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Re: Almost Finished

Postby kcl » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:12 am

Work continues on the T-Bird. Added a cage and fuel box to it.

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Fuel box is mounted to the gear plate with a small lip on the bottom to sit on the frame.
The rear piece of the cage was bent as a single piece as to have a place for a head rest
to mount for the driver. Still need to fill in the front of it over the gear.

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Starting to shape up with the body on and even lines up pretty good. still more to do before paint
but getting closer.

All for now

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Re: Almost Finished

Postby ourwayband » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:09 pm

Your work continues to amaze me.Great job..
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Re: Almost Finished

Postby dreinecke » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:36 pm

Another incredible and quality build - not that I am surprised. Great stuff!
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Re: Almost Finished

Postby kcl » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:42 am

Been awhile. The T-Bird has been disassembled and put into paint.

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Chassis has the first coat on and working on some small parts, still have the cage and fuel sell to do.
Second coats will come later.

In the mean time started working on something different.

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Started with an old Peterbuilt truck body. removed everything not needed such as horns, lights ,air cleaners.
Got rid of the fenders and filled the openings in. The body was then notched and set back some
just behind the front wheels. Then we needed a way to mount the body.

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Made up a long post out of two and drilled them out for a piece of brass tube for strength
and mounted to the body.

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Made a new read deck to cover the gear plate and keep the body from moving sideways on the chassis.
Stil rough right now but it's a start. Was going to lower the body somemore, but the deck is already set
and I don't want to break it off and start over so we'll leave as it is.

All for now

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Re: Almost Finished

Postby kcl » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:25 am

The T-Bird chassis is painted and assembled for the most part. The driver and radiator are installed.

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Headers are painted and need to be detailed, still need to install them and the shocks. Body is
still in primer waiting for a color choice.
Got to quit putting so many do dads on these, getting to hard to paint...LOL

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Re: Almost Finished

Postby TuscoTodd » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:34 am

That is just IMPRESSIVE sir!
Bravo!!!
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Re: Almost Finished

Postby dreinecke » Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:47 pm

Wow! That looks great with paint!

That semi looks absolutely wild!
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Re: Almost Finished

Postby kcl » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:26 pm

Thanks for the kind words.

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Got the front shocks in. Made from some springs and a paper clip with some
1/16th plastic rod.

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Re: Almost Finished

Postby vabchrog » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:13 pm

I can always count on your posts to do two things

1. lift my spirits as your work is awesome
2. Make me a little jealous as I don't have any free time for HO modeling anymore

:text-thankyouyellow:

What wheels and tires are on the rear as they appear to be extra wide :?:
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Re: Almost Finished

Postby kcl » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:50 pm

Roger

Thanks for the kind words. I hear what your saying about the time thing.
Sometimes I only work an hour or so on a project, but nobody said they have
to be done in one day or a week. They are always there when I get back to them.

In reference to the rear wheels and tires, they are old Aj's. I believe the widest
ones they made for HO. Don't remember the name of them, but I've had them forever.
They are wide and tall and seem to fit this car well for the look of this time period.

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Re: Almost Finished

Postby kcl » Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:48 am

Got the frame finished. Headers are installed and touch up done.
Waiting on the body to dry so we can do the graphics.

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Been a long road, almost there.

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Re: Almost Finished

Postby TuscoTodd » Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:59 am

That is just one cool looking build!
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Re: Almost Finished

Postby kcl » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:37 am

Finished up the T-Bird. Finally got her painted and decaled up.

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Color is Duplicolor Storm Gray Metallic, looks black but it's not. This car has taken a long road from the start
to actually being finished but she finally made it.

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Re: Almost Finished

Postby Locksley » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:21 pm

Well done !!! A car to be proud of. :text-coolphotos:
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Re: Almost Finished

Postby oceanview » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:05 am

Hi Kevin,
I've been following your builds for quite a while now, they are fantastic!
I was wondering if you would consider posting a couple of "group" pics of your cars?
Thanks
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