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vc273

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    australia, hackham south australia
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    steve

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  1. 68 Roadrunner

    Very nice looking build
  2. 1958 edsel pacer custom

    Thanks David and Dennis for your comments. David didn't want the look of a tail dragger and since its been lowered, I only have about a millimeter clearance between the top of the inner guard and tire, I decided to leave it as is and might have to get out a red sharpie and give the lettering a go thanks for the idea
  3. 1957 chrysler 300c custom

    Thanks everyone for the comments, soon as the bmf arrives will be getting stuck back into this one. David there is a chrome badge going there thats why I left it, just to break up the rear look
  4. Thanks Marty for your comment and thanks Frank for the info already had that sorted out but nice to know people out there helping to try to improve others build. Just a matter of intrest building a 68 roadrunner at the moment and as I am here in Australia not really intimate with the hemis, so a quick search on google found all the 68's that I looked at run the air filter the same as if not very similar to the 67 Plymouth gtx , not the one supplied in the kit so which would be correct for a stock build ? Cheers Steve
  5. 64 dodge 330 update 02/21/18

    Thanks everyone for your comments, hope to have a delivery of bmf in the next week or so, so I can try to get this one finished off
  6. 1957 chrysler 300c custom

    Thanks Dan thought the body needed a little contrast and over here in Australia our Holden commodores had a similar color contrast that I always liked, so I went with it. Cheers Steve
  7. Thanks Dan not much longer and hope to have it finished. Cheers Steve
  8. 41 willys gasser

    Thanks Michael no offense taken at all, haven't glued anything together yet that's why the rim sits out of the tire, was just a mock up to see how everything looked so far. Cheers Steve
  9. 1958 edsel pacer custom

    Thanks everyone for your comments the roof is painted diamond white but thinking of doing a pearl clear over the top of it. Thanks David regarding dads surgery, Tom continental kit isnt glued on yet as I still have to bmf and clear coat the body, so will be straight once its finished. Cheers Steve
  10. Going to try my luck at this amt edsel pacer since the superbee in the motm build didnt go to plan. Going for a oob build with a little detailing and will be trying to get it a low as possible. Tried a couple of combos of rims and tyres and think I will go for the first set but still have a set of keystones to try as well. Decided on duplicolor crystal mint metallic for the main body and pearl white for the roof and side flash and will be using the continental kit and fender skirts. Though I had a set of old school lake pipes but looks like they have gone missing. Cheers and thanks for looking Steve Have painted the roof and the side flash duplicolor ultra white and waiting for it to cure before I paint the crystal mint metallic. The bonnet on this kit was real bad and and with primer it looked ok but once I got some color on it you could see the sink marks all over the place from the under hood strengthening supports but lucky enough to be able to sand down enough paint that it acted as a filler so after sanding was just a matter of re painting yet have another one of these kits I am building for a friend and is flawless, go figure. Have posted pics of before at the moment and to give an idea of color. Cheers and thanks for looking Steve Just a small update , got the main painting on the body done yesterday and gave it a quick mock up to see how it looks. Hope to have it polished up , bmf and clear coat in the next couple of days. Cheers and thanks for looking Steve Mocked up the majority of the interior today just a little touch up,the buttons on the seats need some bmf and dash facia needs finishing then the interior will be finished. Have to sand down the rear of the front seats along the top where I missed sanding down properly and a quick respray otherwise everything looks good. Have also started the motor which will be basically stock with a chrome air filter, shame they dont supply the decals for the valve covers. Cheers and thanks for looking Steve Have now sorted out the suspension and this is the final stance it will have. Planning on getting the bmf done in the next couple of days so I can give it a clear coat and get it finished up but may not get it finished in time due to my dad being admitted to hospital yesterday for emergency surgery due to bowel cancer. Cheers and thanks for looking, Steve Just a small update worked the rear end to bring it down a little more where I wanted it and now happy with the stance. Finished of the continental kit with some bmf and clear coat and have mocked it up to see how it looks, just need to install the bumper over rider rubbers. Now just have to concentrate on getting the bmf and clear coat on the body between hospital visits. Cheers and thanks for looking Steve
  11. Hi here is another one I have on another forum that I thought I would post up and show its progress. Started this one while I am waiting for paint to dry on other projects. This is the amt 57 chrysler 300c custom and have to admit it the body in this kit was really poor. On the side that the spruce was on the sill panel was all over the place. Had to sand most of it down and used styrene and super glue as a filler, then sanded the whole thing down and now looks the same as the other side. Have checked with another kit I have that is the stock amt kit and that body is the same. As its a custom decided to fill in the antenna hole, rear view mirror hole, trunk license plate recess, fuel filler door, lettering on the hood and the door handles for a smoother look. Also filled in some areas on the inner guards and smoothed them off for a cleaner look. Couldn't bring myself to removing the side chrome trim as I think it does make the car and have given it its first coat of primer followed by a sand down. Hopefully will have a chance to get another coat of primer on it tomorrow. Will be using the hemi supplied in the kit and is quite detailed, with fuel lines and carb linkage, but had to replace the air filter assembly for these filters from the amt 70 superbee pro street kit. Although the kit already has lowered suspension wasn't low enough for me so lowered it some more by modifying the rear springs, adding lowering blocks and removing the shaft front the front stub axles and moving it up higher. Still deciding on if I will be running caps or rims as the stock kit I have will have the stock caps on it. First couple of pics are stock caps that I modified with drilling a hole in the center and added amt ford Edsel spinners to them, the second set of pics are with the rims of the polar lights dodge coronet pre painted kit and the next set of caps are from the parts box. Have mocked it up to see how it looks and think it looks okay. Cheers and thanks for looking Steve . Painted in duplicolor light silver and have given the hood a cut back and polish, still have to clear coat it yet and then another polish. Will get stuck into polishing the body tonight then get it ready for the roofs color. Here is a few pics after spending about 8 hours of polishing up the body, then will get the roof painted and polished, then the bmf and clear coat and then the polishing starts again. r Have some color on the roof now, just need a day or two before polishing it. Have polished up the roof and hope to have the bmf done tonight and weather permitting will have some clear coat on it tomorrow. Here is a few pics of the roof polished up. Cheers and thanks for looking Steve Got some paint on the chassis and floor pan today and hope to be able to polish them up tomorrow before detailing them. Also shot the engine with paint and clear coat in the hope I can finish off assembling and detailing tonight providing it has cured enough. Have a small update on the interior, used the back of my knife on all the pleat lines on the door trims and seats to bring them out more after painting and installed electric window switches.Have painted it red rattle can from the cheap shop, bmf on the door trims and my first time flocking. Wanted to see how it all looked in the car and one thing that I forgot about was the mod I made to the firewall and rear location of the floor pan was that I had shaved them down to get the floor pan to sit higher in the body to get the body to sit lower so had to carefully shave a bit off the bottom of the door trims as they were sitting way to high. Cheers and thanks for looking Steve Paint looks like its turning out good so may have this one finished in a couple of days, only have the motor to do then starts the assembling. Cheers and thanks for looking Steve This build is nearing completion now, got most of the engine done apart from painting and installing the engine accessories. Also got half the exhaust done and rims and tyres installed. Next is glass and installing the interior and should be done. Cheers and thanks for looking Steve
  12. 41 willys gasser

