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Old 10-28-2018, 06:45 PM   #241
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Mike: great job did you get any sleep in the last 16 months?
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Old 10-28-2018, 06:50 PM   #242
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Super; congratulations!
Dave, THANK YOU for the compliment. that means a lot ...
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Old 10-28-2018, 07:48 PM   #243
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I envy the pace of your work (especially notable given the quality of the result). As you know, this year has been pretty much of a write-off for me restoration-project-wise.
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Old 10-28-2018, 07:50 PM   #244
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I envy the pace of your work (along with the quality of the result). As you know, this year has been pretty much of a write-off for me restoration-project-wise.
Gosh, this one took me way too long in my opinion. I think I must be slowing down. Is that possible?

Still, I'm glad it's done.
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:41 PM   #245
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You dun real good. It's a real beauty.
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Old 10-29-2018, 07:08 AM   #246
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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.
I believe this is kind of an odd "build". The order letter (authentic to this particular vehicle) spelled out exactly how the car was to be built including the aluminum high compression heads. No radio, no heater.
As soon as I get my scanner up and running again, I'll try to post a decent scan of the letter. I think many may find it interesting.
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Old 10-29-2018, 07:59 AM   #247
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Looking forward to seeing it at a V8 meet somewhere this year! Was real disappointed when it was a noshow at Dearborn last June! Love a 40 Deluxe in any body style this one is way over the top! Take a bow...Bill
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:37 PM   #248
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Wow.........what a great job!! I am totally salute your tenacity and craftsmanship. I am glad you can't see the gaps and fitments of my avatar.
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Old 10-29-2018, 01:34 PM   #249
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I can only say "spectacular" and that somehow seems to be inadequate on all levels.
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Old 10-29-2018, 02:40 PM   #250
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It's all right, I guess.




No, honestly, it's absolutely beautiful. Well done, Mike, your work is always top class.

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Old 10-30-2018, 09:28 AM   #251
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No, honestly, it's absolutely beautiful. Well done, Mike, your work is always top class.

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Thanks for the kind words and the big smile you brought to me. I really appreciate that. A great way to start the day
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:30 AM   #252
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Thought I would share that there is someone more addicted (my friends words, not mine) maybe??? He says "the road to recovery is recognition. He built this model from scratch from this picture. Of course everthing functions from the safari windows, suiside doors, tilting bed etc, etc and yes Even the guages are painted, needles and all!! He said that this paint job was easy and only took about 50 hours........many of his models he has 100 plus hours in paint and prep. Wheels and turbo's were machined and all the bead lock screw heads added by hand. As one of my "other" best friends says, David (the builder) can pick fly crap out of Pepper!!!
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:43 AM   #253
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I was also showing my friend you're 40 Convertible restoration and he was just drooling. Was quite impressed and took more confidence in seeing what you did to maybe take on more of his restoration On his Austin Healey BJ6!!! And a few more model pictures....he machined the safari windows and all the other chrome pieces and sends them to the chrome plater to get plated like we do.
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:08 AM   #254
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