It does help to have the best '26 Touring extant in my garage to use as a reference, though I probably could do the same job using From Here to Obscurity as a desk reference. Make no mistake though, my ability to restore a 1:1 car is miles ahead of my model making skills. If I can assemble a reasonably good set here I'll be happy. Tonight the chassis all got shiny paint and I started detailing engines. With a push I'll have three rolling chassis by the end of the week.
With the coming of spring I have been derailed on this project a bit. To my good fortune my 1:1 scale '13 Ford won a National 1st in the Historic Preservation of Original Features (HPOF) award at the AACA meet in Auburn last weekend. To celebrate I decided to do some more work on my chassis projects and use a couple Hoosier made cars in the background.
I've followed this along from the beginning and sense some disappointment in the final result. As a good deed I'll help you by offering a place for you to store this eyesore. Box it up and mail it to me directly at... All kidding aside, this is a terrific model. Well done overall and in my view well worth the effort.
The back bumper and ends are identicle for 61-3 on the 1:1. It is the rear "grill" insert that changed from one year to another. In 63 the deck lis was higher. I've not seen a 63 kit to know if AMT got that detail right. Hope this helps.
I greatly appreciate this thread as I think it pointed to the exact set of problems (plural!) that I experienced on my 66 Lincoln foiling project. No the paint was not cured, no I did not wax it. No I did not properly burnish it. While it does not help with that model, it will help with the next one. A lot. Again, I can't say enough how much I appreciate this topic. Thanks guys.
Looks great and will look even better when you get all the little accessories added. I look forward to seeing it as a whole. I really admire your willingness to start over and five it another go. Well done. Eric