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#1 hotrodblder

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:45 PM

I bought this kit a month ago with an upcoming contest in my sights. The theme of the contest being 'Fins & Chrome'. I thought this would be a fairly good kit & an 'out of the box' entry from everything else, no pun intended. I couldn't wait to see what was in the box, so as with all little kids, I opened the box as soon as I got in the car. To my surprise, it was a curbside/promo kit. Needless to say I was a bit upset. I just put everything back in the box and drove it all the way back home from KC to Salina.

I let it set in the box for about a week & finally decided what to do with it for the contest. I had watched a lot of how to videos & put what I had learned to the test. Please take a look at my pics & let me know what you think & how you think I might do this Saturday at the contest. Oh, & Doc, thanks for the education.

Now on with the pics:



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#2 BOSWELL891

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:33 PM

Looks good

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:11 PM

I like it alot i hope you take it to Salina I will be there driving from wichita

#4 hotrodblder

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:06 AM

Jeremiah, I live about 3 blocks from the VFW, so it will defiantly be there. So, I'll see you there.



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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:56 AM

Love it, LONG LIVE RUST and everything else. I love the headliner work. Very nice.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:20 AM

Not my kind of build, but I agree with doc - the headliner looks terrible, as does the interior. And I mean that in a good way.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:33 AM

Rust Rules :)

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:39 AM

Ouch. That hurts, Chuck.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:02 AM

This is probably the status of my old '61 Starliner if it's not crushed already. Good job.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:44 AM

That's a very nice job on the weathering. I remember some cars that looked like that and were still being driven.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:51 AM

WOW, nice job on this build.

#12 hotrodblder

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

​Thanks for all of the positive words guys. I've looking forward to showing it off this week end & seeing what kind of attention it'll get. There aren't usually to many builds like this that show up at our show.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:58 AM

Shiny is good too Jim :)

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:21 PM

I seen one just like that by a farmers barn in Georgia were my kid lives,, looks cool,,