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Old 05 Jun 2015, 09:17 pm
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Default Sharing some post paint booth photos of SOO BIG

The big day finally came that I've been waiting on for two years.
SOO BIG rolled out of the paint booth.
The new finish is already factory quality but Angelo's polishing it to literally, show car level.
The assembly's been done this week and I'm hoping to drive him home tomorrow. Yahoo! As mentioned, I've attached some photos of his new finish! ptprice
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Old 05 Jun 2015, 09:37 pm
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Looking good! A lot of assembly time left to put it back together.

Did you have them paint the door appliques white to match the body or are you leaving them black?

Do you have chrome door spears? I notice that you're missing the one on the passenger side rear door, the other 3 are masked off.

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Old 06 Jun 2015, 07:07 am
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Thanks for the creedos.
I insisted the door pillars stay black as in my consideration that's their best look. In that area the PT doesn't share the rounded "fat boy" look of the Chryslers of the "40" so trying to change the blacked out effort that Chrysler's done on the pillars is diminishing to the over-all PT design. Anything else like body color or chrome on the pillars is just "gilding the Lilly!"
Of course with a lot of good body work modification to the inner corners of the pillar tops and bottoms the look would be truly retro. Then painting them would be justified. Except the rear side windows are still there! Maybe panel-em over? My opinion only, not meant to be controversial. Hey, It's a PT. Have fun with it instead of weighing it down with too much "stylish" chrome!
As SOO BIG originally had the factory Chrome Package I'm staying with that premise. The chromed, taped over spears were the only thing left on the car except for the newly installed rear lift gate handle. Dewayne Lodge supplied me with a rear chrome spear for that right rear door. That went back on after the photos. That area was the only place that needed more than cosmetic attention.
Relative to the Chrome Package theme. You'll notice I went economical and saved about $700 over the price of the Chrysler original chrome type bumper cover using the plain front aftermarket bumper cover.
I'm ordering chrome grill covers or will pick up a left over set up from my son on my trip north next month. I'll use the more expensive clip-on type rather than the grills attached with adhesive. ptprice
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Looking good at this point!
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Old 08 Jun 2015, 08:01 pm
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I'm getting SOO BIG back at 4:00 tomorrow. I took a few screws, attachers, hood emblem, splash guard and squirters over today that they needed to help with the last of it. Then detailing. It really has been done right.
The paint is as smooth as glass. PHOTOS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. Thanks for the creedos. ptprice
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