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Rebuilding an AMT '61 Imperial


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#1 Ron Hamilton

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 07:42 PM

This one was not a complete glue-bomb, but she was pretty dirty, and had some strange goo all over it, along with the customary broken windshield frame.Posted Image

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I got it apart and it cleaned up nicely.

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It was missing the wheels and tires (I have a set from the '63 Lincoln Kit, which are the correct wheelcovers, and some Satco Firestone Deluxe Champion Half Whites), and I got a boot and headlamp panel from the Modelhaus. I'm currently doing the body prep for paint, as I have not decided on the color combo, but I plan to do this one replica stock.

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 08:02 PM

Cool! I nearly gave away a '59 HT I scored this afternoon. It was missing a wheelcover, a custom skirt and the wheel backs, but not a car I dig. A buddy of mine does like 'em, so he bought it for $5.00. Heck, it only cost me $2.00.

I'll be interested to see how yours comes out.

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 01:21 AM

Cool! Looks like a fun project. I'd like to find a '61 HT like that to restore, or a resin. The CV's seem much more common.

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 02:44 PM

Very interesting project. I like the different builds.

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 03:08 PM

I really like these types of projects! Should be awesome 8)

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 04:25 PM

While I like that Idea, I may go the replica stock route on this one, as I have seen these built only as street machines with big tires, and a slammed stance. Gotta be different.