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#41 Ryan S.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:12 PM

I got inspired to pull this one back out and get back on it. I realized I had two directions going on this one; custom and some modern. I think I want to give it more of a classic custom feel and the first place to make a change is the interior. I felt that some tuck and roll was appropriate so I broke out the half round and got to gluing. I've done the door panels and the bench seat thus far. I might do a head liner as well, but I'm getting low on stock, so we'll see.

There's some gaping on the seat, but I've got some thread that I'm going to do some piping with once it's painted, so it won't be seen in the end.
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Here you can see how I've been busy with the bondo, primer and sand paper, trying to get things all smoothed out.

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As always, thanks for taking a look!

Edited by Ryan S., 12 April 2012 - 04:00 PM.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:18 PM

Looking good, Ryan. Keep going.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:22 PM

i like what im seeing so far keep the pics coming

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:33 PM

Very nice work !

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:12 PM

I am like'n this one a lot! Nice work so far, wait'n for more!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:36 PM

Great Body Work & Interior!!!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

If you don't mind me asking what size is that half round?

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:53 PM

Thanks you all!

If you don't mind me asking what size is that half round?

I'm not sure right off hand, I'll try to look and see if I still have the packaging and I'll let you know tomorrow. I'm at work for now.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:20 PM

Thanks for the update Ryan.
With the tuck and roll interior and sectioned hood
I believe the build is leaning towards traditional.
Got a 53 Ford here under "On the workbench".
Just have to finish the chassis.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:34 PM

I agree, and that's the direction I'll continue to take it. I was planning on putting a more modern Chevy 350 in it, but now I'm thinking I'll see how the Caddy motor from the Revell 49 Merc looks. I just hope, at 1/25, it doesn't look too small in the 1/24 engine bay.

Thanks for the update Ryan.
With the tuck and roll interior and sectioned hood
I believe the build is leaning towards traditional.
Got a 53 Ford here under "On the workbench".
Just have to finish the chassis.



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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:11 AM

Oh my gosh, an update! I've been putting some more work in on this one as I'd like to see it finished. I've built up the Caddy motor and I think it looks right at home in the '55 engine bay. It doesn't look too small. Wheels and tires are detailed. I used the drum-brakes and wheel backs from the '60 Starliner.

The wood bed is in and the top of the rails are foiled. I've still got to put some cross supports under it and foil the bottom as well.

Chassis is painted gloss black lacquer, the wheels aren't glued in place yet.

I've still got to finish the body work but once that's done and painted the rest should all fall in place.

Thanks for looking!

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:38 AM

Great looking project. I like the wedge-sectioned hood idea. Foose did something similar on a '56 a few years back.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:43 AM

I'm really liking this puppy. But it's Friday and time for pizza, pool, popcorn, and WWE Friday night Smackdown. Happy building.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:39 AM

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can we see more of this build? primarily the front hood hinges?

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:22 AM

You are making excellent and deliberate progress on this one. Looking real fine so far.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:21 AM

This is going to turn out to be one good looking hot rod truck Ryan! I love the "tuck 'n rolled" interior. Very cool!

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:19 PM

Thanks for the comments all, more to come on this one soon.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:40 AM

More done on this guy today. The floor/running boards/ bed section has been cleared. The bottom frame rails are foiled and I made to cross bars with boltheads that would keep the bed and slats in place. The floor has been carpeted/ flocked, bench seat is glued in, seat and door panels have their piping attached. Steering wheel and column are attached and and the motor is glued in place and awaiting further detailing.

I've got to make some exhaust pipes and run some brake and fuel lines and that will do it for the chassis until the body and bed are ready to be put in. I think finishing up the body work is next on the agenda, so I can get it in paint and then detail while the paint sets up.

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