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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Fri 20 Jan 2017, 6:02 pm

Now that Justine is home I should be able to follow along with this CB.

Some interesting builds going on and great work from all.

Mike..... I have some Ferrari wheels decals I can send you. Send me your land addy by PM and I'll get them off to you.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Fri 20 Jan 2017, 6:22 pm

Did a little black accent work on the body.  The drip rail and window surrounds are done in Black BMF, while the belt lines and the stuff within the surrounds is paint.  Thought I'd give the BMF Black a try again, but still don't like it.  It's thicker than the chrome, the black comes off if rubbed into grooves or burnished flat, requiring touchup.  But, it is what it is, and I didn't have to mask off the window areas.







Hey, Geezerman, is that an old Mercedes under that V8?  Glad to see you aboard.

Al, I'll be PM'ing you soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Sat 21 Jan 2017, 11:30 am

I think that pile of rubbish was a 34 Ford roadster,The chopped top is from the salvage stash.
I have my work cut out for me. One of my pet peeves is waving wheels extend beyond the body lines on fendered cars. I'm squeezing in the rear meats and bashing new inner wheel wells from  an old salvage body. Replacing the missing trunk lid from a salvage hood. My trunk lid may have a slight peak. :o)




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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Sun 22 Jan 2017, 3:02 am

Mike: I like the choice of body color.

Geezerman: Glad to see you joining in. That looks like a project worthy of your talent.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Mon 23 Jan 2017, 7:19 am

Working on the next assemblies for the frame and drive train.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Tue 24 Jan 2017, 11:03 am

Well. the contours on the peaked hood were all wrong for the trunk lid, so I formed a piece of flat stock around a bottle, in boiling water, and got the rounded trunk curve good enough to fit.
Repaired the glue damage on the cowl ends of the hood, and found a better, undamaged fender assembly in the salvage yard. Found the correct size for the grill. I guess I have 34 grills in both scales!

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Wed 25 Jan 2017, 1:50 am

Hey geezer, your dates off on your camera. The year is flying by already. Don't need to speed it up more.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Wed 25 Jan 2017, 9:43 am

Nice work Geezer

The rear end is complete for the time being. The front end has a good number of parts for each of the assemblies, including some very small springs for the suspension.



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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Wed 25 Jan 2017, 10:27 am

I have attached the cab and will continue on with the body as one piece. I was able to find ONE headlight cross bar in the whole of my stash. It's the wrong year and I have relocated the mounting holes. Later finding that it doesn't quite clear the grill, so, They'll be separated. Getting some lens material is a bridge that I'll have to cross later.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Wed 25 Jan 2017, 2:57 pm

I was not happy with the flow of the hood to the grill. The Road Runner had a much longer hood. To correct the problem, I made the Dart's longer.






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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Wed 25 Jan 2017, 6:21 pm

Wow there is much great work going on here guys. Well done all.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Wed 25 Jan 2017, 6:48 pm

I've got to get to going on mine. I really want to finish up my 1964 Galaxie first though.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Sun 29 Jan 2017, 1:58 pm

The frame, suspension, and drive train are all in now. Next will be finishing up the engine bay and body pan.





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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Mon 30 Jan 2017, 7:34 am

The next set of parts. I will have to attach the fender wells and spare tire well before attaching the body pan. Lots of fitment issues from the beginning, but will press on regardless.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Mon 30 Jan 2017, 11:21 am

Paint on the second salvage fender assy was extremely hard and glossy, and my regular red oxide priner wouldn't 'grab' on to it . So, i gave it a brake fluid bath and will reprime it with Dupont self etching primer. Going to try getting this together with it, and the body together, and painted as one piece.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Thu 02 Feb 2017, 12:03 pm

DOH !!!
I was so into getting the rear end narrowed, and narrowing a lowered front axle, that I completely overlooked how low that exhaust collector was !! It is 1/8" lower than the bottom of the tires !!
Changing the exhausts to something else from the salvage !

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Thu 02 Feb 2017, 10:06 pm

These are coming along guys and looking real good. Too bad about the fumble Clay, you'll sort it out.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Fri 03 Feb 2017, 8:18 pm

Cole, super clean work.  It looks great.

Clay, hang in there.  I know you'll succeed.

Me, I got into repainting the basement, so I was modelling idle for a bit.  

I got back to it, installing the door cards and windshield glass into the body.  I wanted to try a mockup, but the bodywork of the Ferrari slopes in so much at the bottom that you really have to stretch the shell apart to fit over the chassis assembly.


Stretching it apart managed to pop both the doorcards free.  Also,I broke off one front wheel and the rear glass came loose.  The rear glass is also the hinge for the engine lid and there is very little contact area to cement. After three more tries with the door cards popping, I opted for surgery.  The PITA is the inner fender material that sticks out so much.  So I hacked them off.  I figure I can slip a small piece of black styrene strip in after I'm done.  The rears are still to be cut off.


The lid is reinstalled using clear parts cement a little excessively.  You can hardly tell the difference from the outside.  Also got the taillights in.


With a bit of handling by the drip rails, the black of the "Black Chrome BMF" is wearing through to the chrome. It'll be the last time I use that product.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Fri 03 Feb 2017, 8:47 pm

Good going Mike, I don't think I've ever seen a kit with door panels that need to be attached to the inside of the bodyshell,it's no wonder they pop off!
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Sun 05 Feb 2017, 8:16 pm

Finally got the body on the chassis.  What a terrible model!!!   As I see it, it sits too high - too much air above the tires.  But it ain't going down any further.  On the first try, the dashboard got ripped off the interior because it fits so tightly between the door cards.  I fitted it inside the body and found out that the gauge pod hits the windshield before it actually sits flush.  Not happy with this one at all.







Thank goodness, there's just a little way to go.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Tue 07 Feb 2017, 11:23 am

Have changed the exhaust and it's up on wheels.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Tue 07 Feb 2017, 11:37 am

Mike, all of the problems you have encountered are commonplace with me because I do a lot of modifying, and with salvaged parts. I mount door cards to the inside of the body most of the time. Interior tubs are not friendly to modifications !



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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Tue 07 Feb 2017, 2:43 pm

The work on your build is stunning guys!

Made a bit of progress on the chassis.  There was zero front suspension detail on the old MPC kit so I added something similar to Dodge's torsion bar set up using scrap plastic.  



The frame was painted, rear from the kit used, and a parts box exhaust added.  



Wheels are from an AMT Challenger snap kit.  Inner rim is painted Tamiya medium sea gray with a black wash. Tires from the parts box.  

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Tue 07 Feb 2017, 8:54 pm

Cole.....Nice clean work as usual. Loving it.

Mike..... yes it is a crap kit but you are making a silk purse from a sows ear. It's looking good.

Clay..... tough on the exhausts but we've all fumbled stuff like that at one time or another. Great recovery.

Chris..... nice work on the front end.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Fri 10 Feb 2017, 10:05 am

I liked the way this looked in white primer, and so figured I'd go with a light color.
I brought home a can of Duplicolor Moca Frost Metalic.

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