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#1 Ron35369

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

This was another rebuilder that I got on Ebay. I know some guys won't like the big wheels, but this car has such large wheel openings it was just begging for some 20's.

 

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#2 A.R.C.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

Thats awesome!! Nice work.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

That body has some weird twists and bends to it.

 

And you're right about the "some guys won't like the giant wheels" thing...  :P



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

i like the big wheels, great job , nice build



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

10-4 on a thumbs down on the rims.

 

The rest of it....not bad at all. Fords of that vintage look good in that green. Put the stock wheels or a nice set of Cragars on it, and I'd be happy to have that on my shelf.

 

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

VERY NICE!!

#7 SSNJim

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:44 AM

Very nice and clean. I like the wheels - they certainly look good on the car.



#8 vintagercr

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:14 AM

Looks nice!

#9 Dyno Davo

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:46 AM

Super cool, everything is right about that model



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:49 AM

I don't like the big wheels in general, but you're right; they do look pretty good on this car. Nice job.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:59 AM

I don't like the big wheels in general, but you're right; they do look pretty good on this car. Nice job.

 

 

Ditto!  

 

Ron, you've really nailed the paint-and-finish department!  Beautiful model!!

 

 

B)  



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:27 AM

Great looking build, the wheels give it a modern look..



#13 JunkPile

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:35 AM

Nice lookin' model Ron.  The wheels look right at home to me



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:57 AM

Yep, the wheels are ugly, but the car and the build is awesome.



#15 george 53

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:00 AM

It's REALLY nice! What color is it? It sure makes it!



#16 Chuck Most

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:04 AM

Love it! I think big wheels look perfect on a big car... and Galaxies of this vintage were, indeed, gigantic!

 

 

That body has some weird twists and bends to it.

 

 

I think it comes with age. I've had two of the AMT '68's, and both of the bodies were warped beyond much use.



#17 Ron35369

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:31 AM

I am really liking this forum! It's refreshing to get honest opinions & not just lip service. Interesting how divided people are on the new style "large" rims. I personally don't mind the bigger rims on some cars...as long as they aren't hideously huge as on a "Donk".  I really didn't notice any body warp & the model sits level on a flat surface. It might just have been my amateur photography, although I did see a couple sink marks in the front fender where the core support is. Thank you for all the comments & input...this will help me to be a better model builder. Not sure what color green that is, George 53, as I painted this one several years ago.



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:55 AM

Great looking model Ron.  My first car was a '67 Galaxy.  Yep they are big boats.



#19 Jon Cole

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:03 AM

I like it; wheels and all!



#20 Ron Hamilton

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

Looks good to me. It could be a tad lower if it were mine. I can even dig the wheels.