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#1 thatz4u

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:34 AM

I work slow, here's what I have so far..not trying for a ton of detail, just a fun build somewhere near period correct, we'll see. 
 
Wheels & tires from Moebius 55 Chrysler
 
Interior done, Moving on to the body next...console & steering wheel are from 49 AMT Merc..TV has show about 67 Cougar..
 
finished it today, only took a year..... 
 
Photos in Under Glass...     :D

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#2 Doobie

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

What period are you going for ? look good so far B)



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:44 AM

bump

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

Hey Al is that green going to be the body colour should be good .BTW I have to say that sterring wheel sucks just my 2 pence



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

Hey Al is that green going to be the body colour should be good .BTW I have to say that sterring wheel sucks just my 2 pence

 

It's a classic piece of custom styrene from the "Classic American Iron" '49 Mercury.

I just happen to like Al's steering wheel for obvious reasons.

 

Like belly buttons...to each their own.

 

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

Hey james thanks for the correction I know where the steering wheels from I just think it looks like a pair of knickers lol :P



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:55 AM

although the paint appears green, the color is actually Tamiya Coral Blue...



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

Bump

 

 

I'm working a few kinks out of the body , more photos to come..



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:28 AM

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 04:10 PM

I work slow, here's what I have so far..not trying for a ton of detail, just a fun build somewhere near period correct, we'll see. 

 

Wheels & tires from Moebius 55 Chrysler

 

Interior done, Moving on to the body next...console & steering wheel are from 49 AMT Merc..TV has show about 67 Cougar..

 

finished it today, only took a year..... 

 

Photos coming soon!!!      :D

Very nice! I like the color, can't wait to see it on the body!



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:49 PM

Never new you had this build going Al.. Love the interior and wheels and tires...



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:26 AM

Looking good Al.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:42 AM

It's a classic piece of custom styrene from the "Classic American Iron" '49 Mercury.
I just happen to like Al's steering wheel for obvious reasons.
 
Like belly buttons...to each their own.
 
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It's up to you what steering wheel you use - but I wonder if the driver can see the gauges?
The sled is looking good anyway!

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:59 AM

nice ! byw i also have that steering wheels in the amt kit of the merc i am building now .. but tbh i didnt use it .. i know its like a custom thing but i also dont like the looks
but tastes are difefrent so dont listen to us hahaha
curious on the rest and your body !!

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 07:58 AM

Thanks guys, hope you like the finished product as well, I'm also looking for another pair of those valve covers as well if anyone can spare them, thanks again, Al