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48 Mercury ute

Post by dv8v8 on Sun 15 Jul 2018, 8:37 pm

attempting to turn an old Jaymar 48 Ford ute into a Mercury, using Revells 48 Ford Woody as a donor, have had to make a few mods to the fiberglass body, this is where i am up to.









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Post by allan on Mon 16 Jul 2018, 9:05 am

Big job a head with this one Shocked Looks good so far, The bit behind the cab should that be narrower or is it that wide.
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Post by dv8v8 on Mon 16 Jul 2018, 4:21 pm

the panel between the door and the rear mudgaurd is too short, but the wheel arches match the donor kit perfectly so if i correct the lenght of the panel then i also have to stretch the chassis, decided to live with it being a little short
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Post by allan on Mon 16 Jul 2018, 8:32 pm

This one was around here last year, thought I had photos of the rear but I don't inside the tray area was just checker plate steel.
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Post by chromecop on Tue 17 Jul 2018, 5:59 am

Looking very good !!! It'll take some work to change the grill to Mercury configuration..... Wink
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Post by allan on Fri 20 Jul 2018, 9:07 pm

How is this one going Very Happy
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Post by dv8v8 on Fri 20 Jul 2018, 10:09 pm

slowly ! hope to have some more progress pics over the weekend
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Post by allan on Sat 21 Jul 2018, 7:49 am

Ok that jaymar resin is not the best thing to do any thing with, but it can turn out nice with a lot of work.
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Post by dv8v8 on Sun 22 Jul 2018, 12:57 pm

got the engine finished and fitted to the chassis, and got the shape of the front end roughed out, the whole body needs to be fine tuned but im getting there slowly



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Post by allan on Sun 22 Jul 2018, 6:13 pm

Looking good, got a photo of a sedan if it will help with the front.
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Post by dv8v8 on Sun 22 Jul 2018, 6:16 pm

thanks All but i have plenty of pics already





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Post by allan on Sun 22 Jul 2018, 8:42 pm

Oh Ok you have it covered.
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Post by dv8v8 on Tue 07 Aug 2018, 4:20 pm

its been slow going with this one, trying to fix the problems with the body as well as changing the details to make it into a Mercury, lots of fiddily scratchbuilding but i am finally getting somewhere with it, got some color on it

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Post by allan on Wed 08 Aug 2018, 7:49 am

Great job on it,Its looking good.
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Post by dv8v8 on Sun 12 Aug 2018, 7:39 pm

got a bit more done on this one, interior is completed, made a tarp out of tissue paper, and made a grille from styrene (still needs to be chromed ) , foiled and cleared the body.





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Post by allan on Mon 13 Aug 2018, 8:49 pm

That's come along great,looks almost done.
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Re: 48 Mercury ute

Post by Al G on Tue 04 Sep 2018, 3:10 pm

looking great,love it Cool
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Re: 48 Mercury ute

Post by chromecop on Fri 28 Sep 2018, 3:26 pm

WOW, impressive work on that Merc grille !!!!!!
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