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'58 Edsel "Roundup" 2 Door Wagon - FINISHED.

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'58 Edsel "Roundup" 2 Door Wagon - FINISHED.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 11:42 PM

Been really anxious to get on this, as I really love wagons. Thumbs Up 

I've had this resin kit for sometime now. Pretty nice except for the front end, which is really bad. Interior is nice enough to use, and i get the complete wagon interior.  Been lettin' this project sit and brew in my brain, and what the answer would be as to how to use this thing. Got several of these AMT Edsel kits years ago, and finally got a use for one. Guess this is how it will go Big Smile.

After chopping the front end off of both cars, I had to get rid of the warp in the resin body, and bend the plastic fenders slightly to match the resin body. Got it pretty close, so the hand work will finish up the match.

 Got them super-glued together after washing everything to remove any parting agent residue. Now I have a hood, and can add an engine, along with other parts needed from the donor kit.

This will be especially FUN Cool

Thanks for checkin'.

 

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:29 AM

Another super Dave build..I will be watching..........

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Posted by Too Old on Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:59 AM

Those Edsel wagons are cool looking cars !  Looking forward to this one .  Where did the resin kit come from ?

TooOld

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, December 02, 2012 1:05 AM

I've owned several 1 to 1 "Long Roofs" that I street rodded, and are one of my favorite style of cars. Right now, I have 4 or 5 wagon kits in various stages of completion, but this Edsel really seams to "Grab" me right now, and I'm really enjoying building it. Still gotta finish making the chrome trim that extends into the doors. Always fun to see how these projects turn out.

Just got 1 update pic, but it's comin' along nicely. Sure makes life fun playin' with my toyZZZZZ Thumbs Up.

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Posted by del austin on Wednesday, December 05, 2012 9:08 PM

Looks great. I always love watching your masterpieces come together.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:35 PM

Working on several projects which is way fun. Always have something drying, so I get to jump around to some of my favs.

Got the chrome trim on the front fender into the door almost done, and looks pretty good. Be fun when I get to foil it Thumbs Up. LONGROOFS are so COOL Cool.

Now I get to do the other side.

Here's a couple of updates.

This Edsel is a kit with interior and pieces, rear vacuum formed window, chassis, and various chrome body parts that I'll replace with plastic, and a MCG Photo-etch set, that includes the "Roundup" script that designates this wagon body style.

 

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 10:03 AM

That looks cool in primer.......

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Posted by Rustykid on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:31 PM
This is coming together cool! I love those wheels and tires! Where did they come from? They would look slammin on my next project! A nomad patina surf wagon!
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Posted by v6mike on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 1:45 PM

Looking good,2 door wagons are cool!

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Posted by bill_67 on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 11:05 PM

Unique build, this look great with those wheels and tires.

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Posted by HAKAN (nosferattu) on Saturday, December 15, 2012 4:18 PM

Really nice work.Congrats.

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Posted by Foxer on Saturday, December 15, 2012 5:00 PM

I always loved long roofs too, but it was my wife that got to drive them all the time ..  :)

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Posted by customsrus on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 12:57 AM

always enjoy your work Dave. great looking wagon

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Posted by 50 Coupe on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 6:44 PM

Sweet !!     Love wagons !     Lookin' good so far. Thanks for sharing.

Roy Snyder

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Posted by v6mike on Sunday, December 23, 2012 6:46 AM

Thumbs Up

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Posted by Too Old on Sunday, December 23, 2012 7:15 AM

Lookin' sweet !

TooOld

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, December 24, 2012 9:49 PM

This sure has been fun. Not an extreme build, but I'm enjoying it. Got the chrome molded into the doors from the front fenders. Just need to re-shape the rear wheel well opening to the proper shape, and get the rear window area cleaned up, and the ol' girl will be ready for paint and details.

Got a couple of nice colors picked out that will really look great Thumbs Up.

Oh yeah, the hood needs a hinge too Thumbs Up. All part of the process of having FUN !!!.

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Posted by customsrus on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 10:59 PM

keep up the great work.

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Posted by Draggon on Thursday, December 27, 2012 7:30 PM

Love that mock-up on page one Dave!

