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sermey
Posted 2020-04-13 8:21 PM (#596795 - in reply to #156081)
Subject: RE: "Make-Up" your Car!


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1959 DODGE Paint Chip Set Ditzler: (as this seems to be forgotten, here again) This sheet shows the original color references on the various paint probes, individually stuck on a page.

Today the exact definition of colors is described by the additive RGB (Red-Green-Blue) or the complementary subtractive CMYK (Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Key Black) codes, mostly used in the graphics industry and generated most programs with color options by entering the corresponding codes.

Using homogenous white light, a scanner delivers very accurate and reproductive results on a file. These can be used to verify or compare the color of a new paint with the original color. Just scan the new probe and compare the resulting color codes.

The Original Paint Chip Set for 1959 DODGE has been scanned at high definition and cleaned without affecting the colors. For homogenous results, the color codes then have been picked (50x50px) and the values insert in the attached Paint Chip, here at limited size (144dpi, 250k) in JPG (01) and PDF (02).

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Edited by sermey 2020-04-13 9:03 PM




(1959 DODGE Color Ditzler 144dpi.jpg)



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wizard
Posted 2020-04-14 6:14 AM (#596814 - in reply to #156081)
Subject: Re: "Make-Up" your Car!



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As Always, our Serge goes Deep into the issue at hand and delivers very accurate results.
This would work best on solid paints, but metallic is more difficult;

I have several paint chip charts for ’60 Chrysler, both in paper form and digital ones – if you take my color, Bluegrass Poly (Metallic), none of the paint chip charts resemble even the slightest to the actual original color.
The only “dead ringer” I have is a hopelessly warped original paint sample in my ’60 dealers album. All the colors is fantastic clear, but unfortunately, all warped and stuck together after years of storage under wrong conditions.

I had the original and the new body paint scanned and managed to get a 98% match after some extra manual blending and I have the formula for this paint now. As you all know, 98% isn’t 100%, so one can see the difference.
For to try to match the duller magnesium metallic used at that time (nowadays aluminum (too shiny)), there’s actually no metal flakes at all, but instead pearl which gives a softer tone.

I have an acquaintance in Västerås that works as a special paint technician, he informs me that there’s a method to get next to exact match, but it’s very costly (around 10000 SEK) and they need a piece of metal with the original paint. Then they use a spectrometer for to detect every color, tone, shade and hue and for the classic cars they use a special clear coat with flattening agent (less shiny).

With this method, they painted a ’60 Pontiac blue metallic after a front end crash, to a resemblance that the owner couldn’t tell which paint was the old or the new.

There’s supposed to be a company in Holland that can blend colors with modern components after the original receipt, rumor tells me cost about 5000 SEK.
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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-04-14 12:04 PM (#596821 - in reply to #560027)
Subject: RE: "Make-Up" your Car!



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sermey - 2018-03-16 3:18 PM

SHORTENED 1959 DODGE Custom Royal Convertible: Why not the other way down: a Roadster?  - SERGE -  :cool:

Total length: Original 553cm, Shortened 488cm



The problem with these shorties that people actually build is that they don't move the rear wheels back to maintain proper proportions. They look tail heavy. Sorry for my lacking photo modifying skills but you can see what I mean.





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sermey
Posted 2020-04-14 4:12 PM (#596837 - in reply to #596821)
Subject: RE: "Make-Up" your Car!


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NicksGarage - 2020-04-14 6:04 PM
sermey - 2018-03-16 3:18 PM

SHORTENED 1959 DODGE Custom Royal Convertible: Why not the other way down: a Roadster?  - SERGE -  :cool:

Total length: Original 553cm, Shortened 488cm

The problem with these shorties that people actually build is that they don't move the rear wheels back to maintain proper proportions. They look tail heavy. Sorry for my lacking photo modifying skills but you can see what I mean.

