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Post by DeeCee on Sun 18 Jan 2015, 8:31 pm

Felt like doing something quick and easy ,
These are a good kit, that needs very little extra done, ....but...... as i have done a few of these, and all need to be different.


Started by opening the boot, and changing out the wheel/tyre combo, as they ALL come with the same wheels.


Modifying a fuel tank to sit between the tubs.


I have a color made up, it will be a "sunburnt bronze" i am calling it.
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Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Sun 18 Jan 2015, 9:36 pm

Ok Dale... so I see you're gonna build a Willys too...
One word of advice mate if ya don't mind... Don't put any
white wall tyres on it !.... rolf.... ( just kidding)

"Quick & Easy" you say?... Crikey, mine took me quite a while!
But as you say, they're a great kit to build.
Mate, I'm real keen to see how yours will turn out, with that "DeeCee"
spin on it, no doubt. Very Happy
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Re: Willy's street rod

Post by allan on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 9:16 am

How is the body on this one, Why I asking I bought one a while back there were a lot of shrink marks in the rear panels and in the doors from top to bottom, I was going to smash it but silverfox end up with it.
Will be watching the out come of this one.
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Post by DeeCee on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 6:24 pm

Cheers Jerry, i will leave the white walls alone then mate, Smile
Allan, the body was as close to perfect that a kit body will ever be mate, tiny flash line near the tail lights, and that was it.

Got the engine nearly done, plumbed the A/C , ran lines to the remote filters, usual Dizzy scratch built and wired,
alternator and starter wired as well.





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Post by allan on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 8:09 pm

I must of gotten a bad body then, like the colour of the chassis. bigthumbsup
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Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 10:04 pm

allan wrote:How is the body on this one, Why I asking I bought one a while back there were a lot of shrink marks in the rear panels and in the doors from top to bottom, I was going to smash it but silverfox end up with it.
Will be watching the out come of this one.
Body shell in my kit was also good as... bit of a rub down with 1200 Wet'n'Dry
and it was ready for prime & paint.

Hope you eventually have some success with your kit Allan, but I'm sure keen as
to see how Dale's build is going to turn out!...
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Re: Willy's street rod

Post by silverfox on Tue 20 Jan 2015, 8:20 am

Looking good , this will be another awesome build from your workbench . ( yes , Allan did give me the Willys , body was not real good but can be fixed , so I took it to save its life ) .
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Re: Willy's street rod

Post by DeeCee on Tue 20 Jan 2015, 8:38 pm

Thanks men,
a bit more done, the interior is finished, fitted the battery, the fuel tank i made , and made a pump set up too.




And fresh off the airbrush about 15 mins ago.
BASE COAT


TOP COAT.

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Post by 70cudatj on Tue 20 Jan 2015, 9:03 pm

Whoa!!! That's a sweet colour mate, can't wait to see how this turns out ...
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Post by allan on Wed 21 Jan 2015, 8:03 am

Sweeeet colour on it drooly
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Re: Willy's street rod

Post by Deadly on Wed 21 Jan 2015, 9:01 am

iagree iagree Would really POP in the sun twothumbsup
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Wed 21 Jan 2015, 3:34 pm

Looks great DeeCee. This kit and the Willys gasser kit are awesome, so much fun to build.
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Post by Deaf as on Wed 21 Jan 2015, 7:14 pm

As my old man would say, this looks smart! White interior gives it a real touch of class.
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Re: Willy's street rod

Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 12:40 am

DeeCee wrote:Thanks men,
a bit more done, the interior is finished, fitted the battery, the fuel tank i made , and made a pump set up too.




And fresh off the airbrush about 15 mins ago.
BASE COAT


TOP COAT.

Yeh ok "Mr High 'n' Mighty Deecee" so you got the spotlight on your Willy now ay!
Well good for you!... nah ...

LOL ... Seriously mate, it's looking real awesome so far!. Such a striking
colour and a fair bit of work in all the extras you're chucking in!.
I'm really looking forward to the finished result mate. These cars have a
lot of character I reckon. You could build them up all sort of ways.
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Re: Willy's street rod

Post by baZOOKa on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 9:42 am

LUUURVE that color but why do I get the feeling - Ya aint done wiff it yet '

Gota say I have never been a fan of the willy's but this is shaping up real nice!

Great work as usual Dale.
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Re: Willy's street rod

Post by DeeCee on Thu 22 Jan 2015, 10:07 pm

Thanks guys,
Deadly, i have not had any sun after work to get a good shot of it outside, but your right, it will pop i reckon mate.
Dean, i am actually going to leave this one alone, as i really like the color as it is, and it changes color and hue
from every different angle, so just a BMF stripe down the hip line i think mate.
And sorry Jerry........... Razz
Nearly done.
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Post by allan on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 8:45 am

The BMF strip will look great on the side of it. popcorn
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Post by DeeCee on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 7:26 pm

Did the BMF mold and polished it out today.
Yes Deadly, it does POP in the sinlight mate, pretty awesome this color i think. Smile

In the shade.


In DIRECT sunlight.



should be finished tomorrow i hope.
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Post by dv8v8 on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 7:32 pm

love that color
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Post by allan on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 8:46 pm

greatwork A+ drooly drooly drooly drooly Now that's sweeeeeet candy colour
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Re: Willy's street rod

Post by Deadly on Mon 26 Jan 2015, 1:54 pm

Hang on, just let me go get my sunny's....................Aaahhhhhhhhh............that's better. Laughing

wowwee....................that does POP in the sunlight. Nice work mate bigthumbsup
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Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Mon 26 Jan 2015, 4:57 pm


Mr Dee!... that colour is absolutely "mind blowing". May I enquire as to what
paints you used, and how & what you used to polish it?...
that is such a "super fine" finish. twothumbsup twothumbsup twothumbsup twothumbsup twothumbsup
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Post by DeeCee on Mon 26 Jan 2015, 5:31 pm

Jerry Ol'55 wrote:
Mr Dee!... that colour is absolutely "mind blowing". May I enquire as to what
paints you used, and how & what you used to polish it?...
that is such a "super fine" finish. twothumbsup twothumbsup twothumbsup twothumbsup twothumbsup

Thanks Thanks Thanks Thanks

Jerry, i only ever use Automotive Acrylics, undercoat, color and clear coat. all automotive mate.
Treat it like a real car, black back everywhere you can, the smoother the better.
As for polish, i used to use Maguires showroom shine, but now i use AUTOGLYM Super Resin Polish,
the best thing i have ever used mate, and swear by it on the 1:1 too.
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Re: Willy's street rod

Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Mon 26 Jan 2015, 6:13 pm

Thanks heaps Dale for sharing that info mate!. Although I got a nice
gloss finish on my Willys, the conditions have to be spot on.
No wind, No dust. Your way with auto acrylics etc, its quick drying
then a good polish up without any specks of dust etc.
Again my friend... Fantastic paint & so far great build work.
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