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qrczak1

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #150 on: April 02, 2018, 12:37:40 PM »
Fcuk, guys, you make the history it's all so beautiful

inkaddictedchef1

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #151 on: April 02, 2018, 02:20:52 PM »

Snackmaster

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #152 on: April 16, 2018, 09:49:05 AM »
Just adding to the mix here... actually posted this first in another forum section.


Hey All!

This is a one-owner 73 that has been in our family from the beginning.  I posted a few months ago about digging into a resto and I finally found time to get it done!  Using the tips and tricks from WKC, I brought him back to life and I am quite happy.  I even got the gorgeous handle from the link here and it is the crowning piece to the project!

Legs, ash pan, bowl, lid and wheels where all worked on.

Tex lives on and will be in the cook rotation now.

Cheers All!
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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #153 on: April 16, 2018, 01:17:38 PM »
This beautiful Red Mist had a rash so bad it looked like it kissed the wall in turn 2 at Talladega.

Had to custom blend some high temp ceramic paint...but she is righteous again!

 


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jdorn

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #154 on: April 16, 2018, 01:39:06 PM »
This beautiful Red Mist had a rash so bad it looked like it kissed the wall in turn 2 at Talladega.

Had to custom blend some high temp ceramic paint...but she is righteous again!

 


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That's impressive Mike!

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Schaefd2

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #155 on: April 16, 2018, 03:29:44 PM »

Had to custom blend some high temp ceramic paint...but she is righteous again!
You did a fantastic job blending that paint!!


Hereís a simple cleanup I did on my old, red thumbscrew.


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Firemunkee

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #156 on: April 16, 2018, 03:46:02 PM »
@Mike in Roseville @Schaefd2 impressive paint job both of yous!
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Schaefd2

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #157 on: April 16, 2018, 03:47:02 PM »

@Mike in Roseville @Schaefd2 impressive paint job both of yous!
lol no paint on mine, I was just showing itís good side!! I spun the lid around LOL


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Firemunkee

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #158 on: April 16, 2018, 05:02:18 PM »

@Mike in Roseville @Schaefd2 impressive paint job both of yous!
lol no paint on mine, I was just showing itís good side!! I spun the lid around LOL


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LOL I was giving you the benefit of the doubt

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Rub

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #159 on: April 16, 2018, 05:26:26 PM »
I found this '78 blue on CL in CA. It was a lot more rough than I thought once I took delivery.













I bought some replacement vents, drilled out old rivets, steel wooled forever and ended up with this for phase I.













For phase II I'm going to redo the handle, replace the wheels, and shine the legs, pan, top vent and triangle.
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jdorn

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #160 on: April 16, 2018, 06:00:59 PM »
I found this '78 blue on CL in CA. It was a lot more rough than I thought once I took delivery.













I bought some replacement vents, drilled out old rivets, steel wooled forever and ended up with this for phase I.













For phase II I'm going to redo the handle, replace the wheels, and shine the legs, pan, top vent and triangle.
That's beautiful.  Nice work! I need a blue MBH!

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Schaefd2

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #161 on: April 16, 2018, 06:16:24 PM »

I found this '78 blue on CL in CA. It was a lot more rough than I thought once I took delivery.













I bought some replacement vents, drilled out old rivets, steel wooled forever and ended up with this for phase I.













For phase II I'm going to redo the handle, replace the wheels, and shine the legs, pan, top vent and triangle.
Nicely done Rub! I love that deep, rich blue.


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Mr.Smoke

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #162 on: April 16, 2018, 08:28:03 PM »
Awesome paint match on that lid Mike. Looks OEM. And Rub, man that looks like you went from standard def to HD. The blue just pops after the 0000 treatment. Well done fellas

XRichard23

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #163 on: April 20, 2018, 03:14:23 PM »

This beautiful Red Mist had a rash so bad it looked like it kissed the wall in turn 2 at Talladega.

Had to custom blend some high temp ceramic paint...but she is righteous again!

 


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I just got a brand spanking new blue lid, and it was ever so slightly out of round, so I squeezed  it just a little bit and got it perfectly round. Unfortunately it cracked just like the lines on the top picture here! Iím so mad at myself for doing that, I didnít realize the colored ones crack like that. Can anything be done about it? Were you able to fix that too?


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Neil_VT00

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Re: Before and After - Show off your Restore!
« Reply #164 on: May 18, 2018, 05:10:12 AM »
My outrider has been one of the most fun  restores I have done.