You are right, Nick! Not correct proportion. Now I corrected it with the flat version based on your sample, the car length still remaining the same (488cm).  Thanks for your creative input.  - SERGE - 

 

BTW: Now this file with the many layers has a size of 3.9Giga!



Edited by sermey 2020-04-14 4:14 PM




(SHORTENFlat 1959 DODGE Custom Royal Convertible 450-72 moved rear axle.jpg)



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sermey
Posted 2020-09-05 3:12 PM (#602944 - in reply to #156081)
Subject: RE: "Make-Up" your Car!


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1959 DODGE CUSTOM ROYAL ORIGINAL GOLDEN KNIGHT EMBLEM – KING SIZE: Now it is realized, here presented for the first time, and available in limited quantities, electric plated in glossy gold and some in glossy chrome.

3D-designed to fit on the 1959 DODGE front grille, thus very simple and fast to mount - without any tools. It can be added and removed at anytime, anywhere and without leaving any marks.

This typical emblem, an absolute eye-catcher, a visible upgrade, a jewel on your 1959 DODGE! (01) (02) (03). A product featuring SWISS Engineering and International Technology.

Some details of the high technical standard are shown in (04) (05) (06). The emblem will be shipped in a safe and secure box (07) (08). Send me a PM for actual availability and price.

The Mounting Instructions A5 are added. All parts of the set are listed (09), and the proceeding is illustrated (10). What a nice job! It looks as it was always there.

 When done: Your Golden Knight Emblem  -  now is ready to enjoy!

   -SERGE -





(01 Gold on Original Front.jpg)



(02 Chrome on Original Front.jpg)



(03 Gold on SM Front.jpg)



(04 Check Glossy Surface.jpg)



(05 Silver Rear View Solo.jpg)



(06 Dual Rear 3D-Print - Chrome.jpg)



(07 Shipment Box.JPG)



(08 Fold and push in.JPG)



(09 Instructions 1959 DODGE CUSTOM ROYAL GOLDEN KNIGHT EMBLEM 01.jpg)



(10 Instructions 1959 DODGE CUSTOM ROYAL GOLDEN KNIGHT EMBLEM 02.jpg)



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Attachments 05 Silver Rear View Solo.jpg (106KB - 75 downloads)
Attachments 06 Dual Rear 3D-Print - Chrome.jpg (90KB - 72 downloads)
Attachments 07 Shipment Box.JPG (186KB - 74 downloads)
Attachments 08 Fold and push in.JPG (146KB - 75 downloads)
Attachments 09 Instructions 1959 DODGE CUSTOM ROYAL GOLDEN KNIGHT EMBLEM 01.jpg (215KB - 76 downloads)
Attachments 10 Instructions 1959 DODGE CUSTOM ROYAL GOLDEN KNIGHT EMBLEM 02.jpg (221KB - 75 downloads)
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22mafeja
Posted 2020-09-06 3:41 AM (#602952 - in reply to #156081)
Subject: RE: "Make-Up" your Car!


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Hello Serge , this item makes me full of admiration!
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sermey
Posted 2020-09-06 8:33 AM (#602955 - in reply to #602944)
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Golden Coating: On a 1959 Dodge Custom Royal, Scripts and some knights are original already golden: the Lancer Fender Emblem NOS (1), the knight on the steering wheel NOS (2), the script Custom Royal (03).

It is obvious that many owners as me, liked to have as well gold on all other knights.

I purchased worldwide up to 20 various sprays, all promising real gold effect – all a disappointment! I had to do it by myself, many years ago. In addition to the new Golden Knight Emblem on front grille (glossy electro plated),

previously presented, all other knights on the car should uniformly as well be golden. Here some golden coated samples on my car (4) to (13). Even the screws of the carburetors are golden (14). The aspect may vary according light and camera.

What you see is mostly over 10 years old!

Many times I have been asked for. Now, on special order, a set can be shipped combined in the same box as the Golden Knight Emblem (15). The quantity is limited. All details are summarized in the attached application (16). - SERGE -

Another exclusivity for your outstanding 1959 Dodge!

