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Buck Baker '58 Impala

07 July 2014 - 01:54 AM

I'm starting to work on a '58 Impala to replicate Buck Baker's convertible.  I've found very few reference pictures.  Where can I get more information?  

 

Thanks.  


1958 Plymouth

06 June 2014 - 02:13 AM

I've always wanted to build "Christine", but once I started on it I just wasn't feeling the red and white.  So I chose blue and ivory, with some flat gray for the spear and seat inserts.  

 

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I liked the kit, but had some fitment issues putting it on the rails.  But for a shelf model I can live with it! 

 

Enjoy! 

 


My Own Glue Bomb '58 Impala

06 June 2014 - 02:09 AM

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.  

 

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I found pictures of interior colors.  A bit strange to today's standards, but it worked for '58!

 

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I've still got some issues (like the carpet monster eating the rear taillight bezels) but it's moving along! 

 

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Comments welcome!


1948 Ford Woody

01 May 2014 - 12:53 AM

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?  

 

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Wired the engine, thanks to a good wiring discussion in the Q & A section.  It's not perfect, but I enjoyed the challenge

 

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More later! 

 


1948 Ford flathead wiring

03 April 2014 - 05:04 PM

I'm loving the quality of parts in the Monogram 48 Ford Woody kit. But I'm real hesitant to start drilling the "crab style" distributor. Any tips on how to wire this up?

Thanks!