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NEED A QUICK TUTORIAL - REPLACING AN 'A' PILLAR


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#1 PatRedmond

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 11:49 AM

I don't have the original pillar, so I have to create one from another body.
Pics/help, please :?

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 04:18 PM

Bob Downie!! Pick up the white courtesy phone!! :lol:

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 06:35 PM

what year Pat, late model? Use 0.10 sheet plastic, or 0.20 sheet plastic and carve yur own. Is how I'm making a Sedan out of my AMT 56 Ford Hdtop.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 01:47 AM

using a thick strip of eveergreen i cut them to lenght,when that was done using an even smaller strip of eveergreen i replaced the drip rail...

With the thicker strip I just glued it in and using my files i was able to get the shape back in. That was when i added the smaller strip for the drip rail.
This belongs to a friend of mine down under and both A-pillers we're broken.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 03:56 AM

Thanks guys.
Someone is sending me a pillar with a bit of roof material attached for the repair.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 04:57 AM

Seems I missed this thread earlier. I've done both a scratchbuilt pillar and I've sectioned in a replacement from another model. Key is to attach it with the most material possible by giving yourself the largest gluing surface possible, so it's a strong repair that won't break again while assembling or polishing. The pics should give you enough to go by :)

This one was "easy", as the reissue '70 Impala kit that gave up it's pillars was from the same tooling as this '69 Impala promo:
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This one was bad, very brittle from sun damage. Needed a scratchbuilt pillar and the drip rails replaced.
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The definition of satisfaction:
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 06:45 AM

Beautiful work Bob, and excellent photography too I might add. Great to meet you last weekend! :)

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 07:35 AM

Beautiful work Bob, and excellent photography too I might add. Great to meet you last weekend! :)


Thanks! Great to meet you too, we had a great time all weekend. Can't wait for next year!

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 02:56 PM

Plastic is malleable and carveable(is this a word)...... :idea:

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 03:10 AM

Thanks, Bob!

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 04:21 AM

Bob , thats an awesome repair , perfect . The Eldo is a flawless looking build...