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Monogram 58 T- bird
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Saturday, October 8, 2022 1:48 PM

Painted the red - molded body Turquoise over red oxide primer.  

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Saturday, October 8, 2022 3:31 PM

I painted the hard top black.  

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, October 8, 2022 3:49 PM

That will be a sharp combo!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Saturday, October 8, 2022 4:25 PM

I agree!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, October 9, 2022 1:28 PM

Getting the engine together...I decided to paint the engine block dark red  with gold valve covers and air cleaner.  

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, October 9, 2022 4:32 PM

That Combo!

        Wow, that's gonna jump right out of the picture for sure!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, October 9, 2022 4:57 PM

Yes I think it is a good combo!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, October 9, 2022 6:11 PM

I like a gloss black chassis..   

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Monday, October 10, 2022 2:57 PM

It is a good thing that I put the wheels and tires on  to check the stance...low and behold the front passenger side frame rail was warped upward about 1/8 of an inch! So I  cut the front passenger side frame off with a cut -off wheel and clamped the front and rear chassis to the assembly table .I then glued a brace so that when cured the chassis will set level.  

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Monday, October 10, 2022 5:51 PM

Ok she is sitting on all four tires now!  

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 7:19 AM

Wow this is going to be awesome !

I didn't even know Monogram made a 58 T Bird. I'll have to keep that in mind. Thanks for the reveal !

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 7:30 AM

Oldermodelguy;

        The 58 first came out as a two in one kit. You could build the beautiful custom( In Blue) or the stock auto. One was shown as the Blue(Aqua( with a Bubble top. The stock auto as a black convertible, Then It re-appeared as Elvira, "Mistress of the Night" car. Then it re-appeared again as itself. The only thing that dissappointed me was with opening Doors, and Hood, why not the Trunk?

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 8:36 AM

Great color combo for this car!  It''s going to look nice along with those wide whitewall tires.  Can't wait to see how it progresses.

tjs

TJS

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10:38 AM

Thanks I think so too!

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:37 AM

Sweet build, Doc!  I like your colors, too, and the gold accents for the engine.

I look forward to your next update on this!

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:44 AM

Not Doc it's me!I am in the process of painting the interior and getting ready to mate the body with the chassis.

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 2:09 PM

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 3:36 PM

Tanker-Builder

Oldermodelguy;

        The 58 first came out as a two in one kit. You could build the beautiful custom( In Blue) or the stock auto. One was shown as the Blue(Aqua( with a Bubble top. The stock auto as a black convertible, Then It re-appeared as Elvira, "Mistress of the Night" car. Then it re-appeared again as itself. The only thing that dissappointed me was with opening Doors, and Hood, why not the Trunk?

 

Thanks. My memory banks totally missed this one. And the thing is I built what I want to recall as a 58 but from AMT way back when. Though that was a convertable, no working doors and I  don't recall a hardtop option in the kit.. IDK except that was a long time ago. I remember painting it red with red and black interior. Maybe it was actually Monogram.

Well non the less non of that takes away from this thread.

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 2:22 PM

Eugene Rowe

Not Doc it's me!I am in the process of painting the interior and getting ready to mate the body with the chassis. 

"Doc", because your handle is Eugene Rowe.  He was a medic in Company E, 506th Parachute Infantry Regt, 101st Airborne Division.  Though, his was "Roe".  I thought your handle might have been a hat-tip to him.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 2:55 PM

Hey,

            That is still able to be found around once in a while. I bought one from a local Model Car Collector and it only cost me Twenty Bucks. The Bubble top was missing. It was the Mistress car, but, he swore it came with the Bubble top when he bought it! the "Mistress" car came with Spiderweb decorations for the Grille and other stuff. I built it stock.

           I don't believe it came with the bubble top, I wasn't going to pick a verbal duel over that, for sure! 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 2:57 PM

Hey, Baron!

     That's my NON-Screen nickname, I don't think he uses it!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 3:22 PM

Strange never heard of this "Doc" person but whatever!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 5:17 PM

Ok interior is looking pretty good!  

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, October 13, 2022 9:40 AM

Eugene Rowe

Strange never heard of this "Doc" person but whatever! 

Watch (or read the book) "Band of Brothers".  In the series, Doc Roe features prominently in the episode depicting the Battle of the Bulge. It's told basically from his perspective.

If you've never seen the series (or read the book), it's definitely worth it.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, October 13, 2022 9:59 AM

Yes I have seen Band of Brothers several times and it is excellent!What it has to do with my thread is a head scratcher! 

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Thursday, October 13, 2022 10:52 AM

Eugene Rowe

Ok interior is looking pretty good!  

 

Looking good,loving the Y block ! The whole thing looks great but we just don't seem to see much Y block action around here and it's nice to see now and then.

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, October 13, 2022 11:31 AM

Thanks!it is cool!

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, October 13, 2022 2:43 PM

Eugene Rowe

Yes I have seen Band of Brothers several times and it is excellent!What it has to do with my thread is a head scratcher! 

Nothing to do with this particular thread, but everything to do with your forum handle.  But it's not important.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, October 13, 2022 3:18 PM

Ok !

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Saturday, October 15, 2022 2:30 PM

Installed the engine and transmission support as well as the exhaust system.  

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