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#1 Scottnkat

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:46 AM

This kit started as a broken used model.  It was missing a couple of parts, but was mostly there.  For this build, I wanted to take it all apart, but some parts such as the doors were glued in so well that it was not possible.  I started by stripping the paint and I cut off the roof.  I ripped out the seats front and rear.  I had to scratch-build the rear bumper and the rollcage.   The seat for it was modified from a '66 Fairlane and I added seat belts.  I used some wheels and tires from the parts box.  I used copper tubing to reflect the tailpipes that go through the rear taillights.  I made the tonneau cover out of tape.  The decals were a combination of homemade decals and old Fred Cady decals.  I used wire for the hood and trunk tie-downs. 

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Here's the "after" pics:

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#2 bbowser

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:03 AM

Great save of that glue bomb!  I really love these old '50--60's racecars, you did a fine job with it.



#3 Silver Foxx

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 03:41 PM

Real nice rebuild , great work.



#4 Scottnkat

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:57 PM

Thanks, guys



#5 PappyD340

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:58 PM

Very NICE build Scott, looks great!! :D 



#6 slusher

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:26 AM

Nice cool build...



#7 Old Coyote

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:28 AM

Great work sir ........ that turned out really nice B)  B)  B)



#8 W-409

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:00 AM

Very nice build, and great save! I have always liked these Vintage Stock Cars, and this one is very nicely built. Very realistic build, thanks for sharing.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:44 AM

Great save :D  I love the '57 Fairlane.

 

Mark



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 04:21 PM

NICE BUILD! I LIKE THE OLD RACE CARS



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:33 AM

Looks great!

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:52 PM

Excellent