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Handmade 1950 lincoln leadsled WIP - AFTER 12 YEARS THE BEAST IS FINISHED and Pictures Posted!

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Posted by Uncle Terry on Monday, March 24, 2008 5:40 AM
How did you scratch build that?
Looks cool either way.
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Posted by Aaron_F on Monday, March 24, 2008 7:04 AM
That rear bumper is huge! This model going to be amazing when it's finnished.
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Posted by martinpr on Monday, March 24, 2008 9:04 AM
nice work so far its a nice project keep us post
Muscle car forever
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Posted by MojoDoctor on Monday, March 24, 2008 9:39 AM
Oh yeah, well on it's way to looking great! Thumbs Up

I really like the side spears. Nice touch.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, March 24, 2008 10:30 AM
Hey Uncle TerrySmile
Essex, England - Pretty cool. Nice to hear from you.

I was a pattern maker for 40 years and been an artist and street rodder all my life. I grew up in the los Angeles area in the 50's. My first car was a '50 Merc , that I got in 1959. I put a '53 Chrysler hemi in it. We were all big engine race freaks.
Still my favorite car, so I have a bunch of '49 kits. It took 5 of them that I cut up, and a whole lot of Evercoat Rage 2 part body filler and a lot of sandpaper, to start this Lincoln. This is 1/24 scale so is considerably larger.
I'll add more pictures latter.

Best regards - DaveBig Smile

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by freakintiger on Monday, March 24, 2008 10:33 AM
That is VERY nice...


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Posted by flow14 on Monday, March 24, 2008 11:31 AM
that is nice. Do you have more pics. I would like to see all the work that went into it. But that is realy nice. Keep going.
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Posted by oldeguy on Monday, March 24, 2008 11:39 AM
Very cool. Do you have any constr. pics? If so I'd sure like to see them. What kit did the connie kit come from? You do real fine wrk. ApproveCoolApproveBig Smile
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, March 24, 2008 12:01 PM
Hey guys - ThanksBig Smile
I buy quite a bit of die-cast stuff. Fodder for the futureSmile. The chrome stuff came from just that. I built the car to fit. Wanted something different, even though I love '50 Merc's. I have a few other projects to finish, before I get to this one.
I get bored easily at times with the same car, like all of us do, especially a big project, so I build several cars at a time. Makes it more fun to move around from one build to another.
Maybe a weird way to build, but it fits my personalityApproveBig SmileSmile - I know, I said it.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Duane on Monday, March 24, 2008 1:57 PM
WOOOW Dave !!!!!
this is an AWESOME BUILD my friend !!!! i too would like to see construction pics if you have some.
http://www.photobucket.comDuane_063.59586@uploads.photobucket.com
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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Monday, March 24, 2008 2:04 PM
More pics please!
Mike

Mike "Good hands, bad taste in cars." Yes I'm a grown up 'playing' with toys but a lot of adults my age drink beer or play computer games - and I've got something to show for the time and money I've spent...
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 7:20 AM
Hey guysCool
Thanks for the kudos.
I'll do more pictures after I get more familiar with downloading my pictures into my Photobuckey account. I did it the first time, but now....? Oh well, I'll get itSmile

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by just-for-me on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 5:08 PM
looks like two trucks pulled it from both ends very good job Bow
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Posted by just-for-me on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 5:09 PM
looks like two trucks pulled it from both ends very good job Bow
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Posted by rattlehead71 on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 8:43 PM
Great looking linc. Rear bumper would be a great master of sparks. Sweet build. C'mon son you're gonna drive me to drinkin' if you don't stop buildin' that hot rod lincoln. I know.... not how the song goes.Black Eye
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 12:35 AM
Big SmileCoolSmileTongueSmile,Wink, & GrinLaugh

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by oldeguy on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 12:34 PM
Come on Dave I want more pics. That Lincoln looks bxxxx'in, can't say that ya know. Lets see some front, side, 3/4. I don't post any pics, puter stupid, but I sure like lookin.CoolApproveBig Smile
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Posted by Mr. Min T. Fresh on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 7:07 PM
Wow!!!

All I can say is wow!!
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 8:48 PM
Sorry about no more picturesDisapprove. I'm still learning - floundering??? LOL this uploadind picture thing. Somehow I did it right by mistake the first time loading from my file to Photobucket and can't seem to make the same mistake againSmile.
Oh well, bear with me and it may happen or my computor may learn to fly - HAH

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, March 28, 2008 11:59 PM
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh49/treehuggerdave/2008_0328Photobucket10010.jpg
More Pictureshttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh49/treehuggerdave/2008_0328Photobucket10011.jpg

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Lolife on Saturday, March 29, 2008 4:26 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Treehugger Dave

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh49/treehuggerdave/2008_0328Photobucket10010.jpg
More Pictureshttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh49/treehuggerdave/2008_0328Photobucket10011.jpg

Dave; When you post, copy your Photobucket picture address .
Then, hit the fourth icon in the "Format" bar in your post heading. (It looks like a
small yellow box.) An icon will appear on your post. (I always put this on a
separate line. )
Next, paste the address between the brackets in the icon, and "Voila!"