    Hi have this one on another forum so will post my progress from that forum here. Another one that I have dragged out of the stalled projects cupboard. This is the revell 41 willys street rod kit that was an old build that I dismantelled combined with the revell k&s pitman gasser kit. Started off by chopping the front chassis off the street rod kit and replaced it with the gasser front chassis so I ended up with a tubbed gasser to give it the more modern gasser feel of today. Found the rims and tyres in the parts box and am happy with the stance of it. Used some slixx and revell decals on the body, bmf and clear coated it all with duplicolor rattle can clear. Will be using a supercharged 426 hemi and either topped of with bugcather injection or two big dominator carbs. Will also be scratch building a wheelie bar set up and also a parachute mounting point. Cheers and thanks for looking Steve. Hi been working on this one the past week or so but havent had the time to post any pics so here are a few updates of this one. Had to cut the floor pan from the tubs as I didnt want to use the pro street interior, didnt want the huge console and installed a gasser section from the tubs forward. Also used the original motor in my 64 dodge 330 gasser so have modified a 426 hemi and installed a set of heads and valve covers from a 392 hemi bonus is the 426 has a manual box behind it. Found a tunnel ram set up in the parts box but didnt like how the runners fitted to the base and they didnt really have a good shape to them so removed the runners and scratch built my own which now aligns up with the base. Found a couple of dominator carbs in the parts box and have added fuel lines and a couple of scratch built regulators. Using a set of pro stock headers that I found in the parts box but didnt fit because of the chassis so extended them using the extensions from one of the later model revell funny cars and have painted them up in flat white and shaved some lead pencil and smeared it around the exhuast opening to simulate use. Have also made up a parachute mount and cable release mount but still have to add the cable. Hoping to have this one finished by the end of the weekend. Cheers and thanks for looking Steve Pulled this one out last night hoping to get finished before xmas. Made up some side windows and gave them a coat of transparent red, made up my own distributor and plug wires , finished off the interior and that needs finishing of is radiator, chute cable and a final clean.. Cheers and thanks for looking Steve
  13. Thanks for the comments everyone. Know its a bit late but after the stuff up with photobucket just didnt have the drive to post as I lost so many pics but time to get off my butt and get posting again. Have now got it in clear coat and a good buff and polish and think the paint is good to go. Also changed my engine choice as I want it to resemble a street car decided on a hemi with twin four barrels on a low rise intake. Have the majority of the interior now done and also the floor pan. Cheers and thanks for looking Steve
  14. 64 dodge 330 update 02/21/18

    Hi been a while since posting on the forum and with the issue of photobucket am now slowly re upping most of my pics and adding any updates since then. Have now opened up the trunk and added a fuel cell and also scratched up a battery and cables. Made up a flat floor for the trunk and have painted it in duplicolor. Have also given the body a couple of coats of color and still waiting for my delivery of bmf so I can give it a clear coat. Have the majority of the interior painted and finished still need flocking then I can assemble it. Cheers and thanks for looking Steve
  15. Rotation

    You could try using masking tape over the badges while sanding to avoid them getting sanded