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#1 Tom Setzer

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

I Had Three Builds on My Work Bench, and Three Others In Their Boxes!

On the Work Bench ;
50 Chevy 3100 Pickup
25 T Model, GOW JOB
32 Ford Chopped three window

In Boxes;

32 Ford Sport Coupe
32 Ford 3 Window With Ardun Equiped 49 Flathead
69 Nova Yenko
I thought they had all been destroy, until my son walked in today with a plastic case with one of them inside. He had cleaned the case before bringing it to me. GUESS WHAT WAS INSIDE!!

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I figure that if It Servived the Fire when All Of the Others Did't It Deseves to get Finished!

Edited by Tom Setzer, 29 November 2012 - 06:27 PM.


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

God bless you. To lose everything is terrible, It is surely a treat to find something like that after a tragedy. Specially in such good shape!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:48 PM

God bless you. To lose everything is terrible, It is surely a treat to find something like that after a tragedy. Specially in such good shape!

Thank You!
I've got to do some cleaning up on it, it has some dirt and grim on it, but it is still intact.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:42 PM

I will post photo's of my progress as I get it cleaned up and repaired. Once those are done I will finish detailing, and assembling it! It wont get neglected again!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:24 AM

I'm really sorry to hear about tragedy. It's hard to find the good in a situation like that but I'm glad to see you we're able to salvage something out of it. It's a cool little project and held up nicely. I'll be keeping my eye on this for some progress. Good luck with everything.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:48 AM

Amazing that a Plastic Kit survived. If you're into naming projects you might avoid the obvious Phoenix and Smokie names and go for another fire Orphan - Bambi. There were 5 siblings that seem to have not made it.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:50 AM

Thank you for your comments!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:05 AM

At least no one was injured and you and your family can move on . This will be a special build and I'm sure you will do it justice .

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:09 AM

I hope you finish that 32.

#10 Tom Setzer

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:52 AM

Doc, I have to finish it after, the way it survived!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:04 AM

Hope to see it done soon.



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:05 AM

I spent some time cleaning on the 32, but I still have more to do before I can get back to building it. I will get back to working on it this evening.



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:52 AM

I like it.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

Thomas,glad you have one survivor and I am sorry for the loss from a fire,trust me I know,been there when I was 15,my garage was under the house and I had a '46 Chevrolet coupe I was working on that caught fire,my poor mom lost a lot of things that could not be replaced and so did I.....guard that lil' coupe of yours,I had only one model that made it,Ertl 4070,cleaned up well but got totally distroyed years later in a move............

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

I'm trying to finish it before anything else can happen to it! I've already put about 7 or 8 hours into it since my son broght it to me yesterday!



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:48 PM

Sorry about the fire.Glad to see you finishing this one !



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

I feel that it deserves to be finished, It is a true SURVIVER!


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

I feel that it deserves to be finished, It is a true SURVIVER!

 



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:26 AM

Plan for today is making a new Tyerod for the Deuce, and cleaning up the paint with Novus 1!



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:24 PM

I will Have to Build a New Frame and Front Suspension for it! When I Tried to Block it up on a Grid To Make sure I Got The front wheels straight With The New Tyerod, I Found out The Resin Frome was Baddly Warped, and so Was the Front Axle. and Tryes. The Front Axle also had a Lot of Cracks In It!

I will Have to Build A New Chassis and Front Suspension For it, But I will Finish This Build!