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 custom 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline Monster Jam
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FenderMender

USA

Posted - 11/15/2020 :  17:30:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


BEFORE::::

It's possible to write a long-winded account of this "model", but the real short version is that this Monster Jam's vehicle body was "cast" from a 1/25 scale plastic AMT/Ertl Classic 1951 Chevy Fleetline kit (38274) using only tissue paper, white and yellow carpenter's glue, water-based wood filler and water putty, plus gobs of patience, experimenting and learning. Needless to say that it lacks both the strength and smoothness of metal and plastic. And it is rather difficult to tool.

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Learning for all the mistakes encountered, I followed up with a second "casting" from a 1/24 scale Jada 2006 Dodge Charger R/T (91953). The Dodge body shape was less complicated and proved to be "easier" to fabricate.

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Since I have four complete Monster Jam underbodies with wheels and tires that lack body shells, this '51 Chevy was my first attempt to fabricate a body shell for one of them.

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Thanks for looking...

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Edited by - FenderMender on 11/21/2020 12:28:53

tcam

USA

Posted - 11/15/2020 :  17:55:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey for a first try its a ok!
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Bob Nist

USA

Posted - 11/15/2020 :  18:42:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very innovative, and it looks good. I think I have that kit somewhere.
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Skylark

USA

Posted - 11/16/2020 :  02:00:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I needed something like that when I was doing my daily commute! lol

Edited by - Skylark on 11/16/2020 02:01:14
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Tom Weinberg

USA

Posted - 11/17/2020 :  13:41:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! Great job!
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Myron

USA

Posted - 11/18/2020 :  10:21:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work!
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