1958 FORD - MODELHAUS RESIN KIT - FINISHED

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OK kids... I finally got this little beauty finished up. My goal was to customize this car as if someone back in '59 would have thrown a J.C. Whitney catalog at the car to see what would stick..... all Bolt-On Customizing.

Are you ready for the big reveal......??????

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BUS DRIVER . . . . . . . . . . MOVE . . . . . .

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OK...... Sorry about that sick little try at humor here...... Here are pictures of this finished little Blue Angel.

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I am really happy with the way this model turned out. It's not perfect as I doubt if I'll EVER make a perfect model, but I just love it. Getting the interior assembly to fit at final assembly gave me some troubles after I installed the vacuuformed glass. A hint to anyone building a resin kit with this type of glass...... make sure that you trim the glass as close to the window frame on the cowl as possible. Cut and fit, cut and fit as often as you have to, to prevent the dashboard from not seating properly against the cowl and vent windows. When you have the glass trimmed as perfectly as possible, first tack glue it in place in a couple of spots with tiny drops of some non-fogging CA glue. When you have it in, recheck the fit of the interior assembly. If all is good, then continue with gluing in the glass with the non-fogging CA glue, let that dry and then install the interior assembly. The Elmer's glue I originally used to glue in the glass dried too thick for the dashboard to seat properly against the cowl.

Aside from the issues with the interior, my model also now has a rear window defogger knob on the dashboard (thanks to Jairus...!!!) Since when does a convertible need a rear window defogger...?!?!?!?

Oh well. Thanks for looking in on this everyone. It was a blast building this. Bring on those 50's chrome-laden land yachts...!!!

Edited by Ramfins59

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Nicely done, Rich!! The humour made me laugh!! Nice bus, too!!

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SUPER NICE Rich!!!

Hope to see it in person at the Castle Shannon show in a month ;)

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great job

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I can imagine Jerry Lee louis music blaring from the radio. Good Job.

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What a boat, and curb feelers too! Really nice job you've done on that Ford.

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Man, with the top down, I can almost feel the wind in my hair!.....except....I don't really have any :unsure:

That's a Cleeeeen cruiser Rich! The continental kit, skirts, hockey sticks and lake pipes are just what the doctor ordered!

Nicely done sir!

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Wooooeeeee!

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Rich, it looks fantastic. I really like the '58 Fords especially from the rear. I like it because Ford done something other than the usual round tail lights.

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Great job

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excellent Rich

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BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH that's nice. Great job Rich.

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What a beauty ! Those little details like the snaps on the boot really make a model stand out .

Your advice about the windshield is absolutely correct , that's the only way to get everything to fit properly .

I can't wait to build one of these myself .

Great job !

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J. C. Whitney spoken ............................

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Beautiful car Rich. Really nice foil work. How did you make the chrome covers on the headlights? thats a very nice touch...

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I'm normally not a big fan of the late 50's cars to much.

But I gotta say, WOW, this car just pops in the colors and style it's done in.

Just enough added extras to push it over the top. Well done

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Turned out nice. Beautiful color combo, too.

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EXCELLENT!!! curb feelers and all

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Very nice model and not overdone with the accessories, nice touch with the kerb feelers ....

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Great job

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Great work Richard,nice color combo.

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Can't wait to see what you'll do with a Honest Charlie catalog.

You knock this one right out of 1959...Stunner !

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I loved your reveal, it honestly made me laugh, thanks for the humor. This car rocks! I don't see any scratches on it yet from my bicycle leaning on it while I was drooling over it. Yeah this one really does take me back to 1959 when I was just learning about J C Whitney and drooling on it. Love all the custom touches and the curb feelers are just right for the times. Man I would love to go for a ride. What a beauty!!!! :wub:

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Thank you very much to everyone for your kind comments. I really appreciate all the encouraging words as they help me to continue to take my time, not rush it, and do things right and in the proper sequence to get a good clean build.

Beautiful car Rich. Really nice foil work. How did you make the chrome covers on the headlights? thats a very nice touch...

Carl thanks for your comments. The photo-etched metal headlight half-moon covers are from Detail Master. They make a fret of them with smaller covers for dual headlight cars (like my '58) and slightly larger covers for the single headlight cars.

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I'd like to go cruisin' with you, Rich!!!!!!

I love it!!!

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