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First build in years...

Finally cleaned the bench off!

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#1 FASTBACK340

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 05:19 AM

First build in years so I figured I'd start simple and sharpen my basic skills. I'm using a prepainted `58 Edsel as an expendable kit. I'll save the Mopars and rare stuff for when (If...) I get my chops back and build presentable stuff.

Here's the wheel choice mocked-up with the body. I see countless pictures of ideas like this on this forum. I plan on finishing mine...
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Here we have the disc brakes grafted onto the Edsel rearend after some minor detailing. Both the brakes and tire/rim combo came from the Copperhead concept car.
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Here's a built engine that was salvaged from a Revell `32 Ford that met an untimely demise (from a VERY HIGH shelf...) that has been detailed a bit.
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While no epic master-build, it IS a return to a hobby I love and miss dearly. As I practice cutting, filing, fitting, and gluing it together without paw-prints, I'll work up to the spray booth after a simple build or two.

Here we go....

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 05:31 AM

That's some nice work. I look forward to seeing more

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 06:21 AM

I think you are already at a VERY presentable level with your build here..... your approach says it all.... keep it going...

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 06:27 AM

That is looking good , can see you haven't lost the touch.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 07:01 AM

This is coming along great! Keep it up!!!

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 07:41 AM

You have no idea how jacked-up I am over this build. Although it's a prepainted piece, it's beautifully detailed. But there's always room for improvement.


I decided to add brake lines & bracketsI use a piece of hex-shaped Evergreen rod and drill a #72 hole in the center. After hitting it with a silver paint pen I trim it to lenght and there you go.... inexpensive hex fittings. Chuck a piece longer than needed in your Dremel and round the tip a bit and paint with clear tinted paint for AN fittings.Posted ImageHere's a shot of the detailed rear end. I also added tire valves to the wheels.Posted ImageMore to come....

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 07:47 AM

Welcome back to car modeling John. I hope all is well with you and Amy. Maybe we'll run into each other at the NNL East in April. Stay well buddy.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 07:52 AM

I hate my computer.... it's being a little ***** when I edit. I loose my pictures!

Here's the Evergreen pic. from the previous post:

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And here's the rear end/tires-wheels picture
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Rich! Great to hear from you "GrandPa". How's the family? Amy says HI and we'll be at NNL East this year.

Maybe with a crappy glue-bomb in my pocket....

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 07:53 AM

Did I mention I hate my computer?

Here's the rear end shot. I hope...
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 10:58 AM

I got most of the chassis done. The rear is detailed, just have to set ride height. The front is done. I'm also going to use the kit engine as I'd have to modify the Revell piece too much. I want te to be a QUICK build....

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 11:03 AM

John, I'm not sure what's happening, but here's your post again with the pics. Looking great!! B)

I got the disc brakes plumbed and the rear axle done. The front suspension is lowered and the wheels detailed.
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I blacked out the back of the rotors and still have to establish ride height.
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The front suspension is done except for a few minor details.
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I've also realized modifying the old Revell small block would be too much work right now, so I'm going to strip a few items off of that and add it to the AMT engine.I'm also taking a few liberties, so you Ford guys calm down....
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I'm enjoying this....



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Posted 01 January 2012 - 11:05 AM

you have my attention :blink: ..........PLEASE continue ;)

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 11:05 AM

What's going on? I think my computer is possessed! When I preview the post I just see URL's for the Fotki site, so I re-submit it and it get's double posted. Sometimes...

I need to have the `puter flushed out.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 11:09 AM

you have my attention :blink: ..........PLEASE continue ;)


Thanks Keith! I'm trying to roll along with this. My Wife is getting a kick out of watching me building again. She always has this fear I'm going have a car drop on me when I'm in the garage. Now all she has to worry about is the random x-acto puncture.Just resisting the urge to get too crazy too fast....

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 11:14 AM

What's going on? I think my computer is possessed! When I preview the post I just see URL's for the Fotki site, so I re-submit it and it get's double posted. Sometimes...

I need to have the `puter flushed out.


John, are you using Fotki's "copied" URL in the image field when you click the image icon? Fotki has it now that when you hit the "share" button------there is a drop down menu of different URL's for different web formats. You want to use the first one for posting here.

I copied and pasted your original URL's into the image icon fields, and they showed up right away in the text box as I was typing.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 11:21 AM

Welcome back to the hobby from your "vacation!" The Edsel is looking very cool. B)

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 11:23 AM

So.... like this?
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 11:25 AM

So.... like this?
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You got it! :D

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 11:25 AM

Welcome back to the hobby from your "vacation!" The Edsel is looking very cool. B)


Vacation? It was more like a coma....Aside from copping-out with a pre-painted kit, I'm having a blast Thanks for the encouragement everyone!

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 05:50 PM

OK...I'm on a roll.

I got the engine about 90% done tonight. I'm getting cross-eyed after all this time, time for bed.

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