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#41 tubbs

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:43 AM

your welcome

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:46 AM

Thanks boss. Wish I had some speed parts to dress up the rocket a bit. Oh well.


The wide-whites and steel wheels look great.....fast car, no BS statement. And, I've got some Olds speed parts I would consider trading for stock valve-covers, manifolds, etc.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:59 AM

This thing is lookin great. Those Wheels would look good with a set of chrome spiders or swap them out for a set of chrome reverse wheels. Either way I like it

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:21 AM

Ace, you have mail.
Zaina I would love to run a set of spider caps, but have none. I'm still undecided on hub caps or plain steelies... I'll throw the caps on tonight and see how they look.

This thing really is just falling together... haven't had this easy of a build since the 48 ford custom I did a year ago

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:05 AM

Nice work Mark. Got my Olds today.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

Thanks Vaughn!

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:37 PM

Those whitewalls look nice; I'm almost definitely going to paint mine- the decals just don't look right to me.

I have to agree Mark, the little bit I've built of mine, and this thing is almost Shake 'n Bake assembly. Revell did a very good job on this.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:29 AM

Thanks charlie! My first time painting ww's. Used 15/16's circle.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:07 PM

No major progress beyond me starting to wet sand the body. Tomorrow I hope to get back to the bench and log some decent time on it.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:18 AM

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:42 AM

Well heres my kick at the oldsmobile can, 6" scale drop in the front, unsure hopw many in the rear, but its a signifigant drop. paint is rustoleum gloss black on the wheels/chassis and Mazda Redfire pearl effect for the body. Scratch built coil springs (1/16 inch tig rod wound around a 1/8th tungsten fits like a GLOVE in the kit spring pockets FYI..) hood has been relieve of its tim as well.

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the springs

Mark...Wicked color for sure, diggin this build.,...I have one on the bench, going gasser, another that will be a mild kustom, and planning a third to build the Mexican Road Race version...

As for speed parts, the tri-power manifold from the Revell Merc seems to fit ok in the "checking" that I did on mine.

One other thing, other than shorter springs, did you do anything else to lower the front end?

Thanks and cannot wait to see this one finished...

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:04 AM

Wow, that color looks good on that! Very, very nice, Mark.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:55 AM

She's an absolute beaut' Mark!

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:42 PM

I told ya those pre clear pics didn't do the colour any justice. yes urethane clear is pretty awesome but once you mix a batch ya better use it all or be prepared to pour it out.


That paint job is fantastic! :D That is defintely not your father's Oldsmobile.

What urethane clear do you use?