49' Mercury Speedster.. It's Done 5/4/13
Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:19 AM
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:38 AM
Color? Something dark and sparkly! Tamiya Mica Blue, perhaps? Or maybe Testors Nassau Blue over a white base...Cruz did something modern in that color recently that really looked killer.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:16 AM
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:30 AM
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Edited by BKcustoms, 28 November 2012 - 09:22 AM.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:07 PM
wonder how the new olds would look with these mods...
Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:34 AM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:55 PM
Thanks for the comments guys, I appreciate it. I started work on the rear suspension and chassis. This was my first attempt at making an airride setup, it's not perfect but I think it'll look fine once it's painted and detailed. the bars are brass tube I had laying around with dirtmodeler rod ends and suspension brackets and the bags are "machined" from scrap plastic on my dremel. I still need to add the link from the top of the axle to the frame that keeps the axle centered but the floor needs to be notched before it'll fit so I'm waiting to do that.
I also started to cut down a set of GTO seats.
Let me know what you think! Billy
Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:30 AM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:08 AM
I really like your take on this build! I'll keep an eye on this one..
Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:40 AM
You've got a good eye for what looks good ! Moving the wheel openings back was definetly the way to go ! This is really cool !
Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:19 AM
I Think The Custom Body Modifications Are Really Outstanding! Great Work!
Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:21 AM
Heck yeah man!!!! Bagging it is the way to go with this one, Laying frame
Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:49 PM
Thanks guys! It'll be as low as it'll go with these wheels After some messing around with the front suspension and almost breaking it I decided to make it functional so I could set the ride height exactly where I want it during final assembly. Basically all I had to do was cut the kit suspension apart and drill holes where bolts go on a 1:1 and add brass tubing where the "bolts" go through the frame. since I don't trust the plastic to hold up very well.
And a pic of where it sits as of now. It'll be a little lower in the end though.
Thanks for looking in! Let me know what you think and feel free to ask any questions you may have. Billy
Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:53 PM
Not a fan of big wheels by any means, but they really fit your build. This might be the first time that I love these wheels on anything. Keep it coming!