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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by milo1303s, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
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    I just finished this Revell Model A coupe. I was fortunate to buy it from a Hobbyist last summer at a GG show. It my understanding that the molds were damaged over in China and that it might be awhile before they are ready to put some more on the market.
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    The coupe is a brother to the roadster they introduced last year.
    Of course I didn't build either one as shipped in the box. The roadster had to receive a flathead from a 32 ford kit while the coupe received the Buick I did not use in the roadster. Somehow it just seemed to me that the coupe looked better with the Buick. The coupe came with a nice SB Chevy that could be built with a blower or tri power. I will try to stuff that into some other project.
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    The coupe was actually quite challenging to build. The top is molded separate from the body and when glued to the body leaves an obvious seam. I managed to find some putty and filled the seam successfully. Sorry about the fuzzy photos but my camera does not have a macro and I don't have the patience to read the book and find out how to take close ups. These wheels actually look pretty good. I added some steel paint to the centers and they really stand out. Sorry you can't see it. IMG_1528R.jpg
    I spent some time trying to lower the front end on this kit.Shaved some spring leafs off and trimmed the crossmember, shortened the shocks etc. Didn't seem to make much difference. I wish one day they could get the stance right on these kits .
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    I just added some spark plug wires to the engine. It begs for more detail though. Linkage and fuel lines would be great on this engine.
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    Overall I was pretty happy with both of these kits. The fit of the parts is excellent and there are enough parts included in each kit to build two different styles. Kit bashing with the leftovers is adds to the fun and value of the kits.

    Although it seems to take me months to get one built anymore and I seldom achieve the quality I want in the build it is still fun and as close as I will likely get to owning a Model A.
     
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  2. 39 guy, thanks for a great start for this Sunday. Your builds are much better than I have the patience to do. Thanks for sharing. Here is one of my old builds. I had a 38 Chevy coupe and a home built camper. I built from a 36 Dodge delivery, that had been cut in haft. The famer gave it to me for free. I still have it. I also built this model of it back then too. I even added the dents, like the real one has. 020.jpg 021.jpg lol Ron...
     
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  3. The lettering on the sides said{ Home Sweet Home} The rear door said,{ Street is neat and camping is cheap} It has faded off with time. 022.jpg 023.jpg
     
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  4. This is and old photo of the real one. We took this to all the east coast shows in the 80s, Nats south, east, and many camping trips with my Wife. It was a lot of fun. Ron.
     

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  5. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    Ron, I like that Chevy.
     
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  6. AMT Forty Delivery conversion.
    Show find rescue.

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  7. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
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  8. Sauli
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
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    My '60 Starliner as of this week. Dash, Interior and chassis detailed and assembled. Black steelies w/poverty caps to come for the early muscle car look.
    -Stance of this kit seemed a little "nose-high" built out of the box, so by way of reworking the spindle-holes on the A-arms I ended up flipping the spindles upside down for a better stance. Tie rod is molded on the lower A-arms so no further modifications were needed.
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  9. rc57
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
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    Sn[​IMG]eak preview- '57 Ford
     
  10. BONNEVILLE BOB 95
    Joined: May 1, 2010
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  11. rc57
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
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    Chrome work is finished. Halibrands or Americans? I included a pic of the car that inspired me - great color cut.

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  12. Minor update on the Forty Hauler.
    Filled in the hinge holes in the firewall.
    Widened the firewall for better hood fit.
    Added a pie wedge to the inside bed fenders.
    (They were narrower at the rear)
    Finished molding in the rear fenders.
    Cut out the vent and replaced it with a thinner piece in the open position.
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  13. My contribution for this week.
    Bantom body, model T front fenders, bobbed model A rear fenders. Airplane nose, turned upside down, and twin model A bangers, with one exhaust pipe missing off rear engine. IMG_20161121_085338.jpg IMG_20161121_085347.jpg IMG_20161121_085402.jpg IMG_20161121_085419.jpg IMG_20161121_085431.jpg IMG_20161121_085537.jpg
     
  14. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
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    I picked up this Nylint Ford hot Rod tin toy from the 60's last month in a toy show parts bin. It was pretty beat up and missing a few parts.
    I took it apart and blasted the rusty body. Then I made a metal windshield frame and instead of a top I fashioned a convertible top boot out of a small piece of wood and fiberglass. Repainted the car the original red but decided to give it a more personal touch by painting the interior and top boot a tan color.
    Fun little resto and looks great on one of my shelves.

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  15. SmokinBill
    Joined: Sep 18, 2009
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  16. BTT.......A couple stalled projects I haven't touched since I moved. At least my workspace is somewhat cleaner than it was. :)
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  17. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
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    from norcal

    image.jpg Built by a vet for me while he was recuperating in the hospital. Dead nuts to the 1/1 car (mine) except for the fomoco motor
     
  18. Attn Model builders:: I went to a garage sale this past week-end...man has several Modle kits and some old builds..His son has just died and he is selling everything..If interested,give me a PM.
    I am too old to take up the hobby myself,but hate to see this stuff go to waste,
     
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  19. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
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    Here is a Corvette twin engine drag car I did in the early 60's. I took best of show at a Revell open model custom car contest in Waterbury Ct., it then went to the Ha IM001304.JPG rtford Autorama were it didn't place.
     

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  21. HiHelix
    Joined: Dec 20, 2015
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    Gives new meaning to the term Porta-John?
     
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  22. Your not the first person that said that. lol The wood did come off my grand dads old chicken's coupe. Thanks guys for all the new post, I really like the Vette, edcodsign. That would be a cool, show- Drag Rod for real. Here are a few old ones. I need to start something new. Something Crazy like that Vette would be FUN to build. Ron... 20160113_131011.jpg 20160113_131139.jpg 20160113_130947.jpg
     
  23. Alex D.
    Joined: Jun 9, 2009
    Posts: 302

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    from Hydes, MD.

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  24. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
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    Here is one that I started a couple years ago that got pushed back a few time and finally going to be finished.
     

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  25. NHRANUT
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
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    from Western PA

    Just finished a "labor of love" this week. Phil Pofahl was a friend, and he passed away 5 years ago. Whenever the 48 Ford police car kit came out, I immediately knew what I was going to do with it. The paint on Phil's car is over 50 years old and couldn't figure out how to duplicate it, so I went with a "when it was new" version.
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  26. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    That's really cool!^^
     
  27. milo1303s
    Joined: Jul 4, 2010
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  28. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
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  29. Sauli
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
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    Good work, everyone!
    Here's the latest of my progress. An AMT '59 ElCamino "work truck", finished in '58 Chevrolet Silver Blue/Fathom Blue 2-stage automotive acrylic lacquer. Red primer "sponge-brushed" on the bed floor, w/ a mixed assortment of hand-tools out of the AMT '53 F100 and '63 Impala -kits glued on. The wheels and poverty-caps are out of the AMT '56 Crown Vic, a good bit deeper dish than the ones in this kit to afford a fatter tire, as this one will be a drag-car tow rig. 20161130_191105.jpg

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  30. gonmad
    Joined: May 17, 2007
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    Woah!! Them is some big surf boards on that woody!! LoL!
    Very cool setup tho!
     

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