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  1. swift53

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    #1 swift53, Apr 13, 2016
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    Thought I would make a Fiberglass replica of 250GT valve cover to hang on the wall, as the real Mc Coys are frightfully expensive and not very available.

    The backside is covered with same material as to allow keyholes for an installation on a lovely piece of exotic hardwood.

    Possibly will make a black one and why not, a TR.

    Unfortunately I will have to figure out a way of getting some wrinkle finish here, as not available.

    Take a look :)

    Regards, Alberto
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  2. Ed Niles

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    Don't know where you are, but the paint is available in spray cans anywhere in the US. The California summer sun is warm enough to make the wrinkles come right up, but an oven will do the job as well. Fun project.
     
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    I am in Central America, but will take a couple with me to CA. next time I am there and do it there.

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    That is very kind Vincent, but you cannot ship aerosols as they are considered hazardous,
    and here, alas, it is the third world. Nobody even knows what wrinkle paint or finish is :)

    Yes, I am casting them off originals.

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    Right. I did not think of that.

    I would have to think that it is a chemical that is added to the paint that causes it too wrinkle.

    Maybe you could figure that out and add it to a standard base?

    Anyways, nice work. Would love to see all the ones you do.

    I think you should sell them, I'd love to have one.

    Cheers.
     
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    Or, ship me a bunch of them. I'll perform the wrinkle finish (black, red, whatever), then sell-on to final consumer either in US or abroad. No shipping constraints as the finish will be complete. We can work on profit percentages to split later...
     
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    Have 2 more 250 GT valve covers available. $300 including shipping lower 48.

    alberto.guirola at gmail.com

    Regards, Alberto
     
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    Those are so cool!

    Matt
     
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    As Matt promptly jumped on the 2 available, Thank you Matt! Covers will go out on Monday...

    I thought they were only two, as only two boxes, so surprise,

    there are two more available.

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    That is it. SOLD. The other two went to another good home. Thank you!

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    Two more 250 GT valve covers available.

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    Free shipping...

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