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#1 FordRodnKustom

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:18 AM

I've wanted to build one of these for a long time but never being able to afford an original revell kit (even a glue bomb built up) I scraped together the change and went ahead and got the Modelhaus transkit as a starting point. A Revell Ranchero fills in the rest of the parts as well as my parts box and an AMT 57 T-Bird kit.

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I used tape and Silly Putty to mask around the frame rails and fuel tank
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Hubcaps and valve covers are from an AMT 57 T-Bird. The tires are from a Lindberg 53 Ford.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:25 AM

looking very nice so far

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:32 AM

Nice job on the chassis painting

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:35 AM

Very nice

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

very nice subject and the body looks quite sharp.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:53 AM

Good looking build. Keep the pictures comeing.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:52 AM

Sharp and excellent progress so far.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:56 AM

It's looking great so far! '57 Fords are one of my favorite cars of all time. This one will be fun to continue watching... Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

Glad you posted the longroof on MCM ,Ron.
I was following this build on TRaK and then poof!
Now I can follow along with this one as I'm building
a 59 Country Sedan wagon myself.

James aka Joker

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:38 AM

Very nice work on the chassis. I'm guessing that light green is your color of choice?

Charlie Larkin

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:40 AM

This has really caught my eye , I will definatley be following along

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:08 PM

This is going to be nice. How are you going to handle the wood on the sides ?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:55 PM

Love the Ford wagons! This resin kit is one I've been wanting to buy as well...I'll be following along.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

Very Nice!!!!!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

I am loving it ... Does anyone know it any caster makes a resin of the Ranch Wagon or the two door Del Rio ??? I love the color scheme of the ranch wagon on the brochure!

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:40 AM

Glad you posted the longroof on MCM ,Ron.
I was following this build on TRaK and then poof!
Now I can follow along with this one as I'm building
a 59 Country Sedan wagon myself.

James aka Joker


I stopped posting this one on TRaK because it's leaning mostly to a factory stock style. Good luck with your 59! I'll be looking for it.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:42 AM

Very nice work on the chassis. I'm guessing that light green is your color of choice?

Charlie Larkin


That is a good color but I'm not sure what I'll do it in yet. I'll have to make a decision soon though!

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:44 AM

This is going to be nice. How are you going to handle the wood on the sides ?


Thanks. I've got some decal material for the dark paneling and I'll paint the lighter trim,,,at least that the plan!

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:06 AM

Cool project, please keep us updated!

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:09 AM

It is always nice to see a Woody!