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Revell 32 5 window Coupe

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Recently pulled this back out. I had started this about a year ago. 3 scale inches chopped out of the top. 

Sorry the pics are out of order. 

The top still needs work before final primer. 

Thanks for looking in. 

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That is very cool !!!

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Very nice smooth chopped top. There is no sign of the body work that I can see on the outside.

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Posted (edited)

Thanks for looking in guys.

There are a number of spots to fill yet. Working on thenframe now. The frame will be painted with Molotow Chrome, given a heavy wash then a smoke black. 

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I was able to get the chrome laid down.

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Update: frame chromed

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Excellent finish on that chop Curt boy, looks like it was chopped straight out of the box.

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Cool stuff! I have a 32 I'm very up in the air about.... if it were a 3 window...  forget about it. No question about the direction.... this thing tho.... I dunno.... I'll keep peaking at your work. Maybe get some inspiration. Not to copy of coarse.

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Wait ! What !  You never mentioned the frame and gears thing. That is truly different.

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Thanks for the kind words and looking in guys.

 

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Those frame rails show some real originality.  Keep it up!

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Posted (edited)

Thanks Gerald. 

I am going with a fantasy motor. It started as a 440 Mopar.. I am going to mod the tunnel ram so the intake runners are not the siamese style, going for a Ford style. I think I am going to use BBC valve covers and tweak them a bit. Using Ford FE headers from a Gibson resin motor. The last pic is the style of tunnel ram I want to replicate. 

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...Offy Power-Ram for big block Oldsmobile, and most likely out of a hot boat...

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On 2018-03-22 at 10:12 PM, spike morelli said:

...Offy Power-Ram for big block Oldsmobile, and most likely out of a hot boat...

That makes sense with the water lines where they are. 

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Black wash on frame done. The painting of the frame still needs to be completed. 

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While not something I would try on any of my builds, I still really like the Frame and Gears treatment here.

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Thanks David. I like trying new things, it's not easy but I enjoy the journey and the experience of learning. 

Not sure about the front wheels, they need some colour before I can say if they work or not.

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Fantastic chop! Too bad Dr. Cranky isn't still around, he'd be all over those frame rails covered in watch parts.

Since you don't seem confident with the front wheels & tires I'd suggest something else. Did the rears come from the Boothill Express? How about the front 12-spokes from that kit?

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10 hours ago, Dennis Lacy said:

Fantastic chop! Too bad Dr. Cranky isn't still around, he'd be all over those frame rails covered in watch parts.

Since you don't seem confident with the front wheels & tires I'd suggest something else. Did the rears come from the Boothill Express? How about the front 12-spokes from that kit?

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Thanks Dennis, I have no idea what kit the wheels are from. I like your suggestion on the front wheels though, thanks for that. I might have to find a set of those wheels in the part market, I don't have that kit in the stash. 

Dr. Cranky? You mean just not around here, or he has passed? 

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2 hours ago, Rider said:

Thanks Dennis, I have no idea what kit the wheels are from. I like your suggestion on the front wheels though, thanks for that. I might have to find a set of those wheels in the part market, I don't have that kit in the stash. 

Dr. Cranky? You mean just not around here, or he has passed? 

Just not around here. Haven't seen that guy post here in a couple of years.

Another cool wheel and tire set that would look awesome are from the Lil Coffin show rod by Monogram. Similar rear wheels and whitwall slicks with matching front wheels and skinny whitewall tires. 

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He used to have a YouTube page. 

I will sort a tire wheel/combo suiting, I want something with girth for the fronts. Not into the wire motorcycle wheels. Thanks again for the suggestions. 

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This is realy cool! The frame idea is awesome. Great job on the chop and  the stance looks right on! -Larry

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Thanks Larry. 

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WOW!!....this is such a unique build!!!.......WELL DONE!!!

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Thanks Dann 

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On 2018-03-21 at 1:48 PM, dublin boy said:

Excellent finish on that chop Curt boy, looks like it was chopped straight out of the box.

Thanks Shay man buddy. How's the Porsche?!

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Interrupted by V8 Mini, lol

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