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49' Mercury Speedster.. It's Done 5/4/13


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#41 blunc

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:19 AM

I had a 68 Firebird that was light gray and metallic gunmetal with light blue accents...
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#42 ZTony8

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:48 AM

Since it's still a relatively large but roundish car I'd suggest a medium to dark metallic color-something like the old Testor Kiln Red or a dark metallic green.If you want to go the opposite way try a pale yellow-something like Model Master Phoenician Yellow.

#43 Gluhead

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

That does look loads better. Can I throw one more monkey in the mix? Now that the proportions are really coming together, one thing stands out yet - it's a bit thick though the cowl region. A pie-section out of the lower body would really bring this home, I think! Maybe 3/16 or so at the back of the front wheelwell, to 0 at the front of the rear.

Color? Something dark and sparkly! :P Tamiya Mica Blue, perhaps? Or maybe Testors Nassau Blue over a white base...Cruz did something modern in that color recently that really looked killer.

#44 Johnny1973

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:32 PM

You have my attention too.nice body mods.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:59 PM

Very nice !

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:16 AM

Hmm, I like the idea of blue. Maybe something like GM Jetstream Blue with a modern dark gray interior.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:20 AM

I like where you are going with this...

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:30 AM

Looking pretty cool so far. A suggestion for a name would be Merc Speedster Sport. On other mod to consider would be either angling the headlight buckets or going the slanted route with a set of mercedes (sticking with the Merc theme) headlights. Just a thought.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:21 AM

Good idea I had not even thought about a name yet. I'm not sure what to do with the headlights and grill yet, I'm thinking about 53 corvette ones and a 60 corvette grill or maybe Porsche style headlights angled back at the top with a stock grill.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:46 PM

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

great job so far,looking forward to see the end product...
wonder how the new olds would look with these mods...

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:34 AM

Really cool project. Can't wait to see this thing finished up, nice work. Keep it going

#53 BKcustoms

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

Thanks for the comments guys, I appreciate it. I started work on the rear suspension and chassis. This was my first attempt at making an airride setup, it's not perfect but I think it'll look fine once it's painted and detailed. the bars are brass tube I had laying around with dirtmodeler rod ends and suspension brackets and the bags are "machined" from scrap plastic on my dremel. I still need to add the link from the top of the axle to the frame that keeps the axle centered but the floor needs to be notched before it'll fit so I'm waiting to do that.

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I also started to cut down a set of GTO seats.

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Let me know what you think! Billy



#54 crazyrichard

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:30 AM

whow awsome build and that section really got it even better ..

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:08 AM

I really like your take on this build! I'll keep an eye on this one..



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:40 AM

You've got a good eye for what looks good !   Moving the wheel openings back was definetly the way to go !  This is really cool !



#57 Tom Setzer

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:19 AM

I Think The Custom Body Modifications  Are Really Outstanding! Great Work!





















 



#58 Trans Am Erik

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:21 AM

Heck yeah man!!!! Bagging it is the way to go with this one, Laying frame



#59 BKcustoms

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

Thanks guys! It'll be as low as it'll go with these wheels B)  After some messing around with the front suspension and almost breaking it I decided to make it functional so I could set the ride height exactly where I want it during final assembly. Basically all I had to do was cut the kit suspension apart and drill holes where bolts go on a 1:1 and add brass tubing where the "bolts" go through the frame. since I don't trust the plastic to hold up very well.

Fully lowered..

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Fully raised...

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And a pic of where it sits as of now. It'll be a little lower in the end though.

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Thanks for looking in! Let me know what you think and feel free to ask any questions you may have. Billy



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:53 PM

Not a fan of big wheels by any means, but they really fit your build. This might be the first time that I love these wheels on anything. Keep it coming!