Hey gang. Well the fifth entry into my completed stable of 1958 cars is finally done. Here she is..
I am TOTALLY happy with the way the custom grille came out. I cut some PE honeycomb mesh grille material (from MCG) to fit in place of the molded-in plastic grille. I glued it in place with CA glue to some thin evergreen plastic strips I attached to the sides of the grille opening. I CA glued the chrome horsecollar grille surround to the mesh and then CA glued 4 small chrome bullets to the mesh in the center of the horsecollar. I got the idea from a mild custom Edsel I googled while looking for reference pictures.
I attached a pair of Lake Pipes (by Bob Dudek), a second fender mirror I robbed from the Edsel kit I have (without the continental kit), a pair of dummy spotlights and a trunk mounted, swept back antenna from my parts stash. The skirts and continental kit comes in the Edsel "Ultimate" kit. I also added MV lens blue dots to the taillights and an aluminum tubing exhaust tip.
Here's a shot of the engine compartment. I used a chrome air cleaner from my parts stash for a little bling. I added an M.A.D. pre-wired distributor, a fuel line, a brake line from the master cylinder and a pin head cap, battery cables and an aluminum radiator cap. The heater hoses came in the kit.
I'm pretty happy with the way this model turned out. Like I said in the WIP thread, it's not my best paint job nor the best BMF work, but it'll do...... "close enough for Gov't. work"...LOL.
Now I can straighten up the workbench and get serious on the '58 Caddy Eldorado that's next in line. Stay tuned for that one.