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#361 martinfan5

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:39 PM

Been working on this, just forget to get the pics posted, almost done with the chassis
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here is the engine, still have a few things left to do, but I am thinking about just gluing the hood shut to be honest
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and the interior, I should of used a little darker tan, I also switched steering wheels, I took one from a AMT Dodge van and added a the gear shifter and turn signal stalk, not sure if I how they both look
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And I stripped the chrome, and sprayed the grills with aluminum and then did a wash
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and the wheels , these are from the 70 Roadrunner kit, so this is posing a challenge, the wheels are 1/24th, the kit is 1/25th, and trying to find a set of tires that will fit the wheels and not be to big on the car .
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:28 AM

Very cool, I like all the changes and mods you're making.

I'm working on the Gotham City PD version of this kit. It has some issues, overly large wheels, the interior does not seem to fit properly into the body, and then there's the engine bay. *sigh*

Maybe I'll get some pics posted soon.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:03 AM

OK here are some pics of my Gotham City Police Cruiser!


During an initial test fit, I found the engine bay didn't quite measure up.
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I used some styrene to help fill the gaps.
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The wheels on this kit are way too wide, but with some trimming and shimming, I managed to get them "tucked".
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Coming along.
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Thanks for looking,

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:41 AM

So many Monacos ... so little time.


I gotta get started!


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#365 martinfan5

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

Nice work so far, I pretty much made mine a curbside, I will put the engine back in it one day, but no matter what type of glue I used, it kept coming free,oh well :lol:

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:33 AM

So many Monacos ... so little time.


I gotta get started!


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

Going to be starting a 1991 or 93 Caprice Phx PD build soon for one of entrys for Dec club theme, what color was the chassis on the Caprice's ?

Edited by martinfan5, 01 November 2012 - 07:13 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:13 AM

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

Thanks Cheif , looks like the frame rails are black, I couldn't even find that in a image search

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:13 AM

Underbody is dark gray, frame rails are black, semi gloss at first, but flat soon after hitting the road. Engine and tranny aluminum, valve covers black. Drive shafts were steel and the rear end was black. Steel springs and a dark dark gray/black gas tank. It was a composite material.

Don't forget the radiator and heater hoses on a LT1 equippied car were light green. Don't worry about plug wires, you cannot see them when the hoods open.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:06 AM

Underbody is dark gray, frame rails are black, semi gloss at first, but flat soon after hitting the road. Engine and tranny aluminum, valve covers black. Drive shafts were steel and the rear end was black. Steel springs and a dark dark gray/black gas tank. It was a composite material.

Don't forget the radiator and heater hoses on a LT1 equippied car were light green. Don't worry about plug wires, you cannot see them when the hoods open.

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Good info G, thank you, so I got the chassis painted right then, still have some work to do on it

Here are some pics
Started with primer on the chassis,
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then masked of the middle section, and sprayed flat black , and this what it looked like once the tape was removed, I had to touch up a few areas, and the cross member bar had to hand painted.
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Mock up pic of the engine, painted Krylon matte aluminum then hit with dull coat lacquer , and the valve covers painted FL black , still need to paint the oil pan/tranny bottom
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and the front and rear suspension piece's , painted matte black
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and the body, in white primer, mold lines have been removed
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Edited by martinfan5, 04 November 2012 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

Looking good so far.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

The body is getting painted, I am going to sand it with 3600 and then do one final wet coat, the interior has been painted as well, but its a little bit to lite, so I am going to mix up a little darker shade and repaint it. I can show that I have started working on making a new partition
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and I am going to change the front seats, going to a 45/45 set up, here are the seats, taken from the Impala ss kit, I forgot to paint them
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:56 PM

Jonathan the front seat you want is included in the original Caprice taxi/police car kit the SS came from. I'd look for one of those before converting the "ahem" unpainted buckets.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

Jonathan the front seat you want is included in the original Caprice taxi/police car kit the SS came from. I'd look for one of those before converting the "ahem" unpainted buckets.

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I was reading a spec sheet for the caprice and it list both options, but that was for a 93/94, so would it be different for the 91?, I know PHX PD used the 45/45 split on there 94/95 9C1's , not going to post the photo, the link will show what I am talking about
scroll down to the fifth pic and you can see the 45/45 split
http://www.cardomain...evrolet-caprice

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

Here is the interior pics, I tired to get as close to the med blue that was used, should also add I the body is painted, just letting it finish curing before I figure out what way I am going to smooth out the paint.
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This is a mock up, I have since painted the tunnel black
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Edited by martinfan5, 11 November 2012 - 08:01 PM.


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:07 PM

Hey, Loooky dere!


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:22 PM

Yep, even used the A/B to paint the interior
I need to start build #2 for Dec, but thats my secret build so I dont think I will be doing WIP on it , ok its not a secret , three people know about it :huh:

Edited by martinfan5, 11 November 2012 - 08:23 PM.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

As far as I know the '91-'94 models used the same style front bench seat when ordered. Remember it was about this time OSHA and CALEA mandated equipment comply with air bag deployment zones. Hence buckets, as this allowed more room to mount various bits and bobs between the seats away from the airbags. My '93 had the 45-45 front bench with the center arm rest removed to allow a shotgun to be mounted.

It is conceivable to have a 91-93, such as you have built, with buckets. BTW that photo you refer to is of bucket seats, not a 45-45 bench.

Also recall 91-93 models offered black, dk. blue and tan color interiors only. 94-96 switched to a lt blue/gray, tan, maroon (yes maroon) and charcoal.

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