Aussie VC 67 Dodge ute

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    I always keep a battery minder on mine, prolongs battery life....slow charge, then holds at 12.4 volts...the main battery in the wife's car lasted 7 years, the audio battery bank is now 12 years old and going strong!

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      just for Ulf...AP/VC ute with Dart front sheet metal....like the look of it! front bumper fits much better than the Aussie front!

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        The next project for my Dodge ute is a full fiberglass hood with built in low line scoop, this is the first time I’ve made a hood but it’s only applying the techniques I know to a different application. The scoop itself is made from castings of a 1962 Valiant hood for the sides & from the 1967 hood for the centre. So here goes!

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          WOW mate
           
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          bonnet up date #2....exterior is almost ready for paint

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            Hood update #3...underside ready for paint....

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            WOW!!! Just wow! :)
             
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            bonnet update #4....modifications almost complete, primed & getting close to ready for colour coat, then onto making the moulds....

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            Absolute work of art
             
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            Another small update this week….the Quik-Latches finally arrived last week, of course I had a car show to go to on the weekend! I did get one day in on the install….at this stage they are surface mounted but think I’ll flush mount instead….a little more paint applied also!

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            a little more progress....

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            Bloody hell Marty a true craftsman. So inspired with your work.
             
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              Finally some action on the mould fabrication….with it having been so hot in Canberra for the past few weeks I’ve been unable to lay fiberglass.…vinyl ester resin cures far faster than polyester even when using slow reaction catalyst….temps have been low enough to get the exterior part of the mould made, with luck the coming week or two will see the other half made….

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                this is a quick mockup of the graphic I was thinking of, it will be done silver to match the bumble bee stripe, wheels and bars...thoughts

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                  The letters look too "plain". Maybe a more "boxy" letter? A little Italic?
                   
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                  agreed, it was just to have something there, the sign writer is drawing it up now...the bumble be stripe over the rear has "Dodge" cut in, in Hemi head font as used by Chrysler in the 60's...he is using similar font for the hood stripe...we are doing a test graphics that I'll post once fitted...thought I may have gotten more comments on this...lol
                   
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                  both moulds are now made...sand & polish to finish

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                  Well, with work, car shows, people finding me things to do for them in my “spear time” the hood has taken a while…but there has been progress!!

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                    The test bonnet now has been filled with the expanding urethane foam, won’t do that on the bonnet I’m going to use! Cover plates for the gas struts and quick latches made and fitted, along with the molding….ready for fitting to the ute!

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                        Man you do amazing work!

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                          Great work Marty!
                           
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                            With some help from a mate and the Wife, the bonnet is finally on…..

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