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#81 ChevyFan

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 01:22 PM

No they won't, send them to me instead. :(

They could look cool when they are done.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 05:29 PM

They're both in the paint stripper now, so I guess we'll see! B)

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 03:07 PM

Did a little work on the Plymouth- it's got the 'atomic bug' front end off the '61 model, the big bat fins from the '60 wagon, and it will eventually (I'm planning) be an Elco-Chero type 'car/pickup'.
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 03:48 PM

Loving that Comet- it's making me think of re-rebuilding the '62 Fairlane in my stash.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 07:22 AM

I have to confess other than the "glue bombs" I've built myself, I've never done one of these. I think the level of pride and satisfaction must be through the roof! Enjoying this thread immensely.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 11:12 AM

Roger- I actually have one of those kits (Okey Spaulding era reissue) and it includes steps on converting the kit into a pickup AND four-door sedan. Not sure how I'm going to build mine just yet.

Cranky- Taking a nasty, disgusting glue bomb and turning it into a thing of beauty? Way better feeling than starting with a fresh kit.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 02:23 PM

Cranky- Taking a nasty, disgusting glue bomb and turning it into a thing of beauty? Way better feeling than starting with a fresh kit.


I'll second that. I really enjoy rebuilding old glue bombs. Dan

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 06:44 PM

Cranky- Taking a nasty, disgusting glue bomb and turning it into a thing of beauty? Way better feeling than starting with a fresh kit.


I'll second that. I really enjoy rebuilding old glue bombs. Dan


I'm with you guys. I'm sure that I've rebuilt more Glue Bombs over the past few years than I've built new kits. There's a certain satisfaction out of building a model that looks good from something some kid screwed up 40-50 years ago. Besides, it's a relatively inexpensive way to add some annuals to my collection that I wouldn't be able to afford any other way.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:17 PM

I'm in with a Johan 1970 Olds Toronado. This is actually an older restoration that I documented with film but never posted anywhere. I'll add photos as I get them scanned.

I found this at a show in a vendor bin labeled "Free" It was the end of the day and the remains of the picked over box were going to get tossed. The story goes it was built by a handicapped person who built models as therapy. No paint but the glue was abominable. This is what I started with. It was clear the chassis was ruined and the 1970 Cadillac Eldorado would have to donate running gear and engine. A club member helped out with the missing chrome. The interior wasn't bad but it was incomplete. Surprisingly, there was no glue at all on the glass, in fact it wasn't even glued in.

By the time I decided to take photos I'd already sanded and smoothed many of the glue blobs from the body as you can see by the scuffs.

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The engine was missing parts and was glued in sideways. It was bonded to the chassis with so much glue there was little detail left at the base and trying to remove it would destroy the whole area.

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Great gobs of glue mixed with paper towel created a sort of putty. I'm clueless to what was trying to be accomplished.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 04:36 PM

Wow. Workable, but a bit rough! Sort of reminds me of a Berretta glue bomb I bought years ago, which had obviously been built by a young kid. Looked like the engine had been 'welded' together with a cigarette lighter! Takes a LOT of tube glue to melt an assembled engine block, but it happened.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:35 PM

Glue buildup on the rocker panels was so dense I couldn't determine where the body ended and the frame began. I needed to guess at its proper contour by measuring the thickness of the plastic as I cut.

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I smoothed the hardened fingerprints, a dozen glue drops on fenders and doors and the cut area first with used 180, 220 and 360 grit sandpaper. I like the efficiency of the course grit but sandpaaper that's used doesn't leave the deep gashes the new, sharp sandpaper does. Low spots created by warpage from heavy glue were filled with Testors contour putty.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:44 PM

The seat was a write-off. There was no back and was glued so heavily at the front I broke the plastic of the interior floor trying to get it out. At least I was able to salvage the interior bucket.

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The Eldorado seat would have to be used but the Eldo has a taller roof and the seats wouldn't fit into the Toro so I had to cut off the headrests and fill the gap with Evergreen. I also had to sand off some of the base to get it to sit down a little too.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 06:47 AM

For a vintage look, you could try the Cragars on the front and open steelies on the back.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 07:47 AM

Roger, your car is looking a lot like a real '61 Comet I built around 10 years ago. A 1:1 scale kitbash, it got a worked 289, full five lug suspension, dual exhaust, and disc brakes. Fun car, and used to really surprise the import crowd.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 01:31 PM

That's funny Mike,I saw two of those photos of that car on the search I was doing just today! My first thought was "Hey there's my model!" Since you owned the real deal, you can answer a question for me. Were the inner fenders,shock towers and firewall originally body color? That was the first thing I noticed under the hood. I thought they were all painted black. I also see that I screwed up by filling in the front of the fenders and bottom of the hood to make them meet the top of the grille. Your photos are the only ones I've seen that showed the open area above the grille. I may just fake it with some black paint. If you have any other photos,I would really appreciate it if you would post them. Especially concerning the interior. Thanx for the photos you posted!

