First Build In A Long Time
Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:14 PM
I learned that I have shaky hands. Makes detailing a challenge. I was steadying my hand with my fingers braced like a pinstriper and lots of concentration. I also used my magnifier a lot. Older eyes.
I also found that this is not a very good kit. There are unused holes in the body. The windshield is supposed to lay down on the hood. After installation of the wipers that doesn't happen and when the sideview mirrors are installed, the problem is compounded even more. The chrome was lousy. Large areas unplated. The wheels were the only decent chrome. Part fitment wasn't bad.
I learned some lessons. Which was my purpose in this build. The next will be much better. It will probably be awhile before I'm to the level of some I've seen here. But I think, with time and guidance from you all, I'll improve. I have fairly thick skin, so if there is something you see that needs improvement or a suggestion, don't be bashful.
All in all, I'm pleased with the outcome.
Thanks for lookin' at my build. I truly appreciate it!
Have A Great Day!!!
Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:05 AM
Welcome back to the hobby! It was a pleasure meeting you at the swap meet. Don't be a stranger.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:25 AM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:33 AM