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Finished my Edsel

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I'm please to submit my humble offerings for the section we all hope to post in. I finally finished the Edsel. AMT pre-painted kit with wheels/tires and disc brakes from the Copperhead concept car. I modified the suspension and added some minimal detailing under the hood. I also applied bare metal over the kit silver tampo printed details..

Here she is.....
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This is my fist build in many years. Now I clean up the bench and do one a bit more involved. Thanks for looking.

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Pre-painted or not John, that came out great! Love the BMF work you did on it and the engine detail is just right.

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Nicely done John!

Great BMF job, really makes a difference on the pre-finished kit! B)

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That definitely looks good! Nice work John.

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Finally someone hot rodded an Edsel, can I get a Amen

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That's a beauty!! Very nice old Edsel.

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John......very nice!!!!!.......beautiful looking model.

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Finally someone hot rodded an Edsel, can I get a Amen

Amen. It looks great, killer stance!

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I agree with Bruce... the stance is pretty killer. In 1:1 it would be bagged for sure.

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That's really nice! The foil adds a lot, and the engine detail is very well done. Nice work!

Sam

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Thanks for the compliments. This was a fun build. A dozen years ago I was very involved in the hobby and built a lot. I'd love to try and get my skills back and this was the jump start. I might do a quick slammer next.

Now to get the spray booth up & running....,

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Beautifully done ! The stance and those wheels and tires look great ! Your BMF and engine detailing add a lot to it .

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beautiful job John, feels good to have it complete huh? now lets knock out another!! :D

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That's one cool Edsel Fastback. Love the stance. Great looking BMF too.

Roy

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You did a great job on that Edsel John. You'll get your "chops" back really quickly, you'll see.

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Those pre painted AMT kits are kind of a lottery. You can get one with a perfect paint, and can as well get one with some odd defects. I have three of them, one built stock, one still sealed in the box, and the other I converted into a early 1960's custom repainting the body with Tamiya Mica red.

Your models looks sharp, and very well put together. I would just swap the valve covers.

Not that the ones you used are not cool, by the contrary, they are very cool, but they are Windsor valve covers, for Small Block Fords, and the Edsel Pacer's engine, the E-400 is a FE block. The AMT Edsel has some problems, and among them, a engine that is way too small, so the valve covers from a 302 can fit it, but are not correct for it. I would use some BMF, or Alclad II to "chrome" the valve covers from the kit.

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That looks great, love it! Nice job.

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Interesting, we're back to valve cover issues!

There's many sins in this build. I used some bits-n-pieces from an old destroyed Revell '32 Ford, Including the plug wires, distributor, & valve covers. There's no lower radiator hose or rear shocks either. Thanks for the heads-up (no pun intended...) on the valve covers, but they are most definitely staying. Think I like that antenna on the fender?!? That's staying too!

Like I said before, I bet we all make mistakes. My fault for not researching, but in all honesty I did shovel this together. The next one will be better.

Thank you for explaining the differences.

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Awsume build and nice work making your own version.

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Amen! Beautifully done! Awesome BMF work! Love the wheels & that stance.

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Edsels are one of the ugly stepchilds of the era.

But this looks just plain cool. so just keep on rocking

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