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Cades County Jeep CJ-5 Is Complete

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Cades County Jeep CJ-5 Is Complete
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, July 19, 2018 5:05 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkWECedSzio

A new project for me is the Jeep CJ-5 used in the TV series, Cade's County starring the late Glenn Ford.  The closest I can come to for Cade's Jeep is the Korean War CJ-5 Staff Car and Trailer kit #1-1210-250 which just fell into my hands for $10.00.  Extremely  little is known about the Cade's County Jeep so I am taking some artistic license here.  I am also going to attempt weathering the body and chassis to reflect the Jeep's time in Madrid County, California desert.

More to come...

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

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, July 19, 2018 5:06 PM

A few more pictures...

More to come...

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

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, July 19, 2018 5:08 PM

And, a few more...

More to come...

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

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:55 PM
I haven't heard of Cade's County, but I like the project! There are some good shots of the Jeep in the opening credits, at least. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!
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Posted by mrmike on Friday, July 20, 2018 9:35 AM

Thank you Bill!  I've been trying to find a shot of the front of the Jeep.  In some of the distant and blurry shots is what appears to be a cable winch, but it's size and shape cannot be seen clearly.  This kit has only one jerry can and Sam Cade's Jeep has two mounted on the back and the spare tire is mounted on the right side.  If I can't locate another jerry can like the one in the kit, I'll just use the one and mount the spare tire on the rear per the instructions.

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

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, July 21, 2018 8:21 PM

I got the engine finished and installed into the completed chassis with the driveshafts.  I just need to do a few touchups and fix the plug boots.

The chassis is complete with the transfer case skid plate.

More to come...

 

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

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:44 AM

I removed the plaques from the right side of the dash.  

I started filling holes with Bondo Glazing and Spot Putty and sheet styrene.

More to come...

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

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, July 29, 2018 6:32 PM

Looking good! I didn't know this Jeep had the front fender mounted spare carrier, I'll have to keep an eye out for one of these

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:40 PM

Thanks Bill!  The spare tire was carried on the right rear fender, but I'm going to mount it on the right rear tailgate since I only have one jerrycan instead of two that the 1:1 Jeep carried.  I've been trying to find pictures of the front of the Jeep to see the size and shape of the winch, but I haven't been able to find any.  I'll probably scratch-build one and call it done at that. 

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

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, August 02, 2018 8:35 AM

This is what happens when you feel bored and you don't want to work on your projects, but you feel the need to relieve that boredom and you do something like this...

There are several guns and tools in this kit.  I decided to assemble the machine gun stand and mount the machine gun after I painted it with Model Master Gunmetal and I drilled out the end of the barrel and hollowed out the handle.  The machine gun appears to be a M2 .50 caliber gun.

More to come...

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

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, September 02, 2018 10:29 AM

I did a little work on the Jeep this morning.  I sanded the Bondo spots smooth.  Next up is primer.

There were two holes in the back of the Jeep and I filled them with a couple of plugs made with styrene rod.  I used a black wash on the lug nuts and the wheel slots.

More to come...

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

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, September 07, 2018 10:09 AM

I painted the CJ5 this morning with Tamiya TS-48 German Gray which is a flat color.  I may add a coat Tamiya Semi-Gloss Clear to the body and hood after they have had sufficient time to dry.  I may just skip the Semi Gloss Clear and weather everything since this Jeep has spent most of it's life out in the open desert and the body and hood are not glossy.

More to come...

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

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, September 07, 2018 12:56 PM

Looking forward to more updates on this one Mike. Also looking forward to the weathering processes.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, September 07, 2018 8:24 PM

Thanks Joe!  The weathering is nothing more than dry-brushing a color that looks like desert dust onto the body.  I tried this on the chassis and and the brush wasn't "dry" enough.  I may have to use my Badger 150 airbrush and mist the color on.  And, typical or me, I forgot to paint something on the Jeep, the windshield frame.

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

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, September 09, 2018 3:59 PM

I airbrushed some Model Master Acryl Flat Gull Gray onto the body for a dusty looking body.  I'll dry brush more paint on later.

I found two blank star decals in the decal stash and applied them to the hood.  I placed the hood in the dehydrator to dry for an hour.  I had heard of someone doing this  and they had good luck with it, so why not?

And, again I have to make seat backs for the bucket seats in the Jeep.  Why do they do this especially when the seats are plainly visible?  Time to get out the sheet styrene again...

More to come...

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

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, September 10, 2018 5:08 AM
Looking good! Eh, maybe they just confused the seats with the old WWII style with the frame still visible Big Smile
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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 3:58 PM

Maybe they did, but you never what was going through their minds back then...

After watching the opening credits again, I noticed that the windshield has wiper marks on it.  I grabbed a sheet of Post-It Notes, measured my spacing and with a compass, I made these.  Unfortunately, the wiper motors are at the top of the windshield and Sam Cade's Jeep has them at the bottom.  Oh well...I told you I was going to take some dramatic license with this build!

Last night, I got out the Tamiya X-18 Semi-Gloss Black and the Tamiya XF-10 Flat Brown and painted up the M-1 Carbine and the Thompson Sub-Machine Gun.

A mockup to see how this CJ-5 is coming along.  Much to be done-flat clear coat the hood and weather it, weather the Jery can and the spare tire, and finish assembly. 

More to come...

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

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by BRONCO BILLY on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 10:03 PM

Good looking Jeep MrMike did you do the seats in Gray also. The weapons look very realistic.

Bronco Billy

 

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:36 PM

Thank you Billy!  I did the seats in Model Master Acryl Gloss Gull Grey.  

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

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 8:47 PM

I finally fired up the paintbooth and did a little painting tonight.  I painted the hood with Acryl Flat Clear to help cover the gloss of the star decals and the front bumper got a coat of Tamiya TS-14 Gloss Black.

More to come...

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

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, October 19, 2018 8:39 PM

I have finally finished my Cade's County Jeep CJ-5.  I would like to thank all those who took the time to view and to comment on my WIP.

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

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, October 19, 2018 8:40 PM

A few more...

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

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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