Back in 1975 I originally built this 1958 Chevy Impala. Back then I thought it would be cool to have opening doors, steerable wheels, etc. Of course, it didn't really happen. The doors were awful and the paint was worse. I got glue on the windshield and on the body and pretty much gave up. Anybody else know that feeling?
So last month I ran across it again and had 2 choices - (1) Keep it as is as a memory of my impatient youth or (2) rebuild it. I chose #2 and stripped it down. Originally it was blue, but I went with the red and white color scheme.
I picked up this kit of Monogram's '48 Ford Woody at a swap meet some time ago. Although opened, the guy assured me all the parts were there. Wrong! Thanks to Barkster for the tires, and I'm trying to make do with everything else. I should have known when I saw "wood" contact paper in the box for the sides.
Anyway, I'm loving the detail of this kit, and it's going together nicely. I did make the mistake of gluing the frame parts together before I painted. Found out later I had cut the exhaust up to make it fit between the rails. When will I learn?