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, March 29, 2008 7:47 AM
Hey Lolife
Thank you very muchBig SmileBow

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 29, 2008 12:18 PM
Dave that is going to look great. Is this for the GSL XXII? Or at least I hope you bring it with you as this car will look great when its done.
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Posted by oldeguy on Monday, March 31, 2008 3:07 PM
WOW, I can't say enough about your build. I will say it's outstanding and that's not enough.
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Posted by Bainford on Monday, March 31, 2008 7:32 PM
Very nice style, Dave. I like it. Looks like a lot of work to get this far.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

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Posted by justin2020 on Monday, March 31, 2008 8:39 PM
What color will you paint this sled?
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 7:44 AM
Hey justin2020Smile

The color? I love warm contrasting color combinations. Mostly earth-tones. Also candies, metalflakes and pearls.
I've been thinking possibly urethane HOK ( I usually mix my own colors using their Kandy Koncentrates called Intensifiers and then clear coating. It's fun experimenting) candy tangerine with a gold pearl in clear, over the tangerine, then a gold metalflake roof, and white cony kit and interior. I like tri-color, color combinations. We'll see.
Fun to dreamCoolBig Smile
Maybe something like this Merc I built a few years ago. Not sure yet.




 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Lolife on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 10:23 AM
Dave; You're killing me !!!
How many builds do you have? (So maybe I can prepare my heart!)

You've got talent and style to spare. Bow Bow Bow Bow Bow
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 11:06 AM
Hi LolifeSmile

Isn't this a great hobby. I belong to two model clubs in the Northwest. SABA here in Portland and LAMA in Eugene, Oregon.
I've been building a lot of years, and have a lot of stuff these guy's have never seen, so it's fun to share and hopefully encourage others, here in this forum, with some of this stuff I have "squirreled away". A lot of what I build no one see's, as I just build some things for my own pleasure.
I'm a pretty prolific builder, as I was blessed with early retirement, so I can feed my "Artistic Passion" to my hearts content now. I have a couple of close model building friends the same way.
I'm like the rest of you, I have to "Feed The Need"" - LOLSmile
People like you seem to enjoy this stuff, so I'll share more of it as time passes.

Thanks for the Kudos - DaveBig SmileApprove

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by najohns2 on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 11:42 AM
Very cool Dave! That is just an amazing build, breat proportions and lines!
Nate, Virginia Tech, Class of 2000 We are the Hokies! We will prevail! My Photobucket
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Posted by Duane on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 3:58 PM
Dave,
on builds like your Lincoln and Merc, they are right up my alley as well !!!! leadsleds and customs are my favorite builds.

your work is really cool my friend keep buildin what you are cause they're great !!!!
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Posted by oldeguy on Thursday, April 3, 2008 3:40 PM
Dave your builds are real fine. 34 is great, colors are right on. Your in the running for the king of scratch build in my book.CoolApproveBig Smile
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Posted by Lolife on Thursday, April 3, 2008 3:47 PM
Alright, now; how about a front shot of the Merc ? (Please?)
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, April 3, 2008 3:52 PM
Hey oldguyCool
Don't we love this hobby. We all build what we love. Been doin' this a long time decades, and the fire of passion still burns brightly.
I'll be doing this 'till they plant meSmileApprove - LOL

What would would we do without plastic ????QuestionQuestionQuestion

Thanks for the encouragement. Keep building my friendTongue

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, April 3, 2008 4:15 PM
O.K. Lolife. Here you go.Cool
Pardon the sparkles - Metalflake.



This is an old build. About 5 years ago. It's a curbside.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by just-for-me on Thursday, April 3, 2008 4:35 PM
ok dave you got it now im thinking of just giveing up there is no way i can come close to that BowBowBowThumbs UpThumbs Up
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, April 3, 2008 5:12 PM
just-for-me Big Smile

Don't even think about giving up. Dead

This isn't about competition here. It's about sharing, having fun, encouragement and new idea's. We can always improve on what someone else does.
Keep building my friend Approve, and keep lovin' what you doCool

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Posted by Lolife on Friday, April 4, 2008 6:13 AM
That's just beautiful, Dave. The opened up windshield is especially trick.
Thanks for posting !
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 4, 2008 12:55 PM
Dave is right its about helping others and having fun. One thing I learn of meeting Dave and every one at the GSL that its about helping an sharing with each other on how to achive the next step.
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Posted by najohns2 on Friday, April 4, 2008 1:07 PM
Dave, I think next time you should use a shinier paint. And lower it a little, it sits up waay too high!Big Smile

Serioulsy, though, it looks great!
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, April 4, 2008 1:25 PM
najohns2
LOL ApproveBig SmileCoolSmileTongueApproveLaughSmile,Wink, & GrinSmile,Wink, & Grin

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by oldeguy on Friday, April 4, 2008 5:17 PM
Dave, I'm still lookin' anda likin' everything you've built.ApproveBig Smile. I to am retired and I've gotta couple of oldies in steel, Chopped 31Ford cdan and a 48 Chev convert. and my wife thinks I crazy for "playin" with those toys[models]. I just tell her it's an addiction. Keep on postin those pics. ApproveBig SmileCool
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Posted by del austin on Friday, April 4, 2008 5:30 PM
Love the great work your doing on your Lincoln. My dad had a 1:1 of these with a tree growing around the front bumper. Just about killed myself taking the 10 ton front bumper off!
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Posted by RanVan on Friday, April 4, 2008 6:23 PM
Treehugger?

They should call you Groundhugger!

Your work demands the question: How low CAN you go???
It's not what you build, or even how well you built it that matters, but why you build it.
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, April 4, 2008 6:49 PM
Hey RanVan

I grew up in SoCal in the 50's. Is there any other way to build 'umQuestionQuestionBig SmileApproveCoolSmileTongue - LOL
I love tail draggin lead sleads Laugh.

