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1957 "Nashole" Metro

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I first encountered Greg Salzillo and Dave Fords "Nashole" at the 2018 Street Festival in Hollister, California. I took a bunch of photos of the car, thinking it would be fun to build a model of the car. 

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My buddy Steve found a resin cast model of a Nash Metropolitan from Altered States. He picked one up for me and we did a little trading. Using photos and information from an article on the car in "Rat Rod" Magazine I started to work on the model. I scratch-built the chassis based on info from the article. Chopped the top, found a small block chevy, 350 turbo tranny, chevy truck rear end, tunnel ram injector and carbs. The dice did present a challenge, but I was able to build them. The interior was scratch-built. Wheels and tires were pulled from my vast supply of wheels and tires. The hood was separated and hinged. 

Painted the body in primer red, applied rubber cement on areas for the rusting effect to show through. Painted it Nash Frosted White and Berkshire Green from Scalefinishes. I rubbed off the paint to bring the rusty areas up. 

The real "Nashole" is not a shiny car, so I tried to duplicate the semi-gloss effect.

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Thanx for lookin'...

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Now that is cool looking. You really should try and find a way to send some pictures to the 1:1 builders, I think they would like this also. 

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That's nashty!!!  

Great replica, Curt!

😎

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Posted (edited)

That is really cute.

 

 

Edited by ewetwo

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52 minutes ago, Vince Nemanic said:

Did  I ever tell you that I hate you? Great job old buddy!

Yes you have! You and Mrs Nemanic behaving yourselves?

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Great looking replica of an (IMO) weird car. Cool build.

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Yeah, Dolores and I are keeping the dog happy- going to the park and then staying home. Are Steve and Andy, et al doing alright?

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Posted (edited)

Impressive build!  You nailed it, Curt! (he said, curtly...)

Edited by Curt
Darn spellcheck!

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5 minutes ago, Curt said:

Impressive build!  You nailed it, Curt! (he said, curtly...)

thanx

Hee-hee...Curt's a good name to have. not a lot of us out there.

after looking at the pix, I gotta go back and clean up the trim around the windscreen!

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That is a very cool build and an excellent representation of the real thing, very impressive!!

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