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Really like what your doing with this kit Lloyd......

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On 2018-09-17 at 7:42 PM, slusher said:

Really like what your doing with this kit Lloyd......

Thanks for checking it out, glad you like it. I appreciate the comments. 

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10 hours ago, mustang1989 said:

Dang there's lots of modding going on in this build. Will be watching this one!

Thanks for watching. I really appreciate the interest. 

It started as a simple paint job, lol.

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1 hour ago, Rider said:

Thanks for watching. I really appreciate the interest. 

It started as a simple paint job, lol.

Man have I ever been there and done that!!!

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15 minutes ago, mustang1989 said:

Man have I ever been there and done that!!!

Too many times for many of us. I keep having ideas to accentuate the body lines with little styling ques from the TV car. Then the reality sets in on how long those mods would take. 

I still have a couple other things I will do. 

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More styling mods. 

The rear fenders always looked unfinished to me, too flat. In an attempt to tie the rear fenders in with the rest of the car I have added a styling lip. I used .015x.080 for tha base of the lip, then laid .020 hex over that, I tried round .020  but it looked to baulkie.

Pictures pretty muchh speak for themselves. The last pic was taken after a few coats of primer filler, which was laid down after a minor scraping of the lip to give it a bit of an angle. As the filler dries it will naturally set in a radius shape. No idea how many coats this will take but I have all day. 

 

Thanks for looking in. All comment welcome good or bad. 

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Proof re-read, iPad auto correct is junk.

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3 hours ago, Rider said:

More styling mods. 

The rear fenders always looked unfinished to me, too flat. In an attempt to tie the rear fenders in with the rest of the car I have added a styling lip. I used .015x.080 for tha base of the lip, then laid .020 hex over that, I tried round .020  but it looked to baulkie.

Pictures pretty I have speak for themselves. The last pic was taken after a few coats of primer filler, which was laid down after a minor scraping of the lip to give it a bit of an angle. As the filler dries it will naturally set in a radius shape. No idea how many coats this will take but I have all day. 

 

Thanks for looking in. All comment welcome good or bad. 

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BRILLIANT addition!!!....looks 10x's better!!

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2 minutes ago, Dann Tier said:

BRILLIANT addition!!!....looks 10x's better!!

Thanks Dann, I have to agree. 

 

So it looks like about 5-7 coats got me this far, plus a shot coat of the grey. The rough edges will be smoothed over. 

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2 minutes ago, Rider said:

Thanks Dann, I have to agree. 

 

So it looks like about 5-7 coats got me this far, plus a shot coat of the grey. The rough edges will be smoothed over. 

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Looks totally factory!!

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Both rear fenders lips are now filled, final sanding and shaping to blend into the bottom of the panel to finish them off.

Onto the front end. . My original plan was to simply lay panels on the fenders to give some depth,  they are so long and flat they need something to break them up. As you can see from the pic I decided to scribe a panel in each. One done onto the nex one. I made a template then used 3m Super 77 to temporarily fasten it in place to be used as a guide. This is a slow arduous  process, taking me about 2hrs. 

Thanks for looking in.

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This is moving along beautifully!!, and that's a BRILLIANT idea about affixing the template with the adhesive!!

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On 2018-09-29 at 9:11 AM, James2 said:

Very nice body work...

Thanks

On 2018-09-29 at 10:44 AM, Dann Tier said:

This is moving along beautifully!!, and that's a BRILLIANT idea about affixing the template with the adhesive!!

Thanks Dann, it works really well, especially when doing compound curves. 

 

Front fender panel srcibing is now complete. I have a long way to go before my lines are show quality, well not so much the lines as the outside corners. I need to make a teenie-tiny .010' chisel just for doing the 90deg corners. So hard not to over scribe and creat a mess. All in all I am please with how they turned out. Given they will be hidden under a few coats of poly-U clear I am not too concerned.

 

I started the build up on the rear fenders today in order to create the flare out like the front fenders. I didn't really have a plan just kinda winged it as I went. I still have the other side to do. 

You can see what I mean about the front fenders lower flares in the last picture. I will try my best to replicate that look. 

Oh, and the hood scoop is now attached. I nixxed the idea to sculpt the front of it like the TV car, too much work. 

 

Thanks for looking in on the progress. Again all comments welcome.

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Man Curtis, this is cool the flares look awesome and the bottom edge are going to set this off.   Gonna blow everything away.

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13 hours ago, Rider said:

Thanks

Thanks Dann, it works really well, especially when doing compound curves. 

 

Front fender panel srcibing is now complete. I have a long way to go before my lines are show quality, well not so much the lines as the outside corners. I need to make a teenie-tiny .010' chisel just for doing the 90deg corners. So hard not to over scribe and creat a mess. All in all I am please with how they turned out. Given they will be hidden under a few coats of poly-U clear I am not too concerned.

 

I started the build up on the rear fenders today in order to create the flare out like the front fenders. I didn't really have a plan just kinda winged it as I went. I still have the other side to do. 

You can see what I mean about the front fenders lower flares in the last picture. I will try my best to replicate that look. 

Oh, and the hood scoop is now attached. I nixxed the idea to sculpt the front of it like the TV car, too much work. 

 

Thanks for looking in on the progress. Again all comments welcome.

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Another BRILLIANT personal touch, that actually makes the original design flow better!!

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On 2018-10-01 at 8:51 AM, Dann Tier said:

Another BRILLIANT personal touch, that actually makes the original design flow better!!

Thanks Dan, this design does seem have some room for some artistic 'growth' if you will. This build is on the back burner while I mess around with the Merc. 

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39 minutes ago, Rider said:

Thanks Dan, this design does seem have some room for some artistic 'growth' if you will. This build is on the back burner while I mess around with the Merc. 

WHAT??!!!!…..i'm gonna miss it!!

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5 minutes ago, Dann Tier said:

WHAT??!!!!…..i'm gonna miss it!!

It'll be back. :D

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On ‎10‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 4:39 PM, Rider said:

It'll be back. :D

Lookin' forward to the return Lloyd.

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Now that I have a working bench some what sorted out, as promised, the Batmobile  is now back on the bench. 

The small side port windows have been closed off, the gas cap holes will also be filled. I also changed  the turbine intake, the bulbous nose cone thing on the original just look goofy. 

I decided to do the lower kick outs on the right fenders different then how I did the left side. Pictures explain. 

 

Thanks for lookng in.

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Glad to see your back working on this awesome project...

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