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62 Impala Gasser

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#1 James2

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

This will be an ongoing long term project. Starting with a Revell Special Edition 62 Impala. I started my quest for the proper parts last year when I found this picture on-line.

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The first thing I did was open the trunk and doors.

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I tried a couple of different front axle configurations, but I like the single leaf spring here. It's just different enough.

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The tires and rear wheels are parts box specials and the front wheels are from the Tweety Pie kit.

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I have a PE set and will be digging deep into the parts box for this one. I hope you enjoy it...


Edited by James2, 24 February 2013 - 06:10 AM.


#2 cobraman

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:15 PM

Thats going to be very cool .



#3 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

OH YEAH !!!



#4 Roadracer

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

Cool subject! I will be watching!



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

Looking really good!

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:37 PM

Looks awesome!!



#7 Fortheloveofgassers

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

Nice job on opening the doors and trunk. Look forward to seeing the progress.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

I'll be watching this one very closely. X-Frame Chevrolets are always nice to see, and I like Gassers, too. Can't wait to see more progress, the stance looks excellent to me and I really like the 1:1 car, too.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

I will watching this project fo sure. It's always nice to see '62 Chevy on progress. Stance is excellent and those opened doors and trunk looks very nice.



#10 James2

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:35 AM

Thank you for the interest and comments on this project. It may be slow going, I plan on taking me time on this one.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:34 AM

all ready looks great James



#12 James2

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:37 PM

This is kinda new territory for me. I will attempt to make the inner door panels as close to real as possible. Here is the beginnings of that, very tedious but will continue forward.

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Also I broke the area where the A pillar meets the fender. I have re-glued it but I think taping the windshield in place should prevent this from happening again.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:42 PM

I have no clue how I missed this build. But I am really digging where this one is going and you are off to a Killer start!!! I will be following along with this build. Nice work James!!


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#14 James2

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:20 PM

Worked on the 62 a little this weekend. Filling the door panel and openings in. Got the rear suspension together and just about have the front axle figured out, the shocks could be a challenge.

Mocked up the 409 with a Garlit's dragster blower, modified manifold and the kit carbs. Thank you for watching along....

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:25 AM

nice work James!!



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:05 AM

Looks Great, I'm following this thread

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:32 PM

Great progress so far



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:02 AM

Great build so far, keep it coming!

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:13 AM

Looking awesome so far. Can't wait for more!!!!!

#20 James2

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:34 AM

Thanks for the interest and comments. I'll still keep this on the Back Burner for now, but I am enjoying the build.