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  1. 3 hours ago, David G. said:

    That looks like a great start Tom!

    Your first commission! That must be very exciting... and a little intimidating, yes?

    David G.

    Thanks. Yes, it is a bit of both. I don't plan to make it a habit. It would be more help if he had some pics of his car, but oh well.

    We did make an agreement last night for some cash and this 62 Galaxie convertible screw bottom.





  2. 5 hours ago, slusher said:

    Very nice paint finish!   Is this the final color?

     Thanks. No. I need to do a bit of sanding and a few more coats. It will be a bit darker.


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  3. Tonight I got the paint mixed up for the body. Same as I did for my recent 65 Chevelle Z16 build I mixed two nail polishes together to make a dark green that the client says is very close to what he had.



    I also primed a bit of the interior and started the assembly of the engine. There are 23 steps alone in assembling the engine! The instructions are not that clear as to attachment points.


    That's it for tonight.



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  4. 9 hours ago, Steve H said:

    Hi Tom, nice to see another one of these being built. The one I built last year had very crisp details, especially the badges and script. Double check the hood alignment with the grill in place and make sure everything plays nice. I had to massage things a bit for good fitment. I’ll be watching this come together.

    Cheers, Steve

    Thanks, Steve for the heads up. I have been looking at the instructions for the front suspension. They aren't very helpful and it looks pretty complicated. 


  5. This is a commission build for someone. I have never done a commission for someone. He asked for a model of a 70 Caddy he had years ago. He doesn't have any pictures of it but the description sounded simple enough so I figured why not. He said that his was dark metallic green and I showed him the paint on my 65 Chevelle I just finished. He said it looked close enough to his Caddy.

    I recieved the kit from him and spent a couple of days cleaning and sanding the flash and mold lines. Got it in final primer tonight. I'll probably mix the nail polish and spray it tomorrow. 







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  6. Our club is having a 3 month build-off with the theme being "Rebuilders". The rules state that there must be 2-3 changes made to the original build. I dug through my stash and pulled this screw bottom out.

    There is a bit of body damage around the rear wheel wells and the passenger a pillar is broken. Both should be relatively easy fixes. Not sure where I am headed with this but am thinking either an early 60's custom or something similar to a Zocchi style build.

    I pulled it apart this morning and have it in the stripper now. Unfortunately I broke the passenger taillight while taking it out. They are basic shapes so it shouldn't be difficult to make one or do cusrom lights. 

    Stay tuned.










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  7. While visiting my parents this week they are doing the "old people thing" of giving away anything I'm willing to take. Picked up this tub that was full of Hot Wheels, Matchbox, and Johnny Lightning cars. Not really my thing so my nephew and I went through it. This is what is left from what he took. I'll take it home and figure out values and what I want to keep. Some of these are 20+ years old. Why couldn't they have collected model kits.....Lol.






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  8. 16 hours ago, Keef said:

    I want that 63 Galaxie!! 😱😱😱

    You and me both! I have seen the 64 for the last two years and drooled over it. When I finally stopped earlier this week and walked out back I was floored to see the 63 427 4 speed!! That emediately moved to the top of my wanted list. What a shame to have any of them just sitting there.


  9. 5 hours ago, Khils said:

    I've came across items like that during hunting season.... The question that crosses my mind is "How many" times have these been "asked about"  😃...are they For Sale??  ...only to hear NOPE! I've got plans for them & Never Happens!!

    I hate that too! I found a guy once who had a 66 Big Block Corvette sitting in about the same condition in his front yard. I asked about it and he told me that he was going to rebuild it and give it to his son the following year for his 16th birthday. I didn't know the guy at all but did not hesitate to tell him he was an idiot. I got quickly ran off.


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  10. I like what you are doing with this. Your weathering is perfect! Sorry I didn't see this one earlier. For the taillights I would have BMF'ed the bottom half then painted half of that clear amber. For the back up lens mix some pearl white with future floor polish or clearcoat to get a slightly milky color and brush it on the lower portion of the BMF.

    I just started a build of this kit myself. Going with a 90's- 2000's low budget mini truckin theme. Still very early stages on mine.

    Looking forward to your finished project.


  11. I got a box of broken up rebuilders recently. I pulled out what parts went with this and decided it would make a great quick build. The style I was after was for something several decades ago so I didn't try to slam it to the ground.

    Dug through the parts boxes for suspension parts, tires and wheels, and a steering wheel. Scratchbuilt the exhaust and headlight stalks and headlight. (realized I forgot taillights and could probably use a small step on each side to enter- I'll remedy that soon.) A bit of paint touch up here and there and I was done in about 12 hrs time over a couple weeks.

    Nothing outstanding but a nice piece to put on the shelf.









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  12. 2 hours ago, chryslerjunkandstuff said:

    I've got other unused Jo-Han parts too, MoPar oval air cleaners, wheel covers, bumpers and grilles and steering wheels and s#!t that I'd planned on keeping, but I dunno, probably could be included with the other stuff..

    I need a front and rear bumper for a 64 Caddy and one taillight for a 62 Chrysler 300.


  13. Did a bit more work on this. Spent some time digging through my tire and wheel stash for the right set. I don't think I found it but these will do for now. Had to lower the rear suspension and put together a front suspension from the parts box. Going with a 70's style so I'm alright with it sitting a bit high but thiss may be too much. The tires and wheels are just mocked up for now. Still need to get some headlights and taillights together.




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  14. On 2/11/2024 at 11:42 AM, Exotics_Builder said:

    Went to a swap meet yesterday and came back with these.  Some are on the edge of my interest area but could be future trade fodder.





    Ooh! I NEED that PE 36 Ford grill since I just got this in the mail today from a FB purchase.

    PM me if it is up for coming home with me. (And any of the flathead parts)






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  15. Every once in a while it's fun just to build like I'm a 12 yr old again.

    I recently got a box full of broken up builds. Tonight I pulled out the main parts of one and started putting it back together, adding a few parts box pieces and minor scratch building.


    After 4 hours of building here is where I'm at. 


    After one or two more sessions at the bench I should have a completed build for my shelf.


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