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Ben269

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About Ben269

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    Denver
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    Ben G
  1. Essex Wire Cobra

    Wow, thanks for the reference pics, guys. I can tell from Gary's picture that the car did have a wood wheel, and the red knockoffs from Rex's. Maxx, I'll check out those wheels. JC, I looked through your #6 427 build for some ideas yesterday. That car turned out very nice.
  2. Essex Wire Cobra

    I am struggling to upload photos now. I am dragging them into the spot, it starts downloading, and then says "upload failed." Any ideas?
  3. Essex Wire Cobra

    I started this with the hope that it will be a quick build. Time will tell. Does anyone know if this car had a black (carpeted) interior, or a stripped down aluminum one? Also, which valve covers would it have? Most pictures of competition cars show them with the chrome ones, but this kit comes with the finned aluminum ones. I can't find any good pictures of this car from back in the day. There are pictures of the car in its current iteration, but it seems to have modern changes and equipment.
  4. Fairlane 427 stock w/ some detail

    I used phone wire. I was looking for it to take a picture but couldn't find it for some reason.
  5. I like these trucks. This is a very cool choice for a project.
  6. Fairlane 427 stock w/ some detail

    Thanks for the positive comments, guys. Wayne, I think you are right, the wire boots are supposed to be black. The later fords had orange, but after i built this engine, and looked at photos, none had orange in '66. Its ok, you can't even see them with the shock towers so close to the engine. With the ride hight, the rocker panel is pretty level from front to back, but the front wheel opening is so high, that it looks off. Also, I couldn't quite get the body and chassis to fit perfectly after it was painted. I see a lot of you on here do much more test fitting before you paint, and I will start doing that with my builds going forward. Any tips on taking photos would be appreciated.
  7. 1953 Ford Country Squire

    I haven't made any progress on this in a while. Ed, thanks for the interior shot. I have been looking through images of these things, and rarely see the inside. I started working on the seat and interior panels.
  8. 1970 Mercury Cyclone

    This looks great. I love Grabber Blue. Where did you get the decals? Are the wheels from the original MPC kit?
  9. 1953 Ford Country Squire

    I worked on the seats and cargo area. Its surprisingly hard to find pictures of the interior of these cars. The front is a bench, and the middle seat is split. I cut out the split from the front seat and grafted it into the rear.
  10. 1953 Ford Country Squire

    I had a couple flathead options, and I decided to use the Lindberg engine, but use the heads from the 53 ford pickup. I thought they look a little better.
  11. 1953 Ford Country Squire

    There isn't really any detail in the wood. its pretty smooth.