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Posted by Lolife on Sunday, April 6, 2008 10:27 AM
Well, I just can't let this slip by without one word. (I guess the other guys are
just speechless. [:0] Big Smile )

How about a shot with the top on?

IMHO, it may have been nice to paint the inner hood's ceiling been red, as well. Tongue

Another real stunner!! Maybe it should have its own thread?

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, April 6, 2008 3:33 PM
Hey LolifeBig Smile
Maybe I'll post a few on it 's own thread like you suggested.
Thanks - DaveSmile

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by oldeguy on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 8:59 AM
Dave, what wires& tires did you use on the Lincoln? These Lincs. were really unique, I saw one afew yrs. back sitting in the parking lot at the DMV, of course since I had never seen one, or didn't even know what it was, from a distance, I had to walk over and check it out. The car was blk. the chrome around the side glass was wild, they seem to be a little shorter than a Merc., this car looked to be completely stock. I didn't know what a Cosmopolitain was, until I checked it from the frt. Yours is gonna be cool, neat and all the other words associated with lookin' good.CoolApproveBig Smile
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 11:16 AM
WOW THAT car is just truly awesome keep up the excelent workThumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 8:00 PM
Thanks for the kudos oldguySmile

The wire wheels and tires that are there for now, are from a 1/24 diecast Danbury Mint 1954 Buick Skylark. I like to mix diecast and plastic to get what I like at times.

A bit of HISTORY On the 1950 Lincoln.
There were two different , but similar body styles of the Lincoln produced in 1950, as you'll see in the photo of an ad brochure I'm including here.
The black and white version at the bottom, was called the Lincoln "LIDO", and was a modified Mercury with a Lincoln front , but retained the Mercury chrome trim, as well as having the famous body "dip" on the side.
The yellow and black car on the top is called the Lincoln Cosmopolitan "CAPRI", and although looking similar, was a totally different and larger and more expensive body style, looking much more like an elegant, yet sporty hardtop. This look was to compete with other hardtop styles that had just come out in other makes of cars.
The model itself will take some time to finish. Big plans take a lot of time. It'll probably take one to two years to finish this, depending on how often I get overwhelmedCool - LOL.
The last big project about four years ago took two years, around 2000 hours and nearly 2000 parts. It takes a big committment for something like this, so I'm taking my time getting to that point. I have a few things still to finish, so I'm moving SLOWLY - LOL - getting there.
Thanks for the interest and I'll try to keep updates posted once I get started - Dave

Some projects just require more "INSANITY" than others - LOL

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Posted by FreightTrain on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 9:34 PM
Beautiful work Dave and sure does have that custom Calif. look too! Theres something about those custom cars like yours that you never forget and it speaks for itself too.
Great job! Thumbs Up
~ Jeff
~ Jeff Scott ~ "Have You Driven A Ford ... Lately?"
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 11:23 PM
Thanks JeffBig SmileGood to hear from you again.

Over the years I've been a pretty prolific builder and a bit of a lightening rod at times, in the style that I build. At times, I like to cross-over acceptable lines and break rules in my building and do things sometimes a bit edgy, risky and un-traditional.
Sometimes it can work for youBig Smile, and other times against youDisapprove.
I like both the traditional building, and builders of the 40's and 50's, but I also like the contemporary builders such as John D' Agostino, Boyd Coddington and others that influence the design and style of today. Troy Treppanoir and his art deco street rods are amazing, as well as "FOOSE" a genius in detail and elegance.
These at least for me are the people we look to for inspiration, and then add our own twist on things with a bit of "RISK", which I think everyone should try.
I try to blend the old and the new with some flavor of "Art Deco" and a taste of individuality as an artist and in some cases elegance.
I love color and contrast, flashy wheels, chrome, and I seem to be always looking for that "bouquet" of color from my Garden of metalflakes, candies, pearls and whatever else I can find.
All of this and more give this hobby for me something to be passionate about that I can love and share.

For me, these pictures say it all !!!






 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by zed on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 9:22 AM
Your merc is fantastic !Tongue I don't really like those wheels, they're a little too big for me ! I 've got nothing again modern wheels, even if i prefer white walls on such a beautifull kemp ! Wink
Never too low ! http://public.fotki.com/Zedskustoms/my-models/
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Posted by oldeguy on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 4:48 PM
I kinda thought the whls. might have been Buick, but didn' know anyone made them or the car for that matter. Buick Skylarks, just happen to be one of my favorites. I'm backing up, i'm sure you know that i'm talking models here don't you. I have to be careful with zedra on, he has a nasty habit of using the,i'm with stupid , sign if i make a mistake.Big Smile
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Posted by oldeguy on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 4:52 PM
Dave, the 34 is *****in. Guy you have some real talent.
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 8:29 PM
Hey oldeguyCool
Do you do eBay? If so, check out their diecast models. Lot's to drool over and use for plastic projects.
I've bought diecast for the last 10 years. Cool stuff out there that's not in plasticApproveCool.
As you can tell I like the "BIG" tire/wheel look.

