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#1 Dragfreak

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:19 AM

I had this kit laying around so I decided to start it as the cuda project and its problems are burning me out, I'm deciding to build it my way. Its gonna be Testors 1 coat lacquer Inca gold with the kit decals. I stole the Halibrands for another project so its going to have body colored steelies.

 

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#2 dragcarz

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:06 AM

Like the stance, are you keeping the stealies ?

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:31 AM

Yeah, the Halibrands  are going on a future project



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:22 PM

hi jason, like the idea of your own build idea....not sure if i would use k.s. pittman decals, being that there are so many great choices out there. that inca gold color is very nice, a local builder sprayed a 40 ford sedan using it, and it is a neat color for an of the era gasser. looking forward to your completed project. best of luck, regards, a.c.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:11 AM

Thanks A.C I didn't see your comment until I got her painted and decals applied it does still havethe K.S decals but it should still turn out cool

 heres where im at with it right now, this isn't the stance I just painted the interior and its still drying so I stuck some rocks under there so you get the idea

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:49 AM

Looks great. Looking forward to seeing it finished.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:16 PM

It looks good.  I love the gold paint.   :)



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

I love the mile-high front stance. Very typical of the gasser era.  Good start!



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:53 PM

Wow this looks great and I love the color you went with. I am digging the steelies on this car. Nice work.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:26 AM

nice start Jason, looks great buddy



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:00 PM

Cool color. I like what you have done.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:00 AM

It can't get any better than this. Nice stance and perfect wheel choice, I've always liked Body Color Steelies. Very nice job, can't wait to see more, this is great inspiration for my '40 Ford A/GS which will be 1963 NHRA Legal (In The Gasser & AWB CBP). Keep the Eye Candy Rolling.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:30 AM

Great color and finish. Nice work so far..



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:08 AM

saw this car race Stone Woods & Cook at Lions Drag Strip in the 60's... remember everyone was saying the the SWC car was cheating because it always won, something about having something hidden in the hood that shot some kind of ? into the Hilborn butterflys..those were the days, all heads up racing, no shoe polish....

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:55 AM

hi jason, i'll withdraw earlier opinions on the decals.....the car looks as neat as could be...keep up the great work. regards, a.c.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:27 AM

Hey Jason, looks really good so far. If you are doing a period build, I would remove the Accel decal looks out of place with the other vintage decals ......



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:36 AM

Love the color and painted wheels. Great work so far.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:47 PM

Looking real nice , I like where you are going with this.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:30 AM

Thanks to everybody for the feedback I appreciate it alot! Alan, I just realized too that the Accel decal is a little later in the years but I cant remove it as its sitting under 3 coats of clear so its just a lesson to do some research on whether some companies were around on the build. I got the motor painted and painting more parts so interior and built motor pics are coming soon.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:24 PM

I recently bought a mitre box and I was eager to use it so I cut up some k&s aluminum tubing and played around with it so would this be accurate for the time period?

 

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