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Re: 69c Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:08 am

Brad Pittiful wrote:so just too many to list then? :lol:


At the moment Brad, yes!!

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Re: 69c Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

Postby Lummox » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:47 pm

I'm dying to make a Park Ward hard top Coupe using the roof from #24.

I've done the eye-balling and everything will BASICALLY line up fine, and have the two donors in the bone yard.

Main problem is the angle of the sedan's C pillar is a bit steeper than the coupe's.
That will take some serious slicing and dicing, but anything is do-able with JB Weld epoxy!

I really enjoy this thread Ghosty and have been studying it's many pages. Such a unusual beauty, right up there with the iconic #24.
Learning a lot and I thank you!

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Re: 69c Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:59 pm

Thank you Lum. It is a beautiful model and a forum thread about it was bound to be interesting for various reasons. The way the thread has panned out is sheer coincidence but I hope members have found it interesting and informative.

There is still a lot to be posted here when I can find somewhere to do the photography, because my recent Family issues turning my World upside down means I have lost a lot of spare space I had before the end of 2016.

At least Two members here have done the dhc to hard top you mention, with their finished models probably in here...Tinman's Toybox the Restorations and Customs forum.

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Re: 69c Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

Postby Lummox » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:00 am

Found the butterscotch one w/silver top. Well done.

But it really illustrates how much the rear roof pillars need to be raked forward and thinned out a bit.
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Re: 69c Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:47 am

Lummox wrote:Found the butterscotch one w/silver top. Well done.

But it really illustrates how much the rear roof pillars need to be raked forward and thinned out a bit.


Before we take over this thread with model building tips, I wiil just say that if it were me, I would make new 'C' pillars out of 'Plasticard' as I don not have the right tools to rework the metal of #24's roof.

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