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#201 Sport Suburban

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:50 PM

That is perfect. I already have five of those donor kits.


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:15 AM

If they are done by Toledo in October, Can i pre-order and pay for them and pick them up there?



i dont think there will be any ready for toledo

#203 Repstock

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:56 AM

More pics as Chevelle comes ever closer to completion...

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:14 PM

Impressive! This floor pan is perfect! Every detail is very well executed, beautiful work. I really like it! I could see a black Malibu SS with a 454, 4 speed, Vette rallies and Wide Ovals...

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:53 PM

great to see it this far!....would you know what "Donor" kit or kits are going to be needed and what parts from them yet?...

#206 Repstock

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:11 PM

great to see it this far!....would you know what "Donor" kit or kits are going to be needed and what parts from them yet?...


Well, the chassis is from the AMT '69 Olds kit, so I imagine you'll need one of those to finish the chassis and engine compartment. Add engine, wheels and tires of your choice and that should be about it.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:14 PM

I also filled the indentation on the firewall and moved the wiper motor so you'll have room for a power brake booster if you want it. Of course, this was done AFTER the pic was taken. All that's left is to finish detailing under the hood, and then start smoothing everything out.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:35 PM

oohh boy!! I cant wait!!! I think ill order 4 right out the gate

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:23 PM

This is moving very quickly to the must-have list.

Incredibly nice work.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:36 AM

Really looking forward to this one! Nice work and I think you have a hit on your hands.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:25 AM

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Did you add textured undercoating to the wheel wells, Tom? :huh:

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:14 AM

I hate to say this , but the subject matter is of no interest to me. (Sorry guys )

But WOW , watching this come together has me in awe

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:47 AM

I hate to say this , but the subject matter is of no interest to me. (Sorry guys )

But WOW , watching this come together has me in awe


You shouldn't mind saying it. It's the truth. Any subject will have a number of people who have no interest. I am glad you enjoyed watching, though.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:49 AM

Did you add textured undercoating to the wheel wells, Tom? :huh:


Kind of. I had a hard time reaching all the spots to get them blended in seamlessly, and the texture kind of hides it.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:45 AM

OH, man you are killing me. It's at the top of my want list!

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:03 AM

Really looking forward to this one! Nice work and I think you have a hit on your hands.


I quite agree.

Kevin- I'd strongly suggest having scads of these really for NNL-East next year. I'll be taking one myself. From what I'm seeing, this could move to best-seller very quickly.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:01 PM

I snagged this one off of ebay a few days ago. I'm thinking there might be something usable here for the '73 project. It's the AMT re-pop with both a 73 and 74 nose clip. I checked it against the MPC S3 nose and except for the MPC unit being a bit taller in the fender sides area it lines up perfectly on the AMT body. I didn't take any pics of the engine or cage since it's the body we want. I can post more pics if needed, like the bare bones interior tub and such.
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The open clip is the 73 and the closed off one the 74. After seeing them here, i'm going to try and get some better pics. :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:26 PM

Here's some more. So guys, do you think one of these would be a help or a hindrance?
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:28 PM

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The red and blue parts are the MPC Chevelle and are just for comparison. I also snagged an early eighties metal Caprice kit, and I know there was some discussion about a resin kit. The diecast kit I have coming needs some mods to make it correct, but if any casters are interested give me a pm.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:03 AM

The white kit you are showing is actually for a 74 chevelle as it has the small 'slit' quarter window that was meant for the Malibu Classic and the Laguna. The 73 didn't have that feature yet it had the large window as is being modeled on the master. Second, the blue and the red cars are 75-76 model Lagunas, the sloping front ends and the louvers in the quarter window is what gives them away. The front end options you're seeing on the white car are really a 73 regular malibu, 300, SS style with the chrome bumper and the other one for a Laguna with the 'endura' bumper cover. A 75 or 76 Laguna would be nice to have as well though!!