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PostSubject: Fresh paint on the wagon   Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:28 pm

This job may not be done, but it's done enough to go to Daytona. I had it repainted a month ago, but it didn't looks so great. The original paint job was crap to say the least, I took it in to get polished and they blew right through the clear coat! My friend who arranged this paint job took care of it and got his cousin to re-shoot the hood and front fenders, the worst looking part. If the rest of the car comes out as good as that looks now I'll be thrilled Very Happy . He doesn't have time to do the rest of the car before my trip, so I'll have to bring it back to get the rest done. If I had known his Cousin could do this work I would have had him do it in the first place, he did a real nice job and it only took him a few hours start to finish.
So for now the trim goes back on and it look a hell of a lot better than it did, but the biggest part of the car looks great so I'm happy. Here's come shots before I trimmed it up. Yes, I stopped living a lie and found a non-collector's hood ornament Very Happy










And I got rid of the tired sagging belt line trim in favor of some fresh trim. This is the stuff Fred used back when he refurbished wagons. It is easy to work with and looks a hell of a lot better than the old stuff.



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PostSubject: Re: Fresh paint on the wagon   Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:41 pm

Dave, that thing looks wicked pissah! Love it! Polish the wood trim and it'll really pop. Smile

My offer still stands, btw. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Fresh paint on the wagon   Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:07 pm

I love that color!

What is that trim, some sort of accidentally discovered roll that can be cut to length, or was it specifically made for that purpose? It looks like it belongs there.

What kind of tires are you running? I noticed they're the wider whitewalls, but don't look like you cut them...
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh paint on the wagon   Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:40 pm

X2 what tires are those????
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh paint on the wagon   Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:24 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
Dave, that thing looks wicked pissah! Love it! Polish the wood trim and it'll really pop. Smile

My offer still stands, btw. Wink

Sorry Bill, as a DCM woody owner, I know how to say no to offers Very Happy

Matt Trakker wrote:
I love that color!

What is that trim, some sort of accidentally discovered roll that can be cut to length, or was it specifically made for that purpose? It looks like it belongs there.

What kind of tires are you running? I noticed they're the wider whitewalls, but don't look like you cut them...

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X2 what tires are those????

Fred, who use to have a shop in up state new york and bought and sold wagons exclusively found this stuff. Its sold by sportwing.com. I have the PN somewhere for it. It comes in a roll and happens to be the same width as the original. Its a lower profile than the factory stuff, but I think its looks a lot better. It's not as bulky looking.

These are Champiro 75 GT radials. I bought them off ebay a few years back, you can still find them online and they aren't too badly prices for wide whites. Their a little more than $100 each now, use to be a hell of a lot cheaper. I wonder if Tim can hook some of us up with them?
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh paint on the wagon   Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:06 am

They don't make the GT Radial anymore. Now it's called the Runway Enduro 75. Same tire, same whitewall. I can get them as we have a direct link with Runway tires and stock many sizes and models.
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh paint on the wagon   Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:41 am

GasTT wrote:
They don't make the GT Radial anymore. Now it's called the Runway Enduro 75. Same tire, same whitewall. I can get them as we have a direct link with Runway tires and stock many sizes and models.

Good to know, when the caddy is due for tires I want to put these on it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh paint on the wagon   Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:59 am

I may be in for a set also.

/threadjack Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Fresh paint on the wagon   Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:09 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
I may be in for a set also.

/threadjack Wink


You gonna get a C-gar and an old man hat to? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh paint on the wagon   Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:37 pm

No Moa wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
I may be in for a set also.

/threadjack Wink


You gonna get a C-gar and an old man hat to? lol

I may just have to dust off my old fedora or scally cap... Razz

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