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  • Is this thing on?
    Done sanding with 320, one more pass with 600 grit then its time for stripes then a couple coats of clear.
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    • What is the design for the colors? Have you clear coated the bottom and sides or will that be done after the colors?
      "Keep Move'n" life is catching up!
      No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.

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      • Albert
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        Nothing has been cleared yet. I did play with tape for half an hour but haven’t landed on something just right. Stripes will be minimal, nothing over the cowl.

      • ZUL8TR
        ZUL8TR commented
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        Post some sketches of the tape design and let's see what you came up with, suggestions might be helpful.

    • First time shooting clear coat ...and a new gun. But I think the bottom came out ok. Only 1 small run.
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      • Howdy Albert. Tom here from Ottawa. I've been admiring your Bezoat resto from the beginning. All I can say is SPECTACULAR JOB!! The level of craftsmanship and detail is second to none. Looking forward to seeing the finished product aa well as some video.
        I am the fortunate custodian of a vintage Bezoat as well. They are a beautiful boat (as are all old race boats).
        cheers
        Tom

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        • Tom,
          Those are very kind words. Mr Carruthers really showed his skill on this one.

          Hoping to spend a day this month painting. If I’m honest I’m going to re spray the clear on the bottom as well. Just not happy with how it came out.

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          • Albert; -if u are still looking for a race jacket, there is a good vintage GENTEX FS in Ottawa on Kijjii. for C$100. Not currently legal in APBA racing, but adequate for vintage , and of the same era of your BZ.
            Brian Hendrick, #66 F
            "the harder we try, the worser it gets"



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            • Albert; -if u are still looking for a race jacket, there is a good vintage GENTEX FS in Ottawa on Kijjii. for C$100.
              Not currently legal in APBA racing, but adequate for vintage , and of the same era of your BZ.
              Brian Hendrick, #66 F
              "the harder we try, the worser it gets"



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              • Brian he needs an up to date jacket. He’s going to race that ride in 20ssh. Looking for cut suit also. He’s around my size 5’10” 175 lbs.

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                • Thanks guys for the leads, I believe I had a deal secured on a jacket but some postage issues kind of have that in limbo.

                  As Deeougee said im planing on making it down to race in Maine when the boarder allows, may even be bringing a second boat down with me and another new racer to race 20ss.
                  Cut sleeves will be next on the list...

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                  • EE1536C0-8CAB-425D-94C7-DAB9746FD614.jpeg Hard to tell from the pictures but the bottom came out much better this time around. The sponsons and sides are great. The middle is still a little marbley but I think I’ll leave it for now and start on the top next time I’m up.

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                    • Sometimes you just run out of time before you can keep taping and do the second colour.

                      We played with tape for hours but ultimately it’s hard to argue with a simple stripe that will split into the white background for the numbers.
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                        Due to a small miscommunication between the clean up crew and myself we all get a sneak peak. The newspaper was supposed to come off the tape was not.
                        Cant wait to get the green laid down now.

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