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Post by RolledRegal on February 13th 2011, 4:54 pm

Trying to upload pics of my rolled 87 Grand Nat. Do I click "host an image"?
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Re: 87 Grand National in progress

Post by mick on February 13th 2011, 6:07 pm

Click on host an image, find your file, click host it and copy the image link. Click on image (next to "host an image") and paste the link click OK and you are good to go
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Post by RolledRegal on February 13th 2011, 7:57 pm

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Post by RolledRegal on February 13th 2011, 8:05 pm

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I am not a welder, nor a body man

Post by RolledRegal on February 13th 2011, 8:07 pm

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Post by RolledRegal on February 13th 2011, 8:08 pm

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Post by RolledRegal on February 13th 2011, 8:09 pm

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Post by RolledRegal on February 13th 2011, 8:10 pm

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I am farther along than the pix, my camera is broken now

Post by RolledRegal on February 13th 2011, 8:12 pm

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Post by RolledRegal on February 13th 2011, 8:14 pm

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here she is

Post by RolledRegal on February 13th 2011, 8:16 pm

I read and re-read and re-read how to do this on the web - then I followed everyone's directions. Voila![img][/img]
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Post by RolledRegal on February 13th 2011, 8:18 pm

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The paint is 90% done now.

Post by RolledRegal on February 13th 2011, 8:21 pm

Black is very unforgiving.
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Looking great

Post by HD_Jeep on February 13th 2011, 10:51 pm

That is looking sweet please keep us up to date with pics please.
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Post by retired plumber on February 14th 2011, 8:46 pm

Looking pretty good. Thats how I started my car hobby almost 50 years ago. No experience but lots of enthusiasm and a acetylene torch and a 50 merc. Started ripping chrome off and welded up a couple of trim holes and then went and had a beer or three. Next day we looked at it and decided it looked pretty good. Two years later it was a full blown lead sled with flames minus chopped top. I even sewed the rolls and pleats myself. Made a real good 5ft car but don't look too close tho Laughing . Damm, how time flies.
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Re: 87 Grand National in progress

Post by RolledRegal on February 14th 2011, 9:32 pm

It might be "wavy" but it is nice to know it is 100% of your own work.

The reason I got into rolling is because I got a quote of $4000 to paint my Mustang (which needed no bodywork) at a local fancy shop. I had Maaco paint another car I was doing for our daughter (again no bodywork) and it was $500 and there were runs and sags and TONS of overspray on the tires, glass, suspension etc. For $500 they didn't even mask the chrome door locks and door handles! And I had even taken off the lights and antenna the day before!

I think these paint shops are getting hammered with EPA and hazmat fees and such.
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Post by Noah Zarq on February 14th 2011, 9:59 pm

RolledRegal wrote:Black is very unforgiving.
Tell me about it! My brother Ed and I had identical "S" trucks, mine was a GMC and his was an S-10 but otherwise identical. Both were black, and we had fits trying to keep them clean. I would get caught in rush hour traffic every Friday afternoon, so if it wasn't raining I'd go wash and wax it until traffic died down. Darn thing got waxed every week! Every dent, ding, sun spot, and piece of sap showed. Evil or Very Mad

Just part of having a black vehicle. You can learn to live with it like my brother (he's had 5 or 6 black vehicles in a row) or go with a more forgiving color like beige.
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Post by JonChris on February 15th 2011, 1:53 pm

Noah Zarq wrote:
RolledRegal wrote:Black is very unforgiving.
...or go with a more forgiving color like beige.

Black is worth the work. It is by far my favorite "standard" color. I am often drawn to the loud and obnoxious colors, though. I think this has to do with growing up in an area where white and beige are parked in front of houses that are painted white and beige inside and out, even the yards tend to look like centerfolds from Stock Suburbia magazine.

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no choice on color

Post by RolledRegal on February 15th 2011, 5:33 pm

I have one car where color is not a matter of choice. I am cloning a Grand National and they only came in black.

Don't you think the type of car sometimes lends itself to a certain color? For example, a full-size van should not be candy apple red and a Miata probably shouldn't be brown etc...
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Sorry it took so long to upload more pics!

Post by RolledRegal on June 29th 2011, 8:27 pm

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Post by RolledRegal on June 29th 2011, 8:28 pm

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Post by RolledRegal on June 29th 2011, 8:29 pm

The paint was finished a couple months ago - have been doing lots of other stuff to the car.[img][/img]
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Post by RolledRegal on June 29th 2011, 8:32 pm

Here is an example of the paint close up[img][/img]
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Post by rmdhokie on June 29th 2011, 8:46 pm

RolledRegal wrote:I have one car where color is not a matter of choice. I am cloning a Grand National and they only came in black.


You succeeded! Looks nice...like a Grand National. What other mods have you accomplished with the car? I guessing the hood doesn't fit for a reason Wink
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Re: 87 Grand National in progress

Post by cac1967 on June 29th 2011, 9:33 pm

Your GN clone looks really good, you persistance paid off!! have sanded and buffed the car ? your close up look's better than most factory job's,I'll agree black is the hardest color to do , no matter if it's automotive paint ,rustoleum,sprayed or rolled on it is a hard color to get right,and I would say you got it right!!!
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