Troy, Curley, I know you guys are sitting up waiting for an update.
However, I had to take the wife to the Hospital yesterday & again today. I left the shop at 10AM today & Rob was working on it but I was too burned out to stop by there tonite on the way home to take pics. I'll catch you up tomorrow morning.
I had hoped to post final pics of the lights mounted & with the hood & front end in white primer.
However, when prepairing the hood for primer we found several "Voids" under the gelcoat on that scoop that's in the hood. We decided to fix them now & thus, we've delayed the pics 'til tomorrow morning.
Rob spent a lot of today fussing with the gaps around the lights & the shapes from side to side of the headlight scoops, but they're lookin great.
Just when you think you're done something else pops up.
[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 08-29-2006).]
i just have to say, it's not my taste. but, the craftsmanship you do archie is amazing to say the least. you've made those look like they've always been there. i wish i could afford to let you tear into my car.
Well I drove into Chicago today just 7 blocks South of the City center to get Troy's 20x12" wheels fitted with the equally huge rubber he bought.
You'll recall that we had a little bit of trouble previously getting thse units joined together.
No problem this time. I took them to Lee's Foreign Car Service at 727 South Jefferson St., Chicago, IL 60607.
I'm very impressed at how I was treated by everyone there. Let me tell you my story......
I drove around the block twice by the time I realized that there was no place I could park legally. So I stuck my truck into a drive right behind the company truck. I stepped inside & found my contact, Gabriel & he sent the tire expert out with me to unload my truck. By then another employee, returning from a test drive, was tooting for me to move the truck (I was blocking a drive to another building they have there). Anyway, he backed out into the street & I backed out & went around the block again while he pulled his car into the other lot. By the time I returned, this employee had moved the company truck a little forward so I'd have a place to park.
I then hurried inside & asked Gabriel if I could take some pictures of the tires being mounted. He said "Sorry, they're already mounted & we're balancing them now" looking down at one of Troy's assemblies on the balancing machine. So I didn't get any pictures of the tire machine that mounted these babies. But it was a beauty, it made the one Curley showed in another thread look like an antique.
Wow, What service!!!!! I'm gonna send everyone I know there.
I want to give a shout out to:
Gabriel Kenneth <~~~~ Rim & Tire Specialists & to the Manager Jerry Sang I'm really happy with the service I got today.
Now, does anyone want to see what they look like on the car????
[This message has been edited by Archie (edited 08-31-2006).]
Sorry that I have to say this. But the front Chin spoiler ruins the body's lower line (when looking at the car from the side). In other wards the lower line of the chin is off. Besides that that car looks great! One very rewarding product!
I think that the car looks absolutely awesome!!!! will anything be done with the doors? they seem a little awkward compared to the body lines.....I hope that the door handles get shaved and so does that trim molding that goes on the door.....also I'd leave the chin spoiler on and open up the mouth a little bit.....I have followed your work for a little bit now archie and I will definately be knocking on your door for a choptop,rocker covers,and chin spoiler in late 0'7 possibly early '08 depends on the situation at home i.e. the g/f. great job on this thing....almost looks like the concept that would steal the market and send the corvette boys to buy a fiero!!!!!
Much better, and maybe getting rid off the side molding wont be a bad idea either. It makes the car look timeless. This car has enough money and time into it and shaving the moldings is not the place to get economical on it. (My 2 cents)