The Rollfast Controversy...

Jan 10, 2007
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ok... this may be upsetting to some. but it has to be done. i cannot control it.
as far as i can tell... 1959(?) Rollfast. purchased wed jan 17 2007, for $40 (that's 46.91 in canadian) i have received offers. it has been suggested that it should not be painted. and after a brief exchange between me and a hotrod buddy of mine about the "correct decal guys" at the car shows (yes, i am the guy with the Frankenstein statue glued on the dash board of my '62 chevy)... here is my entry....





disassembled...










october
 
Jan 10, 2007
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i got some parts today... and i took it for a ride! it is super smooth...
it has been cold here (-5 to 15) daily, so not much progress...
 
Jan 10, 2007
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i found this light at a local discount store... it has 20 LED's. got it for $6.99 (i have to go back and get more...)



i disassembled it...




20 LED's on the pc board...



the board inside the rollfast light housing, with the original lens.





the switch has 2 positions...

10 LED's



or 20 LED's...



got new wheels...



will probably change to different tires...

 
Jan 10, 2007
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This is where people might get mad....



started painting the tank... all rattle can...
1.primer
2.silver truck paint base coat
3.spray glitter from craft store
4.lime gold kandy
5.?
6.?
7.?
8.clear coat
i have not done 5,6,7,8 yet. hopefully it will be warmer this weekend.



 
October...this is the first thing I thought of when you
posted the Paint work you have done..
this is a Local 52 cadillac..it is way more incredible than
these pictures give credit.It has the same Flake as yours!

The owner..who is a great guy.......drives it!
I see it at a lot of shows I'm at with my Cars and I droool
everytime I do.

I thought I would share how coool your Paint work is
....by showing you one of my favourite Rides..
Peace,
Kev.

 
Jan 10, 2007
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WOW!

thats great!

when i did my chev, i wanted to do something crazy with the paint, as it is a mild custom, but i figured with such a big old car it would be too much.
i ended up doing it "gray steel metallic". i guess i figured at the time that less is more... i'll have to upload some pics, as i know you are a hod rod guy...

that is a wicked caddy...

oct.