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#1 Gramps2u

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:13 PM

Here is some camera phone photos of my 1958 Chevy Impala .

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#2 Gramps2u

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:30 PM

LOL 58's seemed to  like rust, I think I over did this one though.



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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

Very nice weathering, very nice..



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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

  I hate seeing old cars in this condition .   Interesting how the under side of the hood and the hinges didn't rust !



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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:40 PM

This came out very good.........looks real! Love the missing headlight bezel touch!



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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:58 PM

That car is in serious need of a body-off resto!   Good job!!!



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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

I'd like to see the rebuild on this............lol

#8 Gramps2u

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:32 AM

Thanks every one :)  Yea,  those hinges didnt see much weather LOL, a touch of age would be a + . ;)



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

thats great Im super impressed what was your tecknec for doing the sun bleached efect?



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:09 PM

This is my type of build. Absolutely wonderful. What technique did you use to get the surface rust look on the trunk? Great build!



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:02 AM

This is my type of build. Absolutely wonderful. What technique did you use to get the surface rust look on the trunk? Great build!

Ruddy brown primer and a scuff pad & a little weathering chalk.   Thank you



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:09 AM

thats great Im super impressed what was your tecknec for doing the sun bleached efect?

First coat ruddy brown primer , then the color coat  which was "50's Aqua"  the two tone of flat white and some 1500 wet  sanding. then I applied some weathering chalks with light dusting with the air brush of various rust, dust & grime colors..  I never dull coated the finish Dull coat subdues the effect dramatically from my experiences.

I guess all of those years of Being a Narrow Gauge railroader paid off after all. Thank you for the compliments.



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:20 AM

The interior of the car didn't get overlooked. I would take some picks of it but being these were taken with my camera phone & it doesn't have macro they wouldn't come out very well .  It has worn beaten down seats, The interior panel missing from the drivers door exposing the window,& window  track and regulator with a pair of Vise Grips for a window handle. Sun glasses on the dash along with all of the junk left lying around on the floor boards.  The jack & four way in the back seat . Guess the flat wasn't worth fixing?  The  previous owner left one heck of a mess when he ditched this old Chevy.  Seems the owner was from Oklahoma according to the licence plate just about to fall off.  


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