'50 Olds - Root Beer Float

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That sits nice .. the springs look fantastic!

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nice job so far im now at the point of lowering it thanks for the tip!

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Kool.

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Looking good! Thanks for the tips, I'll definitely use them when I get one.

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Thanks, guys...much appreciated.

Paint is starting to fly over here. I need to decide what mill to drop in it while stuff is drying. The 303 is too nice to have a hood over it...that's going in a hot rod! :P

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Looks Good!

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awesome start Glue head! this will be cool!

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DID YOU ADD TO THE FRONT SPINDLES TO LOWER IT? LOOKS LIKE YOU DID BUT HARD TO SEE. ALSO CUT MY BACK AND WAS A EASY JOB GOT MINE SITTING LOW IN REAR JUST GOT TO GET THE FRONT FINISHED!

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Looking good low like that.

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Looks great with that lowered stance and your great hubcaps!

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Where'd you pick your Olds up from? Don't say Ed... apparently his supplier isn't getting them for another month. :D

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Looking really good, bro. Keep at it!

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Thanks, guys...much appreciated.

Paint is starting to fly over here. I need to decide what mill to drop in it while stuff is drying. The 303 is too nice to have a hood over it...that's going in a hot rod! :P

Well come on then let's see the colour!!!

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I love the nose down attitude, with the wheels...Perfect!!

And why not use the 303 ? I'm sure you can make the hood hinges scale......

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DID YOU ADD TO THE FRONT SPINDLES TO LOWER IT? LOOKS LIKE YOU DID BUT HARD TO SEE. ALSO CUT MY BACK AND WAS A EASY JOB GOT MINE SITTING LOW IN REAR JUST GOT TO GET THE FRONT FINISHED!

Hey Tom...Yeah, I added about 3/16" to them and redrilled an 1/8" higher. I see you've already got yours sorted out...can't wait to see it all finished up. I ended up making new ones, though, and bringing the front back up just a bit. It was sitting too street machine for the rest of the style. Looks a lot better on this one leveled out to only a slight nose down rake. :)

Where'd you pick your Olds up from? Don't say Ed... apparently his supplier isn't getting them for another month. :D

Toe lee doh! My brother and his wife, and my son and I ended up deciding to go at the last minute. I got this and a couple sets of truck tires/wheels from Modelhaus, plus another set of truck wheels from Missing Link. That is by far the least I have ever bought at that swap...but I couldn't wait to get my hands on this kit. :D

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Well come on then let's see the colour!!!

Haha Hey I'm taking my sweet time! Actually, I'm just starting from the bottom up instead of top down like you. heheh.

I love the nose down attitude, with the wheels...Perfect!!

And why not use the 303 ? I'm sure you can make the hood hinges scale......

Sure. Hinges would be no sweat. I just think it'd be a waste to hide this mill in a full bay. I don't display them with the hoods up anyway. I've already got a Model A project that'll be able to show it off proper.

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Chassis is all painted up but I need to tone the floor pan down and repaint a few pieces that I mangled up in the process of raising the front back up a little...I'll post those pics tomorrow when it's all looking good again. :P

In the meantime, I jumped in on the cabin. I often don't prime interior parts...especially when there's good delicate engraving...so I didn't notice the sinkers on the arm rests until I got the first base coat on. That won't do at all, and I'd wished they were separate anyway to make it easier to do a little treatment on those cove areas...so off they came.

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Tamiya Gold base with a custom mixed Sand and Copper for the inserts and windlace...

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Body color brought in on the dash and door trim...

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Time for my favorite part. Foil! Yeah, it really is my favorite part. :D

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Thanks and love the interior nice color combo!!!

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Thanks, Tom!

Got the panels foiled and threw some kitty hide at it.

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oh yah!!

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Sweet !

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Great interior so far. I would have never thought the leopard accents would work, but it actually goes really well with the rest.

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Just saw this kit at Hobby Lobby, I'll need to pick it up...keeping an eye on this one! :)

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Thanks, guys. Yeah, it's a pretty frickin' good kit. :D

Chromey goodness...I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of this alclad stuff.

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wow! that dash is freakin pretty! great color choices!

cheers

bryan

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