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1949 Oldsmobile Club Coupe W.I.P.

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  • From: southeast Texas
1949 Oldsmobile Club Coupe W.I.P.
Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:10 PM

I need to make a 49 Olds, so I will have to use a 50 kit to do it.

 

 

 

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:11 PM
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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:12 PM

This car has the gas cap exposed so I had to remove the door and add a scratchbuilt cap. The futuramic emblem on the 49 is down on the front fender behind the wheel opening. I made a decal for it but I think it will help if it has some texture under the decal to make it stick out a little.

 

 

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:15 PM

Wow! This one is coming along nicely (no surprise). Thanks for clearly showing what the differences are and how you are scratching the necessary items. You probably realized recently that your best efforts at subtle transformations can easily be overlooked, especially for those not versed in the differences of a particular year or model of vehicle. You have a great eye for detail and the skills to execute. As usual, I'm looking forward to further posts on this build. 

chucky

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, April 28, 2017 6:28 AM
Thanks, Chucky. Its seems like I always need to do a car one year off from the year of the kit. Believe me, its not intentional.
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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, May 01, 2017 5:12 PM

The first primer has been sanded and now its ready for the 2nd and hopefully last coat of primer.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, May 01, 2017 7:37 PM

Excellent work on the mods, Tex. Building one year off from what is commoly available makes the build much more 'your own'. I think it allows one to take that extra bit of pride in the final product.

Looking forward to seeing more.

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

Trevor

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 7:09 AM
Thanks Trevor. I appreciate the reply.
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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 4:37 PM

When I first started on this build I thought I would have to glue the hood shut. The reason being that I used the engine that came in this kit for a 39 chevy model I built a while back. However somebody told me that the 49 ford kit I just used, had an old cadillac v8 in it to be used if you wanted to make the 49 Ford into a steet machine or a drag racer. I studied the engine and found that it looked a lot like the 49 olds engine. With a few modifications and some scratch built parts, I can make an engine for this model that will be close enough to use. A lot of the 49 olds engine parts weren't used for the 39 chevy because it had fuel injection and racing headers so I think it will work out ok.

 

 

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, May 05, 2017 4:37 PM

Trying to make the valve covers look like stock oldsmobile units.

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, May 13, 2017 7:49 AM

Not perfect, but after its painted should be passable.

 

 

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:43 AM

Nice work on the valve covers. That's really looking the part.

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

Trevor

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, May 14, 2017 5:59 AM
Thanks, Trevor. Unless you are a real purist, I doubt if anyone would realize this is a Cadillac motor, unless they were told so. Just need to add the scratch built generator, fuel pump , oil filler tube and breather. The carb, air cleaner, and coil were not used on the 39 chevy so they are still available for this build. The kit supplies decals for the valve covers, so that will add to the over all look.
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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Sunday, May 14, 2017 8:08 PM

Looking really sharp!. Can't wait to see it foiled. I'm also anxious to see the final paint as I've yet to use acrylic paint for exterior finishes and I like what I see so far. 

chucky

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Monday, May 15, 2017 8:10 AM

Chucky, if you check out my latest build, the Jimmy Florian 50 ford, I used model master acryl on it. If you do the polishing with the sand paper and use the gloss clear acryl and polish it again and then future you can get a pretty good finish. Its a lot of work but its a lot less toxic to work with. I'm hoping the black will look deeper than the white and red.

 

 

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:20 PM

I wet sanded and then polished the acryl gloss clear with scratch x. Not as glossy as i would have like it but you can see reflection of lights and stuff on my working area in the roof and the doors. I think when I future the model after the decals are applied I will get a good enough gloss to make me happy.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:27 PM

I like it was just going to say the gloss looks as it would've at the olds dealers because all the cars my parents grandparent and such . they didn't have production painting machines they used enamels and laquers if I remember right and they never looked miles deep like today's higher end stuffs even glossed.

Moparlover64

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, May 19, 2017 6:45 AM
Good point Moparlover64. I remember my dad had a 54 Cadillac and he would use the old simonize paste wax on it. Talk about having to use a lot of elbow grease. It looked good when he finished but the first time it rained and the sun got on it, it would water spot horribly.
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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, May 19, 2017 6:53 AM

The engine is ready for primer. You dont see an air cleaner because it is installed later after the body is in place over the chassis. I guess it wont fit any other way.

 

 

 

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, May 19, 2017 8:03 AM

Good work them valve covers look great 

Moparlover64

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  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Friday, May 19, 2017 6:36 PM
Man Mark...you're doing GREAT fab work(as usual..). Looking forward to seeing the BMF on it. That should really POP with that black...

Been a member since 2005. Had to reup after they made their change over in 2013

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, May 20, 2017 5:53 AM

Yes, Gary. I'm working on the bmf. There's a lot to do on this model, so it will take a while. One section on the quarter panel had to be done again, because you know if you make one little mistake, you have to start over. Thanks for your interest in the build.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:16 AM

You've got alot better luck than I did with MM Gloss Acryl. I couldn't get that stuff to shine for nuthin'. Awesome work!!!! Yes

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:37 AM
Joe, did you shoot the gloss clear acryl over the black acryl. That is a must. Then when your finished coat the model with future.
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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Monday, May 22, 2017 7:25 AM

Got the b.m.f. finished.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, May 22, 2017 5:22 PM

Got the engine finished

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 2:30 PM
BMF job looks GREAT Mark. That engine is killer.

Been a member since 2005. Had to reup after they made their change over in 2013

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 8:48 AM

Thanks, Gary. I was glad the valve cover decals were included in the kit so I did not have to make them. I just hope I can get the engine to fit in the engine bay without too many modifications.

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