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The Big Cojone: 57 Fairlane Cannonballer


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#1 A.R.C.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:26 PM

Finished this the other day for the Cannonball CBP. Its an AMT 3N1 57 Fairlane that I found in a discount store still sealed for $10.

 

I went for a stripped down,no frills, lived a rough life, bad as you wanna be street racer look from that era. Removed the body trim, drilled trim mount holes then filled them in with intentionally bad body work. Scratch built a few pieces....really big gas tank, rollbar, seat mount, hood scoop, exhaust, supercharger plumbing and air intake, rad hose (because the only one it had was on the intstruction sheet) added a straight axle front and a few other things that I cant think of right now. Put a coat of semi gloss clear over hot rod grey primer and a flat black hood. Threw a few spares in the back and some borrowed license plates to help out with getting across the country and then hit the road in a race car thats got no problem fighting dirty.

 

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#2 A.R.C.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:30 PM

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:35 PM

That thing looks mean.

 

Where did you get the front rims?



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:39 PM

Thanks Henry. Mean was my goal. I got the rims from Model Express. They have them on sale right now. .98 cents for 4 of them.



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

Really cool build, very nice work....



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:56 PM

As said in the CBP topic, this is absolutely one of the Coolest '57 Fords I've ever seen. The stance is just perfect, and I like the scoop hood. Nice job with cutting those rear wheel openings also.



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:37 AM

That looks really cool !   I like the Gloss over Primer paint job .  Good luck in the CBP .



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:40 AM

Looks good, nice job !



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:00 AM

That's one wild ride man, excellent work.



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

 Threw a few spares in the back and some borrowed license plates to help out with getting across the country and then hit the road in a race car thats got no problem fighting dirty.

 

 

Heh, heh, heh. Go ahead, you can say that with a sinister grin.



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

Adam,

I am liking this, it has some real attitude!



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

Nice job, congrats, I love it!



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:25 AM

 

Heh, heh, heh. Go ahead, you can say that with a sinister grin.

I had a sinister grin the entire time I was building it B) .

 

Thanks for the nice comments everyone. It was a fun build. I was under a big time crunch but it was still fun.



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:25 PM

Really cool!



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

Man this car is fantastic. Absolutely perfect for cannonballin'

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:12 PM

Holy cows that bad @$$ lookin.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:45 PM

Loved this one. The grille looks great. Also liked the air cleaner, and the cool Thunderbird Special valve cover decals. The exhaust is also a cool touch, it looks like to be a 3 inch tube in 1:25 scale. The supercharged 312 will sound Chevy killer trough that!!!



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:05 AM

That's way cool!

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:13 PM

Love it Adam, really did an outstanding jon on the '57. Always like them, my first car was a Custom 300. I'm so glad they finally came out with the kit. You gave me more ideas for a couple of builds with the '57.

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