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1959 Cadillac Custom -- 1 yr build now finished 12/25/12


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#1 tjones87

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 12:36 AM

Going to be building this 59 Cadillac. is the first build in about 5 years. Wanting to keep the customization to a minimum, but stuff that is noticeable. May take a little while to complete, but going to try and have it done in about a week, maybe two. Got as much done tonight as I could (waiting on more paint to come in) and will be updating this as things progress...thanks for checking it out and any comments and/or suggestions are welcomed...

here is a couple pics to give an idea as to what I am going for. Gloss black w/ flat black interior (with touches of chrome and aluminum), thinking black wheels w/ chrome lip and ls2 engine....but could change as build progresses haha

 

 

Now finished and Underglass

 

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:01 AM

At first I thought you had done it in pink, which wouldn't be bad done in pearls. Keep it going.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:06 AM

haha actually thought about going with a pink pearl when I first bought the kit, but going black for sure now. My airbrush decided to quit working yesterday, so waiting for another one along with the gloss black paint...I have checked out some of your vids online, and they are great...going to be checking more of them out as soon as I am done here...thanks and keep checking back

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:08 AM

Tim, I like the black color idea . . . hope you get the airbrush and get cranking on this one. We'll stay tuned in . . .

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 04:50 AM

I just (like two days ago) purchased the hardtop version of this kit so I'll be watching how this comes together.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 11:27 AM

well, had some stuff come up, so build has to go on back burner until I have more time for it...hopefully before end of the year,...

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:55 PM

Well finished up the 32 ford...now back to this while waiting on parts for 49 merc.... I got the chassis together and sat the body on for a mock up..let me knwo what ya think...went a little different way than I had previously planned...going to be using a 354 cadi engine (race version) and the 20" chrome wheels. Plan on keeping it simple an clean...more to come, as soon as engine gets in. thanks

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:16 PM

Here is a shot of the body in primer...goign to possibly get some black paint laid down tonight...still waiting on engine so I can finish up chassis

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:10 PM

got some paint sprayed onto the body and hood a little while ago...will get clear sprayed and the interior pieces painted tomorrow...hoping engine gets in by the weekend, so I can complete this build...thanks for looking

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:46 AM

Looking good. Once the trim goes on there and the front and rear bumpers this thing is going to transform into a great looking model. Keep it going.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:09 PM

thanks for the comment....I cant wait to get this thing all shiny and ready to be the first build of 2012...here is a pic of the engine i am using..hopped up street version, but swapping out the 4 carb setup for the 6 carb setup. Plan on going with the stock dark blue engine with chrome accents. I soaked the pieces to be painted in purple power (took 5 minutes and chrome plating was gone) and will leave the rest chrome..accidentlay dropped the oilpan in the purple power and dont feel like robbing another engine kit (I got 4 kits lol) so will probably be painted aluminum...will update asap...thank again for checking it out

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:48 PM

Ok guys I finally got the interior parts painted along with the convert top. and snapped a few pics...some of you are probably thinking all black will be too much. but with all the little chrome pieces on the interior and some parts will be painted aluminum like it says in the instructions...

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also black washed the front and rear bumper grilles and the cowl area of the windshield frame...

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got half the engine together and painted one coat...will get a second coat on in a little bit and try and finish the engine this evening and will be back with more pics...thanks for looking

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:53 PM

It's coming along nicely - I'll be watching this thread for sure.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:16 PM

finally got engine assembled...and after 3 coats of paint...here is the final product..well haven't attached the transmission yet, waiting for it to dry...

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hoping to get some clear sprayed on the body and interior assembled tomorrow ...almost ready for Underglass section ;)

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:54 PM

Well...after alot of words being said and alot of leaving the house to get away from this build I have got the engine and trans mounted and ready to start the interior.

I ended up having to use the kit engine, and just swap soem things over from the other engine. I tried for hours to get the parts pack engine to fit right, with no luck. It still looks like what I wanted and will look good once complete....Here are a few pics, so let me knwo what you think...

the engine is a dark blue but with the flash it lightens it quite a bit...will try and get better pics once I am finished.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:18 PM

got the interior assembled...now just waiting to clear the body...got ice and snow last night, so wil be a few days before I can get outside to clear...will update when I can...

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 05:57 PM

there will be no more updates on this build for awhile...as i was clearing the body the wind decided to blow right after the first coat, and the car came off the stand and hit the dirt...so it got put in the box and back in the closet for a later date...which really sucks because I was wanting to get it done tonight...but just cant mess with it anymore...thanks for all the comments so far...maybe one day in the future i can manage to get it finished...thanks again

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:26 PM

I'm sorry to hear about that happening. I hope you do finish it sometime soon as I really liked what I had seen.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:23 AM

oh well to bad but theirs other prodjects to do isint theire.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:28 PM

I plan on stripping the body and repainting, just staying away from it for awhile...thanks for the comments..