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Gilmore Girls Jeep Wrangler

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  • Member since
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  • From: Nashua, NH
Gilmore Girls Jeep Wrangler
Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 1:12 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OX8JtJffWo

My new project is Lorelai Gilmore's Jeep from Gilmore Girls. I am using the new release from Revell of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and I will decontent it to reproduce Lorelai's Jeep. I will change the tires, lower the suspension a bit, remove the air snorkel and paint the Jeep in Tamiya AS-15 Tan. I need to find a soft top for this Jeep. Here's what became of Lorelai's Jeep.

https://www.autotrader.com/car-news/heres-what-happened-gilmore-girls-jeep-wrangler-255920

Gilmore Girls will continue...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:58 AM

I started on Lorelai's Jeep by filling in the holes for the snorkel and removing any and all mold lines.  These will not be needed.  As an experiment, I brushed on some Tamiya X-23 Clear Blue paint for the fade that is present on Connecticut license plates.  Not bad, but it could have been better.  I measured the posts and decided on a 1/8" cut on the posts to lower the suspension height.  I may start with 1/16" first just for grins and giggles.

Gilmore Girls will return...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, June 16, 2022 11:34 AM

I drilled out the holes along the rocker panels and filled them with styrene rod and cut them flush with the rockers.  These will be smoothed over with Bondo.  The rear panel of the Jeep had the pattern of aluminium panels and I sanded the rear of the Jeep since Lorelai's Jeep doesn't have it.

Gilmore Girls will return...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:54 PM

Another interesting build Mike.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

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Posted by lurch on Friday, June 17, 2022 12:10 AM

Looking good.

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Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, June 17, 2022 8:06 AM

Thanks Jim and lurch!  

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, June 17, 2022 9:03 AM

AHA!   

 Another good Build start! I will be watching. Oh, that was a fair to good effect on the plates. Looks good to me. If you are happy with it that is what counts, now isn't it? 

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Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, June 19, 2022 3:54 PM

I washed the Jeep Wrangler in prep for primer and paint.

Gilmore Girls will return...

 

 

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, June 20, 2022 1:21 PM

Paint was flyin' this afternoon!  I paint most of my small parts with Rustoleum Semi Gloss Black and Tamiya TS-29 Semi Gloss Black and the interior seats with Tamiya TS-4 German Grey.

Gilmore Girls will return...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, June 20, 2022 3:35 PM

Since my paintbooth was up and running, I painted the body and floor with Tamiya AS-15 Tan.  This will be followed by a couple coats of Tamiya TS-13 Gloss Clear.  The interior floor will get a coat of Tamiya TS-6 Matt Black.

Gilmore Girls will return...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 10:02 AM

Nice!

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Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:25 AM

More progress on the Gilmore Girls Jeep.  The interior and chassis is mostly complete.  I have started assembling the body.

Gilmore Girls will return...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, June 23, 2022 8:35 PM

Almost done!  Here's a preview of the Gilmore Girls Jeep Wrangler.

Gilmore Girls will return...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, June 24, 2022 12:41 AM

That's looking AWESOME !  Never watched the show but Jeeps have always been my favorite vehicles.  I made one of these for a past student of mine and I have several more kits in my stash!  I do like the larger tires that came with the original release.  Can't wait to see the finished kit!

tjs

 

TJS

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, June 24, 2022 8:11 AM

Watchin and Waiting. Looks good so far!

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Posted by lurch on Friday, June 24, 2022 8:25 AM

Looking good Mr. Mike. I like what you have done so far. 

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, June 24, 2022 9:18 AM

I have finished my Gilmore Girls Jeep Wrangler.  I would like to thank those who have viewed and commented on my WIP.

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

  • Member since
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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, June 24, 2022 9:19 AM

A few more...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, June 24, 2022 1:56 PM

Well, Well!

        Mr Mike, she's gorgeous. Nice work again!

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, June 24, 2022 3:16 PM

Another job "Well Done" Mike. Your list of great builds keeps getting longer all the time. Keep up the great work. 

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

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

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, June 26, 2022 8:13 AM

fox

Another job "Well Done" Mike. Your list of great builds keeps getting longer all the time. Keep up the great work. 

Jim Captain

Stay Safe. 

Thank you, Jim!

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:57 AM

Nice job!

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Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, June 26, 2022 8:33 PM

Rob Gronovius

Nice job! 

Thank you, Rob!

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by lurch on Monday, June 27, 2022 8:32 AM

That looks great.  I like it.

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 7:59 AM

Thank you, lurch!

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:32 AM

This one turned out great Mike. Good attention to detail and paint looks good too. 

Um.....I think we've covered that engine still idling thing....right?? lol 

                   

 

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:41 AM

Thanks Joe!  The engine still idling?  What engine?  There's an engine? Wink

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:42 AM

Mr Mike

Thanks Joe!  The engine still idling?  What engine?  There's an engine? Wink

 

                   

 

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