'57 Chevy 150 ''Black Widow''

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I'm trying to do this model well as i can. The kit is good, there is lots of parts and they fit each others well. You can also build original or Black widow version... I drilled holes to the floor for roll bar. I also started engine. Next i must paint all parts and some bolts to engine.

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Engine:

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Floor holes:

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Well it looks like your off to a good start! Just take your time and it should turn out alright. What color you going to paint it?

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Black and white Email colour whith paint brush.

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Some update. I painted valve cover text with toothpick. After done that i noticed that text was also available as decals... I put some bondo to front seat seam.

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looking good. I like how the engine looks

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I found a good website about Black Widow. I must do some modifications because model hasn't got sway bar, and pipes come out after rear wheel (picture of real car: http://www.57chevyblackwidow.com/602.jpg )and there is crossmember front part of frame model hasn't that...

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Great engine detail...

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I ordered from Model Car Import some spark plug wires from detail master. So i took these off. I must put those aftermarket wires now to place. I have built sway bar to rear axle photo comes when it's ready. I'm building brackets now. I'll make sway bar to front too. There is a good pics about 60's Stock Car Chevy: http://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/books/1957ChevyStockCarCompGuide/index.htm

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even though am a mopar freak i love these old chevy's i cant wait to see more i want to do a few of these ones my self i have a few pics of a road racer style and it looks sick ur build is coming along well man keep it up

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looking good. I like how the engine looks

hey kyle how u been lol

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yeah those would be some quickly melted ignition wires the way they are run over the header! as it is, i have the exact setup in my toyota land cruiser (350 chevy with ram horn exhaust manifolds) and i have to be super protective of the spark plug wires or they melt from the heat of the manifold. i have hi temp wires, and plug covers plus abestos sleeves on the plugs and wires where they pass near the manifild. they still melt and cause engine miss every 40k miles or so...

and i think your painting of the script on the valve covers looks better than using decals.

good work there!

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Yes, i know that plug wires were wrongly installed. I have putted more wires to Chevy big blocks so now i installed them wrong by mistake. I'll try to continue this build soon!

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After a little break i continued the project. Now interior is almost ready it needs only steering wheel and all little details. Seat decals fit perfectly but door panel decals were very hard ones... First time ever i used Scale Dreams seat belt- material with Model Car Garage's photoetched buckles. Plug wires are now installed to distributor.

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Really looking good so far! :lol:

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I'm pretty sure that Black Widows didn't have a passenger side seat back. They dumped them to save weight.

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I'm pretty sure that Black Widows didn't have a passenger side seat back. They dumped them to save weight.

This one's for the races that require a co-pilot. :lol:

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looks real good so far :lol:

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Yeah, Black Widows didn't have that passenger seat back but i think that it's ugly if there isn't it. So it's there and i don't take it off.

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The interior is ready! I added tachometers cable and foam extinguisher. If i notice that something is missing, i'll add it.

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It will continue... B)...Hopefully :lol:

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I finished spark plug wires. They always slow down the engine progress. I just don't like working with them. I added a few of details too. Oilstick came nicely from tin. I put it between bench vice. Then I rolled it over MIG- welding wire. A bit of glue and it's good. Two other details are made of an MIG- welding wire.

This is my best reference picture:

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In the box, there is no that kind of air cleaner. I must built one. From that picture I can see too how the details are and whre they go.

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Nice job so far!

I really like all of the details that you added.

Keep up the GREAT work!

Can I just make one suggestion, though?

Take that dip stick and put it in the driver's side of the engine block where it meets the oil pan. Manual transmissions don't have dipsticks.

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Can I just make one suggestion, though?

Take that dip stick and put it in the driver's side of the engine block where it meets the oil pan. Manual transmissions don't have dipsticks.

Yes you can. That dipstick is just my bad. Have to change it. I failed.

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Looks really nice, I'm looking forward to building another one down the road!

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that is not a "fail", just an "oops".... considering the rest of your work, i forgive you! impressive to say the least.

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that is not a "fail", just an "oops"...

Of course :lol: Thanx for the nice comments guys!

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