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#261 Road Runner 79

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:20 AM

You could extend for 6 months or till next Dec .  I would try to get mine going again ? I just had to many builds going  :)



#262 Jantrix

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:53 PM

I have changed the rules to reflect a lack of end date. You are free to continue your builds and participating in this build off to your hearts content. I'll be happy to check out and enjoy your work. If another body comes to mind for my build I will happily join you.



#263 Nick Winter

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 05:29 PM

My T-Bird is still on my Bench, but at the moment it's collecting idea's and dust.

 

I will get back to it!

 

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:32 PM

I never finished mine either, good to see this back.  Lets see I need to make a fuel cell and I seriously don't remember what else. Maybe I can find an old picture as the ones on here mostly disappeared.  Oh yeah! The Madman is Back! http://s1181.photobu...&start=0&page=2DSC04827_zps4be8c1ff.jpg


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:36 AM

I haven't made any progress with my El Camino either except that I pulled it out a couple of weeks ago, watched the kit's Engine Bay and put it fast back in the box. :D  The reason why it stopped, is the engine bay... Inner fenders are in need of styrene and there I lost the interest. But I will try to continue it, just need to finish a couple of other ones first. I'll try to get it going again early next year.



#266 Ron Hamilton

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:33 PM

I am so happy that this one has been extended. I have made significant progress on the '66 Rambler. I filled in the hole in the hood, and worked the body as good as it is going to be. About a month ago, I was surfing through Ebay, and there was an auction of some '66 Rambler American Parts, including an unpainted hood and trunk lid, a complete 232 6, the entire interior, including the stock console, but I believe that they are from a '64 or '65. It was not cheap, but it got me to the point where I can do some painting. I was even able to get a set of wheel covers from a derelict '67 Ambassador, which is correct for the '66 American.

 

And yes, I did do the Ambassador.

 

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As I bought it.

 

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Finis!!!

 

I will be quite happy if the American can come out half as good.


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 02:48 AM

If there's no official end date, I'll get back in on this project. About all I have left is making the headers and side pipes. I'm kinda up in the air on whether or not I should do them. I think they will help make the car look lower. But at the same time, I'm concerned about how they will look. Maybe I should see if I can lower it more with some suspension modifications before I commit to them.

 

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 03:22 AM

Ron, that is just beautiful. Nice save.

 

See Roger, that there is the reason I stopped work on the narrowed GTO. It stopped looking like a GTO. But yours, no matter the angle, that's a '57 T-bird and we can all admire the workmanship involved with the modifications.

 

I do have another nasty kit build in the works however. The "Lil John" Buttera, '33 Ford. When I get it back out, I'll post up some picks.


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 05:32 PM

See Roger, that there is the reason I stopped work on the narrowed GTO. It stopped looking like a GTO. But yours, no matter the angle, that's a '57 T-bird and we can all admire the workmanship involved with the modifications.

 

Rob, I think your GTO would work if you made the body more of a wedge shape front to rear. Maybe widen the rear section and allow the body to drape over the rear tires a little. Since I was using a '32 Ford chassis, I took measurements from a '32 body at the cockpit area and went from there.

 

I cut holes in the body of my "Deucenbird" for the headers to go through. But, I don't know if I'm going to like the way it looks or not. 


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 06:51 PM

I'm so happy this CBP has been extended indefinitely; That's a deadline I might be able to manage :P .  So, since I'm still in this, here's what I have managed to accomplish:

 

In my typical style of defying convention, I started at the rear.  I've added some detail to the underside of the trunk lid and frenched the license plate.

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And a little lower down, I modified the rear end from Revell's Tommy Ivo showboat and added some RB Motion coil overs.

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Next, in defiance of my own defiance :blink: , I moved up to the front end and opened up the grilles.

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I've also started modifying the frame to accommodate some monster pro street tires from SMBC out back and a more modern suspension up front.

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Incidentally, the front suspension is one of the peeves I have with this kit.  One of the major innovations and selling points of the '39 Chevy was the "knee action" front suspension yet the kit has a solid front axle set up.

 

More updates as they (slowly) happen.



#271 Nick Winter

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:33 PM



Rob, Count me in, I have a very nasty '69 T bird Glue bomb annual that needs some love. It will be sort of a resto mod.

 

 

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Have a front bumper & bumper pan on order from modelhaus.

 

Nick

Getting somewhere after a year.

 

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:00 PM

Great job Nick !



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 04:52 AM

Nick, that looks great.  Nice save!  Looks like you started with one of those models that the original builder assembled the complete chassis and engine and sprayed the entire assembly flat black. Then assembled the entire interior and sprayed it one color without any further thought to detailing anything.  Yea, great model builder  :P  

 

Al gave me a R&R resin 1960 Valiant wagon that had a similar touch.  The entire interior bucket was sprayed flat black.  There was no prep whatsoever on the body, it was just sprayed blue over bare resin. The builder then didn't like his work, so he decided to sand off the paint... yea, he gave up after he sanded one side completely flat, ruining the body.   Man, I'm happy I learned to build from good mentors!



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:12 AM

Nick, that looks stunning. Your best yet. Looking forward to the rest.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:31 AM

Man, that looks great.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:51 AM

Getting somewhere after a year.

 

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Fantastic!!!!!!



#277 Nick Winter

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 08:06 PM

Thanks Guys, because I'm doing this is an sort of Factory show car style, I decided I had to do a Leather Bucket seat interior, tunrs out Ford didnt skimp on chrome or woodgrain when they built these cars, good grief.

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I am unhappy with the area on the rear shelf where the custom headrests were, for the life of me I couldn't fix them, I'm thinking I may use PE speaker grilles on top of those area's.

 

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:11 PM

I actually Finished it, Second one for 2014, only took me a year and a half, thats a new Record I think ( :P ) Turned out pretty good.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:55 AM

Nice work. Wow, that engine bay is huge.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 06:22 PM

Nice work. Wow, that engine bay is huge.

Thats a 24th scale engine too, my attempt to fill it up some.

 

Nick