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Old 06-04-2010, 03:51 AM
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I love it Ray, you should be very proud of what you done! Cant wait to see it finished with the blinging chrome and lets not forget the rims with chrome and dog dish centres.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:30 AM
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absolutely stunning Ray and very original and personal which I love. My dads first bird was a 58 that was yellow with a black top and it was a stand out. Yours will always look like it has a light on it anywhere it goes. The early corvette cove treatment really looks at home on "tweety".
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:24 AM
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Hot lookin car and I like the way you used the white, now you need a bright yellow hat to match
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Thanks, Bob! I have one! One of those English style driving caps!
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:49 PM
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the car looks fantastic ray! the hat is cool too but it's the pants that tie it all together!

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Hi Pat! The hat and the shirt were a gift. The golfing knickers and socks was mine. Bad idea! lol.. However, I might wear them again, but probably not the socks. After I wore those socks, I had a ring around my upper leg where the elastic band was. It stayed there for some time. They were made in China and probably had lead in them! Or something else.

I just came back from seeing Tweety Bird in all her glory in the sun! With the sun out brightly, she looks lighter in color than she did yesterday in the dark, overcast sky. We opened the doors and compared the interior yellow of the seat covers to the exterior paint. It looks like a pretty close match to me. We know that if you look into the interior with the windows up, or through the windshield or back window, that you get a different effect because of the tinted windows. Joe said he is getting a lot of very positive comments about her from customers. His wife also pronounced her to be beautiful. He said that was high praise from his wife because if she did not like her, she would have said so!

Joe told me that they put 3 coats of white base on and 2 coats of white pearl. They put 8 coats of yellow base on and 2 coats of yellow pearl. Then they put 3 coats of polyurethane clear on her. They used polyurethane PPG paint products. They do not use enamel or water based paints.

I brought by two of my yellow painted rims I picked up today to compare paint colors. My rims are to bright, and do not match up well. The guy who sandblasted them and painted them used rattle can Krylon Sun Burst paint. Joe said to bring the other three on Monday and they will paint all five of them with my yellow paint to make them match the car.

Here are another pic or so of what she looks like today. To us, she looks lighter in color than she did in that overcast of yesterday. I notice that with the sun reflecting off the pearlescent effect, in areas where you see that, it looks duller when viewing the pictures. But the pearlescent effect sure is striking! If you look down the sides that are in the shade, she shines brightly! Joe said she will change in color and brightness depending on the time of day, weather conditions or lighting you are under or near.
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more great pics! i just gotta say it again, i dig that color!! i know yellow is not for everyone but it always seems to put me in a good mood. the white "collar" around the cowls and tops of doors was a great idea and it looks awesome. you gotta be super happy with her ray, congratulations again!
can't wait to see her all dressed in her chrome.

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Old 06-05-2010, 12:44 AM
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Hi Pat, Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated! I liked the idea of offsetting the top like that from the yellow and joining the front section to the rear section. I also like my white "tail feathers". I think it adds to the over all look of the car. I also want to see what it is going to look like with the chrome back on. All has been re-chromed, or replaced with new parts. New Tbird emblems all around, including a couple of Squarebird emblems that no one has probably EVER seen before! She should look great once all is back together!
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Hi Ray,

I like it very much, very daring, but a good choice!.
It answers a lot of questions for me because I have been asking around concerning concourse regulations or not or in my case, getting a museum registration her in Finland.
Question was if you keep the car as original as you can ecxept if safety is in question, can you still get this museum (concourse) registration. The answer was yes. As to color, my car is diamond blue(as stated on the date plate) but was repainted long ago with color very close but slightly of. I was thinking that I do not like that diamond blue color especially in combination with the black conv. top and black interior.
I was thinking more of a red with some chrome pieces(as the hood scoop) or maybe black or now I see the 2 tone and I like that very much.
I am open to suggestion of a exterior 2 tone combination fitting with a black conv. top.
So it must be alright than if you do not stick to the date plate.

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Very nice! Love the yellow... very discrete! lol

Can't wait to see more of her as time permits!

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