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  1. Thanks guys. Finally getting some up dates. Windshield frame was a slow process of gluing one corner at a time and allowing it to set before moving on to the next. For my first attempt at this it turned out ok. Tailgate has been sorted out. Decided to mould in the tailgate. This pretty much completes the body work. Just a little tidying up of a few areas and I should start painting soon. Work on chassis is coming along. Nine inch swap is complete. I had to move the shock mounts which allowed me to use the same shocks. Changing the axles to on top of the springs has required a few changes. Dash has had a modification too. I believe its from a 56 ford victoria, it was left over part from a right hand drive conversion using a resin dash. Sometimes my projects evolve as they come along. Thanks for looking. Comments always welcome.
  2. I can't say about effects on plastic but i mix all my enamels including humbrol, with hardware bought enamel thinners. Works fine for me. Stopped using hobby brand thinners a long time ago.
  3. Thanks for that. I did do some sanding on a piece i have already cut out and noticed the thinning of material. Think i've decided to leave in place the body line. Means a little more body work but thats ok. Thanks Patrick
  4. Hi all. Bout to embark on a custom 65 impala, being inspired by the Foose Imposter. I'm thinking of smoothing the side of the body by removing that body lines( if thats the correct name for it?) that runs from front to rear? Hopefully that makes sense. I imagine it's something that could be done but not sure if i"ve ever seen it done? Will be doing a lot of cutting and i think trying to keep that in place will be difficult. Will be cutting length out and id rather line up body panels than that body line. I do things how i want but, opinions or advice welcome here. Donner kit for this project will be a 2013 Camaro zl1. Thanks for any advice or opinions.
  5. Windshield frame is done. I ended up using 1mm half round spru to achieve this. I removed the wipers and sanded down what remained of the kit windshield frame. I then in glued the half round in place and then i did each corner over a period of time to allow bending the spru for the corners. Turned out ok. I have just sorted the tailgate out which should be the last of the body mods. Going for a solid non opening tailgate. Get some pics up soon of that. Thanks for looking. Comments welcome. Tom you got me interested and the foose frame would pretty much go under without too much trouble. Just a few adjustments where it joins the running boards. I have another of these kits which i will compare at some point.
  6. Working on the door lines and filling a few other areas at the same time. Body work is coming along. Not looking forward to remarking the windshield frame, will use a drawing compass with two points to get the frame marked out. Started getting the frame together. Springs are attached, giving an idea of ride hit with swapping the axle to on top of the springs. Rear axle is getting a nine inch treatment. Thanks for looking. Comments welcome.
  7. Couldn't help it. Photos side by side with the Foose pickup. The 53 roof is pretty much level with the top of the Foose door frame. The bodies don't look that different until you swap over the hoods.
  8. Thanks guys. my80malibu I should get more photos comparing the two but on the first page of this build there is photos comparing this to the Foose pick up. Only thing is the Foose pick up i have sectioned by 2mm. I need to get back onto that project as well. Thanks for looking.
  9. Been busy finishing a few other projects this one interrupted. Little progress. Have marked out the new door lines. Had a little problem with one side not being how i wanted it. I created a plastic template to get the same shape on both sides. Had to fill in the line with plastic and remark. Still need to fill the old panel lines and reshape the door frame to suit the new door lines. Thanks for looking.
  10. Just thought I'd share the ratio i use for mixing paint. Can't claim credit for it but i use it for mixing enamels to airbrush. I mix gloss paints at a ratio of two parts thinner to three parts paint. Flat at a ratio of one part thinners to three parts paint. I use this as a guide and generally works for me. Interested to see if others follow a ratio? I never understood the "milk Consistency" thing. I assume this could be applied to other paint mediums but I suggest doing a test spray first. I use small disposable medicine cups for mixing paint in, they have measurements on the side making mixing to a ratio easy.
  11. Great looking custom. Love the colour. The chop looks great too. I have yet to chop the top on one of these, might have to change that i think.
  12. The fadeaway fenders are an option in that kit. So many optional extras in that kit the 48 ford custom coup.
  13. Very nice. Great looking model.
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