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Fireball Roberts '57 Ford

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This kit started as a broken used model. It was missing a couple of parts, but was mostly there. For this build, I wanted to take it all apart, but some parts such as the doors were glued in so well that it was not possible. I started by stripping the paint and I cut off the roof. I ripped out the seats front and rear. I had to scratch-build the rear bumper and the rollcage. The seat for it was modified from a '66 Fairlane and I added seat belts. I used some wheels and tires from the parts box. I used copper tubing to reflect the tailpipes that go through the rear taillights. I made the tonneau cover out of tape. The decals were a combination of homemade decals and old Fred Cady decals. I used wire for the hood and trunk tie-downs.

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Great save of that glue bomb! I really love these old '50--60's racecars, you did a fine job with it.

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Real nice rebuild , great work.

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Thanks, guys

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Very NICE build Scott, looks great!! :D

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Nice cool build...

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Great work sir ........ that turned out really nice B)B)B)

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Very nice build, and great save! I have always liked these Vintage Stock Cars, and this one is very nicely built. Very realistic build, thanks for sharing.

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Great save :D I love the '57 Fairlane.

Mark

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NICE BUILD! I LIKE THE OLD RACE CARS

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Looks great!

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Excellent

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