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 02:40 PM

Hey all,

Where do I sign up?? I have lots of Glue Bombs :o

Currently I'm working on a Monogram 24th scale Duesenberg. Rough shape, but salvagable.

I also have an MPC 1967 Bonneville, that is a complete basket case. Just ordered some replacement parts from Modelhaus this morning....

As soon as I can get a camera, I will post pics :o

Cheers, Ian

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:10 PM

That's funny Mike,I saw two of those photos of that car on the search I was doing just today! My first thought was "Hey there's my model!" Since you owned the real deal, you can answer a question for me. Were the inner fenders,shock towers and firewall originally body color? That was the first thing I noticed under the hood. I thought they were all painted black. I also see that I screwed up by filling in the front of the fenders and bottom of the hood to make them meet the top of the grille. Your photos are the only ones I've seen that showed the open area above the grille. I may just fake it with some black paint. If you have any other photos,I would really appreciate it if you would post them. Especially concerning the interior. Thanx for the photos you posted!


Roger, I built it for a young hipster couple who had just bought it, and felt it was too slow and too hard to drive with the original bolt-action 6 banger. They had a non-synchro first gear, which was a pain. Originally, I was just going to put a C4 in it, but one thing led to another. It started out as a mint 1 owner 55K mile car, with perfect original paint and interior.

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The only interior pic I have shows the seat covered with a swanky leopard print cover that they put there to protect the upholstery.

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1960-1962 Falcons and Comets all had body color engine bays with black core support, '63-up had all semi gloss black. Better engine bay pic:

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I found a nice pair of oval chrome tips for the duals which tied in nicely with the cat-eye taillights and matched the fuel and temp gauge surrounds in the dash cluster. The owners were pleased.

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I own a slammed hot rod '60 Comet 2dr wagon that's had most of the same things done to it. Your model is coming along great, if you need to know any detail, no matter how obscure, ask away!

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:23 PM

Sleepers can have Cragars, too! For all anybody needs to know it's grandma's inline six/automatic for the powertrain, right? B) I wont' gripe no matter which rollers she gets.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:23 AM

Thanx a lot Mike! Those photos and info help me out a ton. Looks like I got the interior painted right anyway. I just need to go back and paint the underhood body color which will be a lot easier than black. I saw that photo of the stocker on my search also. I was looking for a shot of the rear of the car to see if the gas cap was chrome or not. I saw some with a chrome cap and backup lights and some without. I guess the chrome cap and backup lights came with the S-22? Is the instrument cluster black background with white numbers? Looks like there is a chrome strip across the dash? I will admit that I am leaning toward the Cragars right now,but that can still change. I change them back and forth on every build I do unless I happen to build a model for the wheels I have. It could have something completely different by the time I finish this thing.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 12:51 PM

Thanx a lot Mike! Those photos and info help me out a ton. Looks like I got the interior painted right anyway. I just need to go back and paint the underhood body color which will be a lot easier than black. I saw that photo of the stocker on my search also. I was looking for a shot of the rear of the car to see if the gas cap was chrome or not. I saw some with a chrome cap and backup lights and some without. I guess the chrome cap and backup lights came with the S-22? Is the instrument cluster black background with white numbers? Looks like there is a chrome strip across the dash? I will admit that I am leaning toward the Cragars right now,but that can still change. I change them back and forth on every build I do unless I happen to build a model for the wheels I have. It could have something completely different by the time I finish this thing.


Roger, all '60-'61s came with the body color "pie crust" gas cap, the '62 and '63s came with the ribbed stainless cap to match the rear trim panel, or the "Mercury Man" cap on '63 deluxe, non S-22s. But that cap finds it's way on earlier Comets because it's cool, so open interpretation on that one. Backup lights were optional on all models, including the S-22. Instrument cluster is nearly all chrome, here is a pic of my wagon, same as '61 except the glove box emblem. I two toned my wheel, stock is black on base models, white on deluxe and S-22.

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All trim levels got the stainless strip across the top of the dash whether they got the dash pad or not. Cragars look great, the red open steelies were the customers' choice and I thought they were rather plain with no caps on the plain-jane car. But he wanted to show off the five lug conversion, I suppose to those who knew that all Falcons and Comets to mid '63 were 6cyl/4lug. I don't think that too many know that today, so Cragars are still suitably sleeperish.

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