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Kategori: 58 Question and Answers, 58 Various Facts, 58 WHEELS

I got a question if the colors of the wheelrims are the same on
both sides if you have a colored rim exept black.
Al rims are painted black on tha backside.
Se example of a redwood coper rim below.


Kategori: 1 RESTORING 58 StarChief 2Dr Ht, 1 The StarMan CARS, 58 Various Facts

A problem is to se how the cars are under the floor.
Repainted, Changed Items etc. etc
This car is tremendeous nice under so I think I gone do a frame on restoration.
I gone see how that works out course I save space and dont need any
heavy movings or lifts.
Beside that the cars sits so nice on tghe original brackets.
An todays over restored cars are way to nice compered how they look
Just check out al overspray with paint, silencematerial, gluegun spill etc.
On a restored car you don see al that.
My shop is done in they way that I could lift the body right up and just roll
out the frame but unfortenly there is another car sitting in that space. :-)
Original color on the third member. Just washed of with spirits. Rest of axel was
Original 1958 Rear Chock absorbers, Painted Black.
Original Color under the car. Saved under the gastank.
And I gone save this spot as a litle cool place just as it is.
Picture with a flash
Al rear spring parts was there and I just put a wrench on the bolt and loose
it without any fluid.
Under the silence material in the wheel barels  there is the same ground
coat as on the car. This car has oxblood /brown  groundcoat.


Kategori: 58 Various Facts

The fantastik Gold emblem in the grille is something that puzzels me
thrue the years.  Its something wich somebody that only has one car or never take
that of thinks about.
The grille Emblem looks like the emblem that sits on the side trim on the rear door
or fender of the StarChief Models. But its not the same.
Here are 4 emblems that almost look like they are the same, and here you can
see that they use different kind of clips to hold them on place.
If I turn them over ......
You can see here that there is 2 kind og grille emblems. All made of cast aluminum
one to the left is very thin and the same cast type as the side trim for the starchief.
The other 3 is thicker and differnt made. All 3 to the right came from different molds
and those has the number ingraved, 528599.
The mold far to the right are broken and you can se the V are filled vith material.
Those 2 types are made out from two different plants. And I am not sure where they
was located. Anybody with tips are most welcome to give me a hint.
What is very strange also is that the gold color sits a lot better on the thicker ones
then the light version that was very fast faded. Those you see here come from
grilles that been on cars for a long time exept the one far right that came of a low
mile Bonneville.
Why arent they the same as the starchief side emblems?
The Grille emblems have 3 notces on every side to fit on to the diecast
Grille and they ar not curved as they have to be to fit on the shield.
If you go racing you need the lighter one if you wana show the colors
but need be loosen weight. :-)
I havent found out if cars from sertin plants have a certin emblem course
I forgott to think about it when i took cars appart.