56 Chrysler Windsor
Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:58 PM
I found an article on it in one of my old mags and quicky set about figuring out what I needed to do.
Here are a few shots of the magazine article.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:10 PM
I removed the bumper guards from the front bumper and smoothed it all out. I found that the custom grille from the 49 Ford kit is just about as close as I can come to a kit piece to match the grille.
I'll have to remove the nose in the 300 to make room for the grille and add a chrome surround to match the Windsor.
Fortunately the custom wheels in the kit are very close to the ones on the 1:1 but I needed a center cap. As I was digging through my parts bin one day I came upon four nicely domed chrome caps. I have no idea what kit they came from, but they worked perfectly.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:23 PM
Zocchi's ride has a 50 Caddy rear bumper. I need to order one from Modelhaus and mold it in.
I got the suspension lowered and the chassis painted. Not going to be anything fancy there or in the engine bay. That will save a bit of time.
I also need to chop the top, but I am saving that for a ways down the road. Pretty soon I'll be slinging putty on this and sanding till I can't stand it.
Hope you enjoy the start of this. Who knows how soon I'll get updates on it. I'm still trying to finish my 53 Ford Vicky and my 67 GTX Street Freak a little at a time.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:02 AM
in the old days Revell made a 56 Chrysler, not sure what scale it was...IF you can locate one maybe you could use parts from it...
It was 1/32, unfortunately.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:17 PM
After looking at photos of a 56 Chrysler 300 on the web, Charlie is right. It wouldn't be difficult to make one out of this kit. You wouldn't even have to alter the grille like I am doing for this Windsor. I'll have to do that with my other kit. Thanks for the idea Charlie.
Edited by Modlbldr, 25 October 2012 - 07:18 PM.