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PostSubject: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeWed 14 Nov 2018, 9:39 pm

Ebay purchase. Under the thick black paint was a pristine body shell. Really crisply moulded, so an early one I assume. With new tooling for the rest of the kit, it would stand up today.
Only missing the battery, air cleaner & firewall. Neither are a big issue. Not a lot one can do with the one piece chassis, other than paint. The "Wildcat 445" got a power steering pump, plug leads. Choke heat riser & fuel lines to come.

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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeThu 15 Nov 2018, 8:10 am

Looking good
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeThu 15 Nov 2018, 10:53 am

Very nice...! I love the 60s big bodied cars...there classy looking.
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeSun 18 Nov 2018, 6:07 pm

Great start! The chassis looks good, amazing what paint can do for one piece mouldings. Looking forward to seeing the rest.
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeSun 18 Nov 2018, 6:09 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeWed 21 Nov 2018, 9:06 am

Today's update. After the Taxi fiasco, I'm happy with modelling again. Engine in, though the power steering pump needs some attention.
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Shot Tamiya Camelot Rose today. I missed some defects on the front guards, so painting is suspended for a revisit to the sanding bowl.
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Interior & roof will probably be a light tan.
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeThu 22 Nov 2018, 2:02 pm

Very nice color.
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeSun 25 Nov 2018, 7:00 pm

The engine looks good even with the wonky power steering pump. The body colour is definitely eye catching and unique.
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeSun 09 Dec 2018, 12:10 am

Repainted and a start made on the BMF. I'm still experimenting with the colour for the floor. I also need to build a firewall.

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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeSun 09 Dec 2018, 12:31 pm

Looks brilliant, love the colour!
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeSun 09 Dec 2018, 3:16 pm

Lovely color combination. Luckily, the firewalls were quite simple back then.
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeSun 09 Dec 2018, 5:58 pm

Nice! The floor is worth careful consideration as it will be highly visible and the overall tone will be affected by the top down convertible display mode. Looking forward to seeing what you choose to do.
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeMon 06 May 2019, 5:18 am

A belated update. I ended up buying a complete new kit as a chrome donor, so look out for a Pro Touring Electra in the future. Back to the convertible. I need to get into the BMF applying mode to go any further.


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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeMon 06 May 2019, 11:17 am

Beautiful....!
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeMon 06 May 2019, 11:58 am

Looking real nice.

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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeMon 06 May 2019, 12:25 pm

Great work Chris 1962 Electra 1705482731
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeMon 06 May 2019, 3:13 pm

Very cool restoration job! Will keep watching.
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeTue 07 May 2019, 2:31 pm

A beautiful period color - as I recall, with lots of chrome.
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeWed 08 May 2019, 2:45 am

Nice to see this back and it looks beautiful 1962 Electra 1705482731
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 Electra   1962 Electra Icon_minitimeThu 23 May 2019, 1:18 am

Man, that's amazing work! I love interiors with chrome in them; they look so classy! I never get to do that, since I build 80's loser econobeaters. I'm very impressed!

One piece chassis are a pain, and a challenge. You clearly rose to the latter! Great work!
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