Steve's 50 re-re-rebuild

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  1. 50 Chevy LS3

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    '57 vintage Chevy 235-6, '67 vintage Chevy 283, (2) '74 vintage 4-bolt main, Chevy 350's.
    I will give you, any of them, John. Catch is, you have to start a new project, and give us weekly progress reports here. I miss the never ending stories of the "Orange Crate".

    I will also deliver to your shop, for fuel, and a little lodging...:D

    Steve.
    P.S. Actually, I'll give you more than one. How many do you want?
     
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    You are a Gentlemen and a Scholar, Steve. Nice collection. I'll take a rain check.

    I think I'm done "building" vehicles. It's fun and I love it but it's like throwing money down a hole. I've recently returned to a hobby I had as a kid, Model Rocketry.

    I designed and built from scratch an X-Wing Fighter... and currently building the next scratch build. It satisfies my "lust" for designing stuff, and once I'm finished building I have less than $100 in the project.

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  3. Bill Hanlon

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    Great hood ornament for my GMC. Probably make it faster too.
     
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    Probably. If, it was securely mounted and you pushed the "launch" button. Downside is, it would only last a short time, and you would have to re-paint your hood.

    Steve.
     
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    283?!?
    Drooling...
    That’s exactly what I would replace my 228 with whenever it decides to give up the ghost!
     
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    That is cool. My Brother and I used to build Estes rockets, when we were kids, also. Work, work, work, launch,... wow... Hey, Mike, it went into the clouds... never seen again, many times.
    Hey Zig, when I get to the shop, I will tag that 283, Reserved, for Zig. DO NOT SHIP, hold for pick up. Let's see, that will get you to west-central, Indiana. Half way to New Hampshire.:D

    Steve.
     
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    New Hampshire? Wasn't there a guy building a truck from there? Oh yeah, that's right... he's a CARPENTER now.
     
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    Wow, Steve!!! You really know how to motivate a guy to take a road trip!!!
    How about we plan on somewhere during the summer of 2020?
    That way your truck will be done and Mikes house and barn will be finished. #wink#
     
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    Hello, again, friends...
    Hard to believe it's been two years, nearly, since a 50 Chevy, progress report.
    Life sure gets away from us.
    Anyway... Just a tiny step forward, this week. I finished and painted the interior of the cab, last fall. Trouble is, I was far from satisfied with my work. Then the fact that I spend much of my life, away from my shop, meant the midwestern painting window closed.
    So, this week I re-finished the dash and rear, visible portion of the cab and here are some pics... 100_6448.JPG
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    The spots you see in the photos are not flaws in the paint, It might be a combination of some dust, and my worn out old Kodak camera....
    I also painted the heater box, or housing. It came out pretty good the first time. I will probably replace it with one of the modern AC units.
    If I do, I'm gonna just sit it on top of our TV, because I think it just looks old-timey, COOL!
    Ya know.... Art Deco...
    I remember that part of high school art class...
    Its' a wonder... most of the time I was just staring at Miss. Brown....
    Thats another story though....

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    :D Steve.
     
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    Looks really nice. What color red is that? Would Zig approve that?
     
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    Thanks. The color is a custom. We tried to perfectly match a single stage Dupont, color from the mid 1980s. For some reason everybody told me it wasn't availiable in modern base/clear. We did match it, in my opinion, exactly, except this modern version is a pearl.
    After comparing our mix formula to what is availiable, via a mix library on the paint database, the closest thing to it in OEM, colors, is a Nissan color called "Sonoma Sunset".
    I would like to know what Zig, thinks...
    I was going through all the parts stored away, yesterday, and found the dash trim/speaker grill. Thought I would go ahead and get an idea what the polished stainless, and chrome would look like next to so much dark red. 100_6457.JPG
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    Also installed the radio delete, plate.

    Steve.
     
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    Steve,
    Nice to see some progress! Time DOES get by... I don't think Zig will comment on the color- haven't seen much of him 'round here since he sold his truck (or maybe he is just BUSY).
     
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    Looks awesome Steve. The red really compliments the dash trim/speaker grill.
     
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    Thanks, guys.
    I'm still in denial that the "Orange Crate", is gone, and Zigs, Jimmy is in new hands....
    That doesn't mean Zig has to stop hounding us for PICTURES!

    Steve.
     

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