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#1 Tony T

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:33 PM

I love the retro graphics on this car so had to at least start to build it...I love the 60s era of NASCAR and this one also takes care of my desire to build a Ford COT.

So, here's what I got...Power Slide decals, Mike's Fusion resin body and the AMT 2010 Chevy COT snapper.

The resin parts have had a Wesley's bath and a soap and water soaking. Once dry I'll shoot some primer.

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I'll need to adjust the wheelbase on the chassis, but I'm only planning on a shelf model, so the snapper chassis fits the bill and looks like it should fit the body. Comments and suggestions, fire away. This is my first resin  conversion, with a could more in the line-up!



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:25 AM

Tony,

I used these decals on an Action diecast. Probably a Carl Edwards car, because I won a bunch from GoMotorBids for cheap. Don't know what color white was used, because I have a lot of old touch up colors on the shelf. The decals are fantastic. I only have one picture from when I redid my display cases.

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#3 Tony T

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:45 PM

Nice, Tim! I'm thinking Ford Wimbledon white would be fitting. Maybe even just testers or tamiya white...got a ways to go before I spray colour! Gotta fit a chassis under there after some clean up of the body and a coat of primer.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:04 PM

So as I was working on trying to fit the chassis from the AMT snap COT, I went looking for a solution since I didn't like the difference in wheelbase.

 


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Found a better fit here

 

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Trimmed the dash (I know I need to add the dash top electronics) and the rad shroud

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Adjusted the rear axle forward a little bit on the suspension

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:09 PM

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Fit a rear filler panel

 


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And used the template with the kit to make a new rear firewall

 

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Nice exhaust dumps in the kit

 

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And finally made the splitter (again from the provided template)

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Still a ways to go, but it will be a nice shelf model, so I'm not going for true accuracy on the chassis and interior. It might get a basic motor, but we'll see if the hood gets glued shut! :)

Comments and constructive assistance welcome!



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:26 PM

Nice, Tim! I'm thinking Ford Wimbledon white would be fitting. Maybe even just testers or tamiya white...got a ways to go before I spray colour! Gotta fit a chassis under there after some clean up of the body and a coat of primer.

A basic is white is what you need, Wimbledon white is not the right shade that was used



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:06 PM

Thanks, Jonathan...I was thinking the same thing.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:13 PM

Thanks, Jonathan...I was thinking the same thing.

You are welcome

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 12:15 PM

Not much to report in the past 5 months or so...no pictures, anyways! I did manage to put some electronics on the right side of the dash in a recessed shelf, which came out okay. Will put some pictures up when I get a chance and hope to get back to the bench soon, since the building season is coming!

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:46 AM

Nice job

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 02:45 PM

Hope to shoot some pictures of some progress over the past couple of evenings...paint on the chassis and engine, primed and painted the body, but need to sand and re spray as I got a couple of fish eyes and runs... Grrrrrrr.... The joy of building :)

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:30 PM

FINALLY got to loading pictures to my computer from the camera...these were taken Dec 4 & 12 of progress to date...next is cutting out windows, fitting the rear wing and front splitter.

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Enjoy!!

Comments welcome!



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Posted 25 December 2013 - 02:37 AM

Looking awesome.



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Posted 25 December 2013 - 07:06 AM

Looking real good! Nice work. This was one my favorite Fords too. I only got as far as getting decals though. LOL



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 03:03 PM

Almost done! I thinned out the yellow stripe on the wheels with a tiny black marker...looks much better!
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Added the splitter and the 5 supports-I used sections of guitar string for this, winding off and cutting the outer wire to size:
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Assemblies waiting to get together:
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Posted 06 January 2014 - 03:04 PM

Chassis and body attached:
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Wheels attached:
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Spoiler mounted:
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Last of the decals on the windows:
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Only thing left to do is a coat of Future over the top to seal in the decals!
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Fun build and my first resin body conversion...Again, a great body and decals from Mike's. Once I get the coat of Future on it I'll post finished pictures taken off of the workbench...Cheers! Again, comments welcome.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 02:00 PM

Really nice work Tony!  Great looking model.



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:03 AM

Thanks, Bruce!

 

After two coats of Future...it's done! More in Under Glass later on...in the meantime, thanks for following along!

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