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  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
1960 New Yorker wagon
Posted by arcturus on Friday, March 31, 2017 7:16 AM

This is a Modelhaus kit. Bought it off Ebay about 7 years ago unbuilt but missing it's tyres. I started to build it back then, but when I appolied the bare metal foil the paint started to flake off where I had to trim the foil. 
I stripped it all back down again, threw it in it's box and forgot about it. Anyway, the window frame broke so it left me with even less encouragement to build it.
I decided to tackle it again this year and have been slowly rebuilding it. Bought some tyres off ebay.
I've added some flocking, a scratchbuilt aerial, and side windows.

The interior tub  was adog to fit with no defining grab points on to the body work, so I had to pack the sides out between the tub and body with a couple of old dashboards and glued them into position.
 1960 Chrysler New Yorker (modelhaus)

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Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Friday, March 31, 2017 8:25 AM

That is a beautiful build on that New Yorker, and I just love dem Mopars!

High octane

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, March 31, 2017 9:25 AM

Very nice work. I'm glad you decided to give this kit another try. It's a wonderful old Chrysler. I always thought that a wagon with huge rear fins was a strange styling concept, but in retrospect it is very cool.

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

Trevor

  • Member since
    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Friday, March 31, 2017 1:43 PM

Like you sir . My days of shaking the box and it is finished are over for me . The time and effort reflects in this meticulous build . Accurate to a Oil Leak :( (it's 1960 after all) . A Gem to behold . I thank you for sharing this . "Where's the keys ?"   Thanx ..  

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, March 31, 2017 4:26 PM

Stunning!

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  • Member since
    April, 2009
  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by charger74 on Friday, March 31, 2017 11:04 PM
Beautifull !!!
  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 1:03 AM

Wow!! What a fantastic build! Those windows look crystal clear and the colors suit that car so well, You did a great job on the trim work too.

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  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
Posted by arcturus on Saturday, April 01, 2017 2:26 AM

Thanks everyone. Yes, the trim work turned out to be quite a foil muncher !!

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    March, 2008
  • From: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Saturday, April 01, 2017 12:49 PM

A gorgeous example of those chrome laden land yachts! I have a ' 61 New Yorker, awaiting a rebuild. I'm checking my own foil supply, right now!

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

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  • Member since
    November, 2007
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by Classic Plastic on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 6:16 PM

Awesome refurbish work...you have it all mastered, bumper to bumper! Over the top detail work on the foil & luggage rack!

Kevin

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