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1959 Dodge - My "Tunaboat" Replica - FINISHED


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#21 Ramfins59

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 07:07 PM

Thank you very much guys.  Your encouraging words are very much appreciated.

 

Bruce, you are right about that, and I think that the Dodge's fins were more "stylish" too.

 

Tom V, should I put a 1/25 scale bloodstain on the driver side lake pipe flame? (Tom is an excellent mechanic and he redid the rear drum brakes on my 1:1 Dodge years ago.  While removing the tire and brake drum he scraped his forearm on 

         the lake pipe flame cap and still wears the scar from it.)

 

Tom G., No that is NOT Hitler, LOL.  It is a resin figure I found in a box and he has a cigar in his mouth,,,,,, That's not a mustache.



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 07:50 PM

It's a real beaut Richard!!!!



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 10:03 PM

Beautiful Richard! I don't think 'tuna boat' when I see this car, I think 'starship!



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:20 AM

VERY nice!

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 01:11 AM

VERY NICE!



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 01:56 AM

That looks great Rich. Excellent work as usual.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:09 AM

Amazing build of a very beautiful car.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:17 AM

WAY nice job on that, Rich!



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:22 AM

Thanks very much everyone.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:24 AM

Pretty!!!

 

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:57 AM

That's very cool.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:12 AM

Thanks guys.  I emailed pictures of this finished model to my younger brother in New Hampshire and he replied, asking me where the curb feelers were..!!!  I had them on the real car and totally forgot to add them to the model.  I'll put them on today.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:25 AM

Very well done. congrats.

 

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:23 AM

Very nice build. How cool to be able to build a car that you actually owned. It does make a difference in the deatails when you know how the real car looks. Sorry to hear no longer have the car, we all have one of those stories.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:19 AM

Beautiful build Rich!



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:49 PM

hey rich speefreak see that as a space ship... ya gotta show him ZZZZZZZT



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 01:10 PM

Very nice and I love the name



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:00 PM

That's one sweetheart of a ride I'd dearly love to have in 1:1. Wouldn't even mind paying for all the gas it would take to cruise in that much cool. Great looking model, sir.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:23 PM

Thank you all very much for your great comments.

 

Bill, that car got an average of 16 MPG.  It only had a 20 gallon tank and I used to have to fill it twice a week if I drove it to work every day.  You are so right about cruising in that much cool...!!!  The car turned heads wherever I drove it.

 

Yeah Tom, I'll bet he would like the ZZT Dodge.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:07 PM

Turned out GREAT Rich! B) 

 

Hope to see it on Sunday!