580
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I needed to put my shades on to look at your pics.
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:07 PM   #2581
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I needed to put my shades on to look at your pics.
Ha! It's actually a very dark red but shows as "glow-in-the-dark-red" online. It's the darkest red I could find in a stock, non-metallic color that isn't Burgundy. It's Honda Milano Red.

This, though when you Google it many of the examples show as super bright too.
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:25 PM   #2582
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Dan, looks great...Jim
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:58 PM   #2583
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Thanks Jim.

I REALLY love the color I chose but I'm not sold on the blingy and a-little-out-of-date Boyds Smoothies. Now that I've found out they have the wrong offset I will eventually be looking for something to replace them with. Maybe gray spoked Torq Thrusts, not sure.
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Old 07-06-2018, 03:09 AM   #2584
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Big D

Fandamtastic, so close. I'm so envious I wish I was as far along as you, my shed is moving all be it slower that a snail on his way to his next meal,
My sweet heart had emergency surgery in January for two blocked arteries, then urgent surgery to remove a calcified disk, on May 27. two horse shoe brackets one above and one below with two stabilizing rods torqued to 14 foot lbs on the set screw. All is going well. The shed is on perma-hold. But I gona get her done.

Keep on keepin on

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Old 07-06-2018, 11:59 AM   #2585
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UGH, so sorry to hear about all the health related issues. Fingers crossed - my health holds out long enough to enjoy this truck. I had been wanting one since my 20's, had a false start with a '57 small window about 20 years ago I had to sell because of my divorce.

But now the road SEEMS "clear" to have and enjoy this for as many years as the Lord gives me.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:55 PM   #2586
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

Dan how about a 10 day update .... Whaaatttsssuuppp ?
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:20 PM   #2587
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Well, your timing is impeccable Glen.

I stopped by the paint shop a couple hours ago: Hood has been final fitted, rear fenders were being color sanded for polishing tomorrow and Marcos had re-painted the strip immediately below the doors because there was a very slight difference in color.

I have to get new wiper escutcheons so he can install the cowl delete panel, rear fenders w/welt & tailgate. There is also the damage I did to the interior paint putting the window in (GRRRR!), and tiny chips in the passenger step area and passenger exterior door that need repair. Once this is done he'll install the windshield and rear window.

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If you can rotate these pics 90* I'd really appreciate it,.
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Thanks for the update .

Last month my Dart was getting color sanded and polished and the pin stripping put on . I brought it home just to park it this month. It goes back for paint on the under side of the hood next month.
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

its very hard for me to imagine your truck as non metallic, because in the pictures it looks metallic! I like solid non metallic reds too, I had a cinnabar red 535is for 12 years, think of a cinnamon heart red.

truck looks outstanding! invest in some bubble wrap for daily driving haha
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Glen, She's looking good. Somewhere online I saw a picture of a REALLY nicely detailed slant six - is that what's under the hood? I should have kept the picture. I was truly impressed with how great it looked.

Joe, Yeah, it's truly non-metallic. It's the same red you see on Hondas all the time. It's their very dark red. No poop on the bubble wrap comment. I took this build WAAY too far. My bank account is shrieking in protest.

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I picked up wiper escutcheons, gaskets & squirters today along w/chrome tail light brackets, wire harness covers & poly tailgate trunions from The Car and Truck Shop. Dropped off the wiper stuff and the rear fenders were being masked to have undercoat sprayed on them. (I thought it had already been done) Marcos wanted to do it before final polish and mounting. I'm going back tomorrow to keep the pressure on and to take pictures.
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Dan, keep on 'em. Can't wait to see it all together...Jim
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