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2 hours ago, Painted Black said:

I managed to get some paint on my Mustang. Custom mix enamels..

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And I also miscalculated the front stance, but will leave it 

 

Good looking 'Stang neighbor.

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Worked a bit on the Studebaker Gullwing this weekend. The suspension is very fiddly and took a bit of doing to get the chassis assembled. Model is 30 years old and first time up on wheels!

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Body sitting on chassis. Wheelbase is a bit off, my first early attempt at a heavy mod.

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Did manage to quarrel with a number 11 blade, which also hampered progress.

 

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Finished the foilwork on my '66 Skylark, and got the black trim on the Buick sport wheels, both tasks I'd been dreading. Have started Silver Sharpie-ing the window trim. I think I'm on track to get it finished by the end of the month. I hope. 

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1 minute ago, Sam I Am said:

That is a beautiful color. 

Thanks Sam! I think it's going to look good with a pearl white interior and all the chrome.(which I'm not looking forward to doing)

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1 hour ago, JollySipper said:

Tom, man, I love the '59 Buicks! They look customized from the factory........ What's your wheel choice for this one?

 

Thanks! Yeah they were definitely a factory custom. Not sure yet what wheels I'll go with. Thinking maybe 58 Vette or something similar. Any ideas?

42 minutes ago, TransAmMike said:

Goodness thats a shiny finish Tom.

Thanks Mike Later! Although that is about two minutes after I sprayed the third coat of clear  so it's still wet. Hopefully it will look that shiny when polished.

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20 hours ago, Modlbldr said:

Thanks! Yeah they were definitely a factory custom. Not sure yet what wheels I'll go with.

 

Have to admit I'm a stock wheel cover guy, but I'd have to agree with the wide whites and either wires or chrome reverse.  Not sure which direction you're headed, but the big boat Buick looks killer when lowered with wide whites and custom wheels.

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14 minutes ago, hedotwo said:

Have to admit I'm a stock wheel cover guy, but I'd have to agree with the wide whites and either wires or chrome reverse.  Not sure which direction you're headed, but the big boat Buick looks killer when lowered with wide whites and custom wheels.

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That's a nice looking ride Rich! I actually have a set of resin wheels that look a lot like those. I think I've found my plan!

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I'm building a new kit from NuNu/Belkits, a BMW M3 1991 race car.. Today the interior paint, fit out with roll cage..

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Further to above photo.. Test fit body with glass before adding bonnet and front and rear bumpers,

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18 minutes ago, PatW said:

Further to above photo.. Test fit body with glass before adding bonnet and front and rear bumpers,

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That is one sharp looking Beemer. 

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14 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

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Been playing with the Valiant speedster to see how low low is. 

That looks beautiful Tom!

I got the 69 GTO and the 60 Buick Invicta wet sanded and a final coat of clear on the GTO.

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Finished up the polish of the nice green plastic on an AMT Cobra body. Now to do the hood and trunk lid. 

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Last couple days, got the hood neatly cut from the '70 Buick Wildcat and filled the holes left by the screw/interior posts, then went after the engine. I removed the misaligned driver's side cylinder head, intake manifold and front cover with a lot of careful scraping and sawing with a photoetched blade. Got them to fit straight with no gaps - and now looking on "Wanted!" for some 455 valve covers.

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