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WIP '59 El Camino Match Racer

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  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Mesa, AAZ
WIP '59 El Camino Match Racer
Posted by Ranchn62 on Monday, October 2, 2017 5:07 AM

THat's right, even a few stints in the hospital hasn't kept me from working on this.

Progress so far :  The bed is smoothed, and wheel-wells widened.

My messed up 1st chop from 17 years ago has been fixed.

Front clip has been modified.

Paint is done. Looks nice in photo's, but in the sunlight?   Holy ****. Looks great

Paint is Testor's rattle-can black metallic, followed by 4 coats of Tamiya's rattle-can Gloss cleaer pearl.

Lots' more to do, but I have those thughts I thunk while in the hosp....    : )

 '59  A C1 '59 A / C2 '59 E / C

  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, October 2, 2017 9:42 AM

1 - get well soon .

2 - that elki looks mean as hell so far ! Can't wait to see it done . 

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Mesa, AAZ
Posted by Ranchn62 on Monday, October 2, 2017 12:31 PM

Thank-you, Sir! 

This was my 1st attempt at a chop, and I botched it badly, and so it sat. But I was inspired to pack it out of the garage and try again.... 'cause of you guys.

Still a lot of challenges on this as I usually use a map, but I'm flying blind here, hoping tht I choose the correct squences to build this out.


Thank-you for your well-wishes.... trully appreciated. Almost didn't make it back home. But I did.     : )

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Mesa, AAZ
Posted by Ranchn62 on Monday, October 2, 2017 6:10 PM


Just realized this post is in the wrong category...

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    March 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 11:37 PM

Cool glad youre not giving up my life just toik another dump on too of my health issuess im not a quitter either ive got an original issue and a few versions of reissue still have yet to build one awsome work


  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Mesa, AAZ
Posted by Ranchn62 on Thursday, October 5, 2017 2:55 AM

You know, 

Part of my personal history, rvoves around this hobby. I am getting S ch much more from it lateR, and I keeping learning" . 

I'm not Kkig Lear.... I haveto work and plan, as to how I work this myself  inotom

my day-t0-day routine?      Yes!

Thank-you for the encouragement. It's truly appreciated!  ''Dennis

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Mesa, AAZ
Posted by Ranchn62 on Saturday, October 7, 2017 7:26 PM

I hope that you are well today, and tomorrow, and long beyond that. It's so very nice to know that our friends care.  Most of us on this forum, are older, long-time hobbyists, and can relate to each other. 

So thank-you for your well wishes, as I wish them on you.

I woud love to setup a weekly, maybe monthly, or whenever..... Voice on voice line, to talk about skills and ideas.  I'm probably not alone on this. and maybe there already that I don't know about. 

Regardless,    Dennis


  • Member since
    January 2017
Posted by RudyOnWheels on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:25 PM

Hi Dennis! Very cool build. Don't let the health issues get you down.i am a paraplegic but build every chance I get. I'm so glad I got back into the hobby around 7 years ago. Take it one day at a time brother. God bless! 


  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Thursday, November 2, 2017 12:37 AM

G'day Dennis.  That's a very tough looking Chev ute you have there, I'm looking forward to seeing her finished.  Best wishes for your health problems.  Cheers.



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