The best and worst thing about buying models on eBay is that you never really know what you’re going to get. Such was the case with this little car. I’m not that big a fan of Falcons but I had never seen something like this for sale before and thought “I wonder if I could make that frumpy little car into a cool looking Street Rod.” Also, the price was right and the seller put in the comments “this car is literally falling apart.” I figured that type of honesty deserved to be rewarded.
When it arrived I expected it to be a complete mess but beyond that it seemed awful small. After a lot of searching, I think it must be the 1/32 scale kit in the picture. I don’t have 1/32 scale parts in my box but I did have some really small tires that came with a 57 T-Bird for the back, equally small tires from a Tamiya CRX for the front, and the ridiculously small Levi Seats that come with the AMT Gremlin. So away I went.
The 2 pictures where it’s painted white are what it looked like when I bought it. My plan was to chop the top. I’ve been hesitant to post photos because I wasn’t sure I would be able to pull it off. However, I got the top chopped and put back together and was able to put wheels under it to check the stance. Not sure how much I like the front wheels but so far so good. It’s too bad the body was such a mess, I think I could have made the red turtle shell plastic under the white paint look great with a little clear-coat and wax. Instead I’m going try a yellow to red fade. Not sure I can pull that off either.
Finally, sending out another general thank you to everyone who takes the time to post WIPs. I would have never attempted or known where to start chopping a top without the knowledge I gained from this site.
As always thanks for looking.