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Metalmad

New Build 1957 Ford Del Rio Station Wagon Updated 5/20/18

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Thank You Jeff ! This has been a slow build but I'm plugging away at her so I have a small update which is I have cut out a hole in the hood so the air cleaner could see a little day light so now I have a few small areas on the hood to repair then I'm hoping to get some color on the body.

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Seth, it's a rockin' so far. Way cool and great work.

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Small update :

Was able to shoot some paint this weekend and it was my first attempt at a two tone paint job so first up was shooting the entire wagon with a metallic silver then I taped it off where the chrome trim ran done the sides then I shot the nail polish. I've got to let this cure for a couple of days then I will shoot the entire body with a few coats of clear.I'm also going to attempt to shoot the inside of the chrome trim that runs done the sides with black to break up the two tone paint.

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Nice looking tow tone color combination.

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Thank You David !

The photo does not really show how good the red pops.

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I had found a little time this evening  after work to tape off the chrome trim so I could shoot some black paint in between the chrome trim on both sides of the Wagon so the next step will be to shoot a few coats of clear to finish up the body.

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Really nice paint Seth!  looks GREAT!  That's gonna look STUNNING with some clear on it!

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Wow that's some nice work, love it and the colors cool!

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Nice colors. It's going to look great.. Next thing I need to learn is taping. 

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Thank You James, Dennis & David !

Yes the two tone paint job and the black inset in the chrome trim was a bit challenging with having to tape it off so I used the Tamiya 5mm masking tape for curves and it worked out great as you can see in the photo so if you are willing to have a little patience it will come out just fine.

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You just keep stepping it up!! Looks great!!

Dennis

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Well finally after testing out a few different clear coats  that I picked up from my local auto paint store I finally shot some clear on the Ranch Wagon today and I'm impressed with the results which the pictures really do not show how much it glistens and shines.Next will be to start the  engineering of  the brake system and to start on the engine assembly and to get the high rise intake manifold in some chrome paint.

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I don't know what clear you ended up using but it sure looks good.

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Well today after a little bit of thinking I decided to add a headliner too the wagon which was pretty easy after I ran a few ideas through my head. I looked through my model supplies and I came across a piece of black fabric which is like a sticker so all I had to do was make a template of the inner roof line and I also had to make room for the windows so they would still fit correctly and then just transfer the template to the material and cut out the headliner then install it so here it is. 

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Great idea taking your body paint photos against a black background. Looking really nice.

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Thank you Tom .... I  shot the photos outside because I was needing better light source and with a background that would minimize the shadows from the sun.

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