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#1 TimKustom

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:34 AM

Just got this off my workbench. Had a blast building it.

 

Here's some details, but I hope the pix speak for themselves.

 

Body/Frame/Seat from the old Monogram kit. Cowl sectioned 3", lengthened 5". Frame Z'd 4" in front 6" in the back.

 

Engine from AMT parts pack. Suspension parts from Revell '32 Ford & Tweety Pie.

 

Scratchbuilt Hallock style windshield and underslung radiator below supercharger. Paint is Tamiya Clear Red over Testors "Diamond Dust" and lots of Alclad.

 

Whatcha think?

 

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#2 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

Now that is seriously cool. B)



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:39 AM

Nicely done. Where did the headlights come from?



#4 CrazyGirl

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:41 AM

oh come on ,, this is to much,, talk about kookie cool ,, this is like beyond unreal , a Big congrats on this ,,,, psssssssssssst i bet he can't make a battery terminal ,,, i did ,,, :lol:


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#5 S. Svendsen

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:59 AM

Oh man. That is cool! Nice work.



#6 Tukkerdax

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:19 AM

This is TOP !!! Nice paintjob.....

#7 TLes

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

Beautifully done, I love it when anyone takes a step from the norm.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:52 AM

Wow! Nice original build of an old classic. That's sweeeeet!!!

#9 cobraman

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:57 AM

That is way cool. Does the trunk open ? It looks like it may.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:29 PM

That's one cool ride. Nice work.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

Very nice!

#12 Chris White

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

Great work, that it beautiful. That kinda work gives us hacks something to work towards.

#13 Ramfins59

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:55 PM

Tim that is one great looking model.



#14 Erik Smith

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:59 PM

Very cool and nicely done. Not over he top crazy but different enough to be noticed. Great paint on the body and all the "metal".

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:30 PM

I have one of those kits, and I would have never guessed it could look so cool. Great build Tim, Love every square inch!!!



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:50 PM

Extremely nice, clean and SHINY :) :) :) .  Don't you think the engine might need to be cooled off?  Can you share your source of gauges?  I like that 4 in 1 deal.  What scale is this puppy?



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:03 PM

Very cool! .. nice job on that



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:18 PM

Very cool ?

Try sub zero !!   :wub:  :wub:



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:51 PM

Wow...this is really cool Tim. Great work on the engine. Where did you get the great looking hose clamps?



#20 realgone58

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

Incredible! Beautiful work.