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#1 tramprod

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:18 AM

just started on the Revells 68 firebird of the overhaulin show buit by Chip Foose. but the revell kit does not live up to the foose standards, so with a kittle bit of work ive got it lowered and all the emblems removed and the 1st coat of black layed down

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#2 slusher

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:45 AM

The black looks excellent. looking forward to your build..

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:58 AM

It's looking nice so far Dwayne! The lowering job helped it a ton! It's so lame that Revell can't even manage to mold calipers on their disc brakes anymore. :rolleyes: They used to mold them with the rotors,but now they don't. :blink:

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:29 AM

Nice!! B)

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:37 AM

I was hoping someone would do this box stock in the Foose fashion just so the haters can see it done right. Keep it going.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:38 AM

I was hoping someone would do this kit and correct the suspension. looking good so far! :)

#7 dimebolt

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:06 PM

Looks good man.
I just did a black cuda, so I know how hard they are to make look good.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:18 PM

the disc rotors are just a decal not even plastic so you would think they could print a caliper on it too. i am happy with the dtance but i did want to lower it more but the cross member would be touching the ground and it would be unrealistic

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:39 AM

A lowered suspension would be nice right out of the box. I slap agree at this point you would think Revell would ugrade an already great kit correctly. All things aside your work looks great. Keep it up .

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:28 AM

Can't wait to see it finished, looking good!

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:35 AM

Looks great so far. The paint & stance are awesome.

Pegasus makes some really nice plastic disc brakes & calipers. There are also some nice ones as well from the resin casters.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:33 AM

While it does look better lowered, has anyone seen the actual car that Foose built? Not lowered at all, at least not as much as the build above, or the illustration on the box. So I would say Revell got the kit bang on, but not modifying the suspension on the kit.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:44 PM

yes the car in the show wasn't as low but still lower than the kit which is about the same height i went for

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

Great start!!!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:54 PM

Looks good !

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

Thanks for the pic by pic..Yours is looking great..I have one and will be starting it in Jan,,,,



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:49 PM

That's loking better than I thought the kit would,even just in a mockup (I must ge one....),good start,paint is smooooth!



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:55 PM

I bought two of these kits myself, one just to get the Foose wheels. I plan on building this one very soon. I'm planning to put the wheels from the second kit on AMT's '41 Ford woodie street rod. I can't wait to see yours done Duane.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

This looks great man. Just great.

 

If you have a second, mind explaining what you did to drop it? Very nice work.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:45 AM

I built up the car with the optional racing additions....played around with PowerPoint 2010 and made the attached pic.  The top red stripe decal did not lay well so if anyone has a spare, I sure would appreciate it if you could send it to me - thanks !!!!!

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