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1969 Suberbee barn find (completed pics added!)

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1969 Suberbee barn find (completed pics added!)
Posted by Patcardz on Friday, March 09, 2018 7:47 PM

Havent finished anything in quite awhile so was nice to get some progress on this one. Just a few little things to button up, but its pretty much done.

Weathered using rust powders, raw sienna water colors, and mig streaking effects.

Still have to dust up the hoses and find an air cleaner and side view mirror. I lost the hood and only had the custom hood and didnt like it. So when i find/buy another kit ill add that as well. But for now this is how she will sit.

First time trying flat tires...they turned ok. Not exactly how i envisioned them but they will work. Vinyl top is masking tape. Robbed the engine from the 68 duster and also the firewall. I closed off the windows. Pretty basic black interior. Really wanted to showcase the weathering techniques ive learned on the body and bay. And here she is my Not so Superbee!

Looking at the engine pics i also need to finish the battery...

Pictures added

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Posted by Patcardz on Friday, March 09, 2018 7:49 PM

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Some progress shots.

 

 

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Posted by MikeFo on Friday, March 09, 2018 8:49 PM

How did you get it home?

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Posted by Patcardz on Friday, March 09, 2018 9:56 PM

MikeFo

How did you get it home?

 

Like this

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Posted by HineMotors on Friday, March 09, 2018 10:52 PM

Having owned a few 69 Bees, your barn find is INCREDIBLE 

Here in NE Ohio the "Rust Belt" they tend to get a bit crispier...

68 Bee

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, March 10, 2018 7:26 AM

Wow, that first pic really looks real. Very well done.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:16 AM

midnightprowler

Wow, that first pic really looks real. Very well done.

 

Yeah..............I'll be seconding that same sentiment from Lee. All's I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!

 At first I thought it was a reference photo for the build. lol

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Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:40 AM
Brilliant work, that weathering looks amazing!
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Posted by OrangeR/T on Saturday, March 10, 2018 10:45 AM

Wow, that's mind blowing realistic!! That first pic i thought was the actual inspiration subject, till i realized it was the model! Well done! Yes

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Posted by Patcardz on Saturday, March 10, 2018 10:57 AM

Thanks guys...much appreciated!

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, March 10, 2018 11:45 AM

While I may have no real interest in weathering and aging of models, you did an excellent job Pat!

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, March 10, 2018 6:09 PM
Excellent weathering ! I do love a B body , I think I've seen some pics on Pintrest of this one .... or there's two rusty white 'bees LOL . Mine has a bare metal finish with splatters of rust & a transplanted 426 Hemi . Still a WIP (in a box & on the looooooooong list of to do's !! )
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Posted by Patcardz on Saturday, March 10, 2018 8:40 PM

mrmike

While I may have no real interest in weathering and aging of models, you did an excellent job Pat!

 

Thx mike!

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Posted by Patcardz on Saturday, March 10, 2018 8:41 PM

Spencer Mopar Fan
Excellent weathering ! I do love a B body , I think I've seen some pics on Pintrest of this one .... or there's two rusty white 'bees LOL . Mine has a bare metal finish with splatters of rust & a transplanted 426 Hemi . Still a WIP (in a box & on the looooooooong list of to do's !! )
 

Oh id like to see that when its done!

Ya i just did a search thats def mine on pinterest. And thx!

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Posted by 6bblbird on Sunday, March 11, 2018 8:34 PM

Might be the best weathering job that I've ever seen!

Wow!

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Posted by Patcardz on Sunday, March 11, 2018 11:44 PM

Thx again!!

Here is before and after pics of the engine bay. I just finished dry brushing aluminium and found the air cleaner.

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Posted by MikeFo on Monday, March 12, 2018 9:41 AM

Really nice job!

Reminds me of days spent searching through junk yards to find parts for my beaters.

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Posted by chucky on Monday, March 12, 2018 3:24 PM

What's not to like? Looks like you touched all the bases. Looks like it was parked with a brake issue and went down hill from there. Rust never sleeps, as they say. Awesome job! Thumbs Up

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Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:54 AM

Exceptional weathering job, Pat. I am very impressed with the detailing of this build, and the authenticity of the wear & tear. I look at the photos over and over and keep seeing new weathering details. Very impressive.

When I first saw the photos I was amazed that this model is almost an exact replica of a white and very rusty 383 Bee a buddy of mine bought in the mid 80s. Uncanny!

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Posted by lacquer-lover on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8:18 AM

Looks great. Nice work. I'm just trying to get a good shine on my models. Hopefully the rust bug won't bite me anytime soon.

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Posted by Patcardz on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:03 PM

Bainford

Exceptional weathering job, Pat. I am very impressed with the detailing of this build, and the authenticity of the wear & tear. I look at the photos over and over and keep seeing new weathering details. Very impressive.

When I first saw the photos I was amazed that this model is almost an exact replica of a white and very rusty 383 Bee a buddy of mine bought in the mid 80s. Uncanny!

 

Thanks.

Glad to hear i nailed down the look!

 

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Posted by Patcardz on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:07 PM

And thx to everyone else!

Here is the completed engine bay with the hood hinges added. This is how i plan to display it so i am glad i found a set of hinges.

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Posted by RAMBENNA on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:03 PM

fantastic great job, looks so realistic

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Posted by Charger01 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:11 PM
Amazing job and great details!!

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Posted by Patcardz on Thursday, March 15, 2018 6:38 PM

Thanks guys!

Superbee is complete. Hood is removable as well as the air cleaner. Really happy with the turn out.  

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Posted by MikeFo on Thursday, March 15, 2018 9:07 PM
Now it's time to begin the restoration

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Posted by Patcardz on Friday, March 16, 2018 12:16 AM

MikeFo
Now it's time to begin the restoration
 

Exactly...i plan on a "restored" version soon.

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Posted by chevy3258 on Friday, March 16, 2018 1:29 AM

Absolutely incredible, outstanding - one of the best ever seen Bow

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Posted by MikeFo on Friday, March 16, 2018 6:43 AM

Patcardz

 

 
MikeFo
Now it's time to begin the restoration
 

 

 

Exactly...i plan on a "restored" version soon.

 

 

That will be cool.

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Posted by Abbysdaddy on Friday, March 16, 2018 10:39 AM

Great! Opinion: it's looks better without the custom hood (the original was probably behind a bunch of pallets in the barn or used as a table at some point:)

Air cleaner top would have probably gone missing, too. Or in the back seat or trunk.

Even against the plain white b/g it looks great.

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