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#1 jdcar32

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:21 AM

These are often over looked but very cool. This one is modeled after the real deal that sold at Mecum. The AMT re issue annual has doors opened and the frame and pan separated for detailing such as exhaust and rear axle and suspension. The engine is from the kit with "dealer added" twin 4-barrels. Paint is Testor rattle can Turquise over white. Thanks for looking.


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#2 Badluck 13

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:37 AM

Wow that is sweet!!,very nice detail,love to see more!!!

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:41 AM

Extremely nice work, excellent foiling. Did the door jambs and details come that way or did you do them yourself?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:55 AM

Beautiful ! ! !

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:02 AM

Very , Very Nice ! Can't say enough about the details . Great build !

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:06 AM

Love it!

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:00 PM

Very nice. I've got one of these to do as a NASCAR when I get to it. Great job!

#8 oldscool

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:10 PM

Nice work all around!
"Gonna buy me a Mercury and cruise up and down this road"

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:17 PM

really nice work.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:19 PM

Beautiful! Skip, the AMT annual did not have opening doors, so Jon would have had to have scratchbuilt them.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:57 PM

that's sharp

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:21 PM

I loved it John. Any chances of seing some more pictures?

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:23 PM

Very nice. Great job on opening the doors.

Question: how did you separate the frame with all the molded-in detail and get it to still go back together and look right underneath. Some pictures would be helpful.

Charlie Larkin

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:45 PM

Fantastic!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:35 AM

I love it!!!! it is all just right

#16 jdcar32

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:39 AM

Very nice. Great job on opening the doors.

Question: how did you separate the frame with all the molded-in detail and get it to still go back together and look right underneath. Some pictures would be helpful.

Charlie Larkin

Hi Charlie, A little patience and a #11 blade with the sharp tip broke off for scribing. The void left by the frame removal is patched from the back side with thin sheet styrene. When the frame is painted and placed back on the painted pan it covers 99% of the patching and is supported. You can source suspension from a similar family of cars. I am trying to work on my posting skills and hoping to post more pictures, stay tuned for further developements........JD

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:55 AM

I didn't see the frame /pan work,but as an aside,the '60 Ford Starliner chassis almost drops on with all of it's separate parts details. The work you've done here looks good though.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:55 AM

More pics John - more pics please!

You did a great job on it! The opening doors are very, very outstanding and a lot of work overall the kit.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:18 PM

thats way too cool. Looks great, there's some good super-old school fever goin on here lately

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:36 PM

That's a real beauty for sure... but your driver's side vent window is falling out! :o