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    Rik Hoving
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    I did ask the people at the Speak Easy shop if they could check out the paint on the Golden Sahara for me. VooDoo Larry had claimed the GS was painted gold shortly before being stored in the 1970’s and that the car is now wearing gold paint.

    I always felt that that was not the case, and the gold color was nothing more than the clear going bad. Jim Street had never ever mentioned anything about painting the car gold, he only mentioned about a 100 times how they painted the car with the special pearl paint.

     

    Here is the answer I got back from Speak Easy

    “Definitely a burnt/faded clear, just 1 quick pass with the DA and the gold color goes away. That same clear is on a lot of the former gold plating which is why it lost all of the shine and color. I actually believe that the ground fish scales that were in the clear may have decomposed and helped cause the gold color.”

     

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    #61293

    Torchie
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    If indeed they did use fish scales in the paint I would have expected it to decompose eventually. The scales being an organic material. I would have expected it to be some what”Chalky” as well.

    Let’s hope that the GSII gets the restoration it deserves and that someday we can all enjoy the documentary.

    Torchie

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    #61322

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    From SpeakEasy Customs

    “SpeakEasy Customs owner Gregory Alonzo posing with the Sahara just before work began last week. A documentary is being filmed about the restoration so I can not share much right now, but she is all naked! Whole car is bare metal and body work has started!”

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    #61455

    Thanks for the regular updates.  This is a gigantic restoration project I’m happy to see progressing!

    Dave

    Jus' creepin' along..

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    #61552

    Rik Hoving
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    From Speak Easy Customs

    “So apparently in 1962 the Golden Sahara II was taken to Akron for a visit with executives at Goodyear Tire, these are just a sample of the pictures that my friend at Goodyear found, there will be so much more to come about the connection Goodyear had with the Golden Sahara II.”

     

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    #61854

    Rik Hoving
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    From Speak Easy Customs

    “We are so excited about the progress with the Golden Sahara II. More work has been added to the project by Mr Klairmont, like redoing the trunk, undercarriage, wiring and more. But we also have an extra few weeks to get it all done. We can’t wait until we can share it all with you!”

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    #61855

    Torchie
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    I can only imagine what it’s going to be like to rewire that Car.LOL

    Torchie

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    #62994

    James D
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    Wow…done already!

     

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    #62995

    Ian Gibbons
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    Less than 5 months to do a full restoration on a car of this magnitude?

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    #62996

    Torchie
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    Less than 5 months to do a full restoration on a car of this magnitude?

    That seems to be the burning question Ian….

    My 2 cents on the whole thing.

    Without knowing the extent to which they went but thinking it was mainly cosmetic and possibly wiring…… It could be done in that time if they concentrated on it. Hell. On those TV shows they would have built an entire car like this in one episode WITH commercials.LOL

    All has yet to be revealed.

    Torchie

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    #62998

    Ian Gibbons
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    Less than 5 months to do a full restoration on a car of this magnitude?

    That seems to be the burning question Ian…. My 2 cents on the whole thing. Without knowing the extent to which they went but thinking it was mainly cosmetic and possibly wiring…… It could be done in that time if they concentrated on it. Hell. On those TV shows they would have built an entire car like this in one episode WITH commercials.LOL All has yet to be revealed. Torchie

    Yeah that’s my thinking as well and if that’s the case it’s kind of disappointing.I went back to the feature article that Rik posted and there were a bunch of comments I hadn’t seen before and reading between the lines it sounds like it is quite possible that is what was asked for.

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    #62999

    Rik Hoving
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    Perhaps we should just wait untill the car debuts and more info and photos will be shared.

     

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    #63000

    Rik Hoving
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    9478B402-0779-4FE6-9226-F8D8A2F509A0Another sneak peek, this time shared by the Klsirmont Museum.

     

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    #63001

    Mark Spooner
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    Cant wait to see more!, both pics above show more shape detail than Ive seen before

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    #63004

    Rik Hoving
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    From Klairmont Kollections

    In the car world, there is a lot of pride that goes into restoring a classic car. We would like to say that it also takes teamwork. We are excited to have worked with Goodyear, Speakeasy Customs & Classics and Danrr Auto Body Inc. to get the Golden Sahara II ready for its’ resurrection. More to come…She arrived a bit tired…but woke up nicely!

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