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Old 01-30-2019, 11:08 PM   #11
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As I have stated I am new to modeling.. I haven’t built a model car since I was about 16 years old (and let’s just say I’m as old as my 57 Chevy.. lol).

So here are a few pics of my progress so far.. I cut out the doors and trunk lid. I had to also cut the interior tub and used those pieces for the door panels. I have also added the door hinges (thanks to the YouTube videos on that process).

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I have preliminary built the engine but am replacing the Blower and fuel injection with a Tunnelran and two Carbs (same as my Gasser). I have also scratch built a fuel cell for the trunk, and moved the battery to that location as well. I needed to extend the trunk floor as the original floor was not full length as the trunk wasn’t made to open.




The model is just in mock up stage:


I still have to detail the engine, add a hinge for the trunk, detail the interior, detail the chassis and do the paint. So still have a lot to go! I’m really enjoying the build and have missed building models. A great way to spend a cold winter evening. I have a whole list of Gassers to do next!! Lol
Stay tuned for more updates as I get some more done.
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A pic of the engine with the Tunnel ram and 2 holley carbs installed.. I used a fan belt and an alternator from an old model kit I had an adapted it to fit my SBC motor. I then used Panel Wash to bring out the engine detail. I still have to add the distributor and sparkplug wires and some braided hose for the fuel lines and the radiator hose. I ordered a Blower scoop from a company that produces them in 1:25 scale. I also added the hinge for the Trunk lid.
I’m pretty new to the modeling world but I think for a beginner it’s coming out OK!

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So itís been awhile since I have built a model car kit, like 48 yers!!!! So when I last built them we used Model Cement. What brand and type glue are the professional model builders using today? I assume itís some type of Super Glue, is that correct? Do I also need some spay Hardner to have it set quicker. I bought a 57 Gasser Model and plan on building it to match my 57 Gasser over the winter. Any hints or tips is greatly appreciated!
Lots of good adhesives out there. A friend likes to use Zip Kicker which I believe it the spray you may have been referring to. If you are doing any custom body mods and need to join parts here is an easy method you could try. You can actually use super glue and sprinkle baking soda over the glued joint. It sets almost immediately, is strong and can be sanded or filed. I recently repaired some damaged plastic parts hidden behind the grille and bumper cover for my full size late model pickup truck. The bond was amazing strong and so far saved me over $200 if I had to buy those parts new. I showed this method at a recent car club meeting and was amazed how many guys were not aware of this. Use regular super glue and not super glue gel. The baking soda does not react good with the gel type glue.
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Finally wired the engine and added the radiator hose..the interior is all glued in as well. At this point the body is just mocked up..the door and trunk lid are just set in place for the photo. I finally got myself a decent Airbrush and compressor so just waiting on the paint so I can paint the interior and the body. It’s getting there!!


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