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Christopher Moroni
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Talk about serendipitous DUMB LUCK!  I came across a USB flash drive that I was about to erase! 

It contains pics from my 1/18 1956 Chevrolet 2-door 150 Sedan build from 12+ years ago. At that time, I had used Photobucket  but let the service expire. Until 20 minute ago I thought these pics were LOST TO HISTORY!  

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Christopher Moroni
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MORE!

IMG 1671 8
IMG 1672 13
IMG 1673 6
IMG 1674 9
IMG 1675 11
IMG 1676 9
IMG 1677 8
IMG 1678 8
IMG 1681 10
IMG 1680 6
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IMG 1682 10
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IMG 1680 7
IMG 1681 11
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IMG 1671 12
IMG 1675 13
IMG 1676 9
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IMG 1678 10
IMG 1681 11
IMG 1671 13
IMG 1673 6
IMG 1674 12
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IMG 1677 11
IMG 1678 11
IMG 1679 12
IMG 1681 12
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john barry
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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEureeka!!!!  nice progress on a swell project Chris......maybe run it by the museum to have it carbon dated?


   
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Christopher Moroni
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EVEN MORE!  

IMG 1671 16
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IMG 1678 14
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IMG 1680 11
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Christopher Moroni
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LAST PART!

Well, unfortunately those are ALL the pics I have, from about 600 taken & posted in a 34-part project posted on Forum 18  about 15 years ago. At least I have these! I haven't seen these pics in YEARS!

Anyway, here's the BRIEF backstory. I built a 1/18 replica of my mother's first car. I started with an Ertl 1955 Chevy sedan and cannibalized & modified parts from about 9 other 1/18 models.

I have never seen another 1/18 1956 Chevrolet 150 2-door Sedan, this might be it. 🤔 🤔 

Chevy 56 150 1
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Ed Davis
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A great set of pictures. I am glad you found them.

Ed Davis
Inverness, Illinois, USA


   
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Mike DeTorrice
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It looks great ! Clearly a lot of work but the results are worth it. Really nice color combination, too.


   
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100Ford2003
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Nice to see those pics again Chris. I did remember that it was going to be a replica of your mom's car. Thanks for posting them again. Do you have an idea as to how many hours you put in on that build ? 

Steve 


   
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Geoff Jowett
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outstanding result Chris. Thanks for the detailed coverage. See you had a 'little' bit of help though!


   
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Christopher Moroni
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Posted by: @100ford2003

Do you have an idea as to how many hours you put in on that build ? 

On the last installment (Part 34 ) I broke down all the specifics.  I barely remember anything now... 🙄 🙄 🙄  I'm guessing  I put in about 60-70 hours, spread over 2 months.


   
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Christopher Moroni
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Posted by: @geoff-jowett

See you had a 'little' bit of help though!

HA! Not really, laziest bunch of guys I ever knew; they just stand there! 😏 😏 


   
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100Ford2003
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Geez Chris, maybe you should have thought about paying those guys a little bit more to help you out more. That's a humongous amount of time to spend on that project but it sure as hell looks great !


   
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Christopher Moroni
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Posted by: @100ford2003

That's a humongous amount of time to spend on that project but it sure as hell looks great !

Thanks, but it averages out to about 8 hours a week for 2 months; I thought that was rather conservative AND, once again, illustrates my laziness. 🙄 🙄  

But, thanks! 😀 


   
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100Ford2003
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You're welcome Chris. That's still a lot of hours of dedication you put into that project.


   
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Marty Johnson
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Chris, I'm DELIGHTED that you found these photos.  This was a monumental tribute to your Mom and finding the photos makes it even extra special.  It would be a shame if they were forever lost!  Now, that will NEVER happen!  

 


   
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