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thecrossguy

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  1. Well after 3 years it is finally done. And I am glad with the way it came out. My original plan was to do an all black car but I decided on blue. Shaved door handles and all molds are gone. Only decal is on the air cleaner. The wheels, interior and suspension components are gun metal. I don’t remember what the wheels are other than aoshima and I can’t seem to find them now. They basically had to be cut in half to fit. Suspension is lowered some.  Tires are from the revell 1950 Ford F-1 2 in 1 kit. 

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  2. While I wait for some bmf for my copo build I pull out the 59 eldorado and put it on the work bench. Nothing special with this one. Basically a box stock build. Wired engine. Hot pink over black which will give it...well let me dig up a picture of a convertible I built a few years ago. 

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  3. So I've come to the conclusion that the wheels I have for this project are just simply to big. I've thought about cut the wheel so it is more narrow but then what do I do about the tires? This is becoming more of a headache then anything. Guess I will look for some smaller wheel perhaps...and a chassis. 
    I went through my parts box and found some tires that may work. They are from the revell 1950 Ford F-1 kit. Gonna try that and see what happens. 

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  4. Alright so my original plan was to keep this as close to realistic as possible, but with the chassis and wheels I have that is not possible. So I am think of using the chassis from the 66 nova pro street kit as it is tubbed and will give me much more room to work with front and rear. 

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  5. 9 hours ago, David G. said:

    Love the color! Looks like the paint laid down nicely for you, I've had trouble with Testors paint in the past.

    David G.

    Thanks David. I spray testors and HOK. Over the years I’ve noticed that with testors if you sand it down with 3200 it lays very well. I generally don’t use primer but with this one I did as there was some body prep, which also got sanded before spraying the blue. 


  6. 8 hours ago, mustang1989 said:

    That color coat just keeps getting better and better. Man that looks good. Engine looks good too but the sides of that intake manifold could probably be trimmed some so that'd it lay flat on the engine block a little better. 

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I’ve got two builds going and over looked that. I also need to do a little more work on the spark plugs. I have some telephone wire for boots and distributor from Ted’s model. Will get that figured out but the heads need to come off. 

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