Good to hear from you again - DaveSmile,Wink, & Grin

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by oldeguy on Thursday, April 10, 2008 1:48 PM
Dave, I'm not tellin' what I'm biddin' on. You'll go in and up the price. Knock off's centers is what kinda gave it away. An old bud of mine had a set on a very rusty blk. Chevy van, that I could never get to sell his to me, they ended up on a 56 Olds. hartp. painted yellow, that car was owned by Sonny Rodgers, It was on the cover of a book entitled, How to paint flames. As you probably guessed it had flames all over the frt. looked great. I liked the one I bought from him in 67, a 57 Olds. mild custom, shoulda never, you get the pic. Sonnys a good friend of Doug Thompson, theysat up the first louver press Thompson bought, by puchin' his tow trks. hood full of louvers. Looked wild, 1 ton Ford , louvered hood, pullin a backhoe. LOL.... Stories I got stories.Big SmileBig SmileBig Smile
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, April 10, 2008 2:30 PM
Hey oldeguyCool

Thanks.
Check out Fotki.com
You'll be there for month's - LOLSmile

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by oldeguy on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 6:12 PM
Hey treehugger D; those big tires look just right on you Linc custom. I got one of those Buicks of ebay the other day, the wheels are great. Trying to figure out how to get the thing apart without completly distroying it. Bought a cheap one, if you have a spare pass. side frt. fender trim, I be interested in buying it or your left overs. I think make the part , but if have it laying in your parts box it sure be easier. I'm going to nose & deck it an try to make an up top for it. Just do alittle customizing to it .EvilEvilBig SmileBig Smile
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, April 17, 2008 5:55 AM
Hey oldeguySmile
Your Buick project sounds funApprove. Sorry, no extra trim parts to get rid of.
Maybe you could post some pictures of WIP. Be fun to watch as you go. I like the sound of the up top. keep me postedTongue
This stuff sure is fun isn't it??
Got a model show coming up here in Portland this Saturday and I can't wait.
I get all excited like a little kid when it snows.LaughSmile,Wink, & GrinThumbs Up

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by beyondink on Thursday, April 17, 2008 9:42 AM
Hey dave I wanted to come to you directly and ask for your your blessing in me asking your Lincoln to marry me.. now I need to talk to the wife but im sure she won't mind :) That is a beautiful build! I have never seen one of those kits can i get more info on it? I wish so much I had been alive in the 50's cars where amazing then!
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Posted by oldeguy on Friday, April 18, 2008 12:39 PM
Dave, now I can't stay off eBay, and it's all your fault Big Smile, At least your who I'm blameingBig Smile. Like to post stuff, but I still haven't figuered it out yet. Making frt. trim for Buick out of half round, I guess. Have a few 1/24 scale up tops that I got alonggggg time ago, vacu formed. Trying to pick a couple more Biuck's, I know I spelled it wrong, an old bud in school had a blk. one "no wires though" it was painted at Earl's cheap paint jobs chain shops, they mixed up the letters, soooooooo he just left it alone, said he had the only BIUCK, convert. in town. Boy those days were fun.ClownBig SmileBig SmileBig Smile
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, April 18, 2008 6:21 PM
Hey OldeguySmile
Cooool story about the Biuck?? Buick??ApproveCoolSmile Your project sounds great.
Ya gotta learn to post pics. There's a section here that tells you how. Get a photobucket account and then read the tutorial here on the site.
I'll help if you want me to.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Lolife on Saturday, April 19, 2008 11:35 PM
Dave, I thought you might find this "interesting" .
(Yes, it IS a '50 Lincoln! [:0])



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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, April 20, 2008 7:14 AM
LolifeBig Smile
ShockWOW !!!
That is so COOOOOOOOOOOOOL !! Thanks for sharing.
NOW THAT'S IMAGINATION !!!CoolApproveTongueCool

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Posted by oldeguy on Sunday, April 20, 2008 2:18 PM
Dave, You really know how to take care of your stuff too, Cases, I never bought any cases, DUMB, models covered in dust, and you know DUST KILLS. Will be opening a photobucket shortly. Am now addicted to that #***#** evilbay. Have'nt even finished get 1:1's ready for spring summer yet. Wife's a wife,at least mine is.EvilLOLBig SmileBig Smile
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, April 20, 2008 3:52 PM
Hey oldeguyCool
AHHHHH yes . Welcome to the world of EBAY ADDICTION - LOL. Ain't it great. I love it. Once your hooked, your done forTongue, but it sure is funLaughSmile,Wink, & GrinThumbs Up.
Went to a local model show/swap meet this weekend here in Portland and picked up more kits and display cases, and had lunch with some buddies that are from Eugene. - that's about a hundred miles South of Portland where I live. All day event - had a blast.
'I'll tell ya oldeguy, summers on the way and I'm ready for it - EEEEEEEEEEEEhah Big Smile!!

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Posted by just-for-me on Monday, April 21, 2008 3:30 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Lolife

Dave, I thought you might find this "interesting" .
(Yes, it IS a '50 Lincoln! [:0])




i would call that a jag link lol looks good
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Posted by oldeguy on Friday, April 25, 2008 5:21 PM
Dave, had an old bud move to SanFran. in 70, in an old VW bus, close to Haight & Ashbury, morning arrives, after they got there EVERYTHING he and his girlfriend owned was stolen. But they moved to Eugene and he went to wrk. for the Forestry Service. Haven't seen him since. eVilbay is a bad addiction. LOL. I need everything I see. I saw your new project, you really don't have time for it, but it's cool.
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, April 25, 2008 5:42 PM
Hey oldeguySmile
I thought you fell off the planetLaugh. Wife's probably got you gettin' the 1 to 1's ready for summer SadDisapproveDeadCoolBig Smile
Great story about your budCool.

