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AMT 57 Ford
Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 2:29 PM

Opted for the Paxton Supercharger.    

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 5:16 PM

Nice work but the amt air cleaner box isn't accurate. JFYI.

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 8:39 PM

OK what should it look like?

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Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 9:32 PM

I'm also curious about what it's "supposed" to look like.

Was planning on using it in my 56. AMT is usually pretty good about their part's being accurate.... but there's alway's an exeption to that rule.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Thursday, June 07, 2018 11:22 PM

 

I don't know what the air box looks like either, 'course I never saw an engine mounted on the roof either. So I'll just keep watchin' to see how this plays out.

 

Do like the  red and white = classic in my mind.

 

Steve

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, June 08, 2018 12:26 AM

Duster - thats the latest in cold air intakes Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, June 08, 2018 7:55 AM

Lol!not mounted in the roof!I just wanted the engine and body in the same shot!

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Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, June 08, 2018 4:56 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, June 08, 2018 5:58 PM

Wow!AMT really dropped the ball!To be fair the instructions do name it as a custom option.Never represent it  as a factory option.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, June 08, 2018 8:33 PM

If you want the correct parts, I have them. They are yours I just need you to cover postage. I will send the complete setup. Pm me if interested.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, June 08, 2018 8:56 PM

PM sent!

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, June 09, 2018 10:51 AM

This it is an older tool.so the exhaust is molded into the chassis.some touch up is needed but not too bad!  

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, June 09, 2018 1:45 PM

You may want to paint the fuel tank steel.

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, June 09, 2018 3:18 PM

Yes that is  the plan,tie rod too!

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  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:50 PM

philo426 That is going to be a great thing to see (now that I "understand" your clever plan to mount the motor under the hood  )  

And a  Nice Going Award   for midnightprowler for his assist.

 

Steve

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:51 PM

Discovered my nefarious ploy,did you?LOlPirateOk I have finished painting the body and the two tone interior...working on his little brother too!  

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:29 PM

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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, June 14, 2018 5:34 PM

I'm working on the parts for you. Hang in there.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:47 PM

Ok!thanks!

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, June 15, 2018 9:56 AM

I opted for the 3 on the tree manual trans set up.  

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, June 15, 2018 8:23 PM

I did not like the kit supplied driveshaft,so I used a brass tube and plastic U-joints.Much better!    

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, June 15, 2018 10:36 PM

The tires in the kit needed whitewalls,so I used the old circle template and acrylic flat white trick.   

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, June 16, 2018 6:46 AM

Looks great. Looks like youre almost done. I hope I can get the parts to you before you finish. I am very busy between work and yard work here.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, June 16, 2018 8:53 AM

No problem I might use the parts on the 57 Del Rio wagon.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:45 AM

Oh. The Del Rio already has these parts. You won't need mine.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, June 16, 2018 11:20 AM

I did not know that(did not buy the kit yet ,waiting for the 40 percent coupon in the Sunday paper).The wheel/tire combos look good!   

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, June 16, 2018 11:13 PM

Stared to foil it!  

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, June 17, 2018 4:59 AM

Progress is lookin' good so far Philo! Yes

 

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, June 17, 2018 6:09 AM

Thanks!

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, June 17, 2018 8:17 AM

Looks great. You don't have to wait for the coupon, both Hobby Lobby and Michaels have coupons on their respective websites. You can bring them up on your phone right at the store.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

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

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