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#201 TooOld

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:24 AM

Hi everybody ! I haven't posted any pictures yet , but I have been working on my Nash Metropolitan . I've pretty much decided on what I want to do so here it is . I'm using the Revell-o-gram '67 Vette as a donor kit .
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The complete corvette interior will be used . It almost fits perfectly .
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#202 TooOld

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:32 AM

And for now I'm using the big block from the corvette kit . They aren't in the photo but even the inner fenders fit really nice !
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And finally , here's the underside showing the shortened chassis . It's pretty basic which made it easy to narrow the suspension . You can also see the corvette rocker panels inside of the Metropolitans . This was to locate the chassis and also to mount the sidepipes , using the outer panels as covers .
The photo is distorting things , it really isn't twisted like it looks .
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#203 Chuck Most

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:04 AM

Now that's cool! One way to take a Corvette and do something REALLY cool with it. :D Those wheels are unmistakably Vette, but they look right at home on the Metro.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

That Big Block Chevy'll make a Metro move. :blink: :D

Looks like Mike is getting near the finish line with his Matador, too.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:26 PM

I'm close Casey, still trying to settle on a set of rims and then I can say she's done. Bob, that Metropolitan should be one of the coolest ones ever made, I'm gonna enjoy watching that come together!

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:18 PM

OK, she's done! The rims were epoxied in place, the interior and body are now one, and the chassis and body are glued together. Here's the last progress pics, the rims with their brake rotors in place, and a pic of the front and rear, along with two completed shots, enjoy!

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:19 PM

All that's left now is cleaning out the panel lines, and getting a coat of wax on her, then I'll get some outside pics and put her up in the Under Glass section!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:40 AM

Fantastic build .

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:33 AM

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Congrats, Mike. I love the mean, scowling look from this angle.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:13 PM

Looks awesome!

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:31 AM

Well done, it's a beauty, all right. Congratulations.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:20 PM

Alright guys, get back to work on your AMC's, I've got mine finished and it'll be over in Under Glass in a few. But I don't wanna be one of the only ones finished, so get back to the benches and finish 'em off!

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:57 PM

Okay Mike , I've been working on mine the last couple of weeks and I just fit the pieces together to take some pictures .
There is still quite a bit of body work to do , and I'm going to replace the side molding using a smaller size 1/2 round rod . I also want to get the ride height lower than it is .
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Everything else fits pretty good , still need to work on the inner door panels .
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That's about it for now . If you have any suggestions , let me know before it's too late !
Thanks . BOB .

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:34 PM

Bob, just imagine this is a real car, with that beastly 427 upfront, man what a hairy ride this would be! :o

Looking good so far, what color do you have in mind?

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 04:19 PM

Cool little Metro.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:27 PM

I've hit some speed bumps lately, but managed to make some progress on the AMX GT. After looking at pictures online for a few hours, I decided the rear "hatchback" area need some additional thickness, so I added some more styrene around the rear window opening...then filed away too much on the left side of the opening. <_<

I also opened up the left rear quarter window opening to match the near-finished right side, so at least that went well. A coat of high-build primer helped me see where more bodywork was needed, so I sanded some more and decided to start the rear wheel flares using some styrene strip. I think I may need to enlarge the wheel openings again, this time remembering to account for the thickness of the strips. :rolleyes:

Anyhoo, I'm calling this progress for now:

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:24 AM

here's my AMC product, it's a Gremlin...really.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:53 AM

Mike , Now that's different but kinda cool looking ! Hard to make out some of the details , how about a clearer picture ?

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:48 AM

I will have to work on that, photo posted is a scan of a 20 year old photo. I still have that Gremlin though...I actually plan on adding some better finish detailing.

The rear window of the Gremlin is now the windshield, there is a flat-4 in the original engine compartment, the fender flairs are from an 80's Dodge charger kit.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:11 PM

Thats cool. Sort of like the Dodge Deora. Sort of.