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

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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
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 09, 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 05, 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 05, 2008 8:49 PM

Here's the pic with the materials I used. 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by del austin on Tuesday, August 05, 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 07, 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

chucky

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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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