I am back working on the Lincoln and a few other projects including the '34. I usually work on 6 to 10 projects at a time, but right now only three. I'm also doing a model of my first car I ever owned, a '50 Merc that I put a 1953 Chrysler Hemi in, back in '60.
This plastic stuff is so fun and so is eBayCoolApprove. Love ebay. Just bought a Jag XK SS by Revell. Very rare and cool. Can't wait 'till it shows up - maybe tomorrow or MondayBig Smile
Never can have enough TOYZZZZ !!!!!Smile,Wink, & GrinThumbs UpLaughTongue

Be cooool and have a great weekend - DaveCool

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, April 25, 2008 7:17 PM
Oldeguy
I've been actually working on the "Linc". I dis-assembled the car and I got the trunk lid and trunk opening lengthened to match the lengthened rear half of the car.
Too short when I originally built it.
I have the hood molding drawn on the front area and will be adding that next.
After that - ????????????





 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, April 25, 2008 8:53 PM
As I started laying out the door shape, I realized this was going to be an important part of bringing the the front and rear of the car together.
The front of the door is a little unusual in shape, but it has a forward thrust at the top, and then sweeps down to the bottom, accentuating the forward sweep at the front of the car.
The rear door line compliments the flow of the rear fenders and widens the door width as it nears the bottom.
The Hirohata Merc has a beautiful sweeping chrome arch that seperates the front and back windows, and I may use that styling theme shown sketched in the lower pic.

Sometimes very subtle styling can make a big impact on the over-all execution.



In this last photo you'll see I sketched in a longer side trim front and rear to give the car more of a "Sweep" and fill in the gap between them. I'll probably make a rubber mold off the originals, cast two each in resin and then combine them for a longer spear.
I have my own water-based chrome system, and will re-plate these as well as some scratch built window trim I will make later.
I also plan to make some photo-etched body script - fun stuff !!Cool








 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, April 26, 2008 12:56 AM
Thought I'd post some pics so you can see how large this Lincoln is next to a 1949 Merc.







 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by stevegt738 on Saturday, April 26, 2008 9:56 PM
Dave, this is coming along nicely. I`m impatiently waiting for the end.

QUOTE: Originally posted by Treehugger Dave

Just bought a Jag XK SS by Revell.


I am currently building this kit, it is not good. I have the wip in the six cylinder cbp if you are interested. Assembling the body is a headache, but doable with patience.
With what i am seeing here, i don`t think you will have too much trouble Big Smile.
But i`m learning a lot Smile.
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, April 26, 2008 10:14 PM
Hey stevegt738Big Smile
Thanks for the heads-up on the XK SS kit. Just got it today Approve. Beautiful kit.
Looks like funTongue. I love the style of this car.
This is a great hobby Steve - Glad you're enjoying so much.

Happy modeling - DaveSmile

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by crzyhorse on Saturday, April 26, 2008 11:17 PM
You're doing some GREAT work Dave!! I'm thouroughly impressed, and VERY curious about your Chrome system.

Another minor detail that'll help visually lengthen the proportions, Make the wheel arch trim follow one continuous line. As it sits, it looks like the two pieces aren't inline with each other.
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, April 27, 2008 8:51 AM
Hi crzyhorseCool
Thanks for the suggestionApprove. Things are just mocked up right now and sittin' kinda loosely. Hopefully in about a year when it's done, things will be a sitting pretty close.

THE CHROME SYSTEM ??QuestionQuestion
This is a pretty intense industrial system that I purchaed about a year and a half ago. It's a water based system - 4 steps/8stages. It takes four days to go from start to finish.
There are thirteen chemicals, a specially processed water, and four single-stage urethane systems. DID I SAY INTENSE?? QuestionIt takes anywhere from seven to eleven airbrushes and small HVLP guns to complete the process, each dedicated to a particular step in the process.
You can see the supplies in one pic and the spray set-up for chroming in the other. There are three other stages not photographed.
As far as I know I'm the only one who has done this with an airbrush.
"IT TOOK ME SEVEN MONTHS TO LEARN THIS SYSTEM"Disapprove and I'm still refining it.
The final stage is three coats of tinted HOK clear-coat that bring out the brillance of the chrome and seals it. If need be it can be polished to a to a glass like appearance.

WHY ??I'm an intense builder and I wanted to step up my game to something better than what's available.EXPENSIVE ?? Definetly! WORTH IT ?? Absolutely !!

These are chromed parts waiting for upcoming projects.

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Posted by crzyhorse on Sunday, April 27, 2008 2:44 PM
HMMM..That's a bit involved for me :) I can imagine seeing the EPA @ your door at some point HAHA
The results...speak for themselves though! AWESOME work

I'll stick with Alclad and Chrometech USA.
Looks like you could charge for that service, for GSL level builders nothing less than perfection will due, amd it looks like you've found it!
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Posted by freakintiger on Sunday, April 27, 2008 4:32 PM
Dave do you do contract work on the chroming? Maybe you have an opening in your next batch?


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Posted by rusa on Sunday, April 27, 2008 6:57 PM
That IS intense.........wow.
You do some incredible stuff.......keep it up!!
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Posted by del austin on Sunday, April 27, 2008 8:41 PM
Now all we need is your address so we can start sending you all of our Chrome ready parts lol

Lovin' the Lincoln, keep those updates comin'
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Posted by oldeguy on Thursday, May 1, 2008 12:59 PM
Ah, now I got it. It's a diecast.EvilEvilBig SmileBig SmileApproveApproveCoolCoolBowBowBow. Hehe he, just funna ya. I really can't wait to see it finished.CoolApproveBig SmileBig Smile
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Posted by oldeguy on Thursday, May 1, 2008 1:05 PM
Dave, old gullwing trim above whl. opening? Just must say again, your the man.CoolCoolApproveApproveBig SmileBig SmileBowBow
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, May 1, 2008 1:10 PM
Hey Oldguy your backCool
Glad to hear from ya. Wife's got ya workin' on the 1 to 1's huh ? - LOLSmileTongueBig SmileLaugh

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by ericmac on Thursday, May 1, 2008 9:33 PM
I am VERY impressed with the Lincoln. Keep up the great stuff on it.

