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Gauging interest - 50 Years of Mach 1 CBP

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On 10/29/2019 at 10:25 PM, vamach1 said:

Slow progress but I like these mufflers a lor more than the incorrect cherry bomb kit resonators.  On to the engine.

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Looks really nice Rex!

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On 11/9/2019 at 1:48 AM, Hotrod 97 said:

Here's where I'm at so far. I decided to completely redo the interior (this time using decals for the woodgrain instead of painting it), so I stripped the paint off and got it back in primer. The engine is complete and sitting in the chassis. I'll be able to start applying decals to the hood and body once the gloss black paint on the hood cures.

It's slowly but surely getting closer to being finished. I hope to have it done by Thanksgiving, which is the 28th of this month.

 

 

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Tyler, I love that color on the body!!

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2 hours ago, madhorseman said:

Tyler, I love that color on the body!!

Thanks, Roy! The color is Testors Arctic Blue Metallic over gray primer.

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Just checking in. How are the builds coming along? I'll get some progress pictures of my '69 Mach 1 up soon.

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Just FYI, I haven't given up on this project.

My Wife has health issues (COPD), so that's top priority.

Anyway, brake fluid soaking of interior parts did not remove the paint I used, trying something different. Hope to post more progress soon.

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Hi Guys,

made some progress over the last few days. What i did was scrape off as much of the paint that was left on the interior( after soaking in brake fluid) and repainted with bottle and brush. Also added BMF to the body trim.

What I'm planning is to finish completely before posting pictures.

Roy

Oh BTW, Rex I found that my Mach body does not have the locating holes for the twist down hood pins.

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Finished shots:

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Along with the engine mods I added straps for the fuel tank, the staggered rear shocks, and the exhaust tips are made from aluminum tubing

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Here's the Testors kit in yellow (box stock) next to the same kit I converted to a 73 Japanese police car earlier this year.

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On 12/15/2019 at 5:08 PM, madhorseman said:

Finished shots:

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On 12/15/2019 at 5:35 PM, vamach1 said:

Here's the Testors kit in yellow (box stock) next to the same kit I converted to a 73 Japanese police car earlier this year.

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Awesome builds, guys! I had to take some time away from the workbench before I got the ‘69 Mach 1 done, but I’ll definitely have it done before Christmas.

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On 1/29/2019 at 9:32 PM, vamach1 said:

 I built that one a long time ago but it ended up breaking apart and it had a bad paint job so I bought another one for about $100 which of course is still in the box.  Painting something that large can be a challenge.  When I build it I might even consider taking it to an autobody shop.

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When I was younger I used to use a miniature "detail" HVLP spray gun that we used for spot jobs and bumpers and what not on 1:1.... they work great for larger models (we did RC). I think mine has a 4oz capacity cup, and that's more than enough for a 1/12 car.

I've also done 2 regular 1/25 models with a full size HVLP using base/clear turned out pretty great results... still my best paintjob on a model car and that was years ago. The model itself looks like it was built by a kid (it was) but the paint looks professional....

 

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