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Re: hph's 400
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When I did mine, I "borrowed" my wife's electric carving knife to bevel/ taper all the edges. Especially the back edge.

Posted on: 12/7 20:45
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Re: hph's 400
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Thanks. I figured something like that might be needed, but wasn't sure of a practical tool to use.

Posted on: 12/8 6:03
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: hph's 400
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Polishing my dash bezels. Of course, the polishing often strips the paint. An extremely easy solution I found to this is to get black acrylic paint, the kind that’s literally a dollar for a bottle at Walmart. Paint the letters, don’t worry about overpainting. After 5-10min, just wipe the excess away with your finger. Excellent result with near zero effort or skill required.

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Posted on: 12/24 12:54
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: hph's 400
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By far the most trivial repair I have ever made a video on...

https://youtube.com/shorts/VLftf9RRHz4

Posted on: 12/24 14:12
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: hph's 400
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Picked up this interesting accessory a number of years ago and finally have a car fit to put it on!

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Posted on: 12/24 18:58
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Took a shot at aesthetically repairing my rear ashtrays. Considering that the materials used to repair this specific one total about ONE DOLLAR, and considering the heavy pitting / terrible initial condition, I think it looks pretty good.

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Posted on: 1/5 23:42
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Here's a before and after. (Yes technically it's opposite sides but who's counting.)

Really nice looking considering how inexpensive it was. Lot of elbow grease though
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Posted on: 1/5 23:57
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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That was a nice save. What did you do for the flaking chrome? Silver paint? And I'm impressed with how well that vinyl cleaned up. It didn't look terribly saveable in the first picture.

Posted on: 1/6 0:37
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You could nickel them on the cheap.

Posted on: 1/6 0:40
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Quote:

R H wrote:
You could nickel them on the cheap.


I've been looking into that. I'm probably going to grab some cheap stuff to copper plate first, then nickel plate. But I need to do more research to figure out exactly what equipment I need. I'd like to replate a lot of my smaller bits and I think I can do it myself.

Posted on: 1/6 1:07
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