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'47 Chevy Fleetmaster Custom Coupe, 1:25 scale model, kit by Galaxie Models

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    January, 2018
'47 Chevy Fleetmaster Custom Coupe, 1:25 scale model, kit by Galaxie Models
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Sunday, September 30, 2018 2:37 AM

Hi everyone, 

Wanted to share with you one of my latest builds, this '47 (or maybe '48?) Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe.

This was the Galaxie Models 1:25 scale kit: 

And I have to say it came together beutifully. The kit was super high quality, all the parts fitted well, and the end result is excellent. 

I'll start with the engine. My method is to use high gloss black primer and then to mist on some Mr Colour metal, followed by some panel liner for weathering. 

And the fully installed engine:

The undercarriage

The amazing interior:

And the final car! Ther are some pictures below of my build compared with the origial / real thing that I used as my inspiration. 

Finally, some pictures compared to the original car that inspired this one. OK I may have added some wheel covers for the rear.

She's a beauty I think! Let me know what your thoughts are!

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, September 30, 2018 3:16 AM

Another awesome build!  What did you use to paint the frame - I really like the textured look.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, September 30, 2018 6:53 AM

That is a beautiful model. One glaring error however. You have the distributor where the starter goes and the starter where the distributor goes. Not sure how you mixed them up.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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    August, 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:37 PM

midnightprowler

That is a beautiful model. One glaring error however. You have the distributor where the starter goes and the starter where the distributor goes. Not sure how you mixed them up.

 

 

Lee this was a optional, though very short lived, anti-theft device. It was to be activated by using special quick change bolts to swap the starter and distributor.  So a  would be, thief would, upon trying to figure out why the car wouldn't start and  opening the hood would see all the parts there-but being a dumb thief- would not recognize the switch. As stated this option was withdrawn from service after the only car so equipped, was sold to an novice buyer in East Undershirt New Jersey in May of 1947.   Buit you probly already knew all that.     Whistling

 

 

 

 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, September 30, 2018 10:18 PM

DUSTER
As stated this option was withdrawn from service after the only car so equipped, was sold to an novice buyer in East Undershirt New Jersey in May of 1947. Buit you probly already knew all that. Whistling

Big Smile

Beautiful, beautiful work!

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."

 

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  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, October 01, 2018 3:30 AM

DUSTER

 

 
midnightprowler

That is a beautiful model. One glaring error however. You have the distributor where the starter goes and the starter where the distributor goes. Not sure how you mixed them up.

 

 

 

 

Lee this was a optional, though very short lived, anti-theft device. It was to be activated by using special quick change bolts to swap the starter and distributor.  So a  would be, thief would, upon trying to figure out why the car wouldn't start and  opening the hood would see all the parts there-but being a dumb thief- would not recognize the switch. As stated this option was withdrawn from service after the only car so equipped, was sold to an novice buyer in East Undershirt New Jersey in May of 1947.   Buit you probly already knew all that.     Whistling

 

 

 

 

 

Now that's funny! LOL.

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

Ask me about Speedway Decals

  • Member since
    January, 2018
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Monday, October 01, 2018 4:14 AM

midnightprowler

 

Lee this was a optional, though very short lived, anti-theft device. It was to be activated by using special quick change bolts to swap the starter and distributor.  So a  would be, thief would, upon trying to figure out why the car wouldn't start and  opening the hood would see all the parts there-but being a dumb thief- would not recognize the switch. As stated this option was withdrawn from service after the only car so equipped, was sold to an novice buyer in East Undershirt New Jersey in May of 1947.   Buit you probly already knew all that.     Whistling

Thanks - this is indeed the car that I was thinking of. Its rare, so I do undersatnd that not everyone would have immediately understood that! 

(@buildingcars4fun bows his head in shame as he admits he is no mechanic, and was going for asthetics over functionality!)

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, October 01, 2018 6:55 PM

No reason to be ashamed, just a friendly correction. You will know for next time lol.

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

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, October 01, 2018 8:19 PM

Good lookin' build bud.Yes

 

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