A new project and the return of an old favorite...McNally, Boston PI. This WIP is more about the build than the story. The story is titled Daddy Was A Cop and is only to show what is driving this WIP.
McNally and his buddy Vic pushed the old Ford out of the garage and into the sunlight. His father's old Ford hadn't run in years and McNally wanted to get the car running again. As they worked on the engine, Vic, not ever knowing the elder McNally, started asking about him. McNally said that his Dad was a sergeant on the Boston Police Department and he was killed in the line of duty. His father acquired the car because he loved '57 Fords and cruising. Carb adjustment, new plugs and points and the engine finally starts, but it doesn't run strong. Vic hops into his Dodge Dakota and heads to the parts store for a new coil.
When Vic returns, he asks about McNally's father again. McNally tells him that his father met a Boston socialite named Stephanie and the two dated for a while and eventually married. Young McNally was born nine months later and his father called him "my future cop" much to his mother's chagrin. As he grew, his parents started to drift apart and by the time young McNally graduated from high school, his parents had separated. Neither parent was around when young McNally decided to enlist in the Army.
I am using Revell's new '57 Ford Custom kit for this build and it will be built as a street machine. The engine will get the dual carbs and intake. I will attempt to make a pair of cheater slicks out of the drag slicks in the kit. I will also add a floor shifter to the interior.
My paint will be a tu-tone scheme using Tamiya TS-20 Metallic Green for the main body color and Tamiya TS-7 Racing White for the secondary color.
McNally, Boston PI will return...
Edited by mrmike, 20 October 2013 - 11:57 AM.