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1908Rick Rick Eggers
Cape Coral, FL, USA   USA
OK. The last few.

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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Very nicely detailed Rick. I put your full side view up next to a picture of the original car,
and as my wife said, after showing her that and your other projects, she said,
"Yep, he's a builder for sure, isn't he."
But......she did notice that the wheels weren't red. Any plans to powder coat them over
the winter????? That would be the finishing touch and complete the picture to a 'T'.
Denny G

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1908Rick Rick Eggers
Cape Coral, FL, USA   USA
You know, I thought about that, and if they were old junk yard wheels I would have don it, but I don't know if I want to powder coat the nice new chrome wheels. I'll have to think about it. Tell your wife I said thanks.

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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
I know just exactly where you're coming from Rick. I've thought the very same thing about
my new VKco. wheels, which, really should be in color for my build. I'm pretty sure they would
have to be media blasted before paint or powder to give them some tooth. That's a hard decision
when you're faced with nice new shinny chrome plating.

As a side note, something I'm sure you've seen in your research, but some others may not have.
Here's some good background on the Henry Ford Indy Cars that were cousin to your inspiration:
https://www.museumofamericanspeed.com/1935millerford.html
dg



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Rhysn Rhys Nolan
Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK   GBR
Have you looked at "dipping" as a method of coating? I was talking to our local guy, he reckons it sticks like the proverbial to blankets on chrome.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt3imWpJln4

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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
That’s gorgeous! An absolutely beautiful build, well done!



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internetcopyshop Internet Copyshop
Bilthoven, Bilthoven, Netherlands   NLD
Good Luck with your project Rick.

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1908Rick Rick Eggers
Cape Coral, FL, USA   USA
I took the Miller to it's first car show today, looking to generate some cyclekart interest around here.
It was sponsored by a local Mustang Club and held at the local Ford dealership.
They parked me next to a brand new Corvette. Sorry, Corvette dude. Nobody's looking at your car.
The ladies running the registration debated and finally decided to put me in the street rod class. Huh?
Don't you have a special interest category?
Nope.

So that's it. Street rod class...... First place! LOL


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Racie35 Bruce T
Terre Haute, IN, USA   USA
You earned it...nice job Rick

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
Good job Rick! smileys with beer I hope you lit up the tars when you left! LOL!



S'all for now!

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Well done!thumbs upthumbs up
Did you sign anyone up?
Brian

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1908Rick Rick Eggers
Cape Coral, FL, USA   USA
In reply to # 36147 by Woodysrods Well done!thumbs upthumbs up
Did you sign anyone up?
Brian

No, not officially. I did have a lot of guys just standing and staring, rubbing their chin. You could see the wheels turning.

One guy went nuts over my torsion bars. I don't know what he wants to build, but he said he's going to steal my idea.

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
HI Rick
Yes, your Torsion Bar set up might be the cats meow for the "Ducati Shipping Create" frames I hope to experiment with
for our CycleKart Ice racer chassis?thumbs up Currently thinking quarter elliptics or transverse??confused smiley
So.........not that she is finished.......how much does it weighed and how fast does it go?
Brian
PS
Will my new knock offs be arriving in time for me to put them under the tree with the rest of my Christmas presents.
I promise to act surprised on Christmas morning!.........and I have been a good boy this year!hot smiley

RROLDSX Silver Member Randy R
Delta, BC, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 36154 by Woodysrods HI Rick
Yes, your Torsion Bar set up might be the cats meow for the "Ducati Shipping Create" frames I hope to experiment with
for our CycleKart Ice racer chassis?thumbs up Currently thinking quarter elliptics or transverse??confused smiley
So.........not that she is finished.......how much does it weighed and how fast does it go?
Brian
PS
Will my new knock offs be arriving in time for me to put them under the tree with the rest of my Christmas presents.
I promise to act surprised on Christmas morning!.........and I have been a good boy this year!hot smiley

.”and I have been a good boy this year!”....As compared to what? Good thing your doing the judging Woody.



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Racie35 Bruce T
Terre Haute, IN, USA   USA
What did you use for torsion bars?

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