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PostSubject: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeMon 18 Aug 2014, 4:07 am

The old Johan kit, getting a full restoration. I'll send the wheels & bumpers to be replated, meanwhile it was a fine sunny winters day at home.

No work today so out came the Tamiya Mica Blue. Here she is, just touch dry. Did the dash too.

Some BMF later today on the dash. I'm debating the merits of a vinyl roof, but I think it would be too much- the strip along the body sides
is anodised aluminium so it would make it too 'busy' I think.

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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeMon 18 Aug 2014, 6:31 am

Sweet. The BMF will really look good with that color Blue.
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Beautiful !!
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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeMon 18 Aug 2014, 12:11 pm

Very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeMon 18 Aug 2014, 2:48 pm

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Mica Blue is a great color choice and doesn't need the vinyl top for a striking build.

Great restoration choice.
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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeMon 18 Aug 2014, 5:28 pm

Love the color. Looking forward to the finished piece.

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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeFri 22 Aug 2014, 10:25 am

Wired the dizzy, added an oil filler & a power steering filler& a fuel line. I'm toying with the late model mags.

Got all the window openings BMF'd. Headliner from masking tape- as a trial & added sunvisors. Mirror scratch build tomorrow.

Not sure yet, I might get the stock wheel covers replated.

Too wet today to paint the interior- its going to be a dark blue.



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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeFri 22 Aug 2014, 10:38 am

It looks great Chris and the Mica Blue is perfect for it.

I don't normally like big wheels on classics but those ones are the exception.

Well done.

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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeFri 22 Aug 2014, 2:53 pm

The Mica Blue looks great, Chris.

I'm not a fan of the bigwheels, but they seem to fit very nicely inside that Johan body/chassis.

Good job.
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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeFri 22 Aug 2014, 3:07 pm

What Al and Mike said. I'm not a fan of big wheels either, but for some reason they work here.

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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeFri 22 Aug 2014, 4:34 pm

The color is great on that body style. really great. Like the others I am not a fan of big wheels. Just an old school guy thing I guess.
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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeFri 22 Aug 2014, 6:58 pm

Well I do like the wheels anyway.LOL
Very nice Chris.
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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeFri 22 Aug 2014, 10:02 pm

I see promos (usually pricey) at some of the meets, but never thought of "improving" them with refurbishing. Good idea and some of the more rare ones would have been good as "stock" class racers in our last group build.
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Looking Good !

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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeSat 23 Aug 2014, 12:31 am

Looking good !
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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeThu 28 Aug 2014, 7:45 am

Interior in royal blue & Dulcote. Some BMG to bling it up. Window & quarter vent winders from the parts bin. I'm going to add front armrests & door handles.

Not much else one can do with these old interiors. As made it had 4 parts. The tub, steering wheel, & dash & gear lever.
Going to double that at least with sunvisors, centre mirror, indicator stalk and the above mentioned armrests & window winders.
There should be a wide swath of brushed aluminium along the door trims. No way could I manage that, short of butchering the interior apart. So it will have to suffice as is.
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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeThu 28 Aug 2014, 6:25 pm

Nice foil work. That interior looks spot on.
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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeThu 28 Aug 2014, 9:37 pm

Just caught this build, Chris. Excellent work. Really like it.
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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeThu 28 Aug 2014, 10:49 pm

Thanks guys. In my haste last night I glued the interior in, forgetting the armrests. Oh well, it can stay armrest less. Ditto the acelerator pedal.
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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeSun 07 Sep 2014, 11:50 pm

Been busy BMFing it. Lots of thin chrome mouldings on this baby!

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And one more to bore you with.

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Something I never noticed before is that the rear quarters bulge outwards very slightly in plan view. Subtle but its there. Follow the two side mouldings along & you'll see what I mean.

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PostSubject: Re: '63 Olds Starfire   '63 Olds Starfire Icon_minitimeMon 08 Sep 2014, 6:31 pm

Nice Chris. The BMF work is spot on. Really brings out the Blue behind it.
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