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James2

Swap Meet 55 Nomad

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I purchased this at the last model show/swap I went to for $10. It was a little rough around the edges with heavy glue points just about every where. 

As you can see it had a few missing parts and rear bumper that needed help. But, the glass was in great shape and though the body still had all of the scribe lines and flash you would expect from piece like this, the overall appearance was appealing.

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After a quick disassembly I decided to polish the paint, clean up the windows and add some BMF to the trim. I was able to find some bumpers in my stash and with the help of a friend the tail lights were replaced. (They did not survive the break down) With a new stance and the mounting of true 55 wheels and the tires from the latest AMT PolyGlass kit, I think this little gem sets just right. I left the interior alone except for some dull coat to tone things done. And here it is...

Not to bad for a $10 investment and maybe another few bucks for the changes.

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Not bad at all. I probably would have stripped it tho just to fill the sink mark in that fender. Nice save.

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Looks great James!

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13 hours ago, Classicgas said:

Not bad at all. I probably would have stripped it tho just to fill the sink mark in that fender. Nice save.

Here is the link to what this is about, 

Thanks Carl!

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Wow! What a difference. Nice save with a minimal investment. By the way, I like the "sink mark" on the rear it looks like it got dinged in the parking lot or maybe a run-in with the handlebars of a kids' bike.

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Thanks Craig, here's a better before and after.

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My remark wasn't a criticism, I just noticed it. Sometimes  people don't catch things like that. I like what Craig said, a parking lot ding lol.

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No offence taken, this was just a fun way to add interest to a hotel build. And see what I could do on a tight budget. For those who are interested I have a 56 Nomad on the way and may have located a 57 as well. I'll be doing the same style with them as this build. Refresh with a shoestring wallet!

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Nice save.

 

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Nicely done. That cleaned up nicely. 

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Lookin' good!

Are you going to put some parking lights in the front?

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I like how it sits much betterB)

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1 hour ago, BigTallDad said:

Lookin' good!

Are you going to put some parking lights in the front?

Yes I am My friend has just the right parts for it!

Thanks for the interest....

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1 hour ago, James2 said:

Yes I am My friend has just the right parts for it!

Excellent!

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On 5/5/2019 at 5:55 AM, Dragonhawk1066 said:

Wow! What a difference. Nice save with a minimal investment. By the way, I like the "sink mark" on the rear it looks like it got dinged in the parking lot or maybe a run-in with the handlebars of a kids' bike.

+1.

Mark

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nice job

 

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Thanks again everyone!

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