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#41 Jantrix

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:57 AM

I just thought I'd post a pic of the grill in it's finished appearance. I'm very happy with it. I will be using the other side of the fender in a future project a '33 Ford altered.

 

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 03:35 PM

That turned out really nice.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:52 PM

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I created this one from the tutorial and two rear fenders from the AMT '53 Ford pickup.  I had it on the car, but went with a traditional Model A grill shell instead.  It just looked too much like a character from CARS for this build!  It's sitting on my shelf and eventually will wind up on a build!



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 01:53 AM

I think it looks great Tom.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:31 AM

I think it looks great Tom.

 

Thanks Rob!  Now here's the funny thing.  I even posted on the boards asking which front treatment folks preferred... the tractor nose or the standard Model A grill.  Folks chose the Model A piece, and I preferred it too, so I went with it.  One of my thoughts was that I'd use both. I'd set it up so that either would mount on pins. Then I thought that wouldn't be realistic... so what do I see on eBay Motors?  A car that had just that! It showed with the Model A grill on it and the track nose painted to match and sitting next to it!



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 04:37 AM

Oh more scratch built stuff I love it.Very cool grille man



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:49 AM

Thanks very much. I'm just waiting on a decal and the completed model will be posted this weekend.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:34 AM

Love this.  A lot of work, but the pay off is worth it.



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:53 AM

Thanks Virgil, I'm really happy with how it turned out.



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 07:08 AM

Glad I found this, or more was told to find it!
This is great as I'm making a tractor.
Thanks much!

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 12:54 PM

Happy to help. Looking forward to seeing your work.