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#21 DrKerry

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:06 AM

Looks good thus far........ Can't wait for more....



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:54 AM

Thanks guys, Gene I think I will paint the body Tamiya pearl white with Testors revving red metallic for the roof and I will use the kit stripes for the hood and trunk, front drop axle and the rear will also be red.



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 08:15 AM

Time for an update, got some detail work done on the motor, plug wires, fuel lines, starter motor, fan belt and generator. I replaced the carbs with some from the parts box, the white plates on the heads are the header flanges. All comments welcome.

 

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#24 Joker

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 03:35 PM

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#25 Speedfreak

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 06:34 PM

Looks great Robert! Could you explain the 'header flange' thing on the heads? Did you scratch build them, or, cut them off the headers?  



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 07:23 PM

Thanks guys, Gene I just cut the header flanges out of sheet stock, kit parts were to thick and look more like cast iron manifolds than headers. I will have to scratch build those as well.



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:07 PM

Cool! I'm a real fan of this build! Building one of these kits is most definately in my future as I'm a big fan of '55-57 Ford's.  One of my uncle's had a Dark Blue '55, or, '56 (can't remember which) Crown Vic when I was like 7-8yrs old with a nice dual exhaust set-up on it that I can still hear in my memory.  



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 02:03 PM

High time for an update, the first 2 pics show the body prepped for paint and in primer.

 

The  last pics shows the body painted, main body done in 3 coats of Tamiya pure white and 3 coats of pearl on top of that, the pearl is very hard to see in the pics, the roof is done in Testors revving red. The body does look a little plain like this but should get a lot better after I foil and add some decals.

 

I think this is my first 2 tone paint job, so I was just going for a good finish with low difficulty so I wouldn't mess it up. All comments welcome.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:57 PM

Time for an update, I finished the decals, foil work an applied 4 coats of Testors wet look clear, hard to see in the pics but it has a pretty good shine. All comments welcome.
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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:00 PM

Looks great Rob!



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:38 PM

I like it a lot. The red and pearl white go great together.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:45 PM

Thanks guys, I just finished buffing the paint out and I am now adding the tail lights, head lights and I will start work on the windows next.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 07:21 AM

Coming along nicely. I did go out and pick up this kit so I will be watching your build. When I opened the box I was taken back many, many years to when I built this kit so long ago. I really love having these old kits back again.



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 08:06 AM

Nice!!!!!!



#35 SoCalCarCulture

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:01 AM

Here's a few pics of one a friend built...

 

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:39 PM

Dave your friends car is awesome.



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 08:25 PM

looks good Robert, ready to see this car roll!



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:20 AM

Soooo Coooool love this build, thanks for sharing.

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 04:26 PM

Time for an update, I got some more work done on the body, I installed the windows, head lights, tail lights, grille and a few other parts.
I decided to tint the windows red to go with the roof, I also stripped the chrome off the grille and painted it to match the roof.
 
I wanted a different look for the grille so I gutted it leaving only the outside shell and made an insert from aluminum sheet drilled a few holes and polished it.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:43 AM

Looks good Robert. Keep going.