Very impressive so far! I love Galaxies, My kid sister currently has a 65 500XL, white with a 352. Can't wait to see this one complete! Keep up the great work.
1965 Ford Galaxie Street Machine
Posted 29 September 2014 - 08:09 PM
I hope there is a update on this car.I real want to see the progress.Thanks,Chris
Posted 30 September 2014 - 05:27 AM
This is a terrific project and I've learned a few things that will use on future builds. Thanks for sharing!!
Posted 30 September 2014 - 06:23 AM
Time for a little progress update! I've removed the rear cross member - it was not working out as I had hoped. After the moulded-in exhaust was removed this part never quite looked right. I will scratch a new chassis cross member later on - probably in round section styrene.
The floor does not quite meet the inner body panels flush, leaving a slight gap in areas - particularly around the rear wheel arches. This seems to be the way with a lot of older kits. I'm pleased to see that this small issue is not a problem with most of the latest kit releases. I'm using some scrap styrene off-cuts to fill the gap...
Now the floor panels make a nice tight fit with no gaps. I think it looks a little more realistic.
thanks so much for doing this. too many builds with nice opening trunks and you look right down to the ground in this area. great job and great build.
Posted 02 October 2014 - 09:15 AM
For the smooth look I will be losing the Galaxie 500 script.
The trim on the rear quarter has caused me quite some concern...
Removing this trim was harder than I first thought . Keeping the body line straight was tricky.
I will be adding some photo etched wipers later; so - the moulded in wipers must go. This was another tricky job.
Getting rid of molded whipers that sits on top of a grille must be a pain in the butt. Are you planning to engrave the excess plastic from the whipers to reveal the full grille..??
Posted 02 October 2014 - 09:37 AM
It always amazes me when i see someone going to great lengths correcting inaccuracies of these kits...
Posted 02 October 2014 - 05:52 PM
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