Eric

Why can't I stand to slap these things together like I did as a teenager? On the bench 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Victoria, 1932 Duesenberg J Judkins Coupe, 1934 Ford Cabriolet, 1926 Ford Model Ts-the complete set of all six bodystyles.

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Posted by oldeguy on Thursday, May 8, 2008 3:21 PM

Dave the treehugger; Buy the looks of your wrk. or should I say play area. You don't have time to hug any trees. Your also really know how to avoid a comment, Lincoln grille? If you built that you have may it to KING OF THE SCRATCH BUILDERS, I've just knighted you, me, big deal. But you builds are superb. Know dought.Question can't spell. Had to drop buy and see what your building. That eBay just draws me back going you need it, don't let it get away, 1 more bid. I'v lost count on the stiff I've bought. Have a good one.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, May 8, 2008 9:15 PM

Smile,Wink, & GrinHey oldeguyCool

What's goin' on?Question This new site is pretty trickTongue

Lincoln grillQuestion and other chrome parts are from a diecast. RememberQuestion That'd how you got stuck on eBay - LOLShockLaugh

Anyway, this new forum is pretty COOOOOL !!! Take some time to get used to it.

Be good - Dave

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by oldeguy on Thursday, May 15, 2008 8:53 PM

HEY, Treehugger, I think I've gotya. 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitian bubble top limo in 1/24. I think eBay may be paying off. I know you can do mouldeds, I think you can. AH, sure you can, same front, same trim over whl. openings, same connie kit!!!!!!!!!!!!!My pockets are getting thin, please help me, I admit i have and addiction. I want, I want,I'LL QUIT, I'LL QUIT. JUST ONE MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Basicly[?} Basicly{?} Oh I just stopped buy the site to see your progress and to tell you there's some mean sonsa******'s on that eBay. No sence off humor at all. Just money suckers. I've been called every bad word there is from one creep. What would you do if someone sent a custom 55 Ford, with a custom 36 Ford, in one box, with them STACKED ON TOP OF EACH OTHER, sorry, had a flash back. 55's top was caved in, frt. bumper off, tailpipe tips no where in site, 36's top was off so the 55 took the top 1/3 off of the neat Bajo WHL. BROKE IT OFF, AND I had the nerve to complain. Well I've recieved some of the nastyestQuestion emails, from two, I think, of the sweetest people,NAAAAAAAAA,. Anyway get that chrome paint system going, because I'm hiring you to be my chrome man. Or maybe not. Oh, just want to say one more thing, Road Signatures. he,he,he,  SMILE, SMILE,SMILE!!!!!!!!!!, You have great day, Dave. And keep on buildin', you are an artist.

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Posted by malibudan on Thursday, May 15, 2008 9:05 PM

Wow!!Thumbs UpBowWhat more can I say?

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, May 19, 2008 9:43 PM

Hey oldguyCool

How are ya? Got a Bubble Top off eBay huh? Goin into competition? - LOLTongue Ya, eBay is so much fun - Gotta love it !!

Even the addiction is fun, but I'm single so I can let my wallet do the walking without any guilt - HEEHEEHEE!!

Finishing the model of my '50 merc right now. Lotsa great memories to rekindle remembering my first car while building the model. I'll get back on the Lincoln soon. The sun came out here in Portland and it's eeeeeeeeHAH Big SmileCoolTongue.

All the best - Dave

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 12:03 PM

Hey malibudanBig Smile

Thanks for the Kudos my friend Cool- Have a good one

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Posted by del austin on Monday, June 9, 2008 9:03 PM

OK the Merc is done. Now we get to see more of the Lincoln right?

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:36 AM

del austin

OK the Merc is done. Now we get to see more of the Lincoln right?

 

delSmile 

I keep ignoring it because I know what it will take to finish. Thanks for asking though as it is a lot of fun to work on. I'll just have to dive in while I'm working on other stuff - keeps my sanity - LOLTongue. It helps to pester me too, so thanks - DaveBig Smile

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 3:17 PM

 FinallyShock

More done on the other side. Body filler laid down and ready to shape. Trunk area jams are roughed in and ready for more filler. Not sure yet Questionif this will be the finished car, or if I will lay up a multi-piece glass master (Female mold of 4 or 5 pieces that lock together) off this body, and spray a light layer of gel-coat and back with several layers of veil cloth. definetly not a casting, as a lay-up is much thinner and stronger and won't warp, but very time consuming. Much thinner, like a real car. Have to see as this progresses. More later!Cool

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 8:38 AM

 Well, I decided to get back on this "Old Girl". Been having to much fun watching TIGER "roar"Big Smile And we think we're good - WOW !!!Shock. Now I'm starting to get both sides dialed in to be the same. Got the right hand side filed down and blocked in. Set it up on a layout table  and marked it every half inch. See the x's on the right side. I'll draw a line to connect them, and then file and sand to that line.

