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'51 Chevy mild custom, finished.


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#1 Lyle Willits

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 11:41 AM

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Subtle lip built around grille shell. Corvette-type grille from parts box. Lowered with posable steering. BOB DUDDEK lakes pipes with the ends drilled open and the caps mounted in the open position.
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Stock rear bumper. Smooth front bumper from a Revell '54 sedan delivery kit. Frenched tailights are simply BMF in the indentations for the stock tailights and Tamiya clear red.
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These pipes from BOB DUDEK are just too cool! Steelies have chromed spiders from The Modelhaus and Bare Metal Foil trim rings, which, in my opinion, is the only way to make trim rings IN SCALE.
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'59 Vette engine with all the chrome dulled down to make it aluminum. Lots of plumbing added. Reps & Mins predrilled distributor. Battery from Revell '56 chevy kit.
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I spent alot of time on the interior,,,,,,,and then put it in a closed car!!!! DUH!
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Ready to drive to Lloyd Woddington's shop where the '49 Merc MAMA logo car is being started.

#2 Steve H.

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 01:30 PM

Excellent build, as usual! B)
Love the open lakes, thats the kind of detail that really sets this one apart from the others.
The interior, what I can see of it, looks great, also! :P

#3 Randy Kern

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 01:53 PM

That's pretty cool, Lyle. It's got the perfect 'period' look of the fifties. Always a fan of the early 'Vette grille, too. Another fine Willits (er, Woddington) custom!

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 02:12 PM

Very cool Lyle, and the interior is still very visible man, love those side pipes.......... B) :P :lol:

#5 Irvin Arter Jr.

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 02:50 PM

I like the colors Lyle! I think I will build one too! HaHa

#6 Lyle Willits

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 03:25 PM

I like the colors Lyle! I think I will build one too! HaHa

Are you accusing me of "KRENING" your model????
Yours had a gold roof :rolleyes:
Actually, this DAVE LINDSAY photo was my inspiration.
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Hey Irv - you going to Sept. Showdown?

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 03:28 PM

Gotta say it looks just right Lyle!!..Outstanding

#8 Irvin Arter Jr.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 02:45 AM

I want to go because I can not make Toledo this year :(

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 02:58 AM

That is sweet Lyle! I'd like to have it parked in my driveway!
Chris

#10 Matt T.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 05:40 AM

Slick! That's got all the right touches, Lyle. Looking forward to the MAMA Merc now.

#11 Andy Wyatt

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 10:28 AM

Another winner Lyle!

#12 Tom Kren

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 10:58 AM

KRENNING HA!!!! thats a good one so is the build Lyle why would i build a 51 when i need to finish this 53!
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 11:00 AM

I want to go because I can not make Toledo this year :D


Bummer to bad hoping to see ya!

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 11:07 AM

Very cool Lyle, the uncapped laker is a super touch

#15 Jeff Johnston

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 03:29 PM

Very nice. I especially like how you lowered it...I am goinig to be starting a 56 Ford Victoria that I have similar plans for. I'll be bugging you for tips on lowering it. :rolleyes:

Very nice....I love the added details on the wheels

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 03:44 AM

Looks mean Lyle... the engine feels like it was factory installed !!!!!!! The interiors are just beautifull... even with a closed car it really shows the time you spent on detailing.

How do you managed to get such a fine detail with the BMF ring inside those steelies, with not enven a scrath on them? That is a really tight spot to handle the "exacto" kinfe... I really admire your patience...

Congratulations man, you did an awesome job as aussual... ;)

#17 Frank Steffens

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 05:15 AM

Beautiful work Lyle, I love the interior work you did.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 06:08 PM

Absolutely Gorgous!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 08:45 PM

Great build Lyle. It looks tough as nails.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 10:08 AM

Most excellent, Lyle! Fantastic engine compartment. I like your idea for the trim rings, too and will give it a try.