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BADILLAC II - DONE.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 12:07 PM

Well, I warned zedra on the other post, Stick out tongue that I was going to build something similar to his BadillacBig Smile. He's not doing anything on his right now and this is one of the coolest design's I've seen here Thumbs Up(In my humble opinion), so I won't take any credit for  the design. I keep going back and looking at this car of his, it's just SOOOO COOOOL, and I'm ready for a new project and I have the kits, so I'll post picks as I get going.

By the way, this Cadillac kit is really beautiful.

I really like the top, the door changes, and the fins, but I think I'll keep the stock grill, and the front and rear bumper stock. At least I think so for nowCake. What do you guys think?Question

This'll be fun !!Smile, Wink & Grin

 

 

 

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Posted by zed on Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:56 AM

Mine was inspired by Bill Stillwagon's 57 Eldo , so i'm not totally responsible for the design too ! Big Smile 

 as you can see in my fotki, i was thinking keeping the stock bumpers at first too , but the front bumper look too much toyish for me , that why i made the front pan... and then i had to made a rear pan too !

Being copied is the best compliment , so i thank you for that honor my friend ! Wink

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Thursday, July 17, 2008 10:23 AM

OK we are ready to see #II. Two Badillac's its like they are bro's. Keep us posted..

(I Love It When A Plan Comes Together) Hannibal Smith.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, July 17, 2008 12:00 PM

Space Cowboy

OK we are ready to see #II. Two Badillac's its like they are bro's. Keep us posted..

 Hey Space CowboySmile

Got this "Old Project" almost done, and then I'll be gettin on to this new one. Definetly going to be funCool.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, July 17, 2008 11:11 PM

Well, I finally got a start on this " sort of a clone, but not quite" projectLaugh. This is really gonna be fun. Already was today. Wasn't sure exactly how this was going to go. Sometimes it's crystal clear, and other times it's clear as mud - LOLBig Smile. After I got everything cut to fit, and started putting pieces together, I started to get a picture of what I'd be doing. I glued braces in the Chezoom body to keep it from becoming a rubber band when I cut the roof section out. Did the same thing for the front fenders. After cutting and sanding the roof section, it fits real good.

The big difference on mine, besides the stock grill and bumpers, will be that I'm going to "slightly round" the top of the front and rear fenders ala "Chezoom", instead of being flat like stock, and the body "Dip" will be a bit deeper and more noticeable. At least that's the plan. I figured the color out to, so now that makes it all come together. Used Tamiya tape to line where to cut, and then used a cut-off wheel in a Dremel. Took about 5 minutes.

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Posted by zed on Friday, July 18, 2008 1:56 AM

Treehugger Dave

The big difference on mine, besides the stock grill and bumpers, will be that I'm going to "slightly round" the top of the front and rear fenders ala "Chezoom", instead of being flat like stock, and the body "Dip" will be a bit deeper and more noticeable. At least that's the plan.

 

Nice ideas ! Tongue

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, July 18, 2008 10:22 PM

 Well, here we are starting the body work. The roof section is now glued to the body. I wanted to form the CHEZOOM roundness to the top of the front and rear fenders, so I glued the roof section to the "Top" of the body, rather than cut the body out and recess it "Flush". You can see the body putty build up in several pic's, and hopefully you can make out the roundness of the tops of the fenders after roughed being in.  On Zedra's Badillac, the roof section is pretty much centered on the car. On mine I moved it a bit off to the rear to give the front end more length, and allow the roof-line and the top of the  rear fender arc to blend with the slopping rear quarter panel under the "fin". I hope you can see that in the last two pic's.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, July 19, 2008 8:07 AM

zedra

Treehugger Dave

The big difference on mine, besides the stock grill and bumpers, will be that I'm going to "slightly round" the top of the front and rear fenders ala "Chezoom", instead of being flat like stock, and the body "Dip" will be a bit deeper and more noticeable. At least that's the plan.

