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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) Old Busted Hotness is offline
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      One of my buddies on another forum suggested a station wagon to tow the camper, so I'm putting this together. It'll have the same road-weary, beat-down flavor you've come to expect, and ride on my old Losi XXX-S. So I'm calling it the XXX-SW.

      After a long day of styrene 1972 Ford Country Squire slinging, the XXX-SW is starting to take shape:





      The hood was tricky. Trailing edge still needs work.



      Some of the wood trim is missing, too
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  1. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    This is gonna be good. I can't wait.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  2. 1972 Ford Country Squire
    More progress:



    Headlights



    I thought the hood was tricky, but this thing kicked my butt for about 4 hours.



    A shot of Mexican chrome and it's looking good.



    Cargo area. I'm tossing around the idea of a working tailgate. Maybe even the magic 2-way gate, we'll see.



    Homemade Vintage tires for the front...



    ...but only 3 mags.



    Drip rails and final skin on the roof corners



    And of course a bashed-in quarter panel.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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  3. 1972 Ford Country Squire
    Time to put a face on this hog:



    The driver's side will be busted up a little.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    I can't wait to see what you put in the back. I'm sure there'll be a lot of little surprises all over the interior.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    You need to slant one of the headlights up or down at an angle. A junker like that would definately have at least one headlight off kilter.

    A cracked windshield would look good on that too.
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  6. 1972 Ford Country Squire


    Grille & bumper mocked up



    Window channels



    Pillars wrapped; it's amazing how much this stiffens up the assembly, and it cleans up the inside.



    Mismatched door.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    You make it look so easy, OBH. How do you get the undamaged body parts curved the right amount? Are you heating the material over a buck or are you bending it until it looks right?
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  8. The body sides are just bent and then glued over a couple curved bits that fit inside to hold the shape. The firewall and rear floorpan do a lot to keep the body rigid. The roof is so thin it holds its shape naturally. Most of the body is .020 and .030.

    The character lines on the side are simply folded over and then cut into long ellipses. I haven't run into any compound curves yet, although I'm sure this car is full of them.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    Thanks for the help, OBH. The supporting curved plastic strips is the way to go.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  10. 1972 Ford Country Squire
    Magic tailgate time today:







    Now I need to figure out the latch. I'd like to work it all off one handle like the 1:1 1972 Ford Country Squire , but damn.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    1972 Ford Country Squire
    This looks somewhat complex. I don't know how you keep spinning these scratch builds out as fast as you do but if you could slow down just a bit and show some steps as you go along you would have a very attentive following.
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  12. Syd, there's probably 500 individual pieces of styrene 1972 Ford Country Squire in this build. The outer panels were made first, then tied together at the bottom (the angled piece you can see at the bottom). Then I attached the rear panel of the rear window frame, roof panel and outer A,B, and C pillars. The pillars were boxed with some 3/8 strips, and the inside sheeted with .010, which gets nice and soft when exposed to mass quantities of solvent.

    Most of the pieces are cut slightly oversize and trimmed to fit once in place.

    Next time I tackle a major assembly I'll take some step by step pics for ya.
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    Thanks OBH. I'm going to be part of the viewing audience myself. :)' If and when you get to some complex shapes, please show how you get that. Thanks so much in advance.

    HFC.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sydeem View Post
    This looks somewhat complex. I don't know how you keep spinning these scratch builds out as fast as you do but if you could slow down just a bit and show some steps as you go along you would have a very attentive following.
    I second it (or maybe third now)....I think some of us brass builders could learn a thing or two from that.

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    Feel free to look around. I have all of my projects on the website.
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