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#21 Danno

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:13 PM

Interesting!!

Nice start.


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:50 PM

This is going to be super cool I will be watching for this one B)

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:43 PM

Thanks for all of the nice comments. It is encouraging. I made a bit more progress tonight. I filled in next to the strips on the top of the fenders with a bit more styrene so that it won't take as much putty.
I continued work on the grille. I cut between each grille bar and re-glued it back together to take out a bit of the height of the grille bars. I also made a grille surround with half round and a bit of flat stock. What a royal pain that all was. It is going to take quite a bit of clean up on the surround before it is ready for Alclad.
I took pics of all of tonight's progress. It is bed time now so the pics will have to wait until tomorrow afternoon.

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Edited by Modlbldr, 27 October 2012 - 09:01 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

I finally have some time to update with some photos.

First off, last night I glued pieces of styrene to the tops of the fenders to fill in the area instead of building it up with so much putty. Then I focused on the grille area.
This is what I am going for:
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The custom grille bars from the 49 Ford kit were too tall to fit correctly in the grille surround. They measured almost 9/32.
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I used my razor saw and cut between each bar, one at a time, one side at a time and glued them back together the same way. This way, at no time was it completely apart so I wouldn't have to worry about realigning the bars.
By the time I was done the grille measured about 7/32.
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This is what it looked like before:
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and after:
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Subtle, but it fits better. The grille surround is next.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:38 AM

For the grille surround I started with two pieces of half round glued at the center for a peak in the center. I tried to get the bends at the ends the same, but you know how that goes.
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I also had to glue two small pieces at the bottom corners of the grille opening because the grille opening angles in at the bottom.
Next I glued two pieces of flat stock together with a similar peak in the center for the bottom of the surround. These I sanded the front of the bar so that it is thinner at the front than the back to match the 1:1.
This is what I ended up with after an hour of hassle.
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This is what the beginning of the grille looks like in the car.
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Still lots of clean up to do on the grille and I will also need to extend the bars a bit with a second grille from a 49 Ford. Yippppiieeee!

I would have puttied in the rear fenders in but I have some OLD two part putty that I was unsure about. I'd hate to damage my car. I mixed some up with the hardener I bought and slathered some on an olb body. If it turns out OK in a few days I'll feel safe enough to use it.
Thanks for tuning in. Comments and criticisms appreciated.

Later-

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:39 AM

nice work on the grille. cant wait to see more

cheers
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:14 PM

Went on Rik Hoving's Fotki site and found this.
Thanks Rik..
here is the link..http://public.fotki....b/pc200025.html

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:28 PM

Joker

Thanks for that link. Those photos were helpful to determine the paint seperation lines of the white on the fins. I didn't have any rear 3/4 shots.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:59 PM

Joker

Thanks for that link. Those photos were helpful to determine the paint seperation lines of the white on the fins. I didn't have any rear 3/4 shots.

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No...thank you for building a Kustom.
I got a thing for bodywork pics..
before the paint takes all the credit..hahaha

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:16 PM

One more from Rik Hoving's Fotki
Thanks Rik

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:31 PM

Love Rik's site. He has a lot of great kustoms.
I started slinging some putty on the body tonight. I can't wait to start sanding it down.
I also began putting the wheels together. I am using Modelhaus tires. I'm not sure of a number on them. They were marked 40 Merc. They were the closest I have to the picture. I had to sand down the backs of the wheels and the inside of the wheel backs to get them narrow enough for the tires.
More in the next few days.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:18 AM

Got a bit of sanding done this morning. The basic shape is coming along.Posted Image

Lots of sanding and put tying to go. I sure hope this putty works. It is an OLD version of Ever coat that I got from a buddy's stash.
Thanks for the post in the General section on posting photos from an iPhone. It worked!!
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Edited by Modlbldr, 29 October 2012 - 04:20 AM.


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:19 PM

That grill looks pritty close your doing a great job so far keep it up. more pics please :D B) :wub:

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:30 PM

That grill looks pritty close your doing a great job so far keep it up. more pics please :D B) :wub:


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:37 PM

I am really enjoying the process of this build. It looks great so far.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:11 PM

I got a bit more sanding done tonight. I'll have to try a different putty on the rest of the body work. I was using some old putty that was a predecessor to Evercoat and part of it did not set up right and peeled off. I mag try it again and mix in a bit more hardener or just go with my old standby of Bond.
Anywho, I also got some mounting tabs sanded off of a few more parts and glued the headlight buckets on the body. Nothing exciting but all things that need done to progress.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

This one was back on the bench tonight. I got all of the wheels put together and the fronts temporarily put in place. It looks as if they are not centered well. I may have to do some playing with that in the final stages.
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The rears are assembled but I don't have the rear suspension painted yet.
I have drawn out the design for the door panels and started modifying them. I cut down the rear side panel/arm rests like what the 1:1 looks like.

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Next will be to sand off the rest of the detail from the door panels in preparation for new details.
I still need to do a lot of putty work on the body, but it is getting closer. I now have my order into Modelhaus for the 50 Caddy rear bumper. I can' wait till it shows.
Thanks for checking in and let me know what you think.

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Edited by Modlbldr, 25 November 2012 - 10:20 PM.


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:43 PM

Killed some time during lunch today lowering the rear suspension. Now I have to get the front lowered a bit more. (Second time) That's going to be a bit of work.
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Progress is slow due to life and my new night job.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

tom thats looking great nearly time for that top chop ! that going to be a bit of work B)



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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

Now this is what I call first class modeling B)