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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:42 AM

Thank you Virgil.... This is pretty much all I build bro.... I'll build an occasional slammed truck and I like hot rods and KUSTOMZ also.... I'm gonna build a box stock 86 El Camino soon though....

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:05 PM

Well, maybe I should jump in and post some pics. First up is an unbuilt caddy, gonna keep this one simple

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Next is a 64 I picked up from a friend slightly started, needs to be stripped and I need to reinforce and then jamb the body

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:16 AM

Oh yeah, I love that one. Keep it going.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:00 AM

Thank you mark for showing the step by step for basic tape work. Now Luke, by any chance, do you have step by step pixs of your fabulous work? I especially in interested in how you do that over and under work.

Someone please show how this is done. TIA

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:22 PM

Amazing work by everyone, fantastic graphics and attention to detail, im impressed ;) !
Might just have a go and build a lowrider one day...
Luke always good to see your builds again :D

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:00 AM

Got the 70 finished up... I'm not too thrilled with the way the hood doesn't quite fit right.... Other than that, here's a teaser pic... I'll post the rest under glass...
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Dont feel bad, I have built a few of these and the hood never fits right without a lot of tweaks

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 10:58 AM

did a little paint testing today, found a new base coat I like for candy type paints
Labeled as steel on the can
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but as you can see looks like a nice metalflake silver
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L-R: Krylon metal-X red, duplicolor metalcast green and purple
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leaning towards the red or green for the caddy

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 06:00 AM

Oooooh nice, love those colours Phil.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:02 PM

Thanks for the tip Phil.
I just got 2 sets of Pegasus 1109's
Thinking of a 70 Monte Carlo in a dark green.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:08 AM

Base coated the caddy this morning
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:23 PM

Wow the Caddys looking good Phil , gotta love those flakes youve done........The Monte Carlo's moving along slowly, im blending the rear window frame in and thinking of cutting out a targa style roof.. !! The interior is coming together, just cant decide on seats... Added new battery boxes, dashboard, gold chain link wheel and photo etch pedals,handles and speakers... Hopefully get this in paint soon and start finishing it off....... :) ........ Lowlife ! !

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:37 AM

Man, some of you guys go all out with these builds. Love the progress.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:47 AM

Did a little work this morning, its now a glasshouse coupe deville

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gonna order these from Franklin Ink and lay under a candy green

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:53 PM

I talked to wgflatliner about posting my L700 COE in to this community build.
Okay to review here is what is happening. I am putting the motor from this model
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Into this one
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Okay major update on this one I have been working on the Frame and trying out a new process. Tell me what you guys think what should I change does it look good.


I have tried to create a new frame that will allow it to drop down lower and add in some Airbags for the suspension.
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I purchased some hollow channel and begain to create the frame. At each point I put in a spline piece to give it more glueing surface.
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Mock up of the frame over the wheels.
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I started working on my airbags to see how they will look. If anybody has a spare rear end that would work here let me know I might replace the one that I have I buggered it a bit.
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Here I was trying to rig up a spot where the upper link connections will go. it wasnt untill I had finished that I realized I had done it upside down.
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Starting to put the frame together.
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Closer picture of the backend
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:28 PM

Here are the wheels and tires for my Stepside. Not traditional Wire Wheels, these are original wheels from the box. They just look so good to me! I painted them silver, and then chrome hubcaps with white walls, looks good, I think.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:12 PM

Here's a couple mockup pics of my '74 Caprice. Keeping it simple '70's style white on white with Surpremes. Gotta get it lower though.

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Steve, man you have some cool rides and man I love this one!

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:40 PM

Looks like I got another one, gonna be simple and quick. I was gonna strip and repaint till I saw how nice the black was. Spent a little time lightly sanding and buffing. Not glass smooth but I can live with it. Still unsure on rolling stock and I need to check with the Haus on some fresh chrome.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

This is my second entry..
A Jimmy Flintstone 1957 Ford Wagon.
Body and paint work donated by a fellow
club member(Thanks George).
I got two 57 Ford Fairlanes to donate the rest.
Added the mandatory Pegasus #1109 Dz's
and slammed the rear end. Got a roof rack but
I don't believe I'll use it. My Bud had added the
custom front pan and I had to modify the front
bumper to fit.Working on the cargo area right now
and will go from there.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 01:37 PM

That's one beautiful wagon there James!

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 01:46 PM

That's one beautiful wagon there James!


Thanks Bro