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#41 Gluhead

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

Thumbs up on having a '50 Dodge. I had a '52 Plymouth for a short time, and highly regret letting it go.

 

/highjack :P



#42 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:37 PM

Here are some progress shots for my barn find gasser.

 

I still have to touch up the paint and do some more weathering.

 

 

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#43 wrecker388

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:51 PM

Holy... i'm speechless. Then again i'm always speechless over your work Jim. :lol:



#44 Model Car Kustoms

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:25 PM

man this thing is looking GOOD, nice work!



#45 Albie D

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:04 PM

Thats some of the most convincing weathering I've ever seen.



#46 Danno

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:05 AM

Another amazing job, Jim!



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:16 AM

Looks Amazing! 



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:23 AM

as Alway Jim you amaze me with your creativity!!!....Well keep on eye on this one. This is just me, but I think you need to lose the muffler. maybe have it laying next to the car under a tree..


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#49 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:26 AM

Man, you've got the rusty-beater-racecar look down to an art-form! Great, convincing work. Like that shifter, too. B)



#50 slusher

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:16 AM

WOW, it looks so real....



#51 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:22 AM

as Alway Jim you amaze me with your creativity!!!....Well keep on eye on this one. This is just me, but I think you need to lose the muffler. maybe have it laying next to the car under a tree..

 

Thank you !!!

 

As far as the muffler goes, I'm trying to be as accurate as possible.  These are the NHRA gasser rules from 1958.

 

1958 NHRA Rules for gassers:

3. Must have legal equipment required for operation on the street, including started & generator in good working order, & must be properly licensed for current year’s operation. Rear bumpers will be required in this division. Cars in this division must be started under own power. Fans & belts are optional. Radiator required.

4. Interiors may not be gutted. Must run full factory-type upholstery. Bucket seats (two) may replace front seats in coupes or two-door sedans, but be fully upholstered.

5. Must be equipped with mufflers suitable for street use. Headers with maximum of two head-pipes per car, will be permitted, but exhaust system shall be so constructed that mufflers remain on the car at all times. Header plugs or by-passes may be open during competition running.

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#52 Lanny Haas

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:26 PM

Jim do you cover seats with a fabric, or something to get the rips and tears? I'm building a 56 ford sitting in a dry river bed, and cant get the seats to look like they should.....



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:40 PM

Jim do you cover seats with a fabric, or something to get the rips and tears? I'm building a 56 ford sitting in a dry river bed, and cant get the seats to look like they should.....

 

Take toilet paper or one ply Kleenix.  You have to find something with no pattern on it. 

Use flat enamel paint and apply it with that.  Then when it is dry you can rip, tear and pull it up as you like.

 

See how I did it here:

 

http://www.rocketfin.../48_woody_4.cfm

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:50 PM

man! that looks great Jim, sweet weathering on all of it, love the duct tape on the seats, I think I have rode in this



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:23 PM

Thank you for the comments guys !!!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:27 PM

My gasser will have tinted windows.

 

 

So, if you don't look really close, you'll miss him...............

 

 

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#57 John Teresi

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:36 PM

Jim.......I tell ya man........I wish some of your talent could rub off on me........the detail,weathering and pure genius .......is just "Top Shelf" buddy. :)



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:35 PM

Yeah, OK. 

 

I thought the stock muffler that was still mounted in place looked a little strange too.

 

 

So I removed it and threw it in the back seat............................ for a few years.

 

 

 

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#59 Art Laski

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:53 PM

Nice work, Jim! This is fun to watch.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:49 PM

awsome job :wub: just looks perfect