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Re: [oletrucks] Show Quality Questions

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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Show Quality Questions
From: Wayne Osborne <wayne@chevytrucks.org>
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2000 10:38:52 -0400
I used to go to local car shows but found that the judging can be very very
skewed, to the point that I don't really go any more. I was gassing up
recently and an older gentlemen came up and started talking about the old
chevy truck he used to have---of course it was just like mine... We had a 
good 30 minute conversation about the trucks, he made me feel so good and
proud to own my truck as he viewed it for what it was--not the fact that i
haven't spend 20k on it but just the fact that I owned it and valued it for
what it was. He was amazed at all the shiny chrome on the engine and was
just in awe. Should've seen his face when I told him to crawl in and fire
it up, I could just see the memories flying through his head... This to me
was and will always be, worth more than any trophy I could get at a
show.... Wayne

At 06:55 AM 4/21/00 -0500, you wrote:
>I don't know if we have anyone here that knows, but if so, I would sure
>appreciate the help..
>I am at a crossroads where assembly is starting and my goal is to make this
>a Show quality truck. Of course I want it to be the best there is and so I
>have many questions. I wish we had a judge we could ask but I am certain
>that most of you will know at least some of these questions..
>1) Which is preferable to a judge and also to preserve and restore...
>individually primering and painting every nut, bolt and washer painted in
>its natural color, or zinc plating? I have all the small parts bead blasted
>and can go either way. I have done some primering and painting of the small
>parts, but not enough where I could change course. I DO feel very strongly
>about preserving these small parts in some way.
>2) There are certain parts that are confusing as far as color scheme.. for
>example, the bell housing is painted with cast iron color (cast blast) but
>the small access plate on the bell housing was made out of sheet metal so
>wouldnt it be colored natural sheet metal color (same question for the bell
>housing cover)? Also, the water pump is cast iron color (or is it the engine
>gray) but the water pump pulley.. shouldnt that be black?
>The last question is I have to wonder since I have never been to a antique
>car show in competition is exactly how much does the judge know? I am sure
>they are experts, but maybe not on particular models. Maybe these intricate
>details are not all that important? Would be awful nice to be able to speak
>with a judge. I know that I have seen the results of some of the smaller
>shows where the public judges and what I have seen is very unfair.. the guy
>with the fulton visors, spotlight, huge whitewalls, chrome all over the
>place gets the win. Authenticity is what I am going for but I already know
>that will be marked down in some competitions. Anyone knowing this info
>please respond.
>Thanks again!
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