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  1. Has anyone attempted or done a step notch to a frame? I am looking to do one on a truck but i seem to not find any info on going about doing so. Its on a truck im doing as a memorial to my dad and just wanted to know how to go about it. Thanks yall.
  2. Sorry yall for not posting. Been really busy recently. Here is an update. Interior is complete. Satin burgundy with a antique peach inset. I think it came out rather nice. The challenger interior parts really seem to work in the car. I recently picked up the 49 merc by revell with multiple parts. Snagging the smooth bumpers for this one and uding the ribbed bumpers on the 49 coupe.
  3. Was curious of something. Im doing a model that has a chopped top. It was given to me and the person did a fantastic job executing the chop and redoing all the plastic. Now the question i have is that the glass is still solid as for the original openings and was curious how to go about cutting it to fit. The front and rear glass are made to fit inside the openings as it is a 49 merc wagon.
  4. Had to make some thicker mufflers. So i used some thick spruce sections from a different model thst holds chrome parts to make them up. The original mufflers melted when i applied a bit of glue to them to fix all parts of exhsust together so i cut them off at the clamp and sanded the edges down at an angle to make these. Think they came out decent. Thinking of either painting them chrome or red like old school cherry bombs. The blacked out part is after completion and the glue had set. Chrome is when i first built them.
  5. Didnt get much done this weekend but here is what Did get done. I trimmed down the front suspension to accommodate the wider tires.In the pics are the sections removed to shrink in the suspension. Waiting to locate a beefier rear end to work with to make tires fit the back end.
  6. Was thinking of doing a modern engine in it.
  7. The alternator that came with kit was molded poorly so i had to add this one. The belt is to wide and its the one from the kit. What type do you have espo? I was looking through my parts bin and found the front seat's, rear seat, and center console from newer challenger kit i was given that was missing the body and engine so i been modifying them to fit the car. I started by cutting the rear seat in half and took a section out of the top part to make it sit lower in the car and plated the rear of the seat to make it look like a tilt down seat. Front seats i added some plastic to the bottoms to bring them up where they need to be. And the console all i did to it was enclose the front and rear of it, opened up the shifter area to accomodate the shifter.
  8. Update: Got the engine completely painted and built. But when i test it in the engine bay seems that the belt is to wide to allow the engine to sit properly in place. I was thinking of doing an engine swap like i did my 66 nova with a newer engine. If so then this engine will be available if someone desires to have it.
  9. Tom the decals are waterslide but i didnt use them.
  10. I agree stop at pencil marking. Looks good great concept you have going. Dont give up
  11. Interesting i will have 2 go pick some up and try that.
  12. Thank you. Espo did you just use styren sheet to do that to the tire cover?
  13. Here is the latest project on the slab. A 49 Merc Wagon. So far i just got the car primed, base coated flat black and got the wood all done up. Made the exterior wood frame look patina'd and inner panels look like a cherry style wood. Going for either a beach cruiser or street cruiser vibe on this. Looking to replace stock bumpers with 50 merc smooth bumpers and am changing the stock grill for a 50 merc grill. Still up in the air on what to do on the interior. And thinking of installing a different engine in it as well.
  14. Looking good. Im doing the exact model myself. Here is where i am at so far. What direction are you planning to go with this?
  15. Im currently building a '49 mercury woody wagon and i wanna place 2 surfboards on top. My question is has anyone built a from scratch roof rack for any vehicles they have done and what is best way of going about building it.
  16. This is sick. Really killer looking and you did fantastic molding the bodies together. Cant wait where it goes.
  17. All i need 2 do is install glass and chrome and this puppy is done. Had to shorten the air filter down to let the grill fit properly.
  18. So update: got rest of front suspension almost buttoned upan, just need to make up some spindles. Laid down a dark blue paint(duplicolor) on the body and engine covers. Just need to let it cure out then clear coat it.Thinking of tinting the rear glass and need to figure out an exhaust system for engine as well. It is really taking shape.
  19. The visor makes it right there. Definitely a build to keep tabs on.
  20. Front end shot. Thanks Johnt671. Its been fun so far. The front end components werent wanting to mate up properly so i decided to scratch build them as well. Only thing used from the kit are spindles, springs and upper a- arms. Rest will be by hand. Flipped spindles to lower the front end down like i am doing to the rear end.
  21. Heres a brief shot of suspension im building on it.
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