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Hello. One year silence and i`m here again. Desoto base is Johan recycling body. Donor kit is AMT Chrysler 300 and it was give chassis and the interior parts. Vacuum formed glass, hood and Long Ram intake parts are from modelhaus. Engine block is from Lindberg 64 Dodge kit and mix of other Mopar kit spare parts. Job is take a long time and was full of fitting parts and modification again, again and again but nonetheles interesting and fun. I know original Desoto is unibody chassis without separate frame but hey it`s metal and not impossible thing to do that way in reality. Anyway i think this look more realistic solution than original Johan model. Silver Machine name is stolen from Hawkwind Band.

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Excellent combination of bits and parts. I like the way you painted the pattern on the roof.  Nicely detailed engine and interior. 

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Nice work!

I'm no fan of customs, but this one is very tastefully done!

The wheels aren't hideous and it's not painted some putrid "day glow" green!

I like the fact that you chose a nice Mopar power plant option and refrained from chopping holes in the hood for some gigantic blower or a mismatched hood scoop.

The interior is tasteful and the stance looks great!

Great job!

 

 

Steve

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54 minutes ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

Nice work!

I'm no fan of customs, but this one is very tastefully done!

The wheels aren't hideous and it's not painted some putrid "day glow" green!

I like the fact that you chose a nice Mopar power plant option and refrained from chopping holes in the hood for some gigantic blower or a mismatched hood scoop.

The interior is tasteful and the stance looks great!

Great job!

 

 

Steve

X2!

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Very cool!  Very nice work under that hood!

 I've had the '60 Desoto kit out recently and was fiddling a bit myself!   

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Oh boy! I DO like this!

that engine is superb and I totally dig the roof. On top of all that, it's a rarely seen build here. You did it real justice 👍👍

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A beautiful build and that engine bay rocks!

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Whoa. Wasn't expecting that. You really did some work here, lots of subtle details. Excellent.

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Nice save! The nicely detailed engine surprised me; it looks just right in that big engine bay. I wish these DeSoto kits were still commonly available; I'd buy one for sure.

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Very nice concept and execution. It gives me an idea of how to deal with my Johan 60 Chrysler New Yorker that I have to restore. 

 

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I like customs when they’re not completely over the top. I love this one. Great looking build.

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