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I've already dove into another project. This one is meant to be a fun little experiment project. I intend for it to look like an old barn find. It began life as the old "Orange Blossom Special" AMT kit, with some donor parts from the Revell 41 Chevrolet.

43277358055_be22234a64_k.jpgIMG_1380 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

43277378165_d6724e6129_k.jpgIMG_1382 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

29245928117_eb9461faac_k.jpgIMG_1383 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

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This is going to be another good one, really interesting, i'm going to follow your build closely for tips, aspecially the weathering, good luck with it.

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This should be interesting.  Where are the wheels & tires from?

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Thanks guys! I plan for this to be a simple fun build. I hope it stays that way.

5 minutes ago, Jim B said:

This should be interesting.  Where are the wheels & tires from?

Thanks Jim! The wheels came from Ebay. I'm not sure who cast them.

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Thanks!!

I have the interior bucket done. I modified the AMT kit bucket and seat back to stock as it was all diamond pleated and diamond plate.

This barn find is going to need some work. There's a box on the seat with the air cleaner, carb, distrbutor and wires, and starter. There's also a few tools too. There is a brand new valve cover gasket though. Since all of the spark plus are out and there's a can of Marvel Mystery oil in the box I assume that the engine is stuck. Maybe that's why the For Sale sign is in the box. A gauge and the speedometer have been robbed too, at least the cable is still there.

43485836454_adc47d98c9_k.jpgIMG_1384 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

44203801921_8841cfd868_k.jpgIMG_1385 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

44203807051_6571fb96be_k.jpgIMG_1386 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

43485834094_05626a6669_k.jpgIMG_1387 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

44203813911_7e66ca3f83_k.jpgIMG_1389 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

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Thanks Warren!

A little more progress to show.

43522533244_3dd7db907b_k.jpgIMG_1414 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

43334224635_920828604c_k.jpgIMG_1411 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

43522546544_12e580b0e2_k.jpgIMG_1413 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

44191034082_8584b47618_k.jpgIMG_1410 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

42432018440_daab24921b_k.jpgIMG_1409 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

42431985960_c0f44b4c35_k.jpgIMG_1408 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

29304180907_9b0ac740f5_k.jpgIMG_1407 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

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Thanks for the comments guys!!  I'm calling this one done! I'll post some pictures under glass tonight.

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25 minutes ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Thanks for the comments guys!!  I'm calling this one done! I'll post some pictures under glass tonight.

Brian, what technique did you use for the rust?

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3 hours ago, landman said:

Brian, what technique did you use for the rust?

I had heard of the "salt technique" from looking at builds from Chuck Most and a few others. I've never seen or read a tutorial on it, I just took a guess on the technique. I sprayed red oxide lacquer primer first and let it dry. I then applied salt to the areas that I wanted rust using moisture to make it stick. I then sprayed it with flat black lacquer for color. I then fogged it with both red oxide and flat black. After it dried I removed the salt with a tooth brush. Some of the more stuck crystals had to be scraped off. I added chalk in some places for more final effect. This whole build was an experiment. It may not be the best technique, but I'm pretty happy with the results.

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Brian

put a 4 banger in it with a organ pipe behind the cab LOL 😂 

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Very nice! That is awesome Brian could it be a late 30s Jimmy COE???

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I have never built anything that is weathered but after reading your technique I think it’s time to give it a try! Thanks for sharing. Is the 4 banger Detroit resin or did you scratch it?

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