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64 Falcon AFX- Leapn' Lizards!

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Detailed Manifold
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Detailed Manifold
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Butterflys! Here's how...
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Butterflys! Here's how...
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Here it is nearly ready to install. Note the staining on the trumpets. They are silver plate. Next time, I'll seal those babys with a little wax.That wonky one in the back got reglued later.
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Here it is nearly ready to install. …
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The kit seatbelts from the parts box seat are just spliced into tape belts and tied to the scratchbuilt roll bar. An additional brace has been added to the tach mount.
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The kit seatbelts from the parts box…
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Note the toggle switches made from flattened styrene. A chute pull has been added to dash.
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Note the toggle switches made from f…
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The bezel on the tach is made from K&S tubing. The guage is Slippery Arts. The mount is necessary to extend the tach away from the windshield. It has since been detailed with photo etched screws.
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The bezel on the tach is made from K…
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The front draglink pivots with the front end, most of which is scratchbuilt. Note the scratchbuilt rods ends. Later all the fasteners were painted silver. Click on the pic to learn how to make rod ends.
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The front draglink pivots with the f…
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More of the front end. Note the scratchbuilt motor mounts. These will get boltheads later. I think the steerring box is from the Revell 32 as well. The tires are Revell pro stock units sanded to reduce their height. You can also see the hood mounts.
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More of the front end. Note the scra…
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The Ford 9" rear came from the Revell 32 coupe. Note the scratchbuilt leaf springs and U bolts with nuts.
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The Ford 9" rear came from the Revel…
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Bake lines. I hate making brake lines. I got this one right on the second try. For years I have used the wire center carefully cut from the extra twisty ties that come with Glad bags. The U shaped handle on the pumpkin is to mount the parachute retainer.
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Bake lines. I hate making brake line…
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Here is the rear end in place. I took some liberties with the location of the scratchbuilt shocks. The tops are not shown to locate anywhere. Since the rear tub is solid span across without a dropdown, I pretented that the mounting bar was hidden. It work
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Here is the rear end in place. I too…
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These are custom Slippey Arts decals. Dkal Dan is my only source for these. He is responsible for the lettering design. His work is always excellent. I planned to use the red stripes on the sides of the lizzard stripes, but had gold ones made after the re
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These are custom Slippey Arts decals…
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Firewall
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Firewall
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Custom glass. Click on the pic to learn more.
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Custom glass. Click on the pic to le…
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Early mock up. The Lizzard stripes were made by punching out shapes using a craft punch from a craft store. Click to read how.
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Early mock up. The Lizzard stripes w…
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rear 3qtr
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rear 3qtr
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Making tank caps. Click on the photo to learn more.
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Making tank caps. Click on the photo…
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Tach and and fuel tank. The bungs were added to the tank with styrene stock. There is a mate to this tank for water. Because they are nearly identical and so close to each other on the finished model, I made color coded caps.
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Tach and and fuel tank. The bungs we…
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complete 3qtr front
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complete 3qtr front
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Complete low front
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Complete low front
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Complete top rear
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Complete top rear
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Complete hood off
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Complete hood off
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Complete hood off left
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Complete hood off left
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