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#21 GTMust

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:44 PM

Thanks Aaron.

Here's a pic of the Plymouth body.

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While I was looking for the Plymouth I also found this AMT 289 Cobra in my stash. I'd like to add this one to the list as well.

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Is that OK?

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:11 PM

Here's the pics that I mentioned earlier. I've had to put them up this way instead by the looks of it.

To give you an idea of what's happened so far, that I didn't mention in my first post for this one.

The body has been sectioned about 2 milimetres through the middle. That then made me take the same off the back end behind the rear wheel arches as they then hung too low. Still need to do some raising of the front as well now. I've added styrene to the headlight areas and I'll be putting 57 chev headlight buckets in. I'll be modifying a "custom" 58 front to replace the original 56 grille etc including making the grille bars. I've also got plans on a 67 mustang front bumper to go on. Still trying to think of a custom style rear bumper, but I'll decide on that later. Might have to try and scratchbuild something, but trying to avoid that if I can just put something else on with only minor mods. I've also changed the vent window area to look more like the 58 chev style.

I think that's all I've done so far. It's progressing slowly. This will be my most modified model once it's finished. A lot of first's for me to get this one done. Which is why I started with the glue bomb in the first place.

This is the extended piece to the back window, and is now the new pillar, as most of the previous one is now gone.
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Sideview of the roof changes. Still need some more tidying up for a smoother finish and look. (hopefully)
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Rear suspension set up on the new chassis, so far. Still need to add shockers, or air bags etc. This is the stock "custom" delray diff and brake setup. The chrome part is from the parts box. No idea what they are from, possibly the 55 belair "street machine" maybe. As I didn't use very much of the gasser style setup on that one.
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Chassis getting closer to being completed. Still need a few more things to be sorted out before I look at painting it.
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A quick pic to compare the overall height difference between a standard ride height 56 and the new height.
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Still needing a few more touchups to the body work before I can put this into primer and start on an interior. It'll probably be mostly scratch built, using parts box seats etc.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:18 PM

That 67 Plymouth would look awesome as a pro tourer. Or is that just me thinking that way. ;)

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:31 PM

Well, one AMT Cobra in the running, rules out mine! :lol:

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:21 PM

Here's some more shots of my progress on my '65 Corvair restoration:

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Well whaddaya know! It was maroon under the purple paint! The first dunking in the Simple Green took it down a layer. Let's see what another night in the bath will do...

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Ah, that's better. Now I can see what I have to work with...

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... And what's there ain't pretty! The license plate pocket was hacked out to make room for the "front" of theengine, and the air exhaust grille was mangled in the process. That's a problem, since the 1965 Corvair used a one-year-only style of grille. The reissue is a 1969, so I'll have to modify that for the correct appearance.

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A comparison between the rear of the donor body and the "Bomb" You can see the difference in the air exhaust grille - it's two small grilles on the '65 and one larger one on the newer body.

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Now simply cut on the dotted line (Or in this case, the edge of the masking tape!)...

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... And this is what you come out with.

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After adding a pair of thin reinforcement panels inside the engine bay cut to the contours of the quarter panels (to make finishing it easier), I attached the new rear clip. I had the engine lid from the donor kit taped in place during the process to make alignment easier. On the bad side, the finished model won't have the molded-in "1965" in the license plate pocket. On the GOOD side, I'll have a computer-generated copy of the actual license plate the car had on it when I owned it on there instead!

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I thought I'd throw in a shot of the disassembled interior tonight too. Not too much to work with here, but the basic bucket is salvagable. I'll be replacing the "Corsa" dashboard (only available in the 1965 and '66 annual kits and never reissued) with the 3-gauge unit from the '69 Monza reissue since the 1:1 car was a Monza, not a Corsa. (I already have a project in mind for the Corsa part) The package shelf is M.I.A., but I'll graft the one from the donor kit in later on. The seats obviously came from a different kit - I'll have to dig up a set of correct 1965 Corvair buckets from my spares. Hey, how about that console, complete with a TV? Just what you need in your V-8 powered Corvair drag car, right?

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Some of this may find it's way to the parts box, but most of it is junk. Two questions: 1) Can anyone identify that engine? And 2) Can anyone USE that engine??? :lol:

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How's this for a bonus? Six, count 'em SIX authentic sixties-vintage AMT 13" whitewalls! (Two pairs had been joined with white glue and painted black to make the car's drag slicks. They came apart easily and cleaned right up! That ring in the middle is the glue that held one set together.) Four of them will be going on this model, and I already have plans for the other two.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:10 PM

Tony, good choice.
Jim, nice job!

I started work on my 64 Imperial. First step, repainted the body.
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 06:51 AM

Well, one AMT Cobra in the running, rules out mine! ;)


Nothing in the rules that I can see that says we can't have two of the same car. We'll probably be building them differently anyway. :D :)

Go for it Chuck......

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:05 AM

I'm gonna be building my Cobra as a daily driver/weekend racer..... something like this: I think this is actually a later model than the 1962 AMT version (maybe 1964 or 1965?), but it gives an idea of where I plan to go.

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I was racing a Mini Cooper back around the same time and I can vividly remember one of these privately owned Cobras flashing past me on the back straight at Mosport, near Toronto.

