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'58 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Victoria! New Photos of an Ancient Build!


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#21 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 04:35 PM

Man, you always do such nice work bringing these sad old models back to life. Every time I see one of your completed projects, I'm inspired to get to work on finishing up some of mine.



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 04:52 PM

My brother had a 58 two door sedan that was close to that color combo. He cut a telephone pole down with it.



#23 Danno

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:41 PM

Sweet. 



#24 DeeCee

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:19 AM

Superb work.



#25 Jade043

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:41 AM

Sweet looking build two thumbs up!

#26 Dominik

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 02:39 AM

beautiful.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 05:03 AM

i've got nothing from my 1978 building days except tools and some deep thumb scars. that is a moment in time, IMHO, and you're right in not molesting it. 



#28 ChrisBcritter

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 05:33 AM

I just hope I can make one of my '58s look that good. One question: Why did you use a '59 Ford chassis instead of a '57? Was it just handy?



#29 realgone58

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:06 AM

Awesome! :)



#30 John Goschke

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:14 AM

Thanks for the comments, guys! Much appreciated.

 

I just hope I can make one of my '58s look that good. One question: Why did you use a '59 Ford chassis instead of a '57? Was it just handy?

 

Thanks, Chris. Well, the '59 was handy at the time and because it installs like the original '58 chassis, with four screws, it's an easy swap for a curbside model. The screws holes and posts line up well and the wheelbase is very nearly the same, with only a little adjustment needed. The '59 Ford chassis also works well under the original '58 Edsel annual hardtop and convertible annual kits.

 

A friend of mine used the AMT '57 Ford chassis under his '58 and it also worked well.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:28 PM

Real nice work, impressive.



#32 om617

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:26 PM

Beautiful model. So much better looking then the 57 (Sorry to all the fans of the 57) lol



#33 mangodart

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:40 PM

Really nice, AMT must give us those old kit again, gorgeous build !!!  B)



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:35 AM

Nice build.  Definitely leave it as is as a memento of that time.



#35 Hard_2_Handle_454

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 11:15 AM

Very Nice



#36 geetee66

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 11:19 AM

I agree..
It still looks excellent. Don't knock it.
Keep it as it is.

#37 Lovefordgalaxie

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 03:05 PM

Super great build of a super great car.



#38 Sixties Sam

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 05:25 PM

Great save of a rare kit! I wish someone would market a new tool 58 with the quality level of Revell's new 57 sedan!

 

Sam



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:28 AM

Beautiful work, stunning build!



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 08:57 AM

Sill lookin' good!  I have a couple of built-ups in my stash.  Gotta get to them one day.