1932 Ford Highboy and 1955 Thunderbird details

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  1. Scottwax

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    First, the Highboy. It was originally owned by the current owner's best friend who put almost $120k into it. Tube frame, IRS, full leather interior, ZZ430 crate engine, etc. First class job all the way. Anyway, the guy was out driving in his neighborhood and somehow flipped the car and he was killed. His widow was selling the car at the Barrett show a few years ago and it was pushed way back towards the end of the auction and failed to make it's reserve, so the guy who owns it now bought it from her. He refuses to drive the car, saying it is inherently unsafe and he wants a toy that he can actually drive.

    The paint was in pretty good shape, so I used Poorboy's SSR1 swirl remover, and Clearkote's Vanilla Moose and Carnauba Moose Wax.

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    The Thunderbird was a bit more involved. There were some minor interior stains because this one is a driver, plus whoever buffed the car after the paint job left a lot of swirls in the paint.

    Here is a before shot of the buffer marks and swirls.

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    This is after using Meguiars Dual Action Cleaner/Polish and Swirl Free Polish. At this point the swirls are about 95% gone and paint clarity and depth are much improved.

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    This is a shot down the side of the T Bird after using DACP and SFP and then finishing with Clearkote's Vanilla Moose and Carnauba Moose Wax:

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    The whole car:

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    And the engine and interior:

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    thunderbird :cool: highboy :ugh2:
     
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    :squint: at the chebby motor, but it's still badass
     
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    I want a 30's-40's hot rod :hs:
     
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    And yeah the highboy looks less safe than a motorcycle :o
     
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    Scary brakes. I was putting it back in the garage (the owner had left) and it was like I wash pushing on a damn brick and not much was happening. The engine has a real lopey cam, so it idles at about 1200 rpm in gear and while I was driving it into the garage, I could see the driver's side front tire was locked up and not turning at all, but the car was still moving forward. :ugh:
     
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    Bump for night crew and fullfilment of the promise to post these after I detailed the cars.
     
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    if this thread was entitled 1999 Honda Civic Si it would have more replies :hs:
     
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    :cool: As always, awesome job Scott :bowdown:
     
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  13. Scottwax

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    True. Too few people appreciate older cars these days. The Thunderbird up close is a work of art.
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    wow, that first t bird picture is what my paint looks like..
    there might be hope after all :eek3:
     
  15. the highboy is SICK!
     
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    that highboy is fucking beautiful. One of my dream cars, but I'm too tall to :hs:
     
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    Do you know if I can get some of the products in germany?

    I searched in some stores but can find anything.
     
  19. how tall? I'm 6'2 and while a tight fit I could totally customize it to make me fit.


    After I build my next rod (51 merc) I'll be doing a high boy for sure!

    retro though, all primer w/ some steelies, and a big caddy motor
     
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    You should be able to get Meguiars products in Germany, I know they are available in the UK. I don't know the link to Meguiars site in the UK, but I'm sure you can find it and it would be easier and cheaper to ship from there than the US. You can find Clearkote products at www.clearkote.net and I know they ship to the UK and Portugal (I know people on a detailing site, www.autopia.org in both countries that have ordered them and I think a couple of UK places are selling Clearkote products). You may be able to find a link in one of the Autopia forums.
     
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    how much does it cost to detail a car?
     
  24. Scottwax

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    It depends on the size and condition of the vehicle, along with what part of the country you are in (either coast is usually a bit higher), but most cars are in the $100-150 range. Concourse level detailing runs about $250-400 a day and plan on 2-3 days of work.
     
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    what is concourse level detailing?

    i'm in central texas btw (2001 civic)
     

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