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1956 Foose Ford FD100 - Finished - Outdoor Pics!

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  • Member since
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  • From: Spring, Tx
1956 Foose Ford FD100 - Finished - Outdoor Pics!
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, July 17, 2017 3:53 PM

I bought this one because I liked the stance and the Foose alterations. I started it on Saturday a week ago, got the body ready for paint, cut up the sprue trees for various shades of paint and then promptly went on vacation for a week.

I got back last Saturday and put it in primer. It been hot, humid, and raining in the late afternoon everyday so its hard to get any painting done. I'm not going to do a strict replica so I decided to paint the exterior Testors One Coat Blazing Black and the interior seat and panels are Flame Red.  Too hot and humid for clear now and the paint on the bed sides, fenders, and tailgate unit bubbled so its now in the Easy-Off bath.

I've been working on what I can and painted the outer wheel edges red. I know that Foose usually does a lot of pinstriping on wheels. These are not pinstripes but I thought I'd "Foose" it up a little. Once I can re-paint the bed unit, clear everything, and rub it out, it should move a lot quicker. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 7:49 AM

I want this kit based on what everyone has been saying about it!  I heard that it practically builds itself! Big Smile  I'll be watching!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 7:01 PM

Its an OK kit, MrMike! I'd say its a "2" skill level. It can only be built one way, no extra parts. Its coming along. One part that is not chrome is the air cleaner which should be painted black with silver around the bottom. Unfortunately, the top isn't flat due to the mounting pin underneath. Even after having sanded it flat with sand paper it came out with a dimple. So more sanding, more painting and I'll probably end up substituting a chrome oblong air cleaner from the parts box. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, July 22, 2017 1:27 PM

I managed the screw up the paint on the bed box a second time, just on the tailgate. Guess I got too close and it puddled and ran on me on the Foose lettering. So not wanting to remove all the paint again, (the fenders look pretty good) I decided to tape off the tailgate, spray with some Easy Off and then pull the tape and clean up any overspray. Once the paint was removed it looked like this:

I finally got smart and taped the unit to the top of a primer spray top using the inner fender to tape it to. Then I could paint all four sides inside and out while rotating the bottle that I taped the spray can top to.  I used flat black as a primer and then another coat of Blazing Black on the entire unit and two coats of clear Lacquer. Finally it is done! I can make any easy build difficult!

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:12 PM

The Roush engine is done and I added plug wires. Decals say Roush, if you can't read them due to poor photos. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, July 28, 2017 2:17 PM

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, July 28, 2017 2:19 PM

The gap is still there but is much more acceptable. Here is the completed re-do:

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, July 30, 2017 7:01 AM

This one is done. Outdoor pics later today. I added a red accent to the rain rail to go along with the wheels. Its an OK kit but the cab/bed/frame assembly could have been engineered better. Here are a few pics:

  

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:46 AM

Here are some outdoor pics:

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:48 AM

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:50 AM

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:52 AM

Very nice build on that Foose pick up.

High octane

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, July 31, 2017 9:27 AM

Thanks, High Octane! I appreciate your comment! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Friday, September 01, 2017 3:06 AM

Nice one.  Nice result.  Just picked this kit up.   Will keep in mind the gap between the cab and tray.   Your fix improved the look.  

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Friday, September 01, 2017 6:30 AM
Looks great ! Congrats on the " save " I think I'll give this kit a miss ...LOL
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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, September 01, 2017 7:11 AM

Nice job on the Overlord!  That is the name that was given the truck when it was rebuilt on Overhaulin' a few years ago.  When I get to building mine, I'll watch for mounting the cab as you had described.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

Classic Plastic Model Club

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, September 01, 2017 9:08 AM

Nice work MCJ. Your cab mounting fix is a huge improvement.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

KWT
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  • From: Middle TN
Posted by KWT on Friday, September 01, 2017 5:40 PM

Very nicely done!

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, September 02, 2017 6:08 PM

Thanks, All! I appreciate your comments! I placed with the 60 Chevy Apache that I built not long ago but this one wasn't a winner. I'll probably not build it again as it really was a PITA!  Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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