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This one has been on and off the bench for a number of years. Each time I worked on it. I had a different vision of what I wanted the outcome to be. 

Over the years, shes gone thru extensive body work as I cut off the roof at one point only to lay it back down with a more aerodynamic look. Also fabbed up a hood hanger that's hidden when closed. I hate body work! Mainly because I'm no good at it. When I put her back on the bench, I was determined I wanted black with a satin finish with red interior. The seats came from a die cast and the grille is from the '59 Thunderbird. The steering wheel is from the Moebius Hudson and the dash is from the '58 Impala kit. I was going for the rat sheik look. It never occurred to me to light her up until this week. No motor yet. 

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The hood modification and working lights make it stand out. The mods done make it unique for sure.

As for bodywork, practice practice practice. I know when I started on more major mods, I think I sanded more than I didn't. I actually went thru a lot of filler learning. Never stop!

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