 

Nice ideas ! Tongue

 

Hey ZedraCool

Thanks! I'm really in my "Zone" right nowTongue. I love to sculpt and redesign, so getting to do this doesn't get any better for me. I have  a color picked out, that is totally different than yours, although the color you used is one of my favorites and looks great on your project. Can't wait to see yours all done. I have the interior picked out for mine. A custom interior that looks something like a SoCal interior from famous custom car builder, John D'Agostino. Still working on which wheels to use. 

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Posted by freakintiger on Saturday, July 19, 2008 8:17 AM

 I would do something to everything below the trim molding running across from the front of the car. It is like a break line. Everything(sans the fins)above it is nice and smooth and rounded out, below however it is all hard lines. I would also shorten the door heightwise and lose the rocker completely to streamline it further...


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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, July 19, 2008 9:14 AM

freakintiger

 I would do something to everything below the trim molding running across from the front of the car. It is like a break line. Everything(sans the fins)above it is nice and smooth and rounded out, below however it is all hard lines. I would also shorten the door heightwise and lose the rocker completely to streamline it further...

 

Hey freakintigerSmile

Great idea'sCool.

Let's have a build off and see how many different designs people come up withTongue

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Posted by del austin on Saturday, July 19, 2008 2:26 PM

Look'n Good! It is fun to watch two of these coming together at the same time.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, July 21, 2008 3:15 PM

Well, not so much a clone or copy Smile, as I had originally intended. More of an "Inspiration" and a "Rendition now. I found I needed to change the over-all intention of the build to better suit my personality and taste. Not a worse or better build, just different!! Luckily I have two CHEZOOM kits to make a new hood. I didn't want to use the Cadillac hood, because I wanted a sleeker more "swoopy" rounded look from the CHEZOOM, to match the tops of the fenders. But as you can see I wanted to retain the stock "nostalgic" look below the tops of the fenders. Kinda streamlined the top of the car,and yet retained some of the very identifiable classic styles and features belowCool. Time to sand putty now.Thumbs Up
 

 

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Posted by del austin on Monday, July 21, 2008 6:18 PM

Tongue WOW! This and the Lincoln! Bow You da man!

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 10:55 AM

Thanks DelSmile

The major body work is done. Just need body lines now. I need to cut the spear out of the body, the one going from the headlights, and also remove the wheel well moldings front and rear to get them chromed. The project will sit for a while 'till that's finished.

Guess I'll jump back on the lincolnCool 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:55 PM

 Well' making some progress trying to catch up to ZedraWink. Got the trim pieces cut from the body and am getting ready to chrome them. Body is in primer. Still a bit rough. Got some glazing putty on and drying over night. Fun project. I'll probably chrome the parts next week.

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Posted by del austin on Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:24 PM

Lookin' Good Dave! Your craftsmanship is second to none.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, August 23, 2008 5:59 PM

Has everyone seen Badillac lll. You gotta see thisThumbs UpCool It is so very cooool !!!!Big Smile

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, September 13, 2012 11:45 PM

Well, this ol' girl's been pretty faithful waitin' around for 4 years, so I figured she deserved some love and attention.

I sent the trim I'd removed from the body with a #11 blade, out to the chrome plater, Little Motor Kar Co. in Pa, along with some parts for future projects, and just got them back. They look real nice. Never sent anything to a chrome plater before, so I was pretty excited to get them back, and see if I prepped them right. Only two resin pieces need to be re-done on another project, 'cause i'm still learnin' and I "Goofed".

I included some pics of the chrome parts that go on the body, and some pics of the Chezoom full-build interior pieces. I might narrow the stock "blue" '58 Caddy dash, and fit that in between the door panels - We'll seeCool.

Anyway, think this is my next project to stay on 'till she's done - Been long enough, I guess I should Bang Head - LOL.

Guess I'll start with takin' the lid off her home.

Thanks for lookin'.

Here's the chromed pieces just opened up.

And, here's the newly chromed trim pieces that go on this side of the body.

Interior stuff.

And here's the Chezoom dash, and the '58 Caddy dash in sorta a bluish purple, thay I may use after I narrow it.

