I wanted to take a break from the rivet counting, and there is a resin 358 hood on the bench, just staring at me, (saving that for the California Hauler reissue).
So, for a fast, (for me), fun project, I ripped into a snap Pete. Wanting to do it up in a different style than I usually do, so a custom 358 is the result. Here are a few pics, including a mock up so far. I narrowed the grille and hood, used AMT headlights, (still my favorites), added photo etched for the grille and air cleaners, streched it to a 285" wheelbase, with a smooth frame insert, and am going with straight pipes The smoothed the battery / storage boxes are kit parts, and the brakes are from the parts box. The resin rear fenders were so warped, I had to use a 1/16th " steel rod as part of the front and rear mounts to keep them square, even after hot water and some tweaking.
100_0934.JPG 87.41KB 4 downloads[attachment=63961:100_0938.JPG] 100_0940.JPG 68.16KB 2 downloads 100_0941.JPG 105.11KB 1 downloads 100_0914.JPG 76.83KB 2 downloads 100_0919.JPG 65.67KB 2 downloads 100_0930.JPG 68.82KB 2 downloads[attachment=63967:100_0931.JPG][attachment=63968:100_0933.JPG]
Thanks for looking,