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Thanks folks.

 

I managed to get a little more work done this weekend.

 

I re-did the seat "buttons" on the front seats, and in the process, decided that it might help to re-scribe some of the upholstery pattern to add a little more depth as well.

I'm happier with them now.

 

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Steve

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It might not be evident upon first inspection, but I did a considerable amount of work on the up top to get it to fit properly.

 

The up top, (originally from a '62 Buick Electra annual) first needed to be shortened overall to fit the Pontiac.

I then had to add some material to the lower back portion of the C-pillar to narrow the rear glass opening slightly.

This made it possible to be able to add the rear window by flattening the radius of the rear tulip panel area, if that makes any sense. <_<

 

I also added a narrow section at the base of the top at the rear between the sail panels.

This will make it possible for me to add the back window and have it fit cleanly so that I can alternate between up top and boot.

The rear glass will actually be plastic from a sandwich bag to replicate a soft plastic rear window.

 

I then added plastic strip around all of the window openings and the leading edge of the top, just to add a little more interest and simulate "beading" or "seams".

 

Now I will have the option of displaying the model with the top up, or down as  I choose.

 

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Steve

 

 

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This interior really came to live. Especially after the primer, when everything can be seen  lot better. Looks like it's gonna be a killer model.

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4 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

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As you are such a stickler for accuracy, I've got to show you this before you get too far...

In order the prevent water leaks, a convertible top must sit on top of the windshield header, not behind it. You shouldn't be able to see so much chrome on the header when the top is up.

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But as everybody says, it's your model, build it as you wish.

 

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8 hours ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

As you are such a stickler for accuracy, I've got to show you this before you get too far...

In order the prevent water leaks, a convertible top must sit on top of the windshield header, not behind it. You shouldn't be able to see so much chrome on the header when the top is up.

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But as everybody says, it's your model, build it as you wish.

 

Yes, I realize that, but I made a mistake when cutting back the top many months ago.

This seemed like the best option.

 

 

 

 

Steve

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On 6/30/2022 at 3:05 PM, doggie427 said:

The steering wheel is amazing Steve . I really enjoy your posts, especially seeing each detail built up into a model of its own .

 

On 7/8/2022 at 10:17 AM, Codi said:

The entire car is just impressive by any standard of measure.   Great job as usual Steve.   cheers, tim

Thanks guys!

 

Haven't gotten a lot accomplished over the past few days, but I did get into the shop for a few minutes this afternoon to scratch build a new shift boot.

 

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Steve

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Thanks guys.

 

Got a bit more time in the shop here and there over the past week or so, and I think I'm finally winding things down on the added interior details.

 

I removed the control pedals from the Moebius '61, thinned down the shafts and got them set up to fit the '64 dash, and then I made a few extra detail parts, including a floor dimmer switch, an emergency brake release handle, and a pair of vent knobs, along with their corresponding mounting brackets.

A couple more interior pieces need to finished up, and then I need to decide if I want to shave some window cranks from an existing kit's door panels, cast some, or scratch build them.

I think I'm going to at least investigate scratch building them.

 

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Steve

 

 

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