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Bench Update- '65 Malibu Kustom *update 10/22*


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#1 Mr. Metallic

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 05:58 AM

Here's the finished engine for the Revell '65 z-16 chevelle based Kustom I'm working on. It's the straight 6 from the Trumpeter '63 Nova sedan. Very nicely detailed (even though the bottom pulley doesn't locate anywhere). I added some spark plug wires and that's it.

The rest of the parts are all painted, so I'm slowly working on the assembly. i should have it done within a couple weeks. As always, comments and questions are welcome, and thanks for looking.

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:23 AM

Wow that build is going places.....super cool look....nice little mill

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:43 AM

That's SWEET !

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 12:29 PM

I like that you are using a 6 cyl. Very cool.

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 01:56 PM

I like where your going with this project!

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:47 AM

Well, final assembly is moving along. Here's the finished engine, interior and almost finished frame. Interior and frame are all modified from kit parts, except the parts box steering wheel. I had a flash of "brilliance" and decided to add the grille from the '57 Chevy to dress up the front end a bit . I'm really psyched with how it turned out. As always comments and questions are welcome, and thanks for looking!

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:42 PM

Very nice. Your detail work is making it stand out.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 04:36 AM

cool! like the dashboard, how did you pull of those gauges??
and its way cool that ur using the straight6, i love those engines!!

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:16 PM

cool! like the dashboard, how did you pull of those gauges??


The faces were made by MSC Model Products. Not sure if they are still in business. I cut them out and placed them in the opening, and the dropped a couple drop of Micro Krystal Klear on them.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 02:32 PM

Now thats going to be sharp when finished!!!! :D

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 11:11 PM

beautiful! I love the colors. Yhe detail on the chassis with paint really stands out. I've been keeping up on your up dates and it is really coming together quite nicely. The grille really stands out . doug harrell.