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Black Cherry Foose FD-100 - Completed

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Black Cherry Foose FD-100 - Completed
Posted by openwheel on Friday, June 08, 2018 7:33 PM

This coming weekend, June 15th and 16th, we have the LA Roadster Show model car event coming up. If you're in the So Cal area, check it out at the LA Fairplex. Well, as part of the show, we are having a Foose sanctioned class, where the builds are all based on a Revell Foose kit.

 

Since Friday is likely to be lightly attended, I thought I would build up a Foose FD-100 to add to the table. Although I plan to exclude it from eligibility on Saturday since I am in charge of the event, this kit still is getting a lot of good reviews, so I am happy to give this one a try.

 

I'm staying mostly stock with it, in the essence of time, but as I got started, there were some things I couldn't resist changing.

 

I'm going to go with a Black Cherry HOK paint, and I found some 3d printed "Foose" Shelby-styled wheels on Shapeways from Ron Olsen. He does some fantastic work, and has some great designs out on Shapeways.

 

Here's the kit you all know.

 

 

 

One of the first things I thought to do was go for putting some real wood strips on the bed. So I had to extricate the styrene, and reinforce the bottom. I at first thought I would use some Starbucks stir sticks for the wood, but I opted to get a piece of bass wood from Hobby Lobby. It was smoother to start with, and all I had to do was cut it into strips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

More to come!

 

 

Tags: Foose FD-100

Art Laski

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, June 08, 2018 8:11 PM

I don't know where you're gonna wind up with this build but I do like where you're going. Thumbs up all the way.Thumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up

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    Joe

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Posted by openwheel on Friday, June 08, 2018 10:02 PM

Here are the wood strips, stained with black cherry stain and urethane cleared.

Art Laski

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, June 10, 2018 4:00 AM

Nicely done! Thumbs Up

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    Joe

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Posted by openwheel on Monday, June 11, 2018 12:11 PM

Thanks for following, Joe!

I decided to get rid of the metal axles, especially the front one that goes through the oil pan. I also removed the rear axle locater that are on the frame. I might regret that later!

 

I filled in these cutouts, but forgot to take pictures of that.

 

 

 

Art Laski

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Posted by openwheel on Monday, June 11, 2018 12:26 PM

I got these superb wheels from Ron Olsen's Shapeways site. He does some great work. These wheels. I found out later, were designed for the 1/12 scale Foose Camaro, and Ron just scaled them down to 1/25, but they were not fitted to any particular tire. So they ended up being a little too small in front, and fit strangely in the rear. You could pop them on the wheel, but the the tire would fit in side the rim and then crown the tire. So I altered them to make them the same dimensions as the kit wheels, with the same type of retention, where the wheels fit over the rim and has some ribs to keep it in place.

 

I added styrene to the middle of the rim on the front, then added the ribs. On the Rear, I filled in the rim with styrene, then turned down the entire diameter on the lathe, then added the ribs. They now fit exactly like the kit wheels.

 

This is the kit wheel on the left, the original 3D wheel on the right, and the latered wheel in the middle.

 

Here you can see the fit of the modified wheel on the left, and what it looked like trying to fit the rear kit tire on the unmodified wheel on the right.

 

Front and rear, corrected.

Art Laski

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Posted by openwheel on Monday, June 11, 2018 1:09 PM

I made some filler caps for the valve covers, which mimics some of the reference photos of the original truck. The breather is a Pro Tech piece, which I carry on my website.

 

 

I got the body painted, and I'm very pleased with the color. It's a Dark/Black Cherry metallic over a black base, so in low light, it looks gloss black, but when light hits it, you see the red metallic.

 

 

 

Here's with the flash, where you can see the metallic pop through.

 

[img]https://images47.fotki.com/v1660/photos/9/1464279/14786498/IMG_9340-vi.jpg

 

 

 

 

And lastly for this post, some fo the engine pieces are painted.

