Lovefordgalaxie

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About Lovefordgalaxie

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  • Birthday 02/11/1977

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  • Location Florianópolis SC Brasil
  • Full Name Túlio Lazzaroni

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  1. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1955 Chevrolet Pickup.   

    Yes, that is a very nice truck. I really like it. 
    There is just a thing I don't know: If I would take the engine from the kit to repaint it in gray, or if I leave it as is. I'm inclined to leave it alone. 
    If I decide to repaint it, I'll post some pictures. 
  2. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1955 Chevrolet Pickup.   

    This is why so many people fly from factory stock building. You have to actually research things, and the kind of thing it's not easy to find. 
    Here are some pictures of the Cameo I found. This is how I would like to get any car, unrestored original. 





  3. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1955 Chevrolet Pickup.   

    Amen!! Think about something hard to find!!
    When I was researching for the cameo, I found this page:
    http://www.1954advance-design.com/Web images/PPIP/PPIP-1912-1966-EngineColors.html
    It said the engine could be many different colors (283) or could be gray, if a 265. 
    By other hand,. I found pictures of a unrestored original super low mileage '57 Cameo with a 265, and it was orange. Or at least the remaining of the paint was orange. 
    Another thing I took into consideration was the market where the truck would be sold. 
    Since I'm in Brasil, I took into account that all the V8 engines were painted orange, and all six cylinders were painted green at the factory here. The engines would come from the U.S. as long blocks unpainted, and the final assembly would happen here along with painting. 
    On the interior colors I could find nothing. Since the cabs came in pieces to be welded here, I thought some info would be available, but no, not even a line. So, I went with was done in the U.S.And for that, thanks a lot Bill!!
    Another detail I was in doubt was the wood on the bed. 
    Ford used a product like ATF to treat the wood here, and the natural color would show. GM used a different product, almost like burnt motor oil, and the wood would be flat black after the treatment. So, I painted it flat black.
    One interesting fact is that the Cameo was not imported here. The top of the line was the stepside truck, with the Deluxe cab. 
  4. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1955 Chevrolet Pickup.   

    Thanks guys!! Very appreciated.
  5. Lovefordgalaxie added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    1955 Chevrolet Pickup.
    Here is my 1955 Chevy. Finished her on the weekend. 
    Turned the kit from a street machine to stock, or as close to stock I could get without some more complicated surgery. 
    Like the kit had the big rear window, I could only go with the Deluxe cab, and well, that was my goal anyway, to replicate a black truck I found online. 
    My can of Chevy engine red is old, and I the engine is a little too orange... Think I have to order a new can of Chevy engine red. Almost used Ford engine red, but that one is too red. 
    Calling this one done, and moving to the next...
    Thanks for looking fellas!!
    1955 Chevrolet PIckup by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1955 Chevrolet PIckup by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1955 Chevrolet PIckup by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1955 Chevrolet PIckup by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1955 Chevrolet PIckup by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1955 Chevrolet PIckup by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1955 Chevrolet PIckup by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1955 Chevrolet PIckup by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1955 Chevrolet PIckup by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1955 Chevrolet PIckup by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1955 Chevrolet PIckup by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
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  6. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Mustang Sleeper   

    1957 Ford hubcaps!! I love that!
    I like it. 
  7. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 57 Nomad Gasser Finally Finished   

    It looks nice, but I'm not sure about how sound it will be to anchor the rear leaf springs on the body, instead of the frame.
  8. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Toyota 86 Rocket Bunny   

    Looks like it is in need of suspension work badly. Alignment is way off. 
    Sometimes the guys in Japan come out with the craziest tendencies. Just add about two meters of exhaust pipe pointing to the sky and it will be perfect.
    Nice execution by the way.
  9. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1955 Chevrolet Pickup.   

    Thanks!
    By the way, as I do often, I forgot I had a WIP thread, and finished the truck today, without taking more pictures of the parts...
    Hope I have some sun tomorrow, so I can get outside pictures to post to "Under Glass".
  10. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Something I'm messing with...   

    Because I just don't have them anymore in all my kits. Used most of them to replace bad tires on kits I was building at the time. Not to mention my '50s cars all use the Firestone Deluxe Champion, and AMT is not making them anymore. Only a different improved (for them ) version on some deluxe kits, and as parts packs. Making my own makes things a lot simpler. 
  11. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1958 Plymouth Belvedere   

    I kind of don't care about the body being bent. 
    The only modification I would do to the body, is to make it a four door Fury (I know there weren't any) to match the book.
    I always though thought this car = red and white. Maybe because I red the book when I was 9 I didn't know what a Plymouth was at the time. The only idea I had about it's looks was the book cover. So, for me, during a good while a '58 Fury was a four door beauty. 
    I even remember, imagining Arnie pushing the car during the night to roll the odometer back and let it fix itself at a junk yard in my town. 
    Too bad the movie was in California. This one needs a remake badly. I would love to see the Plymouth running fast in the snow like if on rails, and the actual way Buddy's Camaro was destroyed.
    Christine by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    Christine by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
  12. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Mustangs!   

    My one and only Mustang built, built about 15 years ago. Have two on the stash, a '65 and a Mach One I always wanted to build like the one in Diamonds are Forever.
    Odd for some, I know, but this one is the Mustang I like the most:
    1996 Ford Mustang GT by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1996 Ford Mustang GT by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1996 Ford Mustang GT by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1996 Ford Mustang GT by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1996 Ford Mustang GT by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1996 Ford Mustang GT by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1996 Ford Mustang GT by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
  13. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Something I'm messing with...   

    Thanks guys.
    Now I'm waiting for the correct resin to arrive. Already made a better mold. 
    My goal is to make the tires to look better, without gaps between the whitewall and the black "rubber".
     
  14. Lovefordgalaxie added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Something I'm messing with...
    I started building a AMT '55 Chevy pickup, and I decided to convert it to stock. 
    Problem is: No stock tires on the box. 
    By far, my favorite model car tire is the Firestone Deluxe Champion from the old AMT kits. Also like the AMT Firestone Supreme, but those only can use a thinner whitewall. 
    Since I have a bunch of AMT kits with those but ugly BFGs (the ones from the Edsel kit, and '62 Thunderbird, as an example), I decided I coul use some "home made" tires.
    Well, I have ZERO experience in casting resin, but that seems to be the way to do it reasonably on the cheap.
    Also thought: I could modify the old AMT tires as well, making the whitewall a separate item, to make painting and detailing easier. 
    Well, I took two tires, a fresh 11 blade and my Dremel. 
    Made a make shift "wheel" to attach on the Dremel, and selected the most true to perfect tires I could find on my stash.
    Started cutting the tire, to remove the whitewall:
    Before:
    Resin Casting by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    After:
    Resin Casting by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    Also did it with a Firestone Supreme. Here it is without it's whitewall:
    Resin Casting by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    And here is the first mold I ever did:
    Resin Casting by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    Kind of fun to make this:
    Resin Casting by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    First prototype:
    Resin Casting by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    Started using the same resin used on fiberglass repair, and that was a mistake. 
    The Firestone Deluxe Champion second prototype, already painted:
    Resin Casting by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    Resin Casting by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    Resin Casting by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    The Firestone Supreme second prototype: 
    Resin Casting by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    Resin Casting by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    Now i'm making a new mold, to try to refine things, and will be using polyurethane resin instead. 
    If I can get them tires to look as nice as the ones from the kit, after painted, Will make a bunch, for all my kits that will need one!!
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  15. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Man, oh man... I miss Danbury Mint!   

    Nice 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner!!!
    The other cars, those non 1957 Fords are cool too.