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51 Chevy Fleetline

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Got this kit for 18 bucks at Hobby Lobby yesterday... Decided to start building it...

Going for a rust/resto look.... Maybe.

Made some cancer spots and removed some trim..

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Great subject matter for some rust! And of course, some holes!

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Thanks man

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Got a little more done on this...

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Great looking color on that. I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out. How do you keep the salt on while you spray the paint. I know others have done this method, but I haven't tried it yet.

I'm having fun right now with this same kit. Nice to see you didn't chop it. How have you lowered the suspension, or have you yet? I am starting the rear by removing the leaf springs and making trailing arms with air bags.

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Great looking color on that. I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out. How do you keep the salt on while you spray the paint. I know others have done this method, but I haven't tried it yet.

I'm having fun right now with this same kit. Nice to see you didn't chop it. How have you lowered the suspension, or have you yet? I am starting the rear by removing the leaf springs and making trailing arms with air bags.

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Thanks...

I sprayed some water on the body and sprinkled the salt on and let it air dry, then painted the body and after the paint was dry, I scrubbed the body with dish detergent and warm water...

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And one more pic for the night...

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Looking good.

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Looking nice and rusty!

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Thanks fellas

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Got the wheels done and the motor grimed up...

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going to have to try the salt thing...looking good. I think it woultt work better than the rubber cement

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Thanks bro

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Looks really good bro.

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Thanks Jeremy

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Got a little bit done today.

Did some work on the motor and got started on cutting the rear floor pan and wheel tubs so I can lay it out...

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Coming along great James. Nice weathering.

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Thanks Carl

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Spent more time today on this...

More weathering to the body...

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Interior getting gunked up as well...

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Made a steering wheel knob...

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And working on the dash...

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Looking good. Where are your tires from?

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Thanks... The wheels are from the 48 Chevy Aerosedan kit by galaxy

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James - I was rockin' with you right up until the interior photo. You are doing a great job on this car, so I have to say that the interior just doesn't look right. Interiors don't rust and get dirty, without any fabric tears etc. For reference, go to eBay Motors and look at some of the beat up cars for sale. And go look at Hollywood Jim's 1950 Olds interior.

I don't mean to criticize, but you were doing such a good job on this car, you need to work on the interior. I'm pretty good at this, so I'm happy to offer suggestions. If you need more interior parts to play with, I have a few parts kits of that car. I'd be pleased to mail you whatever you need, no cost at all!

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Thank you Tom... Trust me, I don't get offended easily... I'll gladly take any suggestions anyone has to offer...

Let me see about redoing the interior and getting it to look right... I really only wanted to make it dirty, not rusty, but I can see how it does look rusty...

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That car looks amazing nice work

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