 

Art Laski

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, June 11, 2018 3:30 PM
Beautiful work so far Art !! The cherry black is delicious !
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Posted by TATTOOTONY on Monday, June 11, 2018 4:03 PM

Definitely liking this build Thumbs Up question what did you use to chrome headers? And basecoat color (blue or black ? ) the chrome looks amazing

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Posted by openwheel on Monday, June 11, 2018 5:24 PM

Spencer Mopar Fan
Beautiful work so far Art !! The cherry black is delicious !
 

Thanks, Spencer!

Art Laski

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Posted by openwheel on Monday, June 11, 2018 5:25 PM

TATTOOTONY

Definitely liking this build Thumbs Up question what did you use to chrome headers? And basecoat color (blue or black ? ) the chrome looks amazing

 

 

Tony, I used the Molotow Chrome Pen ink from the airbrush on those and the mufflers. No base coast needed.

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Posted by TATTOOTONY on Monday, June 11, 2018 9:56 PM

Openwheel... thank you I did my research on that Molotow and Man it looks like something I will invest in here very soon!! 

Look up my past builds: 49 MERCURY SLED BUILD & CADDY CTS NO LAMBO DOORS & Hills Hot Rods 78 Blazer Replica ( on hold ) 

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Posted by openwheel on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:42 AM

Ironically, Tony, my airbrush was malfunctioning and I messed up the finish doing some heat staining. In the interest of time, and the longer drying time of the Molotow, I decided to go with the ceramic coating look instead on the headers. I'm ok with that, because the Molotow almost has too much of a kit chrome look, which I am not a fan of too much.

 

Art Laski

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Posted by openwheel on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:21 PM

Making some progress on the engine.

 

 

Also finished up the bed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Laski

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Posted by openwheel on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:10 PM

A couple of more shots of the engine with the decals on.

 

 

 

Art Laski

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Posted by openwheel on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2:05 PM

As hard as I tried, I could not quite get it finished for the show. But I did get it mocked up enough to have something presentable, so I put it on the table anyway. Chip Foose was at the show and judged the Foose entries, and even though mine was not eligible, he liked what I had done and we talked about it for a little bit. He liked the color and wheel selection, which made my day.

 

Before the show, I got the wheels painted and the chassis mostly put together, including some modifications to the rear shocks, adding some real springs.

 

 

 

 

 

Art Laski

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Posted by openwheel on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2:05 PM

The LA Roadster Show was a two day show, and Friday was pretty quiet, so I thought I would use some of that time to finish the build. I still have to correct the fit issues with the cab, I'd like to re-chrome the grill and bumpers, and some decals to add.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Laski

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:41 PM

This is looking very good Art!  I removed both the metal axles from my FD-100 and glued the wheels straight onto the rear axle and the front spindles.  I also removed the rear axle locator and made sure that the rear coil-overs were solidly mounted to the axle when I assembled the axle and the chassis together.  I have had no issues with the rear axle at all!

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Posted by openwheel on Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:35 PM

Mike,

I have to admit, it was your build that inspired me to take on the challenge with the suspension. Thanks for showing the way! So far, so good.

 

-Art

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:09 PM

Thank you Art!  Isn't it great when you can readily find inspiration nearby?  I'm glad to have showed you the way!

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Posted by openwheel on Sunday, September 23, 2018 9:44 PM

The reason I couldn't finish it in time was because I had some fit issues getting the front wheels under the fenders, and the chassis had a severe twist that I was hoping would straighten out when it came together, but all it did was three-wheel. So I ripped it apart, got another chassis from a new kit, and rebuilt the whole thing. The new chassis made a big difference. Besides it being straight, the front end measured narrower and had no issues getting the front down.

 

 

Thanks for looking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Laski

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Posted by openwheel on Sunday, September 23, 2018 9:46 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Laski

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, September 24, 2018 6:36 AM

That's a good lookin' truck dude! Very nice paint and detailing. IMO this is one of the best OOB engines ever released by Revell.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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Posted by openwheel on Monday, September 24, 2018 1:04 PM

Thanks, Joe! It is a good engine.

Art Laski

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Posted by chucky on Monday, September 24, 2018 9:51 PM

Clean and simple! Perfect example of less is more. Great wheel choice and color treatment. Congratulations on a great-looking truck. Thumbs Up

chucky

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