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My dad cracks me up-engine turned the slide on his Colt !

My dad apparently has too much time on his hands. LOL !

He had this .32 Colt apart and decided to engine turn the slide on it. I think this is the one he gave $300 for, so he didn't seem to be real worried about hurting the re-sale value.

Anyway, here's pics. What do you guys think ? Did it hurt the re-sale on it ? I don't even know what one of these is worth. Regardless, I think it looks cool as shit !




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Ask him if he wants to smooth down and engine turn a valve cover for the neon.

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Ask him if he wants to smooth down and engine turn a valve cover for the neon.

srsly.
I could actually do that for you, Jeremy. It's really not that hard, just time consuming when you get to doing something large.

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He has a Bridgeport mill. He uses a rubberized abrasive stick called Cratex. It's really pretty easy, actually. Of course, you have to have a milling machine, and the abrasives. Need something engine turned ?

Here's some more engine turned stuff my dad did. The heads and oil pan on his coupe took a TON of time to do. I think he told me he had 8 hours just making the jig to hold the heads so he could engine turn them !!

EDIT: After looking, I could have SWORE I had better pictures of the sides of the heads. You can kind of see the heads in one of the pics. Also, he did the outside lip of all four wheels.






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Yeah, he's been building this car FOREVER. I can't wait to spin the tires in it ! LOL !!

Ah ha ! Found it. Here's a better shot of the side of the engine.


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I could actually do that for you, Jeremy. It's really not that hard, just time consuming when you get to doing something large.
Sounds good to me, I know a friend of mine has an extra vc, I'll see if I can get it from him, then I'll give you a PM.

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Cool, your dad has way too much free time !!!!!

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No, not right now. Just digging the looks of it, seen it before, and was wondering. If I ever do I'll be sure and get with you though...
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Sounds good to me, I know a friend of mine has an extra vc, I'll see if I can get it from him, then I'll give you a PM.
Sounds good. I've been meaning to come back out to a Ft Worth GTG anyway. This will be a good excuse.

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Cool, your dad has way too much free time !!!!!
Ah, the joys of being a retired machinist/tool and die maker ! LOL !

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No, not right now. Just digging the looks of it, seen it before, and was wondering. If I ever do I'll be sure and get with you though...
Yeah, it looks really cool when the light hits it. I actually engine turned a piece of stainless sheet metal and then pinstriped it. It came out REALLY cool looking. It was kind of a challenge to stripe because of the way the light hits it though.

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Sounds good. I've been meaning to come back out to a Ft Worth GTG anyway. This will be a good excuse.
Come out tonight if you want, every tuesday . Just sent the guy a text, waiting on a reply to see if he still has it.

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that car is a feast for the eyes. So many neat tricks done on it.

I'd love to see how the engine turning it done on a curved surface like that
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Aaron,

Nice to see your dad paying attention to his coupe, he hasn't had to hide it lately has he?

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This thread is full of awesome
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I am diggin most of that engine, I can even deal with the modern electronics and choke down the alternator, BUT the valve covers and cleaner is painful.....
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Oh, and as far as the gun I think it is pretty sweet, now just polish and/or engrave the frame and he is golden.
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Pretty neat. I think it would look great if it was blued over that
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Is that the Essex, I haven't seen that car in many years now. If it is, I remember he built the oil pan out of like 3 different ones. The exhaust was all hand built stainless. The rear exhaust hanger was a pair of engine rods, that were cushioned by valve springs. It was a truly awesome ride.

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Pretty neat. I think it would look great if it was blued over that
Beat me to it!

Pretty cool though.


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that car is a feast for the eyes. So many neat tricks done on it.

I'd love to see how the engine turning it done on a curved surface like that
Ya know, I've been crawling around in this car and seeing it come together over the years, and I still just go lay under it and look at all the different stuff that's been done to it. It still amazes me.

He didn't actually do the engine turning on the curved, top part of the barrel, just the sides. I would imagine he could do it but DAMN, it would be a pain in the ass !

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Nice to see your dad paying attention to his coupe, he hasn't had to hide it lately has he?

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Well, he actually wasn't doing very good here about 2-3 months ago. He lost a bunch of weight and wasn't getting out of the house. He was sleeping a lot. He REALLY had me worried for a while there. He's been feeling better and getting out of the house more lately, so I was relieved to see that.

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LOL, provided that isn't sarcastic, thanks ! I'll tell him you guys like it !

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I am diggin most of that engine, I can even deal with the modern electronics and choke down the alternator, BUT the valve covers and cleaner is painful.....
Yeah, I've been trying to talk him into changing the valve covers, and I think he will. He made the air cleaner by hand, cutting out the flames with a jigsaw and filing them until they were smooth, so I don't think he'll be changing that.

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Is that the Essex, I haven't seen that car in many years now. If it is, I remember he built the oil pan out of like 3 different ones. The exhaust was all hand built stainless. The rear exhaust hanger was a pair of engine rods, that were cushioned by valve springs. It was a truly awesome ride.
Yeah man, same car. Been working on it for 18 years this October !

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Pretty neat. I think it would look great if it was blued over that
Oops, missed this one. I think it would look pretty awesome. I wonder how that would work. How "transparent" is the bluing ?

Oh yeah, here's another (bad) picture of the car.


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Pics of the other car in the background?
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Robert,

I don't have any pictures of it on my computer.

It's just a 4" chopped Model A sedan on as Brian Bass-built Model A chassis. My dad bought it from my former boss because he needed to get some money quick. My dad sold it to another friend of ours that wanted it pretty bad, but it is still in my dad's shop.

I can get some pictures of it tomorrow when I go up there if you want to see it.

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I just saw it and it caught my eye. Sedans are one of my favorites and was curious.....
If you snap some pics post 'em, I would love to check it out!
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