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#281 rv1963

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:55 PM

Ok thanks for the info just rechecked the front page missed that on the first read, i will have a post in a few days thanks again.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:06 PM

Hey what do you know? Something on the '60 Cor-Vex got an actual color, other than putty and primer.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:36 PM

OK guys, I have somethings going on so I won't be able to check in much for at least the next few days but I will try to keep up with whats going on. If anyone new wants to join in I might not add you to the list right away but feel free to join in. I'll post when I can.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:06 AM

Great looking builds everyone ;)

Here's an update on mine!

The (almost finished) interior:
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The (almost finished) body:
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Yes, the Bondo spot it staying. This ain't no trailer queen! :lol: Also, this was my first time doing valve stems. Amazing how small of a detail can enhance the car like that.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:14 AM

The 55 is lookin good, Andy. I recently started adding valve stems too and now it bothers me if they aren't there.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:27 AM

Thanks! :) I really wish I would've started doing it sooner though.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:29 AM

The '55 is looking great, but I can imagine it will be a chore to drive cross country with it's evil handling and mind-numbing noise! I guess if James Taylor and Dennis Wilson could do it, you can too... At least it'll keep the driver awake, and the navigator too, for that matter! Definitely a white-knuckle ride. I still think a relatively quiet, ordinary-looking station wagon with a police-spec suspension and drivetrain, and plenty of stretch-out room for a 3-person team so there's always a co-driver rested and ready to go is the way to go in this race!

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:34 AM

Thanks! I'd love to hear the sound of a blown small block for that long :D Not to mention I'm putting exhaust cutouts in there so it'd be like open headers.. :wub:

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:54 PM

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My first update on the 57 Belair just the basic engine work needs lots more detailing.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:44 AM

Hey guys just checking in from my new location, I tried to post this morning from my phone but I haven't figured out how to do anything other than view topics that way. Andy, the 55 is coming along nice, Robert, I'll add you to the list later on, that fuelie engine looks nice. Hopefully I'll be able to get back to my Dart in the next few days I did bring that with me along with enough tools to do the job.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:19 PM

Man that '55 looks nasty.

I'm working on the theory that it's not a long enough run to have to worry about sleeping. The co-driver can snooze in their seat until needed at which time they'll bang down a handfull of diet pills and take over. Well it is the 60's after all...

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:23 PM

Diet pills, "No-Doz" - the 60's take on Starbuck's or Red Bull! Like Jim Croce called them in "Speedball Tucker": "West Coast Turn-Arounds"...



(You gotta love a song that mentions "All them other truckers" (say it fast... :lol:)!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:53 AM

Update to '62 T-Bird. Yesterday i continued engine assembly and now its almost finished. Only thing what i had to put to the engine is air cleaner. I also painted all of those interior parts with red and silver and now they need just some BMF and finishing. The chassis is also painted with black so next i will start the chassis assembly.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:00 AM

I need a little help gang.

When I thought about this build before starting it, I certainly didn't expect the front seats to become a major design stumbling block. But here we are.

The original plan was to do it box stock. However the kit wheels were decidedly poor quality which prompted me to ditch that idea. This kit comes with a stock bench seat and some very funky looking buckets. Now I have tried to get a viable idea out of those buckets but they just suck. A trip into my parts bin turns up almost nothing pre-1963 at all that isn't a bench seat or is expecially small to look lost in that big interior bucket. I have so far resigned myself to using the kit bench seat.

I need some ideas and/or some trade offers if you have something that might work, that you'd be willing to part with. I'm looking for single/bucket seats that would look at home in this car. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:41 PM

I'm seeing some really nice stuff here... I really need to work mine into the schedule... I have two 1923 Model T's to finish (an AMT Depot Hack and an AMT Budwieser Delivery Van) and then I'll have room on the bench. I have a Hornet to build for next months model club meeting but I can work on it and the '56 SD at the same time... On the big workbench, I have a commisioned 1/350 USS Missouri Sept, 1945 fit, to build... Life is good! :)

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:09 PM

No rush Chris, plenty of time to finish before December.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:47 PM

Buckets for a '49 Jant?
My favourite period buckets have always been those in the AMT old mould '57 Chev.
However, for a cross country jaunt a nice wide saggy bench would be ideal as it would allow you to shuffle your arse around and drive from whatever position was comfortable.
Plus, there would be room for a pizza box or 2 between the driver & co-driver.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:36 PM

Funny, I was thinking the same thing. That's one reason I didn't worry about the bench seat in my Sport Suburban.
(BTW: As of this evening, "Yeah, it's got a Hemi"! The engine is mostly built and painted a nice bright Plymouth red.)

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

Buckets for a '49 Jant?
My favourite period buckets have always been those in the AMT old mould '57 Chev.
However, for a cross country jaunt a nice wide saggy bench would be ideal as it would allow you to shuffle your arse around and drive from whatever position was comfortable.
Plus, there would be room for a pizza box or 2 between the driver & co-driver.


Erik has come to my rescue with a pair of seats from a '62 T-Bird that will look right at home in the '49. The body is in final primer. Work is 7 days a week now, 2nd shift, so no telling when it will get done.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:25 PM

Not seeing much activity guys, how we doin?