Started The Henry J.
Posted 26 July 2006 - 02:38 PM
Now I need ideas for the interior, frame and engine color come on all you dreamers help me out here I don't know who told me to go with panther pink but I picked it up and I am liking the idea now I don't know where to go with it now, and as you can see I have made some progress on the frontend I have it all glued and sanded now time for some primer and then filler
Posted 26 July 2006 - 03:33 PM
Posted 26 July 2006 - 06:11 PM
It really depends on what you're going for ... if you're building an authentic '60s gasser look, I'd go for flat or semi-gloss black for the chassis, for sure. I also painted the interior of mine flat black, with Testors black vinyl top paint on the seats.
What you could also do with the interior is paint the floor pan and door panels flat black, then mist on some various Metalizers from a distance to replicate a finish known as Zolotone, which was very popular on drag cars in the '60s.
Lots of guys realized that if they broke trying to get a better qualifying time, neccessitating an overnight thrash, they could see what they were doing better lying on their back with a flashlight/Coleman lantern if the underside of the car was painted white or light gray.
Posted 27 July 2006 - 07:36 AM
Posted 27 July 2006 - 03:58 PM
Thanks Again Guys Walt
Posted 27 July 2006 - 07:33 PM
Posted 27 July 2006 - 08:41 PM
Very interesting model. A very good friend build this at the moment to a Stock version. He build new fenders, new bumpers, new this and new that....! He want to have an original Stock Henry J. , and I will make some pictures of process to show you what he did at the meantime. It is a very great work he did.
Greetings from Germany
Posted 28 July 2006 - 07:12 AM
i really love those homely cars. i would like to revert one back to a semi-stock street car one of these days. to park next to the gasser!
I saw this little beauty in the swap meet area at the Good Guys the same day I bought my model
Posted 28 July 2006 - 07:17 AM
Posted 28 July 2006 - 08:42 AM
You will have to keep us informed on the custom that really sounds sharp [to the ground.
Got that model since a few days too..gonna make a kustom out of it ! I'm sure it's possible to make something kool out of it... to da ground ! :wink: