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Old 08/16/2014, 10:58 PM   #31
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Making some headway.... coming together and hopefully on wheels in a week.















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Old 08/17/2014, 01:28 PM   #32
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Looks like one needs a refill on the coffee - or what ever. It's really looking great, I bet you are getting anxious wanting to get it together and on the road.

Wish I was in Australia to get a first hand look at it. (When I was in 'Nam, I was going to go there for R&R, but it hadn't opened yet - 66-67 time frame.)

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Old 09/24/2014, 01:15 AM   #33
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Making a bit more progress...

Engine Bay about ready to drop in the filler piece;







Tail panel and rear almost done (gas cap stick on badge, rear window trim)



Interior coming together









And, finally, the wheels went on today, still need center caps and proper lug nuts...






Maybe a light at the end of the tunnel... or a train coming!
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Old 09/24/2014, 04:28 AM   #34
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Richard it is really going to be a beautiful car. Fun to drive goes with out saying. Keep up the good work.
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Old 09/25/2014, 03:52 PM   #35
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Richard,
I car this cool needs the proper hook under the hood.

This would look great!!


Or imagine a set of these powder coated in highland green!!!


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Old 09/26/2014, 03:45 AM   #36
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Thanks for the comments.

I have a dual quad setup I was going to use, but went for a OEM Ram Air setup on a 428PI as the plenum is under the hood.... it will be a stroked 390 (445) with 428CJ exhaust and the PI/w ram air and finned Cobra valve covers.. so should look somewhat like a 428 to most.
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Old 10/01/2014, 10:48 AM   #37
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Hi Richard- your Green Hornet looks fantastic! In 2004 I decided to build a tribute to one of the coupes after much soul searching I decided on Little Red, after seeing your car I am thinking again...My car was finished in 2009 and I shipped it over to Sweden where I live. Full respect for the fitting of the fiberglass on your Hornet. I don't think many people know how much work goes into fitting this fiberglass. You see the parts in a catalogue and assume it is pretty much plug'nplay - nothing could be farther from the truth! From the studs that hold it on to non-existant cutouts for adjusting the headlights. I hope you post pictures of the finished car - i love the color. I was really excited that Paul Newitt used some pictures of mine to show what Little Red might have looked like in color in his last book.
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Old 10/01/2014, 02:01 PM   #38
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Thanks very much for the compliment.

Yes, I have to smile every time someone on a forum posts about "bad" fiberglass. They have obviously never seen OEM, or realize how bad the fit and finish of these cars really was in comparison to the bolt-it-on-to-show-car-fit-ready-for-paint many expect.

The nose pieces were all bonded to remove seams, as they just would not line up. I would guess the body guy took almost two weeks of work to get that together. Panels, bumper bars, headlights, fenders all in the 3d jigsaw puzzle.

Need to have it on a truck to transport to a show in 19 days!!!
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Old 10/02/2014, 09:19 AM   #39
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It looks AWESOME!!!

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Old 10/06/2014, 05:38 AM   #40
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Hi Richard,
Here is a picture of mine in black and white like all of the original pictures...
I can't wait to see your when it is finished.
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Old 10/15/2014, 01:53 AM   #41
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Well... the mad scramble is done...

.... the transmission decided to play up, so will need to pull it. Later. Goes on a truck to the Melbourne MotorClassica tomorrow, which is ok as they don't let you run the engines in the building anyway. So only the workers the day before an after will see it pushed in and out... disappointing, but what you get taking a rebuild and letting it sit a few years before installing and hoping for the best...

Overall very happy with the build. The engine bay need tweaking the after market Ford Racing cover look great, but are so tall as to may fit of other things touch, so they will go.

Hope you enjoy the happy snaps, flash white-out and blur are complimentary of phone cams!! Will post a few from the show in a week or two...











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Old 10/15/2014, 09:12 AM   #42
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Drop dead gorgeous!

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Old 10/15/2014, 09:46 AM   #43
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WOW. That really is a BEAUTIFUL car. You knocked it out of the park as far as I am concerned. Congrats on a job well done. Mike

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Old 10/15/2014, 01:29 PM   #44
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WoWoWoWoooo. Man, Richard. That is Beautiful. Gorgeous. Stunning. Congratulations aren't enough.
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Old 10/15/2014, 02:40 PM   #45
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LOVE IT! I had the pent roof valve covers on my 1968 Shelby GT-500 KR and they were very tight. To remove the spark plugs I pulled the export brace and valve covers....

Can't wait for more pics. Ya did great!!

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