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Model A Coupe (Quick build gone wrong)- All Done, just took a bit longer than planned

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On 4/1/2018 at 6:11 PM, Taxdude said:

The great thing about this board is the help that comes to you out of nowhere.  I had used a decal to simulate the Mexican seat blanket.  It looked OK.  But it didn't have any depth of texture.  But not having a better solution I decided to live with it.  Then @gasser59 offered up a better solution.  Printable fabric.  Messages went back and forth and boom.  The so much better solution.

So the original and the way better.

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Now that's a score!!!!! 😎👍

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Incredible build, I've enjoyed reading through this !

Great tips and techniques, and I love your real model A, it's just beautiful !

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4 hours ago, Taxdude said:

Well, the interior is almost done.  A few minor items to sort out yet

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Looking great! If it isn't too late, dont forget to tilt the distributor as Y block dizzies aren't straight up and down. Your build is a work of art!

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15 minutes ago, Dave Darby said:

Looking great! If it isn't too late, dont forget to tilt the distributor as Y block dizzies aren't straight up and down. Your build is a work of art!

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Thanks for the heads up.  I had almost forgotten about that.

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Y blocks have an external oil pump mounted on the left rear of the block. That's why the distributor is slanted.

This is one I built for my wife.

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Fred.....glad to see you back at this one.  Simply killer.  

TIM

PS - check your voice mail.....TB

 

  

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On ‎10‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 9:29 PM, Dave Darby said:

Looking great! If it isn't too late, dont forget to tilt the distributor as Y block dizzies aren't straight up and down. Your build is a work of art!

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Thanks for posting that image, Dave.  It's probably the best one I've ever seen showing the position/angle of the Y-Block distributor....TIM 

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Only a few days to go until Motor City NNL and I'm down to final assembly.  Since I use epoxy there is a lot of glue and wait.  But some progress is being made but the list of to do's is still quite long

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41 minutes ago, oldrevellfan said:

nice build !!!!

Hi Gilles,

Where are you located in France?  I was born in Barr just south of Strasbourg.

Fred

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Hi Fred, I live near Versailles, happy to find french people in USA !

I am happy you have find a 30 ford from revell !

 

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MAN, this thing is nice. I'm very impressed by the opening  windshield--that's a detail I considered adding to my bare-metal '30 but it seemed too darn finicky to be worth it. 

Fantastic detailing!

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On 11/7/2018 at 8:21 PM, Spex84 said:

MAN, this thing is nice. I'm very impressed by the opening  windshield--that's a detail I considered adding to my bare-metal '30 but it seemed too darn finicky to be worth it. 

Fantastic detailing!

Thanks.  It is worth it.  But making the new window glass was a bit tough.  But I'm happy with how it turned.

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Well....Fred finished it last night at 10:45pm!   Fred plans to do a studio quality photo session later today or tomorrow and post here at the forum, but until then, here is a sneak peak at the finished product as displayed at the Motor City NNL earlier today.    You don''t me to tell you this is one spectacular piece of work....the photo says it all....  Mega Congrats, Fred   TIM 

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2 hours ago, tim boyd said:

Well....Fred finished it last night at 10:45pm!   Fred plans to do a studio quality photo session later today or tomorrow and post here at the forum, but until then, here is a sneak peak at the finished product as displayed at the Motor City NNL earlier today.    You don''t me to tell you this is one spectacular piece of work....the photo says it all....  Mega Congrats, Freed   TIM 

 

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Thanks Tim,

Yes, she is all done and now just need to bleed the brakes and take some pictures.

Stayed tuned.

Fred

 

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12 hours ago, tim boyd said:

Well....Fred finished it last night at 10:45pm!   Fred plans to do a studio quality photo session later today or tomorrow and post here at the forum, but until then, here is a sneak peak at the finished product as displayed at the Motor City NNL earlier today.    You don''t me to tell you this is one spectacular piece of work....the photo says it all....  Mega Congrats, Fred   TIM 

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Extremely well done- nice, understated use of colors, loaded with detail. Great job bringing this one across the finish line.

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A unique piece of art that I am honored to have contributed to. Really anticipating the results of the photo shoot. Very nicely done Fred.

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