Thread: "1 Of A Kind" RAG 61 IMPALA BUILD
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  • Detroit 6 ACE 11:14 AM 11-30-2010
    With some motivation from "various" people, I decided it was time back in 2008 to look for a solid 61 convertible...

    Well, with one "Wanted" thread and 2 weeks, I hooked up with Phil (VEGASPHIL) and bought his 61 rag out of L.A.

    The car had a lot of things done to it already that I was looking for, minus a wrapped frame, setup, system and some other goodies







    From pick up to drop off I had the car delivered here in the Detroit area in less than a week...



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    Detroit 6 ACE 11:20 AM 11-30-2010
    Right after making the deal, I knew I needed a frame and Tommy (SYXFOUR) was already having one wrapped, so I bought it...



    Originally, I was only planning on grinding it down a little bit and painting, patterning and leafing it, but that idea was quickly scrapped in favor or fully molding it.









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    KERRBSS 11:39 AM 11-30-2010
    You forgot to mention the main kick in the ass to buying the ace. The guy who told you "DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THOSE COST"

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    Detroit 6 ACE 11:40 AM 11-30-2010
    After molding, sanding, priming and repeating for what seemed like days it started lookin SMOOTH...







    Before I go any further I should probably make a few statements...

    1) I didn't build this car myself. It was my money and ideas that made it possible, BUT it was Jimmy (SHOWANDGO), Tommy (SYXFOUR) and the rest of the crew at SHOW & GO that made my dream car a reality. Without them, I would have NEVER taken on a project like this.

    2) Sorry for the shitty quality of my pictures.. Progress was made realllly quickly and I wasn't able to get down there every day to take good pics as much as I would have liked..

    With that said... It was time to pick colors for the frame...

    Listening to ideas from everyone, I decided to paint the frame to match the interior color which is kind of a light silverish copper color. The interior of the car is a stock pattern, but was made using boat vinyl, so it could stand up to the heat, wear and tear, etc.

    So as the interior color was matched to be used as the main color, I decided to do all the patterns on the frame the color of the car itself.

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    Detroit 6 ACE 11:41 AM 11-30-2010
    Originally Posted by :
    Originally posted by SIX1RAG@Nov 30 2010, 02:39 PM~19201277
    You forgot to mention the main kick in the ass to buying the ace. The idiot who told you "DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THOSE COST"
    DAMN!! Tryin to start drama in my build thread already???

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    CHUCC 06:55 PM 11-30-2010


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    redrum702 09:30 PM 11-30-2010


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    Madrox64 02:54 AM 12-01-2010
    This build thread is as boring as the owner.......zzz....zzz.....zzz

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    Detroit 6 ACE 06:05 AM 12-01-2010
    Originally Posted by :
    Originally posted by Madrox64@Dec 1 2010, 05:54 AM~19207965
    This build thread is as boring as the owner.......zzz....zzz.....zzz


    You've seen and driven it... You know how it turns out...

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    Detroit 6 ACE 06:13 AM 12-01-2010
    Jimmy laid down the base color (color of the car) and it was time to start patterning...












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    Detroit 6 ACE 06:14 AM 12-02-2010
    Layin the "copper" over the base...





    Flake and clear...





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    Detroit 6 ACE 06:19 AM 12-02-2010






    I look at these pics now and it's crazy how much work goes into doing these frames and you don't see that much after it's done...







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    King61 06:20 AM 12-02-2010


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    kasem1963 07:12 AM 12-02-2010
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    I look at these pics now and it's crazy how much work goes into doing these frames and you don't see that much after it's done...

    oh we see it trust me!
    Good work brotha!

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    Detroit 6 ACE 07:20 AM 12-02-2010
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    4 Members: 79 cutty, Detroit 6 ACE, calitos62, Madrox64

    I see you....

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    79 cutty 07:23 AM 12-02-2010
    Looking damn good man. Can't wait to be done molding my frame and get to the paint stage!

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    Detroit 6 ACE 07:26 AM 12-02-2010
    This was probably one of my favorite parts of the build...

    Jimmy had never done any turned leafing and I really wanted it, so I bought him some leafing supplies and a DVD...

    I think he practiced for about 10 minutes before he did this...

    So back to the pics!













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    Detroit 6 ACE 07:28 AM 12-02-2010
    Originally Posted by :
    Originally posted by 79 cutty@Dec 2 2010, 10:23 AM~19218171
    Looking damn good man. Can't wait to be done molding my frame and get to the paint stage!*
    Thanks a lot...

    It was definitely one of my favorite parts of the build. The ONLY pic I never really got to take was a real good one of my roller before we dropped the body back on.

    Oh well... Maybe the NEXT one...

    I'm about to start helping one of my dudes mold his frame for his 64... Cant wait!

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    20 Minutes 07:33 AM 12-02-2010
    Can't wait to see the car when it gets done! It's looking really good so far

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    Infamous James 07:34 AM 12-02-2010
    wow..nice work fellas...can't wait to see the next stage

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