 



Edited by sermey 2020-09-06 9:14 AM




(01 Lancer Fender Emblem NOS.jpg)



(02 Steering Wheel NOS.jpg)



(03 Script Custom Royal.jpg)



(04 Knight on Front Medaillon.jpg)



(05 Emblem on Door Panel.jpg)



(06 Emblem on Glovebox.jpg)



(07 Rear Trunk Emblem.jpg)



(08 D500 Emblem.jpg)



(09 Knight on Wheel Cover.jpg)



(10 Unique Emblem.jpg)



(11 Emblem on Ash Tray.jpg)



(12 Round Center Emblem.jpg)



(13 Dodge FWL Emblem.jpg)



(14 Screws on Carburetors.jpg)



(15 Combined Shipment.jpg)



(16 Application Golden Coating.jpg)



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Attachments 05 Emblem on Door Panel.jpg (120KB - 75 downloads)
Attachments 06 Emblem on Glovebox.jpg (161KB - 74 downloads)
Attachments 07 Rear Trunk Emblem.jpg (95KB - 77 downloads)
Attachments 08 D500 Emblem.jpg (130KB - 71 downloads)
Attachments 09 Knight on Wheel Cover.jpg (111KB - 73 downloads)
Attachments 10 Unique Emblem.jpg (126KB - 77 downloads)
Attachments 11 Emblem on Ash Tray.jpg (153KB - 76 downloads)
Attachments 12 Round Center Emblem.jpg (128KB - 74 downloads)
Attachments 13 Dodge FWL Emblem.jpg (134KB - 74 downloads)
Attachments 14 Screws on Carburetors.jpg (214KB - 69 downloads)
Attachments 15 Combined Shipment.jpg (140KB - 71 downloads)
Attachments 16 Application Golden Coating.jpg (157KB - 72 downloads)
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sermey
Posted 2020-09-17 6:07 AM (#603256 - in reply to #156081)
Subject: RE: "Make-Up" your Car!


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Bullets for Rear View Mirror2: Bullets in metal have been presented earlier in this thread. 

http://forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=23691&start=128

They are not only very nice when mounted (01), but the metal point is rated as dangerous in a case of collision. The logic conclusion is to replace them by rubber bullets:

- Take small rubber bumpers, L15mm x D15mm x M4, they fit exatly to the mirrors diameter (02)

- Grind them down to your preferred shape using a portable drilling machine (03)

- Remove the metal bullets and mount the rubber bullets - done! (04 

As the two bullet types are interchangeable (05), one set is kept in the glove box for replace at any time.  Of course, the mirror can as well instantly be restored to original (06).

Another "HighTech" solution?    - SERGE -   ;)



Edited by sermey 2020-09-17 6:17 AM




(01 Metal Bullet Mounted.JPG)



(02 Small Rubber Bumpers.JPG)



(03 Grinding the Rubber Bumper.JPG)



(04 Rubber Bullet Mounted.JPG)



(05 Comparison Metal - Rubber.JPG)



(06 Original Rear View Mirror.JPG)



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Attachments 04 Rubber Bullet Mounted.JPG (154KB - 77 downloads)
Attachments 05 Comparison Metal - Rubber.JPG (87KB - 81 downloads)
Attachments 06 Original Rear View Mirror.JPG (154KB - 79 downloads)
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sermey
Posted 2020-09-22 6:10 AM (#603445 - in reply to #156081)
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Danis Golden Knights: Today Dani (Daniel 1959) visited me with his recently acquired 1959 Dodge Custom Royal to pickup the ordered Golden Knight and a Set of Golden Coating.

At place we mounted the Golden Knight, and to demonstrate how easy is to apply the Golden Coating the knight on the medaillon was instantly goldened (01).

What a new feeling for the owner, now to drive with this visible upgraded car (02). At home he will as well golden coat all the other knights (emblems, wheel cover, . . .).