Going back to my first job here, working at LANCER CO. in SOCAL. In the early '60's, It was the largest and most famous SLOT RACING body manufacturer ever. I was a pattern maker there for 13 years. Got payed to play thereCool. Loved it.

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, July 21, 2008 4:11 PM

 Well, making a little progress on the "Linc"Cool. Got the other side matched up and "blocked in". Ready to start on the engine area and get things filled in and smoothed out. Then I get to start casting the "eyelids" that go over the wheel openings, and start lengthening them. FUNTongueTongue!!. Then they get re-chromed.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by del austin on Monday, July 21, 2008 6:10 PM

Looks Great Dave. I was hoping you were still working on this one.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 11:01 AM

del austin

Looks Great Dave. I was hoping you were still working on this one.

Yeah, I think your right Del about getting back on this. General body shape is finished now. Trying to decide some things about this build, and how to move forward, now that I've reached this point.

Thanks Del - Dave

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by peanutgallery on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 10:32 PM

Dave...you do fantastic work....

Dennis

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 10:45 AM

Thanks PeanutSmile

It's been fun finally getting back on this project. I have several I'm working on at the same time. Retired ya knowCool. Getting caught up now on some stuff I've been wanting to do.

Good to hear from you - DaveBig Smile

Here's a "family photo" of projects.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by del austin on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 9:54 PM

Excellent! I think this will kill any chances of being put in a "box-stock" class in shows.lol

You've got some great projects underway. I hope you enjoy building them as much as we enjoy being inspired by watching them come together.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, July 24, 2008 6:45 PM

del austin

Excellent! I think this will kill any chances of being put in a "box-stock" class in shows.lol

You've got some great projects underway. I hope you enjoy building them as much as we enjoy being inspired by watching them come together.

Thanks delSmile

This is a great hobby. It's nice that we have places like this to share our stuff and make friendsCool

Good to hear from you - DaveBig Smile

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 8:22 PM

 Finally got back to this "old Girl"Cool

Playing Roundy Round with 3 sometimes four builds, besides doing some chroming. Pretty fun. Keeps me at my upper limits right now.

Working on the "Eyebrows" that go over all four wheel openings. As you see, I'm making silicone rubber molds of all of them, and will pour 2 sets in resin after the silicone cures over-night. Having the two sets will allow me to lengthen each eyebrow to accentuate the long "swoopy" look I'm hoping to get with this build. Once finished, I'll chrome them with my system. These are the photo's of making of the boxes for casting the silicone, in and pics of the materials. Also a pic of the molds with "Hats on. Yhis is done so that when the mold is turned over to cast it's perfectly flat, rather than using an open faced mold the leaves the silicone molds round and "Flexy",rather than flat.

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 8:49 PM

Here's the pic with the materials I used. 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by del austin on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 11:14 PM

Excellent. After seeing your other masterpieces I am looking forward to watching this one come together.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, August 7, 2008 2:57 PM

Thanks DelCool

Silicone rubber molds came out just fine. Been chroming a lot, so will pour the resin castings of the "Eyebrows" as soon as I'm done.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, August 22, 2008 9:43 AM

Still at it, along with some other buildsSmile. Got two set's of resin "eyebrows" poured, and the fronts have been lengthened. One is done and the other is in progress. All four will probably be done soon and ready for chroming next week. I'll get the rears done by tomorrow. Getting the body ready to receive them. Will add some locating pins to the back of the "eyebrows" and drill matching holes in the body. 

Here's the finished silicone rubber molds.

Here's the resin "eyebrows" poured and lengthened. One is stock length to see the difference.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by modelmarc on Saturday, August 23, 2008 2:00 PM

Great watchíng this one progress - looks good so far!

Marc

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, August 28, 2008 6:15 PM

Well, it looks like I'm going to stay with the "Old girl" for a whileSmile. Makin' some headway here and really enjoying it, while working on some other projects at the same time. Got some latest pics here of the body and "eyebrow" progress. Got both sides of body the same and laid out for where the "Eyebrows" go over the wheel openings, and the doorlines for where they'll be cut open. The "eyebrow's" are done and ready to be chromed. The front units have been cut into two pieces to fit on the opening doors

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, May 11, 2013 6:25 PM

Been a while since I've posted anything on this, but I have made some progress. Got a door cut open, hood is hinged and fits the body well. Also got the trunk hinged, and it works well, and the door is hinged too, but the body needs more work before it gets mounted

Also got one right-angle brass support piece glued in today so the body will stay ridged, and support the interior when I make it, so now I can cut the other door open, and then add the brass piece on that side.

This is the last scratch-built that I started years ago.

Anyway, thanks for lookin' and any comments appreciated Cool.

Right-angle brass support.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by modelmarc on Saturday, May 11, 2013 11:19 PM

Hiya Dave,

she's looking real good!! Look forward to some paint!

Was rather surprised (shocked??) to see my last post a bit above from 2008????

Marc

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Monday, May 13, 2013 7:03 AM

How Blincoln cool is this!!!! Another THD masterpiece

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:03 PM

Good to be back posting. Took a little break from the forum, but still been buildin' like crazy Thumbs Up - well, when the sun isn't shinning Smile, Wink & Grin.

This project was started in 2005. I've been working on it a bit off and on, so about a month ago I decided it was time to finish it, so I've been able to get quite a bit done.

Chassis is done. Had to stretch it.

Interior tub is done. Lot's of mods.

Doors are hinged.

Windshield frame is glued in place.

Continental kit receiver is glued in place.

