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'61 Falcon Gasser

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JC, what technique do you use to get your styrene to retain its shape when forming roll bars, headers etc? Btw loving this build

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On 2/11/2018 at 9:48 AM, br67 said:

JC, what technique do you use to get your styrene to retain its shape when forming roll bars, headers etc? Btw loving this build

Thanks Brandon.  First I always use solid rod and not tubing which tends to kink when its bent. I use my fingers or round needle nose pliers to make the bends, then hold them over a candle to set the shape.  You can feel, in your fingers, the tension release from the bend.  It only takes a second or less depending on the thickness of the material. 

Some of the tools I use.

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In referring back to this photo..........

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What color did you paint those carburetors JC? That engine looks superb!! I like the natural lay of the ignition wires.

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1 hour ago, mustang1989 said:

In referring back to this photo..........

What color did you paint those carburetors JC? That engine looks superb!! I like the natural lay of the ignition wires.

Thanks Joe.  Carbs painted Tamiya Titanium Gold with a brown wash.

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3 hours ago, afx said:

Thanks Joe.  Carbs painted Tamiya Titanium Gold with a brown wash.

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Thanks for the help. Looks like that's the way I'm going to go with carburetor painting from now on. I've been looking for the right color to paint carburetors with for the last 4 or 5 builds. I ended up with more of a goldish chrome which was okay but I like this a lot better.

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39 minutes ago, mustang1989 said:

Thanks for the help. Looks like that's the way I'm going to go with carburetor painting from now on. I've been looking for the right color to paint carburetors with for the last 4 or 5 builds. I ended up with more of a goldish chrome which was okay but I like this a lot better.

Here is the color without the wash.

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On ‎2‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 12:39 PM, afx said:

Here is the color without the wash.

 

Perfect!!!!!!!!

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On ‎2‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 12:39 PM, afx said:

Here is the color without the wash.

Any progress on this bad boy JC?

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On 1/17/2018 at 7:17 PM, afx said:

I really like the Radir wheels (the steelies above came from the T-Bolt kit) however I haven't seen any period photos with them installed on a gasser.

Not to hijack, but there are a (very) few pictured on the George Class remembers 'site:

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I think your wheels and tire choice looks pretty darn good, though. The small Firestones up front work well on smaller compact cars kike the Falcon, too.

Was this chassis piece from the custom Faclon or the stock version? Or are they the same?

Love where this is headed. :)

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7 hours ago, Casey said:

Not to hijack, but there are a (very) few pictured on the George Class remembers 'site:

I think your wheels and tire choice looks pretty darn good, though. The small Firestones up front work well on smaller compact cars kike the Falcon, too.

Was this chassis piece from the custom Faclon or the stock version? Or are they the same?

Love where this is headed. :)

I'm happy with my wheel choice for the Falcon but good to know Radir wheels can work for future projects-thanks for the photos.  The chassis I used came from the stock plus kit. I also have the convertible and if I'm not mistaken it has the same chassis. Don't have the street & strip or the custom version. 

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