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#1 Scottnkat

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:19 PM

This kit started as a broken used model.  It was missing a couple of parts, but was mostly there.  For this build, I started by taking it apart as well as I could, then stripping the paint.  I had to do some bodywork by removing all the body trim and filling in the insets in the hood to make it flat.  It was missing the rear bumper so I modified one from the AMT '69 Torino.  I tossed the interior and made my own sidepanels, rear panel, and rollcage.  I had to modify the engine just a touch to make it dual carbs and I made the exhaust.  The only shocks were the two on the rear axle, so I found some extras in my parts stash and added two more shocks to the rear and another four shocks up front.  The wheels were ones that I had cast myself and the tires were from the spares box.  The chrome was ruined so I sprayed the bumpers and grill with Alclad.  The decals were from the old Fred Cady set. 

Here's the "before" pic:

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Here's the "after" pics:

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Here's the engine compartment

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and one last pic:

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#2 o-man

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:22 PM

Nice save!



#3 Rob Hall

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:29 PM

That top pic looks like the beginning of a diorama w/ the weathering (natural dust, I assume).   The rebuild is sharp!



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:50 PM

Very sharp stocker. Very nice work and save...



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 05:24 PM

Very NICE build Scott!!  :D 



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 02:01 AM

Great model!  The days when they ran Fairlanes and Chevelles next to Galaxies and Impalas.  Andretti was one of the few who proved he could make the transition from open-wheels.



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 01:59 PM

Real nice rebuild on this , looks great.



#8 Scottnkat

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 03:38 PM

Thanks, everyone - it was fun re-doing this one



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:53 AM

:)  ... Greetings ... :)  :

That is one good save as well as a good trip to memory lane ... thanks .



#10 Terry Jessee

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 06:16 AM

Wow. That is a great job.



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 05:56 AM

next to richard's 74 charger, i think this is my favorite body style in nascar



#12 rmvw guy

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 06:13 AM

Nice save and great model to add to your collection.  I love these type of builds. Nice job! I would love to see what you do with the '57 Ford.



#13 Scottnkat

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 09:43 AM

Thanks, everyone. 

 

Ron, here's what happened to the '57 Ford

http://www.modelcars...topic=79239&hl=



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 08:13 PM

Great job!

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 01:27 PM

Thanks, everyone. 

 

Ron, here's what happened to the '57 Ford

http://www.modelcars...topic=79239&hl=

The '57 is equally awesome!  Thanks for sharing that again, I somehow missed it the first time around.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:20 PM

Nice 



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 03:37 PM

You certainly bought that back from the grave. Well done.



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 06:34 PM

Very nice, Scott !

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:28 AM

wow. nice job on bringing a neglected old model back to life!