Fender skirts given a small lip-out to see the tires better.

Still maybe a years worth of work left to finish it - We'll see.

Pictures suck too, so I guess I better figure that out Crying.

The Lincoln is a 1/24 model. You can see the difference between it and the '49 Mercury.

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, June 23, 2017 8:32 AM

Now it's time to add all the little details like chrome trim on the top of doors that continue back on the body to the roof, and also i added chrome trim to the rear of the roof itself.

Once painted, all these details will be BMF foiled.

Also, I'm in the process of "Gapping" everything for paint, so all moving parts will still close completely and function properly. Takes time.

The dash is painted after being modified to fit, and the body is close to paint also. I have to finish making front door panels and fitting them to the car - then the body can be painted.

Thanks for looking in. Any comments greatly appreciated Thumbs Up.

Picture of moldings just added to top of doors and body that will be foiled.

Chrome trim added and being shaped in body filler.

Trim just added to rear of roof that will be foiled.

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by chucky on Friday, June 23, 2017 7:42 PM

The mockup looks totally "kool", Dave! Another one well worth the wait. The well-functioning hinges sure make the "gapping" process go smoothly. Looking forward to seeing it in paint. StarStarStarStarStar

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 10:50 AM

chucky

The mockup looks totally "kool", Dave! Another one well worth the wait. The well-functioning hinges sure make the "gapping" process go smoothly. Looking forward to seeing it in paint. StarStarStarStarStar

 

Thanks Chucky Thumbs Up.

I'm working on a house project right now - painting the outside - but taking a day off today, so may have an update soon.

It was good to hear from you, Dave.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:45 PM

The pink 1959 Cadillac convertible provided many interior pieces including the door panels.

Beautiful kit pieces that add a bit of elegance i was looking for and still fit close enough that I can modify each piece to look reasonably like they belong. Fun massaging them into place Cool.

Roof color will be different than the body color. I'll add some foil to the trim on the rear and see if I like it. I can always change it. I like the flat look. No matter what body color I choose, I'll probably keep the roof a flat color.

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, March 22, 2018 11:45 AM

I'm working on this one right now to finish it.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:44 PM

I'm one happy camper. Totally slow but that's retirement for ya - LOL.

She's just mocked up with nothing glued on yet but I finally gave the ol' Girl some eye shadow and lip stick, and it won't be long until she goes out dancin' Smile.

Thanks for taking the time to look. Much appreciated Thumbs Up.

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by oldnslow on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 8:44 PM

That is georgeous , good things do come to those who wait , but your cars are always like that .  Cool

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Posted by chucky on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 5:54 PM

Glad ot see this baby approaching the finish line! That body color looks great and works perfectly with the top color. Dinner

chucky

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Posted by mmthrax on Friday, April 13, 2018 1:01 PM

WOW !!  This is astonishing!  Another excellent project Dave!  Always inspirational. YesYes

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by maniacalmodeler on Sunday, April 15, 2018 12:27 PM

Truly amazing work so far! Your color choice suits this model perfectly!

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Posted by mcmainstribe on Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:52 PM

Beautiful!  I only wish I had the patience to do this type of build.

 

Larry

"I got me a '67 Chevy she's low and sleek and black. Someday I'll put her on that interstate and never look back." Steve Earle
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Posted by MLOMAKA on Friday, July 20, 2018 9:51 AM
So glad to see this one moving! I remember seeing this quite a while ago. Looking great! keep up with the progress. Mike

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:43 PM

Photobucket isn't co-operating - sorry.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by chucky on Sunday, August 26, 2018 8:16 PM

Bang HeadDinner

chucky

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 11:31 PM

Well Chucky after months of frustration, somehow I figured out the changes photobucket made, so now i can post Thumbs Up. I'm happy!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, January 6, 2019 12:17 AM

A couple more.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by gbk1 on Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:01 AM

How did I miss this!!!! Your style is totally unique and I've denied myself of a great aesthetic treat for lo these many months. Shame, shame, shame on me. Embarrassed

Top up or down, the proportions and stance are gorgeous and I love the tomato red and tan combo.

Big thumbzupz, Dave! Thumbs UpThumbs UpBow

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Posted by 60Buick on Sunday, January 6, 2019 5:41 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! An award winner for sure!

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Posted by del austin on Monday, January 7, 2019 8:22 AM

Another great build. Love your work.

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Posted by PatrickW on Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:27 AM

It might have taken a while but it was well worth it! Very well done, Superb!

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, January 11, 2019 8:53 AM

Thanks guys.

All your comments are much appreciated Thumbs UpThumbs Up.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by chromecop on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:09 AM
Stunning build !!!!!
You've got one life.... - CUSTOMIZE it !!!!! http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t274/chromecop/model-cars/
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:20 AM

Thank you "chromecop"Thumbs Up.

This was my very last Scratch-build project on this planet.

As I push closer and closer to 80 years old there are other projects I have let go to the wayside and i would like to finish them before my "EXPIRATION DATE" Smile.

Next year, 2020, will be my 70th year of model building. Started in 1950!!

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by jonesmarc on Saturday, March 30, 2019 1:10 PM

Beautiful job Dave. I noticed your chrome doesn't have that toy look to it, did you spay it with a smoke clear coat, or something else like silver spray and a plating kit?

 

Dave, make sure that "EXPIRATION DATE" takes it time.

 

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Posted by Colmer on Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:14 PM
Wow. Another winner, Dave. Proportions are dead on!

This is doing what I want to do when I do what I want.

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