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    Austin, Tx
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    Ferby Miguel

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  1. Chopped 58 T Bird Sedan Delivery

    Thanks for the suggestions! I have indeed been looking at Ford wagons and trying to figure out how i can get a similar factory look while keeping as much of the T bird style intact. Stay tuned...!
  2. Chopped 58 T Bird Sedan Delivery

    Thanks Steve! Not a problem with your suggestions...I'm into old school traditional customs. The whitewalls and wheels you see in the pics are what I'll be using, and as far paint jobs go, I try to stick to what is usual for the style/era my builds represent. I also try to stay away from whatever colors are trending.
  3. Chopped 58 T Bird Sedan Delivery

    Haha! Maybe build it up as Evira's Hearse!
  4. Chopped 58 T Bird Sedan Delivery

    All great ideas, thanks! I was considering slanting that rear window forward a bit, good call. I also like your split window/tailgate idea. I think that's how the real wagons work, yes? I was also considering chopping the top a bit more. I have about a 3" scale inch chop on it now. I'm just hesitant to cut that front windshield any more as I would begin to have some fitment issues with less glass to mount to the cowl. I did think of shortening the rear of the body like you mentioned, but I like the long length of the car. Whatever i end up deciding to do with that rear area it'll be(I hope)something that's believable and something that looks as 'factory' as possible.
  5. Chopped 58 T Bird Sedan Delivery

    Nice idea! I was also looking at how some of the ford wagons' tailgates/tail lights look and work. Modifying the T bird to have a single tail light pod on each side makes sense and still keeps it looking like a Ford design. However, I have some ideas I want to try for custom tail lights that require the big oval spaces the T bird already has. I'll do some more head scratching......thanks for your insight! I think your idea could work nicely. Please post your progress once you start cutting into that plastic Yes, it's the old Monogram stand by kit. I was hoping they would have addressed some of the problems this kit has always had when they issued the custom version. Sadly, the poor fitment/alignment of the doors are still there, as are the sink marks in the sides of the front quarters. I spent some time attempting to improve these areas and hope the end result will be passable.
  6. Thought I'd share one of my current projects. I'd been wanting to try this for years am finally giving it a go. I used two hardtops, some sheet styrene and putty to get it to this stage. One of the hardtops had a bow in the top surface for some reason and I did what I could to get it to work(including using more Plastic Wood putty than I normally like to use!) I think it'll work but progress will tell. Lots of work needed to get this to appear like a real wagon/delivery(interior cargo area work and some sort of functional looking tailgate). Plans call for a classic Larry Watson panel paint job in single stage colors(still debating which colors at the moment). I'll be sure to post more pics as I go.
  7. 57 caddy into wagon

    Very cool!
  8. Super Bee into a wagon

    What a cool, fun thing to do! I've occasionally seen coupes/sedans of various makes/years converted into sedan deliveries and wagons, but never a Super Bee, and never from scratch! I also like how you're keeping the style of it within the Dodge family/era by referencing that Coronet wagon. I'm currently working on converting a Monogram 58 T Bird into a chopped sedan delivery. I have plans to make it look like a custom from the late 50's by painting it similar to Larry Watson's iconic 58 T Bird. I'll post pics in 'On The Workbench' soon. Looking forward to seeing more of your progress!
  9. Thanks for the tip! I'm actually planning on scratch building those. They have to get molded onto the front of the fenders and I have an idea of how to make it all work. Fingers crossed that my plan works out. I'll post pics of the process I have in mind if it works
  10. I'm looking for a set of (4) of either 54 Olds hubcaps or 55 Buick hubcaps. I believe Modelhaus had a resin set of the Oldsmobile caps available at one time. I don't know if resin 55 Buick caps are/were available, but I might also consider either of these caps from an old promo depending on their condition. Please see attached pic. The Olds cap is on the left, Buick cap on the right. Thanks in advance!
  11. Thanks everyone! I'm in the process of ordering the 50/51 dash from Norm. He doesn't have the 54 Olds caps though which I'm still on the hunt for.
  12. Actually, if anyone can identify the hubcaps in this pic, and inform me if they're available in resin(or plastic) this could be an 'plan B' instead of the 54 Olds caps. I'm guessing at some point these different caps were used on Curly's car for a short time(or maybe just for this photo shoot?)as I only recall seeing the car in pics and in person with the 54 Olds caps.
  13. Thanks! Those are pretty close, but I'm shooting for getting as accurate as I can with this build. I know I've seen 54 Olds resin caps before, I just cant remember who made them...
  14. Chopped/sectioned 39/40 Ford

    Whoops, I goofed and accidently posted the magazine cover pic twice.....
  15. Chopped/sectioned 39/40 Ford

    Thanks for the compliments everyone! Here are a few more pics. The undercarriage shot shows how nicely the Revell 48 ford actually chassis fit under the AMT 40 Ford body. I had to shorten the wheel base a tad(upon researching I discovered the 1:1 48 Ford wheel base is 2in. shorter than the 40) I had to cut the interior tub apart separating the rear panel and door panels from one another and each of these from the floor in order to integrate the notched Revell 40 Ford trunk floor(and also to install the interior into the body. Once I glued the fenders to the body during the customizing phase, there was no other way for me to install the interior). Another side note: I also used the 48 Ford chassis for it's wider track width as a functional reason for widening the fenders. As it turns out, the track width was still too wide and I had to mess with the offset of the wheels to get the tires to fill the fenders properly. At some point I'll get around to adding the missing chassis detail I mentioned previously. I don't plan on entering any contests so who knows, I may just be lazy and leave it as is Just for fun, I've included a fictitious photoshop mockup of my build as it might have appeared on the cover of Hot Rod magazine in the late 40's if it was a real car. *I really like the idea of some of the early postwar customs serving double duty as cruisers AND record chasers back in the late 40's. To me, they epitomize the combination of speed and style.