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Posted By: Graeme Ogg
Posted On: Friday August 30, 2019 at 4:12 PM
On the '59 FM Sunliner ...
... the problem with the roof is that the trailing edge of the front "flap" of the roof and the leading edge of the main roof don't have properly squared-off sections that would sit flush together, so the "hinge" can't quite fully close.

I found that with a little gentle work with a fine file and sandpaper I was able to square off the lower edges of both sections of the roof.

The result isn't exactly an invisible join but the gap is less apparent and the roof sits a little flatter.

Of course, respect for originality (or fear of making things worse) may make you decide this is A Bad Idea. But then I do have a reckless streak.

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Once upon a time diecast makers knew how to make opening features with minimal shutlines. by Harvey Goranson #26315
True... by Robert Jacobs #26315.1
Some of the FM 1/43 cars had minimum shut lines such as the Hudson, by Bob Jackman #26315.1.1
The retractable wasn't that good, quite a visible line across the top on mine. by Harvey Goranson #26315.1.1.1
Kyosho's engine/chassis detail has been superb! Auto Art gets shut lines right, as well. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #26315.
On the '59 FM Sunliner ... by Graeme Ogg #26315.
Thanks Graeme, I'm going to take a look at mine for your fix (EOM) by John Quilter #26315.
Thanks from me too Graeme. Your insight is always appreciated! (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #26315.

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