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Peter Lombardo

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About Peter Lombardo

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  • Birthday 06/14/1949

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  • Location Morris Plains, New Jersey
  • Full Name Peter

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  1. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic 71 Thunderbird- Custom   

    Very nice.... the wheels really make it though.
  2. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic Another Little Red Wagon   

    The paint looks great..... well done.
  3. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic Monograms ZZ Top Coupe.   

    nice shot on the book page...... always thought that this car is the classic 33/34 Ford for me. looks great.
  4. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic Dodge Dart   

    nice clean build.... very period correct color too.
  5. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic 56 T-Bird Replica   

    looks great and the drive-in tray brings back a lot of memories for me.  color is perfect. sharp!
  6. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic 1950 Olds   

    Really nice job... the long bar taillight looks great on it..... sharp interior too.... very well done.
  7. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic Tamiya Castrol Toyota (now with pictures)   

    clean build of a very colorful car.   Nicely done.
  8. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic Lola T70 MKII 1/24   

    Super slick... great job... that is a car that desires to have a high-quality kit made of it...... this is a great build considering the starting point.
  9. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic Larry's '62 Renault 1093 (a factory hot rod) in his words   

    Okay, I am impressed... great job on the working features especially.
  10. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic '68 Shelby GT-500   

    Yes, very nice... and yes, it is a difficult kit to make look this good.
  11. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic 1924 Fiat Mefistofele   

    Wow, pretty slick craftsmanship.... I love those old "Internals Exposed" engines..... really well done.
  12. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic 1968 Plymouth Road Runner   

    Jim.... really well done.... the color is just so period correct for that car.... love it.
  13. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic Satin Slipper   

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words, and yes, the headlights do look a little long on the bottom......... I could have built up the bottom of the overhang a bit more..... my bad. Next time I will get it right.
  14. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic Satin Slipper   

    Harry, I will see if I can get that sorted out for you.... Pete
  15. Peter Lombardo added a topic in Under Glass   

    Satin Slipper

    1949 to 1951 Fords are commonly referred to as “Shoebox” Fords mainly because of the flat slap sided look of the vehicles.  I refer to this custom as “Satin Slipper” for obvious reasons.  This vehicle began life as an AMT 1950 Ford Convertible “Nostalgia Edition” kit before I made major revisions to it.
    I had a roof which I removed from a Tamiya Lexus SC430 race car hanging around and I thought it could look pretty good on the Ford body….. which it did, but with one major issue.  The roof was too short to look appropriate on the standard length car, but it would fit fine if the body was shortened.  So I cut 14 scale inches out of the side just behind the doors and before the rear wheel well.  Now the roof fit fine, but the body seemed a bit too tall for my liking.  So I sectioned a scale 4 inches out from the side of the car to bring the proportions more in line with what I thought was right for a custom like this.  You can see the two pieces of the body I cut out, and on the scale ruler, you can see the sizing issues.
    Next, I flared the wheel wells with a mild ridge, front and back, so to give the side a bit of a sculpture, which is in contradiction to the style of the “Shoebox” Ford.  The body was shaved of all moldings and ornamentations.  I grinded back the tops of the headlights and built up the bottoms and added rounded sloping headlights from the new Mini Copper.  On the trunk, the license plate area was recessed in to the vertical wall.
    The doors and trunk were opened and hinged and the hinges on the hood were relocated and rebuilt. Inside the trunk there is a parts box spare tire cover, battery and tools from the old AMT ’49 Mercury kit.  For the taillights, I omitted the chrome bezel because they appeared too chunky….. It looks more streamlined without them…..I think.
    In the interior, the inside door panels were lifted from a 1962 Thunderbird.  The area behind the seats, which came from my parts box, has a new panel built in with 6 speakers with the amps being built-in behind that (if it were a real car).   The windows are made from acetate.
    The engine is an old parts box Chevy small block 283 with 6 deuces and trumpets.  Wheels and tires also were resurrected from the parts box and the car was dropped down as low as possible.  The windshield wipers are photo-etched items I had made from my design when I had the Timbs’ Special photo-etched items produced a few years ago in Scotland.
    Finally, the body was sprayed flat black to give the vehicle a satin sheen, hence the name, Satin Slipper.      
    see the google album below
    satin slipper
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