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Flea Market Glue Bomb Chevy - Done
Topic Started: Apr 18 2015, 03:24 PM (1,041 Views)
John Gorday
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I got this at a flea market for $ 3. Someone had glued it all together with out painting a single part. Must have been tube glue and plenty of it. It had 3 of the turbine type wheels on it with the 4th taped to the top.

I dismantled it the best I could, and of course some of the breaks were not clean.

Speedy Elmore sent me some leftover parts from a kit he built, and Lefturns75 sent me some new glass.

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John Gorday
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This is what I have so far.

But, I cannot get the new windshield to fit, I think due to the sloppy glue residue left on the inside of the body at the top. I am afraid if I try to grind it out with my motor tool, I will damage the top too much to get the glass in correctly.

Anyone have any thoughts on how to do this ?

As I see it right now, I can finish it with no glass, or make a dirt car out of it.

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Six banger with 3 carbs. Wheels from my stash. Planning on stock grille with rolled pans. Maybe bare metal foil.

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John, you've done such a good job so far I'd keep trying to make the windshield fit. Just go real slow grinding. Test and fit, test and fit. You'll get it!

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John, if you have a hobby shop close by or maybe a hobby lobby, try this stuff in the pic. I use it to un-build gloo bombs like you found. I use a small brush like you would use for liquid cement and apply it the same way. If you can pry a joint open a little and let this stuff get under the part and work some, it will release the glue. It works really great on old built-ups where the original builder used tube glue. you can wash it off with water. At last count, I have 15 gloo bombs I have taken apart with this stuff and the only time it didn't work was when the part(s) were joined with about half a tube of glue. (Gloo) It is also great stuff for getting the dried paint out of your brushes and is a great cleaner for Testors Lacquer paints.
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Thanks to all.

I will see if my HL or HT has the solvent.

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Got the paint solvent today, although we have house guests for several days starting tomorrow. May be a few days before I can try it.

Could not find it at HL, and was ready to walk away when I spotted one bottle sitting there all by itself. Lucky me.

Got it on a 40% coupon for less than 4 bucks.

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Thanks, Dr. K.

The tow boat captain, Mike Pulley, Super Glue k5 tells me to put it in the freezer for a couple of days, and then try to work with it.

Not sure which way to try first.

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I've heard the freezer thing works, never tried it though. Not sure which one to try first!!
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Well, I tried this solvent stuff today, and it is a miracle drug. Works like magic. But ......... I used it after I had my paint job on, and my sloppiness marred it in a few places.

But I will know next time. This has been a learning experience, and worth the $ 3 cost of a glue bomb.

Hope I run across another glue bomb sometime.

Thanks lefturns75 for the tip.

I will press on.

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LOL! I didn't mention in my post that it will get paint. It will work on the plastic a little but it cleans up well with water and sanding some. I have never tried it on a super glue joint, everything I have used it on was old tube gloo gloo-bombs. I have tried all the other methods but this works best for me and the stuff has other uses so its always good for something. Glad it worked for you and you learn as you go! Keep building em John!
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Thanks. The windshield and back window seem to fit, and I will try to get them in tonight.

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Kool beans, glad it worked out for you John!!!!!
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Will have to look for this at HL. There is one 5 minutes from where I work :)))
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I am calling this one done. Ready to move on. You can tickle them to death, and still not get everything right.

I think I will hold my future glue bombs to stock cars, so my botches will not be so obvious. I will admit that the pictures look better than the model.

Hope you like it. :lol:

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Another view.

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Last view.

Thanks to Speedy Paul Elmore, and Lefturns75 George Woods, for sending me parts and an instruction sheet to help me on this project.

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John,

Hey Mississippi Flash, ya done good. That there is what modeling is all about. Take nothing and make something out of it.

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wow, love that build! wnw wnw
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Nice Chevy John. Way to got!

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Looks pretty sharp there!!!!! Always loved the older Chevies in Baby Blue!!!!!! :))) B)
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Thank you. I appreciate the favorable comments.

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