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My 1st 2018 project - WIP Phantom 58 Cadillac Eldorado 4 door 'VERT. ALL DONE!..

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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
My 1st 2018 project - WIP Phantom 58 Cadillac Eldorado 4 door 'VERT. ALL DONE!..
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, January 01, 2018 2:05 AM

This project has been "brewing" for a while. I will add construction pics that leads up to this another day.

The roof and the place where it fits in is from a 1966 Olds 442 convertible. The Olds kit I used as a donor body and cut out the area where the roof sits and molded it into the Cad body.

The roof was too narrow for the 1959 Chevy Impala chrome window frame I used so I use some Everygreen tube plastic and cut pieces away to form the outside roll to widen the roof and give it the "Roll" it needed to fit the windshield frame.

The body comes in the kit in 2 pieces- an upper and lower, so I had to cut a large hole in the underside so once the 2 halves are glued together, I could still install the interior. It took a little engineering and forward planning but the interior tub fits nicely.

There's a lot of assembly yet but we're on the way.

Oh yeah - the side molding that goes from the headlights rearward is some tiny Evergreen half-round plastic I narrowed and installed and molded in - That was a job.

And I do have 3 more wheels and tires just like the one here mocked up.

Anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL and may 2018 be a HUGE BLESSING to everyone here Thumbs Up

 

 

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Posted by avidinha on Monday, January 01, 2018 2:43 AM

Nice! We need more Cadillacs around here. I like the color too.

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Posted by TarheelRick on Monday, January 01, 2018 7:46 AM

Looks like an ambitious project, especially with the "sow's ear" kit you are beginning with.  i have that one on my shelf and am considering it as a parts car, body panels to be used for 50's-60's style customs.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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Posted by chucky on Monday, January 01, 2018 4:59 PM

Oh boy! Here we go again! Dinner

 

chucky

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Posted by mini man on Monday, January 01, 2018 6:34 PM

I likeey.Cool

 

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Posted by mmthrax on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 11:29 AM

I'll be glued to the set for this one.  Love old Cadillacs.  I'm sure Dave will work his magic.  Can't wait.

Just keep picking away at it...

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  • From: Melbourne, Fl.
Posted by rickr442 on Sunday, January 07, 2018 3:20 AM
Great idea! The original kit 'took liberties' with the actual proportions of the real car, so in my mind it's wide open for re-interpretation.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, January 07, 2018 1:16 PM

Thanks guys Thumbs Up

Holidays took a tole on getting anything done, so this week I'll hopefully get back to the fun.

All the best everyone.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, January 15, 2018 12:36 PM

Some of the work was alredy started without pics, but here is the rear trunk area '66 Olds receiver section for the 'vert roof installed and filler added, and also pics of the roof being widened to fit the '59 Chevy Impala window frame.

And the roof.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:50 AM

This kit has it's issues but if your patient and forgiving, you can make a pretty decent project out of it.

It was fun and I'm happy with it Thumbs Up.

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Posted by mmthrax on Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:19 PM

Out of this world Dave!  Another super clean build.  Bravo! YesYes

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, February 23, 2018 1:36 PM

mmthrax

Out of this world Dave!  Another super clean build.  Bravo! YesYes

 

Thanks mmthrax Cool

Much appreciated.

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Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:11 AM
Love the color and the stance, great job!
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, February 25, 2018 9:51 AM

spencer1984
Love the color and the stance, great job!
 

Thanks spencer Thumbs Up

She was a lot of fun and a bit challanging.

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Posted by chucky on Sunday, February 25, 2018 1:49 PM

Another masterful build of an unusual subject which seems to be your trademark. Looks great from any angle. Wow

chucky

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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, February 26, 2018 8:34 PM

chucky

Another masterful build of an unusual subject which seems to be your trademark. Looks great from any angle. Wow

 

Thank you Chucky.

I have a nice stash of unusual subjects, so I won't run out anytime soon Thumbs Up.

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  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Friday, March 02, 2018 4:58 PM

Wow! Amazing build. You truly inspire and amaze us with the craftsmanship of your builds! I’m glad you shared this one! 

  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, March 02, 2018 11:37 PM

maniacalmodeler

Wow! Amazing build. You truly inspire and amaze us with the craftsmanship of your builds! I’m glad you shared this one! 

 

Thanks maniacmodeler. I appreciate your comment Thumbs Up.

Love Velocity channel, Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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