Read up on that coating sounds like it is tough as nails..I like the sand blasted look too...nice work on the gauge panel too
Ha, thanks! Yeah, that's one of many castings I've worked on, and one of four gassers that I've worked on, too. The original release is the Tuske gasser in primer gray- a nod to the 2LBT '55. Although it's nothing more than a blob of plastic there is a dash mounted tach on it, too. At work I design the castings themselves, and our graphics team does all the cool graphics.got my latest edition of Die Cast magazine and our member Brendon Vetuskey, and his 55 gasser build, are highlighted in the article about the success and popularity of the Hot wheels 55 gasser series. The article says that it was designed by Brendon for the first release in 2013. It's no wonder his 55 gasser build is so meticulous!!! So Brendon are you going with a Hot Wheels style paint job? I like the Tuske Gasser, Candy Striper and Gas-hole paint jobs myself. Congratulations on the big shout out to you in the article.
I don't collect the Hot Wheels cars myself, mine are 1/18 & 1/24, but I think it's cool that they actually had a guy who likes and knows gassers design theirs. It's probably the main reason they're so popular.
That's a great tip, thank you!!I like the holes! They add a nice touch to the bumper.
A little note for future holesawing, after decades of doing it in the electrical trade. Once you lay out your pattern, drill all the pilot holes using a 1/4" bit first. Then remove the bit from the holesaw and either reverse it so the cutting end is inside the holesaw, or use a piece of drill rod in place of the pilot bit.
By using the solid shaft in your pilot hole there's far less chance you'll snap the shaft as it wont let the holesaw blade walk at all, and you wont go through the bumper with the pilot bit, and hit the saw blade on the bumper and snap it. Of course lots of cutting fluid and slower speeds on the blade will also help, and make blades last longer.
Thanks! I don't believe we'll be using a clear coat on this, at least it hadn't been discussed with me, ha haI like the chrome -mate green...I was going to do my hood on my truck that color but true chrome-mate is banned in most states, except in Gallon cans for aircraft use and the look a like is really not a close match too the aircraft stuff...I like the look...I find most of the patina paint jobs look good till they put the wrong clear coat on...
Thank you! And they still have the base layer of powder coating for durability, too. Once they get dirty/ dusty they should look even better.I agree! They look much nicer after you painted them with the Rustoleum paint. The color and sheen were both not quite right before the painting.
Thanks, Mario! I'm becoming like my cars- I now have a carbon fiber cage and 4x titanium allow screws inside, ha ha. Despite me only being home for a week from the hospital, the are in my back they repaired feels great. much better than before. I just need to take it easy so the bones can fuse together and my core abs can heal.Hey Brendon sorry to hear you needed your back fused. Hope you feel better soon. Car looks great. Fresh paint is always exciting.