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tnfishdaddy Tuesday, 4/29/2014

Here is what me and my youngest have come up with so far.

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Needs more grinding. I think it is still too tall. After that, we are going to grind away the rear fenders and hog them out. I should be working on my before and after but this was calling our name today.


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model40fan 4/29/14

great start !... cut 'em up... note the door posts do not align after cutting, offset file the front edge of the bottom half of the windshield post... and the rear edge of the top half of the w/s posts...
also the lower rear quarters must be filed from the rear to make them shorter to help match the roof, the upper quarters must be filed from the front ... test fit... check from all angles...when the w/s posts and rear quarters look good you can then file the B pillar [door latch jam] as needed to have it align...
I don't like the Vicky's w/s opening much and sometimes I make the opening taller and widen the opening to reduce the width of the A pillars [w/s posts],
Diecast Cars Hot Wheels Matchbox
in rat rod attire ;
Diecast Cars Hot Wheels Matchbox

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tnfishdaddy 4/30/14

What do you use to grind away the posts? The "bit" I have been using is too big to do detail work. I need to find something else to get more detail.

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tnfishdaddy 4/30/14

Here is what I have been using to grind away at the posts.



I use a jewelers file set...

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model40fan 4/30/14

clock maker's files, 3/32" round and 1/4" wide flat files...

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tnfishdaddy 5/1/14

I ordered a set of files off of Amazon. They should be here tomorrow.

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tnfishdaddy 5/7/14

Got the files in and they work great. Cleaned the car up best I could and primered it. Here it is with a light dusting of flat black. Before I left for work this morning, I hit it with a heavier coat of paint and left it out to dry.

  • I think that paint effects looks awesome, intended or not. — redlinederby
  • No, not intended. I just always try to "dust" it and not let the paint run. — tnfishdaddy
  • 1ST COAT SHOULD JUST MAKE IT STICKY. — model40fan
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tnfishdaddy 5/7/14

I can see in the pictures it looks like I need to go back and sand the top. Not sure how that happened. Also on the window post, it looks like something is sticking out. Hopefully that is just the way the picture took. Everything looked good before I painted.

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