Haven't decided on colors etc. yet... get to that when the existing yellow disappears after a couple of coats of "Easy Off". Must admit, I do like that silver/blue.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 09:26 AM

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Some of this may find it's way to the parts box, but most of it is junk. Two questions: 1) Can anyone identify that engine? And 2) Can anyone USE that engine??? :lol:


hey tell you what pm me some better pics of the engine and i may be able to help and i may pending on condition of parts be able to use the intake setup on it! B)

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 10:56 AM

i took a quick look at the donor body and it looks like the paint will come off fine (its coming into the shower with me later tonight to get cleaned up)

however, i appears 3 out of the 4 roofposts are broken so it will need some extra work

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 12:38 PM

Wow that 56 is insane I wanna cut one up now

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 05:02 PM

That's a 289 FIA. It has a flared-arch body but had the 289 engine and chassis. It'd take a fair amount of work to make one from the AMT kit.


Whoops.... that's not exactly what I had in mind, Mark. The FIA body is more like the Revell Cobra 427, I know. No, I'll be using the stock 62 Cobra body without modifying it.

Actually I was referring to the paint scheme concept, different numbers but the same general idea. I will also use different wheels (alum mag. type to be selected) and wider tires instead of the kit wires and skinnies. I haven't yet checked the suspension detail but some lowering will also be in order.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 05:31 PM

Hey guys!

Good to see this thread coming along so well!

I've completed concept sketches of my f250 vette truck, and bot did I have some whacky ideas!

Here's the list of mods:

-53 vette front end
-53 vette rear end
-Suicide doors
-Roadster conversion (no roof)
-Chopped roof
-see through bonnet
-Silver with purple flames (Tamiya for once lol)
-426? Blown Hemi
-Revell 36 Ford 18" five spoke wheels.
-Custom made grille
-Awesome stereo components

More soon :rolleyes: Pics soon also.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:23 PM

Another day, another set of pics on my Corvair restoration...

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This shows the top side of the chassis from the "Bomb" on the right and the brand spankin' new part from the reissue on the left. The old part has too many issues to be salvagable, but the new one will take some modification to duplicate the original 1965 unit. AMT modified it over the years to the point that it just won't look "right" to anyone who knows Corvair models... Me, for instance!

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Left to right: An original 1965-'66 AMT annual Corvair chassis, the modified reissue chassis, and the used-up original from the "Bomb", along with the parts that had been added to it.

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Same as above, but showing the undersides of the parts. I had to modify the rear frame rail, add the rectangular hole for the optional turbocharger plumbing, and replace the stubby locator nubs up front with screw holes.

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Here's the interior bucket with the package shelf from the donor in place. The tabs on the back of the part are the hinge retainers for the engine lid.

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The "Bomb" used the custom wheel from the kit, but this model needs a stock steering wheel. The only correct steering wheel in my parts box had a badly broken rim, so I had to fix that. On the right it the wheel from the donor kit - right diameter, wrong center section...

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... Solution: Graft the wheel rim to the spokes of the 1965 wheel. First, I cut the rim carefully from the donor part and removed the partial rim from the '65 part. Then, after smoothing the new rim, I carefully filed reliefs into the faces at the ends of the spokes of the old-style wheel center so that the glue would have the right contour to bond the pieces together.

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Voila! A new, usable 1965 Corvair steering wheel!

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:27 PM

Actually I was referring to the paint scheme concept, different numbers but the same general idea. I will also use different wheels (alum mag. type to be selected) and wider tires instead of the kit wires and skinnies. I haven't yet checked the suspension detail but some lowering will also be in order.



If you need a new home for the "Kit wires and skinnies" let me know. I think they'd look great on an upcoming "High-End Luxury" concept Corvair model I've been thinking about. :lol:

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 03:40 AM

If you need a new home for the "Kit wires and skinnies" let me know. I think they'd look great on an upcoming "High-End Luxury" concept Corvair model I've been thinking about. B)


Send me a PM with your address Jim and I'll get them to you in the mail as soon as our mail strike(!) is over.

Tony.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 07:31 AM

Count me in, '69 Charger with 426 Hemi. Blue with white vinyl top and interior. I have two Chargers that have bit the dirt so if something becomes broken I can always go to the other! :huh: That's the purpose right?

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 08:40 AM

I have dissasembled both models, pick what will go with what. and put the corresponding parts in brake fluid. Now its just a matter of wainting. :lol:

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 12:25 PM

I wanted the engine to stay pretty much the same, so I removed the 727 and shot it with a new coat of aluminum.

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I removed the grill from the Hemi car and gave it some paint touchup.

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When I first built the Hemi car I used a Morgan Automotive Detail pre-wired ditributer. Being as carful as I could I was able to remove it and clean it up. Here it is re-installed on the Hemi.

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I used the seats from the 440 car since they would require the minimal to clean up. Here they are ready for a coat of primer.

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I decided to use Magnum 500's on this car, so I dug around in my parts box and found a set. They will be in redline tires.

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I hope to have the body out of brake fluid tomorrow.
Enjoy!

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:23 AM

The interior is coming along good.

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I redid the console. This is a automatic car so I had to scratch up a shifter. It still needs its black knob.

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The completed Hemi. Pretty ain't she. My cat decided he was going to pay a visit to the desk and so happily gave my prewired dizzy to the carpet gremlins.

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The redline tires.

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The body is in need of another night in the brake fluid.
Enjoy!
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