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  1. Moving forward at a glacial pace, wanted to share a little progress. Albeit still very rough around the edges some visions in the head are coming to reality. 58 Edsel grill surrounds fitted with lenses from the 65 Riviera kit. 57 Desoto grill with extended ends. The grill section is a separate piece and will be chromed. Nothing in stone yet but I kinda like it Cut, fit, sand, fit, do it over, I don’t get a lot of time to play but I enjoy it
  2. It takes me a long time to make a little progress. Originally debated trying to keep the engine under the hood but decided to let it be part of the overall design feel. Moved the engine forward and down a little so the air cleaners just peek out. Big steps in fitting the rest of the puzzle together
  3. HOK Pagan gold with a lot of pearls. Mini flake on the roof, can’t remember what clear it was
  4. I started on the interior but that is as far as I got. Tire and wheel are just sitting under the fender. Can’t tell you how many times I have done that. Hoping to break the trend with the 59 Impala and actually complete it
  5. Good eye Spex, I am. Been holding on to some of this stuff for years. Figured I might as well start using some of it
  6. Really need to get this one done
  7. Strictly mock up. I have decided it will definitely be a blend of styles (period correct) between low rider, kustom, and hot rod. Super fun using parts pack pieces from the 60s for the wire wheels and some old tires I have had for who knows how long. Firestone Super Sports F70-15 near as I can tell Thanks to Dennis McPhail for the background artwork and inspiration
  8. Hey Espo, so yeah great point! I rarely get it right the first time... originally I just lopped off the tops of the fender wells. After getting back into it I discovered this actually caused more trouble with fitting everything else. Now the firewall didn’t fit, radiator assembly wouldn’t work without mods, etc etc. I decided ultimately to cut it loose and use the spare front assembly and sink it down over the frame The engine fit is a HUGE deciding factor on the rest of the build. Personally, I would rather the engine remain hidden in the bay. I think... Hidden, the car can keep a heavy look. If it needs to protrude through hood so be it. BUT, it’ll be a more hot rod lighter feel to it. I have a feeling it will be a blurred line between kustom and hot rod. Which is fine, as long as blurry and confusing don’t clash. Working on that step now to determine what happens next
  9. This is the project I chose to dig out of the pile of unfinished projects. It’s been sectioned and other mods. I had the convertible kit also, it’s donating parts lost through the years
  10. Hello everyone, last time I posted was 2009 so I figured a reintroduction was probably good. Hopefully more active on the forums now. Looking forward to seeing and sharing. Thanks!
  11. I like it I like it! What really got my attention was the Zetec engine. I didnt know they had that in scale........The reason I'm so excited is I am fitting one into my 1:1 street legal sand rail. Is that a Focus kit? Who makes it?
  12. Thats a very nice clean model. Welcome to the forum.
  13. It used to be when I was younger I couldnt stand green olives. Nasty little salty funky things. Then as time when on, I tried them again and hmmmmm these are kinda good. Show rods to me used to be impractical, ugly, and useless machines. Now thanks to the user on here "Showrodfreak" I have seen and started to gain a new appreciation for these machines. They are way outside normal thinking. Some of them I'll never care for, but others just trip a trigger somewhere I havent had tripped before. After looking at a link Mr. showrodfreak posted, it got the ol' mind a spinnin. Then I got the new issue of Rod and Custom yesterday. Low and behold was an old showrod on the cover. The Ice Truck. Low and wide with a blown nailhead. How cool! The craftsmanship is first rate, and the design is just awesome. Dont really know the point of this post. I'm thinking maybe after the 59 Kaddy model is done, it will be time for a showrod. Thanks Showrodfreak for the inspiration.
  14. You are doing a terrific job there Dave. To me a perfect restyling is when you know there has been much work done, yet it looks so "right" it seems like it could have been (or should have) been factory. You have nailed the look on this one. Good job!
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