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#61 IMPALA SS 427

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:22 PM

Nice progress, this is going to look great.



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:35 PM

Incredible interior work. You're a crazy man if BMF is your favourite part. But it really does make a difference. I'm hoping for warmer weather too so we can see more updates on the body.



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:39 AM

looking great , :wub:



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:17 AM

Well done.



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:51 AM

Hey Gluhead, this car is looking awesome...!!!  Your interior work is just fantastic... I LOVE it.  Like everyone else, I can't wait to see this thing in paint.  Keep up the great work.



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:59 AM

visor looks great!



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:15 AM

Thanks, guys...glad you like where it's headed.

 

I've mentioned earlier in the thread that I'm saving the engine for a hot rod. Can't leave the bay empty, so I've been picking away at this sbc...just a simple, reliable mill with a bunch of fins thrown at it. Works for me. :P

 

The valve covers are unknown parts box pieces. They're too shallow as is to look right, so I'm making them taller. In this pic, the drivers side has been re-worked and the passenger side is untouched. Any guesses what the air cleaner started out as?

 

Also, I'm having a hard time finding a nice small Rochester 2bbl in my stash. If anyone knows a good kit to steal one from, or possibly has an extra laying around, please let me know. A big carb on this thing would be a joke...it needs a normal sized squirter.

 

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#68 exesivefire

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:42 AM

Man I wish I paid more attention to this build before I lowered mine, yours took more work, but was the smarter way to do it. Always next time though right?

I think I stole the smaller carb outta my revell 64 impala kit, I'm sure it's not perfect for accuracy, but the size was right, and is pretty convincing under the air cleaner I'm using.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:15 AM

Hmmm....dunno, that metallic taste might not work so well with the root beer! :lol:

 

Actually, that sounds pretty good, Chris. I'll enjoy seeing what happens when you get it on the body. I like the visor and the cleanup so far.

 

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

Very cool so far Chris! B)

 

The MPC 1979/80 Monte Carlos have a Rochester 2bbl included (although not that detailed).



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

Sweet build!Cannt wait to see it finished!



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:56 PM

Finally...some progress.

 

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 02:14 PM

That us looking great! I really like that Testers Root Beer. I painted my 68 Firebird in it. Looks even better on this body. I can't wait to see the Blonde Shimmer. I'll have yo look for some.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 02:24 PM

Glad to see this back in the fold, fantastic so far.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:33 PM

nice to see you back on the bench............................ :rolleyes:



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:48 PM

Great work! I've started a very similar color combo on my '50 Olds too; for the roof, I'm using a non-metallic color from Testors' lacquer line: Phonecian yellow(pretty sure it's a Ford color).



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 05:42 PM

Nice one!

When you mentioned "Root Beer" for the color, that caught my eye.

I have a car body that I painted with the Testors "Root Beer" lacquer.

For the contrasting color, I chose Model Master #2909 "Light Ivory".....

Just a thought.....

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:39 PM

Nice project this one,

 

Love the suspension and the interior is a piece of art .

 

O and for the carb i will check out my stash will let you know.

 

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 07:43 PM

nice dude



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:20 PM

'Preciate it.

 

I had to strip the first run at the color due to dirt I missed in the paint cup. Re-cleaned everything but that, so wouldn't ya know it. That in itself was no big deal...an hour or so with the high test alky on a cloth and it was ready to go...but I apparently missed one little sliver while masking the body off, and some alky wicked down through the mask onto the trunk.

 

. Dunkittydunk a day in the junk.