OBG, yes, oldie but goodie. I should call it an(other) oldie but finished. I almost finished it in 1985 or so, but for some reason just didn't do the final assembly. The reason I didn't finish it back then is probably because of the crappy paint job. But since I had painted the chrome trim and added the front and rear shiny stuff, there was no way I could fix up the mismatched paint. The location of the dash was a real problem when I was trying to put it together. How were we, or should I say how was I supposed to put it in the right place? I just guessed (a little bit wrong I might add-it's kinda lower than it should be) and stuck it on. I put the doors in place with a rubber band and glued the door hinge retainers in. I polished the windshield and glued it in place, then the rear window, fudged around (a lot!) and got the interior glued in place. Then with some more fudging, I glued the chassis where it belonged. Obviously the AMT 57 Chevy kit was the source for some of the parts, but the rear quarter panels are still 56 Ford. Under the paint is the Ford fender that was smoothed, and the Chevy-like wheel opening was created. The filled top was probably my first attempt at a Carson style top. Anyway, I just finished it this month and it is on my shelf now. I truly mean it, thanks very much for looking. Gary Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
I've been building custom models since the 50's. Does that make me experienced, or just old? I'm old! Gary Hatstat
Beautifully done. I love the front and rear treatments, and that deep candy paint job. Nice door gaps, by the way! The Carson-style top is convincing too.
I was just looking at my own stalled '56 project the other day, wondering if perhaps the AMT '57 Chevy could furnish some custom parts to help me wrap up the back end of the car...I'm thinking of shaving the fins entirely.
If you look up "kustom" in the dictionary, then you've already looked through more books than I did all of last year. But under the definition would be a notation saying "See lo51merc's '56 Ford Custom". Great job.
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