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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 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 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 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 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 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 Tuesday, August 05, 2008 8:49 PM

Here's the pic with the materials I used. 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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

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

Dennis

 

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

Wow!!Thumbs UpBowWhat more can I say?

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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 Treehugger Dave on Thursday, May 08, 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 08, 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 ericmac on Thursday, May 01, 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 Treehugger Dave on Thursday, May 01, 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 oldeguy on Thursday, May 01, 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 oldeguy on Thursday, May 01, 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 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 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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