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1960 DeSoto Adventurer.

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  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
1960 DeSoto Adventurer.
Posted by arcturus on Friday, May 19, 2017 9:18 AM

This is my second time build of this kit. Originally built about 15 years ago, I stripped it down about 5 years ago, and have only just finished it.
After I stripped the paint off it, it got dropped, loosing a quarter light post and the bit of bodywork that goes between the Windshiled and bonnet edge (the venty bit!) ....hence the slightly ill fitting hood, I took another one off the JoHan 60 Fury wagon. It's about the closest match. I also added an Antennea, mirrors from a 60 Impala, and wipers from a 59 Impala. The side windows are made from food packaging windows.

Anyway, after a hard life, here she is in all her Adventurey glory.
The only thing I don't like is the god awful JoHan tyres and pre painted white bands. I had glued the wheels on to the backs to well and couldn't seperate them to get the tyres off without breaking the hubcaps.

 1960 DeSoto Adventurer (JoHan)

 1960 DeSoto Adventurer (JoHan) 

 1960 DeSoto Adventurer (JoHan) 

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
Posted by arcturus on Friday, May 19, 2017 9:21 AM

Here she was when I used her for a Diorama picture several years ago.
 desoto in the weeds!!

 Desoto and the weeds 

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, May 19, 2017 9:24 AM

Another big beautiful cruiser from the era of fins and chrome. Great save on this one. Gorgeous!

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

Trevor

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: arlington, tx.
Posted by rusty32rod on Friday, May 19, 2017 12:14 PM

     Very nice! i like the color choice. nice job grafting in the cowl vent area.

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Friday, May 19, 2017 12:59 PM

Desoto an the weeds,saw them live once....Wink

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, May 19, 2017 5:03 PM

I find this odd I just Found an adventurer I started several years ago b4 packing to go overseas still looks great now if I can find the rest of it Awsome both versions how ever mine didn't age at all packed up as yours did must be the climate lol

Moparlover64

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Friday, May 19, 2017 8:38 PM

Great save! A dinosaur roams the earth once again. (I like both versions.) Nice work, as usual. Thumbs Up

chucky

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Friday, May 19, 2017 10:58 PM

Very nice job on rebuilding that DeSoto Adventurer, as I have one of those kits in my stash. I just love dem Mopars!

High octane

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:33 AM

You might like the 68 rr in my test post ill get it right eventually

Moparlover64

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, May 21, 2017 6:18 AM

Bith versions, well done. Junker had me thinking for a minute it was real.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 4:55 PM

Ay ;

 I remember that ! Nice resto you did .Keep them coming . O.C.G.

gjgeracci
  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:18 PM

Excellent restore    Yes

  • Member since
    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Sunday, May 28, 2017 11:19 AM

I was believing the Abonded ride was 1:1 myself . I am impressed with the restoration . Georgeous .. Just right . Do you know the Freezer Method of breaking old Gluye Joints ? Don't forget , old Vinyl Tires atack Styrene . I've found without gluing these , over time the reaction is mostly non-existance . "where the Keys ??"  Thanx .. 

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