'50 oldsmobile

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Just a basic build to get the juices flowing again.

Mostly out of the box, just a wheel and tire change so far, and lowering it. Going to be satin black with gloss black wheels. It's in primer right now, debating if I want to paint the roof a candy color or not.

Just mocked up for now
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It looks good in the flat black :lol:

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Made a bit more progress.. still deciding about the motor. was planning on using the kit motor, but now I kinda want something a little more flashy... I think I have a cadillac air cleaner here, maybe I will see how that looks.

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Wow, Oh,cant say that, very nice! Love the stance!

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This looks really good... post more OK????!!!!

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i think primer body with a full paint roof is a pretty classic East LA pachuko look.

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Did you clear the body? it really looks nice........

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Andy, I love this model. I just sent you a PM.

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Did you clear the body? it really looks nice........

Its duplicolor "trim black" out of the spray can.

its my go-to satin black, I like it so much I painted a whole 1:1 car with it!

Andy, I love this model. I just sent you a PM.

Replied!! thanks!

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Man! That is pretty slick! Makes me wanna go buy one of those kits!

Edited by Nate

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I really like this alot!

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Thanks for the kind words everyone.

Getting the chassis and Interior sorted...

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Nice job !!

I like it.

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Door panels are in the purple pond for the third time now.... But I managed to get the seats close enough to be convincing in the car. Not perfect, but I think I'll take it.

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also started messing with the engine, I have this resin caddy air cleaner, but not sure if I like it yet..

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Nevermind, figured it out.

Robbed the aircleaner from my 66 riv, and a parts box carb.

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I think its the right size and just enough "flash"

Now onto the details....

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Lookin good!!

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Looking very nice. If only it were SHINY :) :) :) . Are those the kit tires? I have 2 of the kits and the tires are blackwalls even though the box says tampo printed whitewalls.

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Looking very nice. If only it were SHINY :) :) :) . Are those the kit tires? I have 2 of the kits and the tires are blackwalls even though the box says tampo printed whitewalls.

they are from Modelhaus

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I am loving this one. Man you just got my juices flowing. It looks perfect! I've got two of them, now I just want to go crack one open right now! Gorgeous!!!

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Wow i am loving this build. It lools awesome in the satin black. Keep up the great work.

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Thanks guys, I started some of the engine detail. I need to go pick up some more white paint for the interior panels.

Also debating doing the trim on the windows and belt line. I know it "should" be chrome, but I'm kinda liking it being black

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Looks good so far. If you don't foil the beltline trim, maybe hit it with a different shade/sheen of black.

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Nice job simulating the undercoating look on the floorpan. I always tend to be "thorough," and do it like a good workman would have and get it all, including the tunnel.

The gold engine looks vaguely 371-394. I like the Riviera air-cleaner on that, too.

Nice interior remodeling.

I'm not a big custom guy and like Jim, I prefer a little gloss, but this is coming out very nicely, and so far is a model to be proud of.

Charlie Larkin

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Looking good!

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