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« on: September 14, 2005, 10:58:36 AM »

For those of you that ordered the Daytona wing braces, I picked them up from the fab shop this morning.
I'm very impressed. They look great. They are laser cut, so the holes look like factory
I'll get some time to weld them in a couple of days and then get them painted.
Hopefully they will be coming your way sometime next week.


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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2005, 11:09:39 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2005, 12:40:57 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2005, 02:20:49 PM »

awe shucks!  i missed the order.  do you have an extra set by chance? 
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2005, 02:40:29 PM »

nice job larry. they look great from here.  boogie

started the rear plug today. as mat dillion would say,  there's work to be done
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2005, 03:05:59 PM »

Rene,
Did you notice your original set of braces sitting beside the copies in the pic? Safe and sound. lol 
I was a little worried as to what kind of job that they would do, but I have to say that I'm impressed. These guys are very professional. They build a lot of parts for several of the factories around here, Rheem, Whirlpool, Trane and several other big name companies. We just might have to find something for these guys to make for us later on.

PocketThunder,
I might have one set left over, but I'm not sure. I started to have some extra sets made, but since this was a non-profit type deal, I  hated to have $ invested in parts collecting dust. Also, my wife may change her mind and want a Superbird clone instead of a Daytone clone, so I may sell her wing and braces later on as well. When I ordered my wing, she decided to order one as well. It may hinge on how nice of a car we find for the cloning. I think that I've found a set of fenders and hood for the bird and the guy is an expert at converting them since he's owned several birds over the years. My wife wasn't very happy when I told her that I might borrow her hemi from her chal convert for my Daytona clone though, so I'm in the doghouse now as it is. I have to keep her happy at all times.  Grin
I'll let you know about the braces.
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2005, 04:12:24 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2005, 07:09:51 PM »

Your Awesome man.

 :2thumbs:both you guys are awesome.   :smash:i wish i could find a way to have a batch of nose cones made to help out.....
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2005, 08:42:52 PM »

hey Larry
  i knew you would take care of my originals. your a good man. and your doing something nice for alot of people. Rene
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2005, 09:56:31 PM »

Yes, thanks larry. I can't wait to get them. Smiley   Also thanks to you Rene for letting him borrow them.  Like I said before, we have a little daytona mafia family  icon_smile_tongue
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2005, 11:02:57 PM »

Mike,
You better hurry, other guys are hoping to get your set.  Grin
I didn't order any extras and my wife told me tonight that they're not getting her set.
I'll start welding them in a couple of days. Hope to get them out some time next week.
I've been busy buffing the parts for my wife's chal convert and the  hemi GTX that I'm painting.
First time that I've worked on two hemi cars at one time. The chal is a clone, but the GTX is the matching numbers real deal. Wish it was mine. devil
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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2005, 09:01:30 AM »

The wing braces are officially painted.
I should be able to ship some of them out by Wednesday.
Here's a pic of the braces in the paint booth along with a few gtx parts.


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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2005, 06:11:55 PM »

i can;t wait to have that kinda space to work on my projects.  i'm looking foward to installing the braces and reinstalling the wing. i took it  off to install the plug. Rene
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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2005, 06:05:08 PM »

thanks thallium, my pleasure
   i'm glad i could help some of my charger buddies round up the parts they need to build there wing cars. man! i luv winged cars. Rene
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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2005, 07:24:30 PM »

In case you guys didn't see my note in the other thread, most of the wing braces went out on Thursday 09/23/05 by UPS ground. I ran out of boxes...stupid UPS. You would think that in a city of over 250,000 people that the UPS place would keep more than 7 boxes.
Dane's 2 sets will go out on Monday as will Joe's set. Everyone else should start getting them around Tuesday or Wednesday.
My wife has the tracking numbers so if I can remember to get them from her, I'll send the info to you guys by e-mail.
Let me know what you think of the braces. They're actually broke up a little more square than the factory pieces. The epoxy went on nice, but the semi gloss urethane was a b*tch. Too many being painted at one time. I should have done them in two paint sessions and hung them a little further apart. Live and learn. I think they will look fine though. I tend to be a little too picky. I picked out the worst two sets and kept them for myself. I won't need mine for a while and will have plenty of time to reshoot them later along with other parts being painted.
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« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2005, 03:59:23 PM »

Larry,
These are really nice!!  Thanks  a lot man!!!

