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AMT 53 F100 custom W.I.P

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  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Friday, January 11, 2019 10:00 AM

Thanks Luiz.  Roof is now back in place.    I used some filler on top the roof,  sanded that back and then shot some primer on.   I wanted primer on before i started on the sides of the roof.   I think it makes it easier to see what needs doing.   I wanted the door frames in place before i reshaped the sides of the roof.    The roof is slightly wider then what i need but I  did this knowing the side would need some reshaping.   I did the same thing with the door frames so i can have the smooth look.   The door frames are peaces of 2mm square sprue.   I made sure they are the same angle as the lower door frame.   Will need to remark and reshape the door.   This should be the last of major body work.         I have glued in the firewall and have the body and interior/frame fitting well together.       Have started doing the suspension mods.   On the rear springs i flipped the mounting points.   I adjusted the actual spring mounts as well.   Upfront i noticed a space between the frame and the inner fenders, which i hadn't changed  anything there so i guess thats just how the kit is?   i decided to fix this by zeding the frame by 2mm.   I was going to use a dropped axle but with mounting the axle on top rather than underneath the springs plus zeding the frame will get it down lower.    Want to build an interior as well, and with the cab  to the frame fitment sorted i can start on this.   Will be tuck n roll style using different half round sprue.     Thanks for looking.   Comments welcome.






 

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Friday, January 11, 2019 10:02 AM

The picture with the wheels is just a mock up not where they will be sitting.

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Monday, January 14, 2019 10:27 PM

Little more progress here.   Roof is coming together.   Still need a little more work there.   Sat the seat in place and will need some adjustments i think.   Thanks for looking.   Comments welcome.



  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Sweden
Posted by chromecop on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:08 AM
Very impressive build, keep up that good work!
You've got one life.... - CUSTOMIZE it !!!!! http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t274/chromecop/model-cars/
  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:19 AM

Thanks for comments.  Progressing slowly.    Started on the interior.   Going for a traditional tuck n roll/pleated theme.   I have used half round 2.5mm spru.    also created some door trims using some flat plastic and adding the same half round for the pattern.  Nothing too fancy,  my first attempt at this and the interior will be weathered so plan on sanding to give the worn look to the seats.   Might add some to roof and truck bed,  having been a custom/show truck.  Thanks for looking.


  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:34 AM

Body work is also progressing.  Added some filler to the roof which i have sanded back.   The top of the roof is looking good but still need to work on the sides and the front above the windshield.   Need to add some more filler and hopefully should be where i want it.  The pencil marks above the windshield is a guide as to where I'll add filler to. Once this is where I'm happy with it I'll remark the doors.  The photo gives a rough idea as to how the will look.   Will enlarge the side windows a bit as well,  they are looking a bit too small.  Thanks for looking.   Coments/opinions welcome.



  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Monday, February 11, 2019 2:07 AM

More filler and sanding.  The work continues.   Will need to remark the windshield molding but not too worried bout that.    Thanks for looking



  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, February 11, 2019 11:55 AM

Hello Peter,

Loving the hood, the chop, and the interior. 

My question is "Are you intending to leave the roof as is?"  If that is your vision then ignore my comment.

My comment is that is appears too flat.  If you look at your entry from Nov 29, pic 5, you will see that the roof has an arc to it and a small arc where the roof meets the b pillar.  In your entry dated Jan 11, pic 3, the roof is more flat and the transition to the b pillar is more square.  Maybe some putty on top to create an arc?

As previously stated, if the roof is where you like it, ignore me.  It was just something I noticed.  No offense intended.

Keep up the great work.

Mark

 

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Sunday, March 31, 2019 3:22 AM

Little progress here.   Have finally remarked the door lines.   I created a plastic template to ensure both sides were the same.   That being said i messed up on one side needing me to fill the line with plastic and remark.   Still need to fill the old lines and reshape the door frames to suit the new door lines.   

mark the roof will probally stay as is.   Once the doors are marked and the windshield frame remarked i will look at  the roof but i think it wll stay as is.   Thanks for asking and suggesting though.  

 

Thanks for looking

 



  • Member since
    March, 2019
  • From: south east usa.....for now
Posted by JohnsMopar on Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:00 PM

NICE!!!!! I built the AMT '53 F-100 years ago. The '53 F-100, first Corvette,

USAF Thunderbirds, TV Dinner and me are all products of 1953! Watching with

enthusiasm!---John

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