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, December 27, 2012 11:45 PM

Thanks guys Big Smile.

Had a nice holiday, but not much modeling done. Probably like most everyone else. A little here, and a little there. Got some new toys, so that'll be fun.

Hope everyone elses holiday was good too Thumbs Up.

Dave

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Posted by ledfut390 on Friday, December 28, 2012 12:04 AM

This is lookin awesome! Love it and keep it up.

On the bench: '10 Shelby GT500, '40 Ford, '69 Cougar, a few tanks and a few aircraft kits.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, December 28, 2012 4:59 PM

The rear wheelwells on this Edsel weren't created properly. They're just flatSad. There's no molding around it. You can see it in the first pic.

The second pic shows how they should look on this "Jimmy Flintstone" '57 Ford Country Sedan Wagon. I was going to cut the fender openings out of the Ford wagon, and add then to the Edsel wagon, but the casting is so nice, that I may not get another one this good. It's really beautiful Thumbs Up.

I may just take a rubber mold off the Ford wagon, and cast both sides in resin, and fit them to the Edsel. Whatever I do it'll be fun Cool.

Here's some pics. Thanks for lookin'.

 

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Posted by Too Old on Friday, December 28, 2012 5:47 PM

That is probably the nicest looking JF body I've ever seen !  Keep it intact !

TooOld

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, December 28, 2012 6:26 PM

Too Old

That is probably the nicest looking JF body I've ever seen !  Keep it intact !

Yeah, I think you're right Smile

Got one of those "Brain Things" where ya get an idea. Checked my donor '57 Ford kits, and guess what??

The rear wheel wells are the same as on an Edsel Wagon. Who'd a thunk Cool

Can't believe it could be that easy Thumbs Up.

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Posted by Too Old on Saturday, December 29, 2012 5:57 AM

Cool !  I'll rememeber that when I build one ,  but first I need to find a 2dr Edsel wagon !

TooOld

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, December 29, 2012 10:49 AM

Too Old

Cool !  I'll rememeber that when I build one ,  but first I need to find a 2dr Edsel wagon !

LaughLaughLaugh

Actually, the way I'm doing this could be applied to most any build. Just being aware of what's in your "Stash" of kits can really be helpful. My stash is pretty large like a lot of guys here, and quite a bit is divided up into catagories, so sometimes you have to do a lot of searching  for parts, which is cool Cool, because you find stuff that you either forgot about, or maybe never noticed before.

Yeah, the Edsel find was one of those once or twice in a lifetime kinda things I just jumped on it. I learned some time back that, if you find something you know is rare and you want it, better just man up, so you don't spend the next few years kicking yourself. In 9 years on ebay, only seen 2 of these. I'm sure there will be more in the future, but just sayin'....!

It really isn't that great a body, but the price was worth it, to have a basic start.

Everyone have a great weekend Thumbs Up.

 

 

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Saturday, December 29, 2012 10:57 AM

Keep it coming Dave its looking great......................

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, December 30, 2012 12:20 AM

Made a little progress on the rear fender well on one side. I'm glad I took the time to do this as it adds more dimension and depth. No one would probably pay attention to what was done as it just fits the look, but it was really fun to figure this out, and make it happen Thumbs Up.

Here's a few pics. Thanks again for checkin' in.

Wheels are from Imex '58 Cadillac Eldorado. Tires from a 1/24 Franklin Mint diecast. Fit real nice Thumbs Up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by modelmarc on Sunday, December 30, 2012 5:03 AM

Hiya Dave,

yet another superb build! That wagon is just so cool, and the wheels are great! Reminds me that I still have a set of those Cadillac wheels left over from Badillac, hmmm, now where could I use those :-)

Marc

PS. Hope you had a great Xmas, and all the best for 2013!!!!

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, December 30, 2012 8:15 AM

modelmarc

Hiya Dave,

Hope you had a great Xmas, and all the best for 2013!!!!

 

Thank you Marc Big Smile. Christmas was great. I hope yours was too. 2012 was a good year for me, so I'm really looking forward to 2013.

Stay safe on New Years my friend, and I hope 2013 is good for you too Thumbs Up.

All the best.

Dave

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