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#1 Nick Winter

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 02:19 PM

I got to thinking about this today and thought, this might just be some fun for the guys around here who like building those old Tri-Five Chevy's and those other finned 50's cars, I'm guilty of wanting to build a few oldies myself.

So this brings us to this point in time, the guide lines/ rules:

1.)It has to be Detroit Iron (domestic vehicles, sorry JDM guys, just seems these old tanks don't get much attention)

2.)Engines can be V8 or V6 only, these can be inline/straight, or OHV

3.)Vehicles can be built as they would appear by 1960 or brand new if built within 1950-1959

4.)Entrants, please leave your name and vehicle choice

5.)Vehicles can be built in any style as long as the parts added are period correct, so no radial tires or electronic fuel injection

6.)Wagons, Roadsters, Coupes, Sedans 2 & 4 door, Wagons 2 & 4 door, as well as Convertibles are welcome I will also allow Sedan Delivery's and El Camino/ Ranchero's as well as light trucks (pickups & panels)

Build will start On June 24th, 2011 and end June 24th, 2012

Entrants:

Nick Winter-'58 Plymouth Fury, '57 Chevy 150 Police car, '58 Impala Drag Car
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AirFilter-'50 Ford pickup, '53 Ford Victoria convertible, '57 Chevrolet 150, '58 Chevrolet Corvette
scale trucker- '54 Chevy Bel Air
DiscoSpud- '59 Ford Galaxie
Sixties Sam- '53 Ford Hard Top
mistermodel- '55 Chevy Cameo Carrier
Scalper- '58 Plymouth Belvedere
Hypermung-'59 Dodge 2Dr HT
wgflatliner- '50's Ford, 2 '53 Hudsons
BDub-'50 Chevy 3100
69Mopar-'50 Chevy 3100, '57 Chevy Bel Air


Just incase your confused, which is understandable, sometimes things that make sense to me, don't to others, I'll give the gist of it, build a vehicle how it would appear in the 50's (Ie '58 Fury would look new, '49 Chevy would look a bit wore in but still very new)

Nick

Edited by Nick Winter, 02 December 2011 - 03:11 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2011 - 07:18 AM

Oh, the possibilities! I can't commit to this build yet because I'm already involved in about half a dozen CBPs at the moment, but I'd love to try my hand at a full-on custom AMT '51 Chevy, either a Bel Air hardtop coupe or Fleetline done in early Barris or Alexander Brothers style.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:39 AM

Oh, the possibilities! I can't commit to this build yet because I'm already involved in about half a dozen CBPs at the moment, but I'd love to try my hand at a full-on custom AMT '51 Chevy, either a Bel Air hardtop coupe or Fleetline done in early Barris or Alexander Brothers style.

That would be quite interesting, if you get done some others and want to join, or just want to join, just tell me what you want to buuild.

Nick

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:09 AM

Nick,
I would like to join. All cars factory stock.

'50 Ford pickup
'53 Ford Victoria convertible
'57 Chevrolet 150
'58 Chevrolet Corvette
and many, many more... :unsure:

Pali

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:14 AM

Nick,
I would like to join. All cars factory stock.

'50 Ford pickup
'53 Ford Victoria convertible
'57 Chevrolet 150
'58 Chevrolet Corvette
and many, many more... :unsure:

Pali

Okay your in.

Nick

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 01:40 PM

nick im in will build the famous moonglow 54 chevy hardtop...

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 02:02 PM

Can I enter with a build up i want to do of my mates car? Its a 59 Ford Galaxie with Cragar wheels, white walls and pinstriping.

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 02:33 PM

nick im in will build the famous moonglow 54 chevy hardtop...

Sure, your added to list

Can I enter with a build up i want to do of my mates car? Its a 59 Ford Galaxie with Cragar wheels, white walls and pinstriping.

Don't see why not those parts were available then.

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 02:56 PM

Sure, your added to list


Don't see why not those parts were available then.

Nick


Awesome! Only downside is the Monogram kit is a multipiece body. Wish me luck mate. Put me down for "Club Permit 1959 Ford Galaxie"

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 03:17 PM

Don't see why not those parts were available then.

Just a note for authenticies sake, Cragars won't fit into the pre-1960 part of the build. Cragar didn't start manufacturing wheels until mid-'64.

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 03:29 PM

Just a note for authenticies sake, Cragars won't fit into the pre-1960 part of the build. Cragar didn't start manufacturing wheels until mid-'64.

I was more basing it on the the Whitewalls and pin stripes, but thanks for the input.

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 03:29 PM

I build many 50's cars. They are some of my favorites. I have a Lindberg 53 Ford hardtop kit waiting to be built, so count me in. I plan to use the 53 in my diner diorama, set in 1959. I want it to represent a car a teenager on a very low budget would have bought used, and added a few mild custom touches to. Bullet taillights, lowered suspension, spinner hubcaps, bar type grille, maybe headlight scoops, fuzzy dice - all period stuff.
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Posted 11 June 2011 - 03:31 PM

Ok your added Sam.

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 03:45 PM

I was more basing it on the the Whitewalls and pin stripes, but thanks for the input.

OK. Just noticed the mention of Cragars, wanted to pass the info along.
I would consider jumping in on this, if it weren't for all the other projects I have going on! :P Might take a look in my stash, I may have a project or so that will work. If I find something, I'll let you know.

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 05:55 PM

I was more basing it on the the Whitewalls and pin stripes, but thanks for the input.


So.... am I in?

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 10:32 AM

started on moonglow..Posted Image
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:20 AM

OK. Just noticed the mention of Cragars, wanted to pass the info along.
I would consider jumping in on this, if it weren't for all the other projects I have going on! :) Might take a look in my stash, I may have a project or so that will work. If I find something, I'll let you know.

No Problem, if you find something you'd like to build, feel free to jump in.


So.... am I in?

Yes! B)

Nice work so far Gordon.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 01:03 PM

thanks..but i allready ran into trouble but will make the changes.my version of the moonglow seeing how the real car was crushed in the 60s..there is alot of clones..

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 05:03 PM

Hey guys! I got my '59 today. Openned the kit and it looks as though all the pieces for the body are straight so it should go together well, just having issues finding pics of my mates car.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 02:12 PM

lil more done ..Posted Image