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#1 The Creative Explorer

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:15 AM

A mouthfull, but it is what it is. When looking through my stash for a nice build that I can complete before the nationals, I ended up with the Chevelle Wagon. I had idea's that were mild custom, but then my eye landed upon a started '67 Chevelle ProStreet kit and I was wondering if it would be doable to combine those 2 kits. Remarkably, it fits without too much hassle.

Idea's popped up my mind and soon I had a theme for the project; Daddy's ride. The Chevelle will be build both ProStreet chassis/engine wise and Custom on the body/interior.
I will finish this project with some items that makes it clear, this is daddy's ride.

The colors were imagined quite quickly, I wanted red/red. I used Rosso Ferrari en Rubino Micalizzato, Both Ferrari OEM colors. First reaction of my wife; Those 2 colors don't go together, you can't do that. But most of you know, I do have my way around colors and I thought it would work out. So I went ahead and used those colors and also used it for the interior theme.

The box-art
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And here I started with making my own Outlaw-hood. I found a few resin hoods, but I didn't like the look of those, so I decided to make my own.
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I cut out the original SS 'intakes', maybe I can use it for a future project.
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And glued the outlaw part on the hood.
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Time to sand and sand and sand
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:19 AM

Due to the prostreet character, I wanted a race gastank in the boot, I made it from styrene sheet. here is the template I made
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Cut it out...
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And glued it together. I made it a little too big, so I will shorten it a little
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I also modified the springs of the hood. I removed the molded in springs and replaced it with real springs
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And the first picture of the colors of the car. I am working here on the BMF.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:22 AM

The engine so far
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And the lower part of the dash
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Still working on the BMF, it really worked against me on this project.
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I added a little extra BMF on the roof, made it to resemble the Chevy-logo a little.
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The chassis that I will be using for this project. Since the wheeltubs will be visible, I painted them too.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:25 AM

Almost done with BMF
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And finally done. Finally!
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The rear-seat will be installed and also used.
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The smaller gas-tank
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And a little addition for on the rear-seat, anyone a idea what this end up being?
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Another addition
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And I worked a little bit more on the back-end.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:25 AM

Sufferin' succotash, that looks wonderful. The colors make it POP, and the details make you look twice. You are clearly working on a nice model there, Erik. Please keep it going.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:36 AM

SWEET! Looking good!!!

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:02 AM

i love the colors - lookin great so far keep it up.oh! by the way if your not gonna use the 67 im needing the front clip - grill,fenders and hood?

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:41 AM

Looking great so far. Your BMF work is really good!

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:03 AM

I also like the colour choice.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 11:52 AM

It's funny, I've started sort of on a similar project. Gathered parts mostly..... Your wagon looks cool. Wifey was wrong, the colors do work together!

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:43 PM

Nice wagon!! They look awesome with fatties under the rear.....

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:55 PM

Nice wagon! Car seat between the rear tubs with the teddy bear?
Neat concept and great colours!

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:01 PM

Can't wait to see this completed.....looks beautiful thus far!!

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 03:41 PM

a baby seat ?

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:31 PM

Wow, great looking body! I like those colors and paintjob is beautiful. Wheel wells on the rear are looking very good too, and engine looks great so far. That cowl hood looks cool too, great idea of using that '67 Chevelle scoop as a basis.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:38 PM

Awesome Paint job. :o
Hood is looking Good.
Nice baby seat.. :D
Can't wait to see how this turns out..

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 02:43 AM

Thanks all for the nice comments. It is appreciated. But if you see something where I messed up, please let me know too.
@tony, Todd and Rodney; Correct! It will be a babyseat and installed on the rear-seat.

Work progressed and I am working mostly on the mechanical parts.

I worked a bit more on the engine, added pulley's and some PE
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After installing the exhaust's, I thought it would be a nice touch to add some heat-shields, I made them from aluminium
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A dryfit with the interior, The gearbox is too high and the engine sits too high on the front-mounts, 2 issues that needs to be adressed.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 02:45 AM

A better view with this picture.
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the engine got his place on the chassis, it still needs detailling, but that will come later.
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I also started on the rear-axle
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 02:52 AM

And the headliner is finished, it is two-tone, a bit hard to see in this picture
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But better in this one.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:24 AM

sweet looking grocery getter eric. i like the paint job a lot. keep up the great work.