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I got this '40 Ford in a trade with Casey. Been working on getting it like I want it to sit. I've "sectioned" the body piece some by removing about 4 scale inches from the bottom of it. Also lowered the suspension front and rear. Still need to cut up the hood, which I'll try to "pancake" while it's in pieces......

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Rebuilt this display cabinet today!

I doubled capacity by having 4 new shelves cut by local glass shop. Due to angles, I had to remove back to drill holes for new brackets,  and while it was open I removed back wall mirror.  Photo is completed cabinet with 8 levels.. already full!

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for the most part my paint jobs and aclad chrome will stay lacquer based but for everything else im going acrylic, trying out this Vallejo colors metalizers on a wheel swap build

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Updating the wheels to a more modern style this car was built almost 12 years ago and the wheels were looking dated, theyre fully 3d printed 18" Rotiforms from blackbox stl.

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/\ Looks good.

As well making a start on the Fiat I made useful progress on these over the weekend:

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Chevrolet, Toyota and Honda kits by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

The Impala looks more complete than it is, as it has no suspension. Still not 100% happy with how it's fitting together around the front screen/interior/dashboard interface, more trimming required.

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Chevrolet, Toyota and Honda kits by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Quite a size difference between the three of them.

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Getting quite a bit done today.

Got the gold painted on the Mercury, taped off the body and painted a couple of coats of Root beer on the roof. Got a couple of boogers to sand out and repaint.

Pulled these three bodies out of the Pond this morning that was soaking all weekend. The Impala looks good. The 58 Ford looks good but had at least 6 different colors of paint on it. The 49 Ford had a couple of coats come off but still has at least 3 different colors on it!

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27 minutes ago, Sam I Am said:

I really hate cutting up a perfectly good body...

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Been there and done that.  It's all for a good cause!  The end result will make you forget all about it😉

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8 minutes ago, hedotwo said:

Been there and done that.  It's all for a good cause!  The end result will make you forget all about it😉

Salvaging this little coupe does lesson the pain.

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6 hours ago, Sam I Am said:

Salvaging this little coupe does lesson the pain.

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Aha! I see you were able to use the window frames too!  Good work. 

And you can still make a trailer out of that back end!  😺

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1 hour ago, Tom Geiger said:

Aha! I see you were able to use the window frames too!  Good work. 

And you can still make a trailer out of that back end!  😺

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19 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

 

And you can still make a trailer out of that back end!  😺

Tom, I  have enough squirrels of my own without you sending yours over.

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2 hours ago, Sam I Am said:

Tom, I  have enough squirrels of my own without you sending yours over.

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Ha! You know you want to! 🤔

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Today I emptied out my big display case.  Now that I practiced drilling holes and adding shelves to the smaller case, I’m confident enough to attack the big case...

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Last photo of it with three shelves! I will be adding one between each existing shelf for a total of six shelves, doubling my capacity. I’m also going to cover up the mirror to make it easier to take photos without the 3D effect. 

 

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That will be nice. I need to add shelves to one of mine as well.

So I threw a coat of primer on so I could see what I am doing. I already know it will be white, way to rough for any other color.

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Something that bothered me, for almost two years, was the hood flopping too far back when opened.  Made a prop rod tonight.  Another project was the same thing, hood was falling down when I thought it was balanced, fixed last month.  So from now on, I'm just going to make the prop rods!

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Today I got the new shelves installed in my larger showcase. Tomorrow I’ll take a photo in daylight, I just tried and it’s all glare and reflections off the glass.

Tomorrow I’ll put the models back, a lot less crowded this time! 

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