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Author Topic: Hemmings article on Sam Ballard's Daytona restoration  (Read 2344 times)
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« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2018, 03:12:47 PM »

How s the Daytona and hemi bird with wild air brush a
They are still stored away.......just like me!
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« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2018, 04:37:28 AM »

I'm just amazed that it had both sets of Jacks in it 2thumbs
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« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2018, 05:39:30 PM »

popcrn  is this the one that had a dog living in the nose  or chained to it  ?? 


Looking at that uneven nose gap....he might still be in there! smilielol


If you've ever hung a nosecone, you'd understand how ill fitting all the components really are, everyone has been fed a steady diet of OCD wingcar restorations the last few decades, which is understandable, but if you ever take the time to study original pics from back in the day factory lit/road tests/etc or original low mileage untouched vehicles... some of the cars had some horrendous gaps, seals hanging out, panels pushed/pulled to make a reasonable alignment or barely an attachment in some cases, headlight doors skewed/rubbing every which way to Sunday, along with horrible fitting trunk lids/dutchman panel gaps, wings with alignment issues, scoops hanging off the edges of fenders, the list was endless, along with over abundant amounts of orange peel in the paint, overspray, lack of paint coverage/primer barely present, tape lines.... yada,yada,yada

Fair enough if the car retained all it's original parts, but the article implies everything was replaced.  So a Replica??  If all the metal is replaced, why not do it better than factory?
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« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2018, 06:43:34 PM »

popcrn  is this the one that had a dog living in the nose  or chained to it  ?? 


Looking at that uneven nose gap....he might still be in there! smilielol


If you've ever hung a nosecone, you'd understand how ill fitting all the components really are, everyone has been fed a steady diet of OCD wingcar restorations the last few decades, which is understandable, but if you ever take the time to study original pics from back in the day factory lit/road tests/etc or original low mileage untouched vehicles... some of the cars had some horrendous gaps, seals hanging out, panels pushed/pulled to make a reasonable alignment or barely an attachment in some cases, headlight doors skewed/rubbing every which way to Sunday, along with horrible fitting trunk lids/dutchman panel gaps, wings with alignment issues, scoops hanging off the edges of fenders, the list was endless, along with over abundant amounts of orange peel in the paint, overspray, lack of paint coverage/primer barely present, tape lines.... yada,yada,yada

Fair enough if the car retained all it's original parts, but the article implies everything was replaced.  So a Replica??  If all the metal is replaced, why not do it better than factory?


Original, replacement, repro, clone, etc, etc...     generally the owner has the last say in how they want their car finished, some want that scuffy looking OEM look these cars had when new, some want razor sharp perfection at every facet, some want of blend of OEM and a showcar level of fit/finish, the list is endless
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