'56 Chevy Nomad - Finished - Class of '56 - Entry #5

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Stick a fork in it... It's done. Final assembly went a lot quicker than I expected it to (the wonders of Zip Kicker). I found a scale box of Mountain Dew in a box, folded and glued it together and glued it to the front seat.

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OK, here are pictures of the finished car...

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I'm glad this build is finally done, and thanks again to Jeffs396 for the replacement parts which enabled me to finish it up.

Thanks for looking in on this. All comments, critiques or whatever are welcomed. Time to pick another one out of the pile.

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Beautiful work. I really like the seats with piping. I saw the Gas Mokey episode this is based on, and you have done a tremedous job recreating it. Love the green and silver combo.

One question: Does this kit have issues with the hood fit? I've been wanting to do a 56 Nomad for a while, and would like to know it the hood fit is a problem with this kit.

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Thanks Craig. My hood isn't sitting down all the way because of the aftermarket, aluminum air cleaner I used. I just haven't taken it off to file down the carburetor a little. I only finished up this build just before I posted these pictures.

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Thanks, I will definitley be getting this kit soon. Just have to decide on what colors to use for 2-tone

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Nice lil' detail with the addition of the soda water case.

Glad the folks here were able to help out with the front

suspension parts.

Nice addition to the "Class of '56".

Thanks for posting the results.

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Oustanding work! Color combo is great and what you do with the BMF, I could newer do. :mellow:

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A very sweet build Rich, the wheels did make a big differance. Perfect color and finish. Your builds always have great detail ...

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Beautiful!

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Very nice!

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Very nice! I also really like the buttons and piping on the seats - neat touch. Great engine bay too.

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GORGEOUS Nomad Rich, very nice touch on the interior BTW, and the Dew box really brought out the theme IMO, great job!! :D

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Sweet build Richard, the colours work well together, love the interior and engine details B)

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Nice looking build , the colour looks great , well done.

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Turned out great Rich!!! B)

That eye-searing anti-freeze green color really pops, just like the 1:1. Can't wait to see it in person at the next show! And you are very welcome for my tiny contribution to this build :)

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I am glad you solve the great wheel controversy of 2013. Another perfect build, nice work Rich

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Another beautiful build, Rich. Naturally, I like the SHINY :) :) :)

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Thank you all very much for your wonderful comments.

Shas, really anyone can do BMF work. Start out slow, practice on a few bodies and you'll eventually get it to work fine. Take your time, burnish it down well with a QTip and a softened toothpick. Trim with a new XActo blade but don't press too hard, let the weight of the blade in the knife do the cutting since the BMF is so thin. After you trim off the excess foil, burnish down the cut edges again with the toothpick.

Chris White, this build is far from perfect. I can make a list of things that are messed up (You just can't see most of them)...... but thanks anyway.

Edited by Ramfins59

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Rich you should put a warning on your photos to wear Sun Glasses B) Beautiful as always.

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Very nice!

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lol the hillbilly piss was a great touch! (mountain dew, my gramps calls it that lol)

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Glad to see you dumped those gold wheels. Good move. B)

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Thanks very much everyone.

Harry, how did I know you were going to say that..??

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Great looking Nomad!

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Drool, Rich, that model kicks butt. Awesome job. B)

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Thank you very much Oscar and Gene, I appreciate your kind comments. Geno......wipe your chin..!!

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