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  1. Cliff-

    Sounds fine. I just got home last night from being out of town for a week and I just found a letter from my friend in Colorado. He sent me 5 more pieces of the material which he says is a sports wrap tape that the high school football players use to wrap their wrists. It is very thin and spongy and comes in rolls that are about 2 inches wide. Should be able to pick it up at sports supply stores or perhaps pharmacies or drug stores. I sprayed mine with flat black paint and applied it with white glue.

    I can't wait to see the phantom Bee done. I saw that ref. picture quite a while ago and was blown away by that color combo.

    Cliff- Thanks for the info on the spray adhesive. I'm going to see if I can find some tomorrow.


  2. Cliff-

    Your builds are looking great. Love all of the details. As to the question of a material for the filter, check out the picture I included and tell me if you think it would work.


    I don't know what it is, but it comes in a small sheet. The piece that I have left is about 3 inches square and is tan in color.(I painted the one in the pic with flat black spray)

    I don't know how long that it would take to send it to you, but if you thought that it would work, it's yours. Let me know.


  3. Cliffo-

    These builds are looking great. Good to see someone with your talent going all out. I'm sure I'll learn something here.

    BTW- That Artist's Adhesive...How did you use it? From what distance did you spray it? It does look dead on to scale. I'll have to see if I can find some. Can you show a pic of the can so I may find it easier on the shelf?

    Keep it up, Man. It looks great.


  4. I've been thinking of doing the same to my 81 Bronco since I found out recently that the entire suspension is missing. I got the kit given to me years ago and never took a close look at it until a few days ago. Since then I've been mulling over a similar fate for mine. I'm watching.


  5. Goldfinger-

    That looks great. Nice to see someone else was on the same idea. You need to get it finished up. I'm on hold for a day or two. I have to get my windshield polished out and coated with some Future wax.


  6. Here are the results of what I used. Not sure how accurate it looks, but I liked it.



    It was a thin spongy sheet almost like those spongy dryer sheets. A friend from Colorado sent it to me. I am writing him a letter to find out what it is. I know that I have seen it before but can't remember where. It was a cream/tan color. I first trimmed a piece of paper to the shape I needed, and used blue painter's tape to tape the paper to the material. Then I trimmed the material to the same shape as the paper with scissors. Then I sprayed the trimmed material with flat black and waited for it to dry. Next, only because I had not done the proper putty work under the hood and was afraid that the material would conform to the poor body work, I glued the paper/tape pattern piece into place under the hood and brush painted it flat black so that the blue tape wouldn't show through the thin material. (you shouldn't need to do these two steps. I'm just stupid.)

    Once the paint was all dry I glued the material in place under the hood with Elmer's glue gel. Presto- underhood insulation.

    All of the ideas so far have sounded good and I plan to try a few. As soon as I hear from my friend as to what this spongy material is I'll post it here.


  7. Bob-

    That paint is such a beautiful color on that car. I'm glad to see too that you went with tan interior instead of black. Are you going to foil the tops of the doors? Your build is looking great. I got the grille and radiator wall in on mine along with the taillights and painting the sid marker lights. Hopefully I'll be done by next week.


  8. Jason-

    For all of the problems that you stated, it sure doesn't show in those pictures. I, too, wish that they would kit up some of these Chevy, Ford and Dodge pickups from the 60's and 70's. They would be popular sellers.


  9. I have a couple of these that I used to extend the front end about 6 scale inches behind the front wheel well. I thought that the body lacked enough detail that it would look better as a flopper body. Yet another that I have to get back to some day.

    Looking good. I like the red oxide primer look. Keep it up.


  10. That is quite the detail work. It's looking beautiful.

    BTW- When you catch up to that carpet monster, give him a few kicks for me. He has it coming for things he's stolen from my bench.

    I can't wait to see the work on the body.


  11. Thanks Zuk. I appreciate the fine comments.

    I'm looking forward to getting this one finished. It's finally gettng to the exciting stages.

    Hopefully more to come soon. Keep watching.


  12. I have this kit and have been contemplating how to chop it for years. Now you have answered my questions. The chop looks just right! You are right, there may be other, better ways but this is a way that I think I can accomplish. Thanks for all of the photos.


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