A good buddy of mine has a 1:1 '69 Chevelle 300 2 door post car that he's had since high school. He's a hard working, blue collar guy with a young family and (you can fill in the blanks here) doesn't exactly have the money to put his car together the way he wants to so it sits under his carport with a cover over it....waiting for that "someday". I went over to his house one day and through some bs'ing, he learns that I build model cars and he goes on to tell me that he has a model kit he bought to try to build a replica of the image he's got in his head for what he wants his car to look like someday. Problem is, he doesn't know how to build models. I had no choice but to offer to build it for him. Next problem is, he's got a 300 model 2 door sedan and the only model kit out there that's close is a Super Sport 396 2 door hardtop (that's a horrible kit to begin with). Nevermind that. We pulled back the car cover and I took several reference pictures, grabbed his unstarted kit along with his wants/choices/desires for what he wanted his car to look like and I was on my way. A couple of years have passed and this is still an on-and-off again project and I need to get this finished up for him.
Now I can explain what this has to do with my '40 Ford Pickup.....as luck would have it, he wants it painted Yellow which is the same color I always had in mind for my '40. So, I was able to order enough paint to paint both models and I will be painting them at the same time. Watch as I try to convert this SS 396 Chevelle into a 300 model 2 door sedan and try to give my buddy some inspiration on a shelf.
Edited by gpugh1976, 04 April 2011 - 09:53 AM.