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#41 sbk

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

Thanks!

 

The trim on the windshield opening was made from .040" half round strip. I also used that same size strip for the beltline & cowl trim.



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

I modified a couple of Appleton spotlights by cutting the buckets from the stems so that they can pivot more like the 1:1. These are available from Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland.

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I drilled holes in the A pillars & mounted the spots & handles.

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Almost ready for primer.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

Nice work on the car and good job on the steering wheel. I had one of those on my 52 deluxe 4dr i had in the early 90's.



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

Your knack for capturing the essence of traditional custom details is second to none, Steve. The execution just kills me. Well done on these latest additions.



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

Steve-

Thanks for the info on the window trim. I am working on the fleetline version of this car as a fill in between other projects and wanted to remove and replace mine also. Of course I have .020 and .030 half round but don't think I have .040. Isn't that the way it always goes?
Yours is looking fantastic, as always.

Later-

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

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dito !!

omg this is awsome

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

Sprayed the first coats of primer on the body & top. It's nice to see it without all the patchwork.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:02 AM

Gorgeous! I still love the choice of that front bumper and grille.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

This is gonna look sweet...



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

That's a sweet looking ride. Fantastic job on the details.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:41 PM

Killer kustom steve but why a caddie grill ? a nice 56/57vette grill would be a cool too. B)

 

those vette grille were really hard to find in the late 40's ! must be the reason :rolleyes:

 

Fantastic work Steve ! I've had the project to build one like that , Carl Abadjian inspired, for years !  :) This was an elegant area for kustoms ! you nailed it perfectly !! thanks a lot for returning to modeling...and kustoms ;)  


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:50 AM

Loving this.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

LOVE THIS RIDE CANT WAIT TO SEE MORE



#55 John Teresi

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

Steve........loving this build........looks great.



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

Sweet, lookin good..

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

nice, very larry earnst, la jolla, harry bradley.



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

Superb in every respect.



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

BEAUTIFUL WORK STEVE!!!



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:48 AM

nice, very larry earnst, la jolla, harry bradley.

That's the name I couldn't think of... stellar build so far. Very period correct.