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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 Anonymous on Tuesday, April 08, 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 oldeguy on Tuesday, April 08, 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 Treehugger Dave on Sunday, April 06, 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 Lolife on Sunday, April 06, 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 Friday, April 04, 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.

Another dragger


 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by RanVan on Friday, April 04, 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 del austin on Friday, April 04, 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 oldeguy on Friday, April 04, 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
D.Krallman
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, April 04, 2008 1:25 PM
najohns2
LOL ApproveBig SmileCoolSmileTongueApproveLaughSmile,Wink, & GrinSmile,Wink, & Grin

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by najohns2 on Friday, April 04, 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!
Nate, Virginia Tech, Class of 2000 We are the Hokies! We will prevail! My Photobucket
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 04, 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 Lolife on Friday, April 04, 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 Treehugger Dave on Thursday, April 03, 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

Dave


 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by just-for-me on Thursday, April 03, 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 03, 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 Treehugger Dave on Thursday, April 03, 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 Lolife on Thursday, April 03, 2008 3:47 PM
Alright, now; how about a front shot of the Merc ? (Please?)
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Posted by oldeguy on Thursday, April 03, 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
D.Krallman
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Posted by Duane on Tuesday, April 01, 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 !!!!
http://www.photobucket.comDuane_063.59586@uploads.photobucket.com
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Posted by najohns2 on Tuesday, April 01, 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 Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, April 01, 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 Lolife on Tuesday, April 01, 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 01, 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 justin2020 on Monday, March 31, 2008 8:39 PM
What color will you paint this sled?
justin2020
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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.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

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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.
D.Krallman
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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 Treehugger Dave on Saturday, March 29, 2008 7:47 AM
Hey Lolife
Thank you very muchBig SmileBow

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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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 Friday, March 28, 2008 11:59 PM
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