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#1 Talbot90

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:56 PM

Hi
Ive got a soft spot for building old weathered drag cars, so when i stumbled across this image I realised Id just found my next project!
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Little did I realise at the time that no-one makes a 61 Starliner, so I figured I'd make my own.
so..taking the AMT 60 Starliner and the AMT 61 Galaxie kits
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I decided a roof swap was in order
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giving me a nice 61 Starliner to work with
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Although the pic doesnt show wether the bonnet is off or on..I went with cutting it out..to show some more detail later. I havent decided to put in an engine or not.
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to be continued...

Edited by Talbot90, 05 August 2012 - 02:08 PM.


#2 Talbot90

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:59 PM

The 61 Galaxie pan is rubbish, so I went with the 60 Starliner pan with a bit of cutting and sanding.
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Not too bad a fit really.
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I smoothed off the cast floor mats
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and fitted the firewall.


To be continued.......

#3 MrObsessive

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:28 PM

Hey another roof swap! That looks really good, and a nice inexpensive way to get a much wanted '61 Starliner! ;)

#4 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:08 AM

Love it. I think it's going to look just right with all that rust patina.

#5 TooOld

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:58 AM

Yeah , that's pretty cool . Always wanted a '61 Starliner and now I know how to do it !
That rusty drag car looks cool too !

#6 slusher

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:07 AM

Really cool project you have my attenion. great ldea for a build..

#7 1930fordpickup

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:25 AM

Way Cool !!!

#8 cobraman

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:32 AM

Great project and nice work so far.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:34 AM

I love the reference picture, nice work so far, I'll be watching.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:36 AM

I like them too! Can't wait.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:33 AM

the '61 Starliner rear window doesn't have the contour at the bottom that the '60 does. it goes in a smooth arc across the tulip panel.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:07 AM

the '61 Starliner rear window doesn't have the contour at the bottom that the '60 does. it goes in a smooth arc across the tulip panel.

.....Very true. l have the exact same project in progress. Unfortunately l can't find the glass from my '60 kit to cut & re-scribe the deck lid!! This has been a pretty straight forward roof swap with just a little sanding/reshaping. Yours is looking very good so far. Are you planning on also making a '61 boxtop? lt's much more work to add on to the deck lid of the '61, but l plan on trying. Watching with interest! Bart.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:19 AM

No rust for me, but I'd like to see what you do with this one.

#14 Talbot90

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:12 PM

62Rebel, Thanks for the heads up on the rear screen curve. Thats an early pic I posted,

Yeah i knew there was a difference and have altered it to match.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:58 PM

very cool, nice work!

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:58 PM

nice man, love the referance pic. im doing a very similiar project. i am using the same models but with the addition of a 2008 mustang 500 KR. Im removing the roof entirely and plan to put the mustang engine into the galaxie and graff the hood of the mustang onto the hood of one of the other 2 cars. How hard was it to fit the starliner pan into the galaxie?

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:41 AM

nice man, love the referance pic. im doing a very similiar project. i am using the same models but with the addition of a 2008 mustang 500 KR. Im removing the roof entirely and plan to put the mustang engine into the galaxie and graff the hood of the mustang onto the hood of one of the other 2 cars. How hard was it to fit the starliner pan into the galaxie?

......Hahaha!!! Me too! Did you use the back glass from the '61 to locate the new deck lid cut? Bart.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:35 AM

Ooooh!! "Subscribed"

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

no, just straight up removing the hood and leaving it off, gunna smooth the cuts even with the body line

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:46 AM

Loving this build! These with tons of little changes to create a model that doesn't exist are subtle yet creative. :)