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PostSubject: 57 Gasser    Sat 14 Apr 2018, 7:00 am

I picked up this kit at the February IPMS Show in San Antonio and decided to build it as a Gasser.

Revell's 57 Cadillac kit stretches back to that era and is a is a clam-shell design with no engine detail ... I plan to change all that up with a bash from the parts box.



First step is attaching the upper and lower hulls into one unit.




More to come and hope I can pull this off. It'll be a nice addition to my 57 Chevy I built in 2009 on the old BMC site and my recent 57 Ford.

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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Sat 14 Apr 2018, 11:53 am

Those bodies were a pain...yours looks like your nailing it well.
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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Sat 14 Apr 2018, 7:19 pm

Excellent start! And, man, that is one Big old car, lol. Looking forward to seeing the bashing as well.
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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Sun 15 Apr 2018, 12:29 am

Now this is going to be interesting!

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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Sun 15 Apr 2018, 2:54 pm

Cool idea.
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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Sun 15 Apr 2018, 3:06 pm

Thanks for the encouragement guys!

I had a collection of Revell 55 and 56 Chevy parts that will be thrown into the build.  



I cut out the molded in frame from the Caddy and used two frames to lengthen the wheel base.  Some patching had to be done and I also cut out the spare tire well.



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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Sun 22 Apr 2018, 6:36 am

I did not like how the kit called for the roof  ...  not tight with bad gaps.



I decided to decapitate the 55 Chevy and use its roof on the Caddy; not really close to the Caddy's distinctive shape but I felt it was the better of the two options.  



A bit of filling left ..




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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Sun 22 Apr 2018, 10:56 am

I like it !!


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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Sun 22 Apr 2018, 2:00 pm

Nice. Prettty close fit. Would the original Caddy windshield fit into that?
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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Sun 22 Apr 2018, 10:21 pm

Caddy gasser, excellent!
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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Mon 23 Apr 2018, 9:23 pm

That is an awesome idea !
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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Sat 28 Apr 2018, 7:50 pm

Great progress! And I might also add, Great Bashing! Definitely a unique build.
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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Wed 02 May 2018, 4:18 pm

Dialing the Body in.  I decided to not use the chrome trim.  In doing so, I had to glue it to the body then sand it down to match the contour of the body.  Door lines have been scribed into the body (never a strong point for me).  

I widened the tubs to add bigger tires under the fenders.  

With adapting the Revell frame I had to remake the interior panels and package shelf ... here is the start.  

Thinking about using a BB Chevy (Monogram Item from their flip-front Chevelle I Believe).  


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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Sat 05 May 2018, 2:34 pm

That is great looking! The roof looks right at home on there, great work.

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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Sat 05 May 2018, 9:25 pm

What a TANK! Looks like it could be the basis for traditional customs, old beaters, modern customs. WOW, this will be fun!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Wed 30 May 2018, 2:39 pm

Quick update on the progress.  




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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Wed 30 May 2018, 3:43 pm

Looks brilliant Chris popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Sun 03 Jun 2018, 3:55 pm

Excellent progress! Looking forward to the development
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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Sat 30 Jun 2018, 3:55 pm




Making some progress with the build ...

Thanks again for all the encouragement along the way.
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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Sat 30 Jun 2018, 4:19 pm

Nice work!
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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Tue 03 Jul 2018, 5:49 pm

It's looking fantastic.
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PostSubject: Re: 57 Gasser    Thu 05 Jul 2018, 2:46 pm

This is really coming along nicely.

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