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ELGIN DECOLUXE

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 11 BUILD JOURNALS' started by The Renaissance Man, May 1, 2016.

  1. gowjobs

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    I'm more of a Dove Blue or Texas Brown guy... but not together.
     
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  2. G-Matt

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    I like it has a bit of a Harley Davidson flavor


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  3. Uncle Shish

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    Could be my monitor but it seems a bit similar to Harley colors.
     
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  5. GuitarlCarl

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    It's hard to beat classic colors laid down by a graphic artist...

    Carl.
     
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  6. The Renaissance Man

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    That first photo does look a bit more orange than red, but it's always hard to get true colors with photos and computer monitors.
    Here's another one that I found that looks more red but the brown looks black.
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    I like those colors too. I like a lot of the early VW colors but I think the red and brown will look good on the Decoluxe.:)
     
  7. G-Matt

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    We will just have to stay tuned for the Real Deal ,R-Man I think you have are attention


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  8. The Renaissance Man

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    Started on the tail lights for the Decoluxe.:)

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  9. c1run1

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    Jim , Once again your ability to think out side the box continues to amaze me with all the little items and details you incorporate in your builds .
     
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    I am about 8 days away from being able to build in a garage and not just in my living room. When the day arrives i hope I have great ideas like this.


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  11. Chief

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    Seat looks great--what adhesive did you use for the leather?
     
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  12. The Renaissance Man

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    Thanks Joe.
    Be careful, or that work space will become storage space like my garage!:(:bigsmile:

    I went to a local automotive upholstery shop with an empty quart paint can and got them to sell me some spray grade contact cement. They buy it in 5 gallon containers. They also have dedicated spray guns for glue, but it works fine applying it with a cheap disposable brush.

    Just brush a thin coat on each surface, let it tack and press it together. It sticks immediately, so you have to be very careful to line things up on the first try.
     
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  13. The Renaissance Man

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    Got the conduit cut up for the tail lights. After they were cut out I soaked them in muriatic acid to remove the galvanization.
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  14. OddJob

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    Very art-decoluxe tail light housings Ren Man....!
     
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  15. G-Matt

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    Dude


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    I was just walking down the bicycle tail light aisle at Home Depot and didn't even know it.
     
  17. GuitarlCarl

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    Are de slots fer de fins?

    Merle :crazy:
     
  18. Redman

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    Is that an EMT conduit pipe? What diameter?

    A rather ingenious idea....
     
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  19. The Renaissance Man

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    I hope my idea is as good as your imaginations. This is just the mount so far!:speechless:
    LOL Home Depot is a bike shop isn't it?:grin:
    No fins. The slots are for mounting. More on that in the next step.:)
    Yep, 1/2" EMT.
     
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  20. Chad T

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    Since there's 2 I'm guessing those slots are for mounting to the skirts?...:39:
     

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