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10 hours ago, Mr. Metallic said:

Now that I've discovered this thread, let me jump in with the first of many contributions.

This 60 edsel was purchased at a club meeting. At the time I was pretty happy to find one at a decent price, but then realized it was broken in several places, and didn't have any chrome. Thankfully Modelhaus was still in operation...

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 The panel below the trunk was pretty straighforward, but how to fix the broken fenders? The pieces were long gone, so it wasn't a matter of gluing them back and doing some bodywork. Thankfully my friend Ed Fluck (Drag City Casting) stepped in. (thanks Ed @krassandbernie) He had a wagon body left over from his dads business (F+F Resin) that sent to me so I could cut off the front of the body and swap it onto mine.

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And, here's the end result

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I managed to keep the original builders wild interior paint job

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Beautiful Edsel!

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10 hours ago, Mr. Metallic said:

 

And, here's the end result

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I managed to keep the original builders wild interior paint job

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Beautiful!....and bonus points for preserving the original builder's interior.

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Work continues apace on my '65 El Camino glue bomb. Shown here original condition; after stripping; after most of the glue had been tediously removed with small riffler files and the taillighs filled with J-B Weld and filed to shape, and today after scribing out the door and tailgate lines and the first coat of primer. 

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On 10/7/2021 at 7:17 AM, cobraman said:

I came across these sad looking Cobras on the bay . How could I not buy them ? Using parts I have I should be able to get two of them back to looking ok . Fun fun fun ! 

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Making a bit of progress on these Cobras . 

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Here is one of mine. I am going with a pre-runner style since so much is missing. I already started on the hood. It had the blower hole cut out and I had an extra scoop.

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Making progress on the two Glue Bombs I bought a few days ago . First one is a drag car and second one in primer will be more of a custom . Many parts were either missing or broken so I had to tap my parts supply . Is there any rule that means if a certain number of parts were not included in the GB that it then isn’t a restoration ????

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1 hour ago, cobraman said:

Is there any rule that means if a certain number of parts were not included in the GB that it then isn’t a restoration ????

Your Cobra projects aren't restorations, they are complete rebuilds.  You're completely free to do anything you want to them. B)

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4 hours ago, cobraman said:

Making progress on the two Glue Bombs I bought a few days ago . First one is a drag car and second one in primer will be more of a custom . Many parts were either missing or broken so I had to tap my parts supply . Is there any rule that means if a certain number of parts were not included in the GB that it then isn’t a restoration ????

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Impressive work Ray!

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Here are two of my own gluebombs from the 80's:

Revell's 1977 "Brute Force" Big Rig custom Chevy van with a Mack-lookalike front - picture of the box is from Scalemates:Download.jpg.29b0c6503f9e26a3f2f5e9765817faf1.jpg

van is molded in brown, had a slappy two-tone brush paint, which I will remove before refurbishing this one :

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The second is JoHan's American Classics DeSoto Adventurer I had converted to a convertible/lowrider, a second one was built as a slammer with blacked-out window, and chrometree + chassis and other parts fro a 3rd one are also here.

l will either make a stock or a slightly customized HT out of these...

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Would anyone be interested in a rolling "Glue Bomb/Survivor Rescue" community build? I'm not talking about full-on rebuilds here, I just mean cleaning and minor improvements that take a built model to the next level, usually taking no more than a few hours' work. (Many of you have probably seen some of my own "rescue" work here.) I'm thinking along the lines of 30-day time frames--i.e., monthly--because much of the appeal of this sort of thing is keeping things moving in a timely fashion. I find "rescues" to be fun, easy, and very rewarding projects. Sound off it this interests you--if we get some response, I'll start a thread down in the community build section. 

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21 hours ago, 1959scudetto said:

Here are two of my own gluebombs from the 80's:

Revell's 1977 "Brute Force" Big Rig custom Chevy van with a Mack-lookalike front - picture of the box is from Scalemates:Download.jpg.29b0c6503f9e26a3f2f5e9765817faf1.jpg

van is molded in brown, had a slappy two-tone brush paint, which I will remove before refurbishing this one :

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The second is JoHan's American Classics DeSoto Adventurer I had converted to a convertible/lowrider, a second one was built as a slammer with blacked-out window, and chrometree + chassis and other parts fro a 3rd one are also here.

l will either make a stock or a slightly customized HT out of these...

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Your van is really different and cool, you convertible Desoto is painted and is very sharp…

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10 hours ago, slusher said:


Your van is really different and cool, you convertible Desoto is painted and is very sharp…

Thanks, Carl - the van was hastily glued together back then, the continental kit on the DeSoto is a custom part from JoHan's '63 Pöymouth IIRC.

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1 hour ago, cobraman said:

I’m getting close to having one of the old messed up Cobras I bought on the bay . Started with the yellow one and it’s now green and 90 percent done . Fun project . 

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Very nice save!

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