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Glue bomb number 2, 1972 plymouth satellite

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  • From: southeast Texas
Glue bomb number 2, 1972 plymouth satellite
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 10:38 AM
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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 10:39 AM

Started the demo on the project. Found out that the bumpers were glued on so I removed them without much trouble. Now it will be easier to chrome them with alcladII.

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 10:43 AM

Got the decals off and sanded the unnecesary items off the body.

 

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 3:29 PM
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Posted by chucky on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 4:36 PM

Looks like a decent piece to start with. Glad you didn't have to struggle with the bumpers. The hood mods should be no problem with your skills. If I recall correctly, the Belvedere ended with the 1970 model year. I think yours would be a Satellite but I could be wrong. Since the race cars had no nameplates anyway, the point is moot. As always, I'm following along and looking forward to the completed build. 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, January 03, 2019 7:31 AM
Thanks for setting me straight on the name, Chucky. Its nice to learn something new every day. Sattelite sounds better anyway.
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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, January 03, 2019 5:13 PM

Getting closer to primer time. Just need to add a fuel cap.

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, January 07, 2019 4:51 PM

Got some stuff primed.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:04 AM

The kit grille doesn't look like the one on the car I'm doing so I have to change it.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Gary Davis on Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:34 PM

All right Mark...another cool REBUILD from your shop. This is going to be cool when you get'er done!

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, January 11, 2019 7:50 AM

Gary Davis

All right Mark...another cool REBUILD from your shop. This is going to be cool when you get'er done!

 

 

Thanks, Gary. As usual, my reference pictures are old, small, and mostly black and white photos, that I need to blow up to see what things looked like on the car, so the final product wont be super acurate,  but in the ballpark, so to speak.

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, January 12, 2019 7:58 AM

Starting on the engine modifications. I had to scratch build an air cleaner because the one in the kit was incorrect for the year this car was campaigned.

 

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Posted by steveracer on Sunday, January 13, 2019 8:52 AM

Which car are you planning to model, who's car is what I mean?  You seem to pick a different subject from the normal, perhaps Joe Frasson? :)

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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, January 13, 2019 11:05 AM
Steve, I always try to keep it a secret until I actually post the final pictures. Just works out better that way. Thanks for your interest in the build.
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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, January 13, 2019 11:21 AM

Just need to sand the body, and I can put the color on it. Of course the bumpers will be removed, painted black, and then allcladII chrome will be applied to them.

 

 

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Posted by American185 on Sunday, January 13, 2019 5:26 PM

Great progress so far. Alpar.com and google have lots of good closeups of the Satellite of all years and lots of different angles. Will make your efforts easier. I am immensely enjoying watching the conversion. Way too involved for my patience level but incredible work !! Excellent !!! Enjoying following this

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, January 14, 2019 7:41 AM

Thanks, American. I finally found a side rear view of the rear bumper on the actual car I'm doing, and because of that, I will have to re-work it, and make it thinner front to back, and also remove the tailight covers. You not only have to use google, but also check any old books you might have for possible pictures. I found the picture I needed in fielden's nascar chronicle book.

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, January 14, 2019 4:48 PM

Did some more work on the engine.

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:20 PM

Painted the engine. I still need to wire it.

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:45 AM

Got the engine wired and completed the dash.

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, January 25, 2019 4:54 PM
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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, January 28, 2019 10:48 AM

After two trys I got the body painted. Still not as good as my other models. I guess the temperature was just a little too low.

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Posted by chucky on Monday, January 28, 2019 2:29 PM

The way that chassis/cage assembly is shaping up, it would almost be a shame to cover it up with a body of any paint quality. However, I'm sure it will be just as awesome as your previous builds. Incidentally, based on a recent auction car, I think the actual identity of the car was a Roadrunner: same body as the Satellite with minor trim differences. What's in a name, anyway?  Embarrassed

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Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, January 28, 2019 6:01 PM

Man Mark...that chassis sure POPS!! What Red are you using?

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, February 01, 2019 11:20 AM

chucky

The way that chassis/cage assembly is shaping up, it would almost be a shame to cover it up with a body of any paint quality. However, I'm sure it will be just as awesome as your previous builds. Incidentally, based on a recent auction car, I think the actual identity of the car was a Roadrunner: same body as the Satellite with minor trim differences. What's in a name, anyway?  Embarrassed

 

 

Thanks, Chucky. I agree. After the car is put in race trim its hard to figure what it started life as.

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, February 01, 2019 11:25 AM

Gary Davis

Man Mark...that chassis sure POPS!! What Red are you using?

 

 

Thanks, Gary. Its just good old Testors guard red acryl bottle paint, put on with a brush. The temperature was just too low to get the air brush working, because I have to do all my spraying out doors.

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Posted by mmthrax on Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:26 AM

You're doing some really great work.  Enjoyed going through this thread.

Where abouts in southeast Texas?  I'm originally from Corpus.

 

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, February 07, 2019 5:14 PM

Thanks, Mmthrax. Basically, were South of Huntsville , North of Galveston, West of Orange, and east of Columbus.  We love Port A. Its pretty close to Corpus. I'm almost finished with the decalling. All thats left after that, is the clear.

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Posted by steveracer on Saturday, February 09, 2019 6:07 AM

Let's see some more photos - of the body perhaps?  I want to guess the subject matter...he he he.  I'm thinking Bay Darnell....

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, February 09, 2019 7:48 AM

steveracer

Let's see some more photos - of the body perhaps?  I want to guess the subject matter...he he he.  I'm thinking Bay Darnell....

 

 

Almost done, Steve. If I tell you the final color it will surely give it away, and spoil the surprise.

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