Another applied "Make-up" of an outstanding  1959 Dodge Custom Royal.  - SERGE -  

 

 



Edited by sermey 2020-09-22 6:21 AM




(01 Danis Golden Knights.JPG)



(02 Danis Golden Knights.JPG)



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Daniel 1959
Posted 2020-09-22 11:49 AM (#603460 - in reply to #156081)
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Thanks Serge, for your unique genius and outstanding work you have done by modelling this great upgrade "Golden Knight" for us Dodge enthusiasts now being available.
It's made of the highest quality automotive manufacturer standard ! What a great upgrade !
IMHO as if it was factory designed, ment to be there by the Dodge engineers. For me it fits perfectly to the car and surely increases the value.
Head turns are guaranteed !

Grateful

Dani
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sermey
Posted 2020-09-23 12:40 PM (#603521 - in reply to #602955)
Subject: RE: "Make-Up" your Car!


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sermey - 2020-09-06 2:33 PM Golden Coating: . . . Many times I have been asked for. Now, on special order, a set can be shipped combined in the same box as the Golden Knight Emblem. . .

I got multiple  requests for stand-alone orders, for other cars or other purposes. I was thinking about have come to the decision to sell it ONLY together with a Big Knight:

- Send alone is too risky because of the international restrictions (chemical items)

- The reasonable amount doesn't comply to the extra effort for packing in a separate box, labeling, registering and bringing to post

- I have about twenty of them, anyway not enough to satify the demand. Just enough for forward looking 1959 DODGE owners

- Shipping together with the Golden Knight (on demand) is the same, the special box is safe, item can be declared as "repair kit"

This special colloidal solutiion I mixed about 20 years ago for my own purpose, by adding various pigments, again and again . . . still to get the most authentic gold tone. Finally it accumulated up to 500cl.

It doesn't peal, it doesn' crack, still looks golden after many years.  - SERGE -   :)



Edited by sermey 2020-09-23 12:47 PM
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sermey
Posted 2020-12-25 7:30 AM (#607090 - in reply to #156081)
Subject: RE: "Make-Up" your Car!


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Speedometer 4: The characteristic of the coil-spring determines the sensitivity of the instrument. The more weak the spring, the higher is the displayed value. The more strong, the lower will be the displayed value.

The adjustment is shown on a speedometer of a 1959 Dodge. After remove the unit, the coil-spring is easily accessible from the side (01).

Can state as well: The longer the active coil-spring, the softer it will be, the shorter then the stronger.

By removing the splint-pin, the end of the coil-spring can be moved in for shortening, or out for extending the active lenght. To start, a difference of 2mm is recommended to estimate the final position.

Mostly the speedometer shows rather a higher value, the length of the active coil-spring then should be shortened by pushing in the end (02 zoomed left). Don’t cut!

Before testing, the zero position must be adjusted, as now this may have changed somewhat. Turn the entire spring unit using a needle as illustrated (02 zoomed right, and 03). The spring-coil should be kept absolute centered as shown!

Now the speedometer is ready for a check. Zero correct setting for Dodge 1959 is shown in (04). It will need 2 – 3 attempts to find out the exact displayed value.

Notice: the diameter of the tires influences the speedometer and the odometer simultaneously. The odometer should prior shoukld be right and can only be adapted by changing the gear. 

Another useful instruction.  – SERGE –   

 



Edited by sermey 2020-12-25 1:50 PM




(01 Spring Assembly.jpg)



(02 Adjustments.jpg)



(03 Set Zero Position.jpg)



(04 1959 Dodge - Zero Correct Setting.jpg)



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samstrader
Posted 2020-12-27 1:30 PM (#607182 - in reply to #156081)
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Hi Sid, It is a 1955 Plymouth Savoy.

Thanks for the instructions and pictures Serge. I have a much better understanding now. Will pull the speedometer when the weather warms up and see what is going on.

Thanks for everyone's help.
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