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Old 10-03-2018, 08:15 PM   #221
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As you said... A Toolmaker by trade, i have hats off to you on your resto to be that perfect point car. I myself am a toolmaker and when i complete all the hard jobs my company gives me to do on CNC and coming out to look like jewelry I totally get it when you put all your heart into the project to make look perfect in every way. Craftsman at your best! Just stunning work on one of ..in my opinion Henry's best! Ken
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:49 PM   #222
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Just imagine if you could go back in time and pick some new '40's fresh off the showroom floor (or assembly line), transfer them to the present, and enter in a show next to a "fine point" no-expense-spared restoration. Which would get the trophy? Which would get nit-picked to death by the "experts"?

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Just imagine if you could go back in time and pick some new '40's fresh off the showroom floor (or assembly line), transfer them to the present, and enter in a show next to a "fine point" no-expense-spared restoration. Which would get the trophy? Which would get nit-picked to death by the "experts"?
If I were the judge, the car would probably score in the mid 900 point range. It would definitely do very well for "correctness" but probably not so good for fit and finish.
Keep in mind that even high end new cars are at best a #2 when still on the showroom floor.
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:59 AM   #224
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If I were the judge, the car would probably score in the mid 900 point range. It would definitely do very well for "correctness" but probably not so good for fit and finish.
Keep in mind that even high end new cars are at best a #2 when still on the showroom floor.
Just curious: If "restored" means being "returned to as new condition", then are the high point cars "over-restored" and therefore not correctly restored (thus should have points deducted)? It seems the 100% correct restoration is a rather nebulous concept, therefore open to interpretation and disagreement.
But I'm a daily driver kind of guy so fine details don't concern me.
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:11 AM   #225
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Just curious: If "restored" means being "returned to as new condition", then are the high point cars "over-restored" and therefore not correctly restored (thus should have points deducted)? It seems the 100% correct restoration is a rather nebulous concept, therefore open to interpretation and disagreement.
But I'm a daily driver kind of guy so fine details don't concern me.
There are deductions given for "over restored" vehicles. I'll be the first one to agree that all of my cars are well past "over restored" and therefore not exactly 100% correct per definition.
By the way, I have received deductions for over restoration numerous times. I have never argued against such deductions.
I have personally witness just two cars judged to 1000 points. One was one I had done and another was done by a friend of mine. Yes, both were "over restored".
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:00 PM   #226
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It's done!
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:31 PM   #227
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That’s over the top beautiful, you Sir, have a gifted talent. Thanks for sharing this build with us.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:47 PM   #228
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Kube, that is beautiful; congratulations on another fantastic restoration... now get busy on the book
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Old 10-27-2018, 08:04 PM   #229
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That is a real beauty Kube. You have to be mighty happy. Had a std coupe that color. I rolled it several times as a stupid teen tryin to impress some girls. All 4 of us survived, all in the front seat I might add.
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Old 10-27-2018, 08:41 PM   #230
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Awesome job! That is a beauty for sure!
What a great feeling you get when the job is finally done.
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Old 10-27-2018, 11:12 PM   #231
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Beautiful. Mike
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Old 10-27-2018, 11:27 PM   #232
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Mike its amazing you had a resource for the spring covers. Oh wait... no its not.

Very nice. Thank you for what you do.


I hope you make a coffee table picture book of each build that you give to clients. And keep one for you.
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:26 AM   #233
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Kube, that is beautiful; congratulations on another fantastic restoration... now get busy on the book
Actually, I turned down full restoration project so I couldn't make that excuse this winter. My priority over the next few months will be to complete my book. It's close, so very close... I DO appreciate everyone's patience.
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:33 AM   #234
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WOW! Hard to believe just how far that baby has come....a real beauty! Any chance of a 'tastefully-posed' picture of this blue/white top '40 convertible parked together in close fashion with that new blue/white-ish topped '36 convertible, BEFORE the snows cometh? DD





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Old 10-28-2018, 09:43 AM   #235
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Amazing. This thread started 16 months ago. Did you start with the car as shown in the first photos at that time?
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Old 10-28-2018, 10:12 AM   #236
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Amazing. This thread started 16 months ago. Did you start with the car as shown in the first photos at that time?
That's the one
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Old 10-28-2018, 11:12 AM   #237
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It's come a long way since it came out of the barn basement. One of those rare factory muscle cars back on the road. It gives a person a sense of what it might have been like to walk into the local Ford Dealer in 1940 and drool over such a desirable car. Chick magnet circa 1940. It's quit a machine indeed.
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Old 10-28-2018, 12:56 PM   #238
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I like the radio delete, rare for a convertible! I too envy your work and look forward to the new book.
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Old 10-28-2018, 01:02 PM   #239
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Rotor & Deuce,
Thanks for the nice comments. You certainly know I have much respect for the two of you and have learned a lot from both of you.
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Mike,


Super; congratulations!
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