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Time to make the Donuts

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by PROCRAFT, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. loose_electron

    loose_electron Gold Level Sponsor

    I found a vendor on EBay that does custom toggle switch tags/labels.
  2. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    The formica dash used in the LeMans did not have dash tags. Lettering was printed or whatever on the formica. You can buy switch tags from Sunbeam Specialties.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2020
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    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

  4. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Joel will you black chrome of gloss black paint the grill molding and bar + badges.. Or full shaved? Some gloss black detailing on things like side light housings and tail lights housings could look interesting... Black chrome :-D
  5. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    What's your idea on securing the hood? I don't see any holes for hood pins.

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    All the chrome had been stripped and powder coated satin black,the moulding around the grill opening is now part of the car, I TIGd it on with silicone bronze rod and finished. I'm not using the grill bar sitting on the shelf! The parts that are pot metal have been painted pot metal tends to gas off in the oven on powder coating.

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    Hi Bob,. I'm using Dzus fasteners,started out with Cam Locs proved to be a PITA there's a package in the mail to you yesterday.
  8. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    That's scary!

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    Might be a chocolate horse head
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  10. Charles Johns

    Charles Johns Platinum Level Sponsor

    PROCRAFT, you reminded me of a different problem with pot metal. I have used phosphoric acid to strip rust for decades and put a 1940 Ford rearview mirror in the vat one night. Next morning instead of a nice clean bracket, the mirror frame was very clean but the bracket that bolts to the window frame was 90% gone. So THANKS for the heads-up about powder coating it.

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    Just a little insight from the powder coater.

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    The Dzus fasteners or the chocolate horse head

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