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#101 wgflatliner

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:51 AM

Started tinkering with the 57 ford today. It is going to be an out of box build. So no add on stuff. That in itself should be a challenge!

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:00 PM

No problem Bel Air or Chevy truck?

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:11 PM

bel air

Okay, thanks.

Mark: nothing wrong with out of the box, lots of great models are built that way.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:49 PM

Played a bit with my '48 today. Taped the frame and suspension together, I get a nose bleed just looking at this.
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That's a bit better.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:11 PM

Ooooh that cars gonna look great, any color in mind at this time.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 12:18 PM

Thanks Nick, for colour I was thinking of something creamy and smoooooth.
I got some more done this weekend. I decided to go with the stock grill but I modified it a bit, got the frenched headlights started and changed the peak on the hood.
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Rescribed the door lines and started doing the body work.
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Mounted the '59 Caddy taillights and recessed the license plate.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 05:44 PM

so this 57 ford is really starting to get on my nerves. after multiple attempts to get things to fit right, the engine simply will not fit, even after hacking up the firewall. so it looks like this is going to be a curb side.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:25 PM

Mark, been there Done that, feel your pain .

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:42 AM

I'm really regretting chopping up the bed on my chevy ... I really needed a fresh box stock build to refresh me and get back In the game. I'm now working on my 85 svo instead but plan to work on the truck after I finish the car up.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 04:26 PM

Had to see it one colour, got a bit more bodywork to do and I'll be looking for a permanent colour.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 05:03 PM

Looks real amooth to me.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:52 AM

I have a couple of 50's cars and I might wait until the '55 300 arrives. No better decade for interesting material.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 02:03 PM

That's for sure Tom,

Today I actually started finishing the body for the '58 Impala, though, my thoughts might disqualify it for this build, have some 60's Drag strip decals for it.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:54 PM

I need to touch up paint and clear coat my Hudson hornet the it's on to final assembly.

The 57 ford, however, is going to be without a motor. given the circumstances I will still try to make it a nice curbside.

Once the clear is dry and all done on the hornet I will get pics of it on here. I am really looking forward to final assembly on it!

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:10 PM

Been there Mark, sometimes you just gotta go curbside.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:07 PM

Well since i joined the CB here are some pics

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:21 PM

Liam, I like that color, what is it?

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:33 PM

The colour is Tropical Turqouise

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:25 PM

Here is the exhaust system with tips made from stainless steel tubing

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:03 AM

Beautiful work getting done on this thread. Very nice. Ron, great body work on that Ford. The tail light cones are a nice addition.