Love Velocity channel, Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions.

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Posted by helipilot16 on Friday, September 14, 2012 12:28 AM

Thanks for bumping this up.. I missed it before..  I'll be watching it.

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Friday, September 14, 2012 12:43 AM

Very cool design. Cant wait to see some more progress.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, September 14, 2012 2:21 PM

I had to go back and read my posts so I could go forward with the plan for this build.

Doors were made much longer, and a bit "Swoopy" to add to the affect. I filled in the old lines and scribed new ones.

The trunk area was a bit more complicated. After adding the Chezoom roof section, with it moved to the rear quite a bit, I completely covered the trunk area with Evercoat Rage filler to achieve a more fast-back look. After completing the body work, I then rescribed a new trunk lid.

Here's some better pics.

Thanks for checkin' it out Thumbs Up.

Dave

More progress on the way.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, September 14, 2012 4:42 PM

The next thing I had to do on this was to add a strengthening bulkhead between the fromt fenders.. It not only aligns the front fenders, but keeps them level, acts as a mounting point for the radiator support cross frame, acts as a locator for the front bumper, side to side, as well as depth-wise. It also acts as a locator for the chassis to always sit in the exact same position, especially while building the car, but also for final assembly.

Amazing that one inconspicuous piece of plastic can be expected to do so much, but it does, and you'll never even notice it or see it once the car is assembled.

And here's the chassis installed with a spacer tab glued to it, so it locates properly against the bulkhead. It'll all be covered by the bumper and trim.

Love Velocity channel, Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions.

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Posted by JM485 on Friday, September 14, 2012 8:18 PM

Looking good Dave, hope it progresses quickly.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, September 15, 2012 12:12 AM

Here's a few more pics of the chassis, and it's fit and location in the body.

Here's a frontal view of how the bulkhead fits into the front of the body.

Love Velocity channel, Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions.

I learn so much there.

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by modelmarc on Saturday, September 15, 2012 11:54 AM

Hi Dave, nice to see progress, she's looking really good so far. Bodywork looks absolutely perfect. Can't wait to see the paint going on!

Marc (Badillac III)

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, September 15, 2012 2:04 PM

modelmarc

Hi Dave, Can't wait to see the paint going on!

Marc (Badillac III)

Yeah, me too.

Got the color picked out, and doing some samples, so maybe a couple of weeks form now Thumbs Up - 'cause I'm SLOOOOW Smile, Wink & Grin.

Love Velocity channel, Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions.

I learn so much there.

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by zed on Saturday, September 15, 2012 6:10 PM

Wow, Dave that badillac is gonna be the more detailed...ever !!! Big Smile

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Posted by chucky on Saturday, September 15, 2012 9:33 PM

Glad to see this one live on, Dave! Great lines and well-placed structure in addition to your usual quality body work. Looking forward to seeing the new chrome on the freshly-painted/polished body. Onward!

chucky

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, September 15, 2012 11:28 PM

Hey guys, how are ya??

Chucky - yes, I'm stayin' on this one 'till it's done this time. Trying to get better at that, but love to jump around, so this is a "Test" Laugh.

Zedra - The inspirer of this project. Nice to hear from you my friend, all the way from France. Yes, I absolutely love details, and this one will have plenty.

Thanks again that you let me "Clone" yours in an abstract sorta way.

When I get mine done, you and modelmarc should post Badillac l and Badillac lll, so everyone can see all three  together Thumbs Up.

Good to hear from you both - Dave

 

Love Velocity channel, Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions.

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Posted by Lowlife ! on Sunday, September 16, 2012 7:15 PM

Hey Dave .......Big Smile..... Very nice looking Caddy, the new chezoom parts looks awesome, another great build of yours im going to be following.... One little suggestion, ive never been too keen on the fins on these, as your going for a swoopy look have you thought of removing them ? Just thought it might look cool...Cool.....Cant wait for more so keep the pics comin.......Lowlife ! !

If it moves, Chrome it !! .....  If it don't move,  Chrome it anyway ! ! ! !

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