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Hubley metal 32 Chevy

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Hubley metal 32 Chevy
Posted by philo426 on Monday, July 16, 2018 12:24 PM

I received this metal kit in trade and decided to give it a try.The kit was missing the trunk lid so I used the thermoform technique described in my thread on the General Modeling forum section.I did not like the spare tire carriers molded into the front fenders,so I cut them out and filled them with sheet plastic and putty.Came out well! I tell you that as Zamac must be brutal on the molds because the front suspension parts had thick pore stubs and lots of flash!Lots of filing required!   

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, July 16, 2018 9:03 PM

Full metal chassis is very sturdy but the screws are oversize.  

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, July 16, 2018 10:07 PM

Subscribed - always wanted a metal kit.  A friend of mine had a Pocher kit way back and I was jealous.

Thanks,

John

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    March 2005
Posted by philo426 on Monday, July 16, 2018 11:05 PM

Painting begins.   

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:45 AM

fox
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    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:07 PM

Looks like you did a good job on forming that rumble seat cover. Fits nice.

Keep up the good work.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:00 PM

Thanks!

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:59 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:53 PM

Mocked it up with smaller wheels than what came in the kit.   

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, July 20, 2018 5:28 PM

The kit was missing the dash board and steering column,so I made a new dash out of .80 styrene and the column out if brass tube.The wheel is connected to the Tie rod,so it turns with the front wheels.  

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:56 AM

I always liked the crank out windshield that was a feature of many classic cars so I replicated it along with a sun visor.  

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:58 AM

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, July 21, 2018 3:34 PM

Toast Toast Toast.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    March 2005
Posted by philo426 on Saturday, July 21, 2018 6:44 PM

Thanks it came cool!

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, July 21, 2018 6:56 PM

Nice! I like the paint scheme.

I vaguely remember having a metal kit as a kid, you've put me to shame as I'm thinking I had no idea what to do with it. :)

-Greg

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Posted by PFJN on Saturday, July 21, 2018 7:02 PM

Hi,

That turned out really nice looking, I especially like the colors Smile

1st Group Build

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, July 21, 2018 7:30 PM

Thanks!the paint is Tamiya!

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, July 22, 2018 10:06 PM

Just about done,put on the horns,cowl lights,door and trunk handles,taillights and rumble seat step.Came out nicely!  

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, July 22, 2018 10:08 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, July 22, 2018 10:17 PM

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, July 23, 2018 8:35 AM

Looks great!  Really lovely.

I love those old Hubley kits.  Whenever I see one at a good price at a meet or flea market I pick on up.  Haven't seen one available for a number of years, now.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    March 2005
Posted by philo426 on Monday, July 23, 2018 8:43 AM

Yes best bet to find find them us on the bay.I would like to find one of the Dueseys!

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