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A thought if you're going with wide tires that will not fit inside the stock rear wheel wells. The kits front mounting point for the rear leaf springs are on the outboard side of the frame just like the real cars. First replicate the mounting point on the inside of the frame. Moving the front mounting point will create some clearance issues between the rear portion of the leaf spring and the kits exhaust. Minor rerouting of the exhaust pipes or even changing their exit point would not be hard to do. This would give you a little more rear tire clearance even without narrowing the rear differential or tubbing the rear wheel well. The last one I built I used the optional "California Wheels and Tires" from in of the '56 Chevy kits and everything cleared with zero modification, other than lowering the suspension.  

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On 11/6/2023 at 7:52 PM, customline said:

My 2 pennies?.....go 100% stock with a cool 2 tone paint job.  Sorry....😔....

Thanks. I don’t like the stock tires though, so I’m switching them.🙂

On 11/6/2023 at 10:22 PM, Bills72sj said:

After viewing them all twice. I like D followed by 2.

Thanks. I do like D, but the rally wheels won out in my mind.

On 11/7/2023 at 2:22 AM, redscampi said:

D3. Cragar mags belong on a classic Nomad. There’s reason they were ubiquitous.😆

They are the nicest look, but the tires that fit the rims won’t fit the wheel wells.😕

20 hours ago, Mr. Metallic said:

 

The version of this kit with the green-on-green 1:1 is the original issue, and I thought I remembered that Revell redid the valance for later issues. Can anyone confirm that?

The newer Del Ray is corrected, but I don’t know if the California Wheels Nomad is?🤷‍♂️

19 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Looking good.

Kinda amazing how many people build this kit and don't even notice the glaring errors...especially the peaks on the front fender tops...you're correcting so nicely...

My compliments on your work, sir.  :D

I thank you for the compliments sir.🙂

19 hours ago, doorsovdoon said:

Nice work on the bumper. Good looking mock up, I like the stance.

Thank you Gareth.

16 hours ago, espo said:

A thought if you're going with wide tires that will not fit inside the stock rear wheel wells. The kits front mounting point for the rear leaf springs are on the outboard side of the frame just like the real cars. First replicate the mounting point on the inside of the frame. Moving the front mounting point will create some clearance issues between the rear portion of the leaf spring and the kits exhaust. Minor rerouting of the exhaust pipes or even changing their exit point would not be hard to do. This would give you a little more rear tire clearance even without narrowing the rear differential or tubbing the rear wheel well. The last one I built I used the optional "California Wheels and Tires" from in of the '56 Chevy kits and everything cleared with zero modification, other than lowering the suspension.  

Thanks David. These rally wheels and tires fit nicely, and I can use the original wheel backs from the kit…so they win out. I doubt I will ever build the CW kit, so I will keep it sealed and trade it?

Thanks again everyone!😎

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The wheels and ride height are now set in epoxy. I decided to use the rally wheels because: a) In the 1:1 world they would be a cheap and easy upgrade…the lug pattern is the same and you could get them for a song from anyone who put mags on their Chevy muscle car, and b) they are a cheap and easy upgrade for me now.🙂 I raised the “spindles” .157” which dropped the front end a scale 4”, and I actually raised the rear a touch with some custom air bags.🤪 I didn’t want the rims tucked up inside the fenders.

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I also got the engine mostly detailed and installed. I had originally painted the engine chevy orange, but through my research, discovered that the ‘56s were red…so I shot some red over the orange. I made up some power steering hoses for it, and installed some pins for heater hoses to connect to.

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Typical me…getting ahead of myself.🤨 I went and installed the rear suspension and then couldn’t get the exhaust system in place.🤬 I pinned the splices and covered them with a couple of craft wire u-bolts.

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I’m not sure what these exhaust hangers are doing out in the middle of nowhere…just hangin’ out I guess?🥴 So I made a couple that look like they might possibly hold something in place.

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I added some thickness to the rear frame horns and then drilled right through the bumper and installed some .050” styrene pins. It will be an easy install after I spray it and the other parts with the Revell chrome.

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9 hours ago, Roadrunner said:

Looking great. I'll look forward to seeing more.

Thanks! More coming right up.🙂

3 hours ago, Zippi said:

The 56 Nomad is coming along nicely.  

Thanks Bob.

3 hours ago, redscampi said:

This car is built just right. Great rim choice!

Thanks Gary. 

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I foiled the script and got the Tamiya Pure White sprayed on the back half.

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I sprayed some Revell chrome into a plastic shot glass and used a pipette to transfer it to the airbrush cup. It sprays beautifully through the airbrush!😎 It is extremely thin stuff though and will drip right out of the pipette if you’re not quick about it.😬

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On 11/11/2023 at 1:19 AM, gman said:

The reworked bumpers look great- as does the rest of your build so far. I am enjoying watching this come together.

 

On 11/11/2023 at 7:30 AM, James2 said:

Nicely done interior and the bumpers look pretty darn good too....

 

On 11/11/2023 at 9:10 AM, dino246gt said:

Wow, that's looking fantastic!

 

 

On 11/11/2023 at 9:10 AM, slusher said:

Super nice interior and great looking engine and chassis!

 

On 11/11/2023 at 10:37 AM, espo said:

Like the sharp lines between the colors on the interior and the flocking looks great. Those bumpers have me thinking I'll have to break down and get some of the Revell spray chrome paint. 

 

On 11/11/2023 at 10:46 AM, SpikeSchumacher said:

Looking really good Greg! 👍

Thanks for the appreciation fellas!🙂

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Two steps forward…six steps back.😡 I only had the antenna left to install when I dripped some CA on the roof. I tried filing and sanding it off and went through the paint.🤬 I had given the entire thing a coat of Revell acrylic gloss, so no chance of just spraying another coat of Tamiya lacquer. So I tried stripping just the roof.🥵 Eventually I decided to strip the whole thing.😕

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Dang it !!! That sucks about the paint Greg, especially after foil… This is another fantastic looking build. I think the rallye wheels are a perfect choice on this, they look great. As always you have addressed many “little” issues that combine into a beautiful looking model. What colour of blue did you use on the interior, it’s gorgeous! 
Cheers, Steve

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