57 Ranchero Custom

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Hi everyone, it's been a while since my last post, sometimes other things in life just get in the way of spending time building models :D . Anyway I've managed to bowl over a couple of builds in recent times so I thought I'd get to posting them. This was originally a 1/18 diecast stocker Ranchero so I completely disassembled it down to every last piece, stripped off all the paint and started like it was a kit, only with a metal body. I gave it a serious lowering, added steelies with home made beauty trims and chrome centre caps. The only part of the original grille is the outer surround, all the pin heads were cut and glued into place. I also cleaned up the front end a little and made new headlight buckets and correctly scaled 7"headlamps. The interior got a make over with some 58 Esdel trim bits and steering wheel. The bed cover is all hand made using velour and pins. I also added some laker pipes. The paint is satin finish nail polish.

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All the best - Dyno Dave

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Nice work mate B)

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now that is cool !! love it

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Super sharp custom Dave. Killer stance.

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Beauty..

Love the pin grille

Looks Great

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Wait ...What? Homemade beauty rings? How?

Lol sorry just read the upper

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Looks good.

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Another great build Dave!!!

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That's very cool.

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Clean sharp build

Cool Custom

Thank You for sharing

Later

Russ

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How pretty!!!! I am not a custom guy but your colours and paint scheme are appealing.

I've owned two '57 Rancheros - a red and white one and a silver one and I really, really wish that I still had one of them. Weren't there rumours of a fresh issue of that car with the inaccuracies addressed as to the door size and roof height? I'd snap a couple of those up in a heartbeat!

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Posted · Report post

Looking really terrific. If only it were SHINY :) :)

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Thanks guys, really appreciate the comments.

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i'm digging that

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a timeless classic

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Beautiful car. NICE!

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Very cool. Great job.

Mark

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