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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2005, 06:25:53 PM »

hey Larry
  the originals are back home and so is the other set. they where delivered in two seperate ups trucks. pretty funny. thank you for painting my originals, they look great. you did a kick ass job on these. very nice. Rene
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« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2005, 07:15:54 PM »

It is good to see quality reproduction parts done... If you decide to run another batch, let me know... Some friends and I might be interested in a couple of sets for some clone cars.  BTW, what was the selling price?  Also, do you have any plans to do other wing car parts?...  My email address is:  xs29j8@charter.net

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« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2005, 10:53:05 PM »

The original purpose of doing these wing braces was because I needed a set for my daytona clone and my wife needed a set for her superbird clone (she was gong to go daytona but found a nice satellite). The cost of just doing two sets was very high. More than just buying a set from Janek. I asked if anyone else needed a set and if I could get ten people together, we could have them made a lot cheaper. It was a break even deal at $70.00 per set and that was with me welding them myself. Since I was priming and painting my sets, I went ahead and painted everyone else's as well. I know of a guy that is looking into making superbird and daytona parts in the future. He will probably only make fiberglass parts using marine resin. If he goes forward with the idea, I will post the info here. At that time I may build more sets of the braces. Basically to answer your question, I really don't have the time to make more of the braces until I get a few of my customer's cars and a couple of my cars finished.
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« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2005, 12:14:25 PM »

The original purpose of doing these wing braces was because I needed a set for my daytona clone and my wife needed a set for her superbird clone (she was gong to go daytona but found a nice satellite). The cost of just doing two sets was very high. More than just buying a set from Janek. I asked if anyone else needed a set and if I could get ten people together, we could have them made a lot cheaper. It was a break even deal at $70.00 per set and that was with me welding them myself. Since I was priming and painting my sets, I went ahead and painted everyone else's as well. I know of a guy that is looking into making superbird and daytona parts in the future. He will probably only make fiberglass parts using marine resin. If he goes forward with the idea, I will post the info here. At that time I may build more sets of the braces. Basically to answer your question, I really don't have the time to make more of the braces until I get a few of my customer's cars and a couple of my cars finished.

Thanks for the reply...  I haven't been watching the forum too closely lately, and missed the posts.  The parts would be for long term projects, so are not needed anytime soon.  As a last resort I would go with fiberglass parts, but prefer metal parts.

In the mean time, I have all the wing related parts for my Daytona and Superbird.  I also have the cast Daytona wing done by a friend and an original Superbird wing for use on future clone cars.

Thanks again for the reply...

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« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2005, 12:26:02 PM »

those aero car pics just gave me the first chubby of the day  drool5
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those aero car pics just gave me the first chubby of the day   drool5

 Shocked  lol I know what you mean... but that's just wrong!...  nono

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« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2005, 01:58:59 PM »

 drool5 2thumbs  xs29, what a collection.  You're my new hero!
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drool5 2thumbs   xs29, what a collection.   You're my new hero!
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 drool5 2thumbs   xs29, what a collection.   You're my new hero!

Thanks, but you might postpone my hero status until I have the cars fully restored...  Embarrassed

Charger Fan, being a hero can be so fleeting... but you might re-apply now...  icon_smile_tongue

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« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2005, 07:13:58 AM »

I just wanted to say that I got my braces earlier this week. They are well made! Thanks Larry, I really appreciate it. You too Rene for supplying them.
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« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2005, 01:32:15 PM »

thanks thallium
  now who's gonna start reproducing complete working nose cone. i'll take one pleae.   callme
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« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2005, 06:37:04 PM »

WOW, I got my bracing today. They are fantastic.  Larry you are amazing. I feel bad - You send me a nice part and I send you an unfinished wing.
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« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2005, 02:16:30 AM »

NIce work Larry!  Thanks.

Now all I need is a jack, and another jack, a spare, tailight cover...and then the trunk's done.  A bottle would be cool.   stirthepot
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« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2005, 10:19:27 AM »

ya know that larry does nice work  bow
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« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2005, 10:46:04 AM »

Wish I could take all of the credit, but all I did was weld the inserts in, weld up the corners, epoxied and painted them. The fab shop did the hard part. Was kid of fun to do as far as work goes. I'm not afraid of work...I'll lay down right beside it. icon_smile_big
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« Reply #31 on: October 05, 2005, 11:36:43 AM »

thanks thallium
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I'm working on it.  icon_smile_big   if Mike Leeds can build this car from scratch then why cant we build a simple nose cone?  I'm determined to try it.  Now where's all my free time. Undecided

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« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2005, 03:21:41 PM »

I'm like you. The trick is having a nice one to go by to begin with. I've tried shaping sheet metal though and it's nowhere near as easy as some people make it look.
Gene Gregory (the shaker hood guy) is planning to make steel noses. At least he seemed serious enough when he said it at Topeka last weekend. I asked him what kind of price and he said without hesitation, $10,000 as a bare shell. I can get one built for $7000 right now, but I won't. A steel nose would be for someone with a real wing car that's trying to restore it in my opinion.
On a different note, Mike at Dayclona told me a few weeks ago that he would be building more fg noses in May, 06. He also mentioned that he's working on a bird nose to be produced later.
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« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2005, 04:21:08 PM »

I know two guys with Daytonas within 15 miles of my house.  I've talked to them at shows and got to know them.  And my friend has an uncle with a low mileage Daytona that he bought new and never drives, maybe he would let me take some measurements with a cloth tape sometime... 

But for now i'll keep trying to get my 68 on the road for next summer.  then the 500, then the Daytona Clone.... yesnod
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