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1/25 Revell Fireball Roberts '57 Ford
Jvandeusen
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 12:59 PM UTC
I am pulling this off of the "shelf of doom" and going to finish it. I started it a year and a half ago and got caught up in planes, some destroyers and a star ship. My stash is real low and I want to finish it up as I am just retired and now have the time. It is pretty much OOB except that I am relocating the exhaust through the trunk and out the tail lights as the original car did. I have about 2 dozen Revell NASCARs under my belt and use to spend a lot of time at Randy Ayers NASCAR site. Here's where I am at.---John




Jvandeusen
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 01:04 PM UTC
Here's the rest of the engine pictures.---John



Szmann
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 09:11 AM UTC
Looking good so far, John. I really wanted to see one of these kits built, because I wanted to buy it more than once.

I'll follow this one.

Cheers!
Gabriel
jimb
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 09:23 AM UTC
Engine & transmission look nice.

I'm actually in the fire department here with a guy named John Van Deusen. Small world.

Jim
Jvandeusen
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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 02:28 AM UTC
Thanks Jim. I have to order paint for the chassis bottom
and body. Will be a few days. What firehouse? My grandfather's
family came over from Netherlands in 1600s to NYC area.They migrated to upstate NY and western Mass.He had relatives in a little town in western Mass. called Van Deusenville.---John
jimb
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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 03:14 AM UTC
I'm a member of the Chittenango Volunteer Fire Department in Chittenango, NY, which is about 12 miles East of Syracuse.

Jim
Jvandeusen
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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 03:39 AM UTC
Cool, say hello to John. My family lives closer to Albany
and in western Massachusetts. I am a Massachusetts native retired to Florida.---John
Joel_W
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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:46 AM UTC
John,
Great start to the 57 Ford. Brings back some really fond memories as my father's 1st car was a 54 Ford which looked just like the 57'.

The engine and transmission really looks quite good.

Looking forward to your next update.

Joel