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Rodney J. Williams
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January 10, 2020 · in Automotive · · 3 · 1.4K

This is the what was left over from building Ed's car!
Its' the1960 Starliner model. Since all of the parts looked good with next to no flashing, especially the frame, I choose to build this car.

I decked out the engine with spark-plug wires and left off one of the valve covers so that I cold see the well made valves, etc. It looked real good so I installed the hood in its' up position. I made sure that all 4 tires were the same diameter so that the model set on all four of them.

I used my different colors of Tamiya paints and over coated the entire model with some thinned down future. I did not make a base for it, so it just sits in one of my 90 plastic boxes that has air-tight lids on them.

Now, it's time to post my space ship!
Enjoy! Rodney

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  1. This is really cool Rodney !

    You know how long it has been since I have seen a car battery with the red or green colored caps ? The real Starliners were neat cars for their time. I had a relative who owned a 58 Ford Fairlane retractable hard top / convertible. They just don't make them like they used to. Any of the cars from this era, with the big fins and all, were just gorgeous. Some of them had modern day features, such as air conditioning, power windows and seats, and even seat belts...

    I really like what you did here. This is a great looking cutaway model, and the whitewall tires are like icing on the cake.

  2. I "lucked-out" by being born in the best years of life when it come's to see all the wonderful changes of "Modern Day Life."

    I saw indoor toilets, with toilet paper and no more "out houses" with corn cobs to wipe with. We got rid of our horse and wagon, then polluted our world's atmosphere with exhaust fumes from the gasoline and diesel engines.
    I learned to build a custom 4 bedroom house with 2 bathrooms for $25,000.00 in the 1950's and due to a little bit of inflation, that same house will only cost you $900,000.00 American Dollars today in 2020.

    And yes indeed...I lived in the good car years when you could tell the difference between a Ford/Chevrolet/Plymouth and Studabaker car's and let's not forget the beautiful "fishtail" Cadillac's as I bought two of them during my young life. However, I had to trade them in for baby diapers and everything else that goes by being married and again I lucked out at that by being married to one lady for 57-1/2 years.

    Today, you can not tell the difference between the cars that are made. Now it's time for me to post my "SpaceShip" and get on board as we are going out to the planet Mar's and ruin it.


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