Thanks, JC! I hope to get back to the Sunliner at some point. It's actually a bit farther along than you see it here, and I'm pretty sure I've figured out how to make the top look better. Thanks, Bo! Always happy to help folks learn something about building models – even it's by showing what NOT to do!
Good Old FoMoCo! Playin' fast and loose with the automotive terminology to everlasting confusion of succeeding generations of car enthusiasts everywhere! Beautiful build, Tulio, particularly that interior! This kit sure looks right from every angle.
Thanks, Bill! I've got a convertible project, too, parked on the back lot at the moment, stalled 'cause the fit of the Modelhaus up-top is a problem. Yeah, Chris, AMT's '65 Bonneville is THE poster child for kit asymmetry with that nutty driver's side window opening! "A"MT = "Asymettrical" Model Toys? ...and one of the reasons my wife will have to "finish" more than a few of my projects when I depart for the big hobby shop in the sky! Thanks, Ron! Thanks, Rusty! I loved my '58 Fords, but my '63 Buicks were better road cars! Thanks, Marty!
There you go! Sounds great - love that kind of plastic surgery! I had two real '58 Fairlane 500s and my parents had a '58 Del Rio when I was kid. Both my Fairlanes had FE engines, a 4dsdn with 352 4v and Cruiseomatic, and a 2dht with 332 4v and Fordomatic and were kinda thirsty. Never owned a Y-block car.
Thanks, Chris! But just because I'm nuts doesn't mean you have to be! My usual regime is to use the kit glass though I'll probably wind up using clear packaging plastic ("PETE”) here. The windshield in these cars wasn't a compound curved piece, in other words there is no top-to-bottom curve, so all that's needed is a flat piece cut to shape and bent around to fit in the opening. I think the rear window may have had a slight top-bottom curve, but it doesn't appear so in the profile shot of the real '58 posted above, so again a flat piece cut and bent to shape is sufficient. No vacuform needed! Thanks, Terry! Thanks, Rusty! I feel like it's been worth it. Particularly the personal victory over the typical impulse to park it and work on something else. Thanks, Wayne! Having owned two of the real cars I really wanted, as much as possible, to capture the look of of the original.