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1961 Rambler American Sedan...A resto of an old Johan kit


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#1 BHarrison

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:37 AM

This is the 1961 Rambler I have been working on. I bought it online last month. Its been stripped, a few mild body mods, interior is getting highly modified for the rear wheel wells and the full length console. The bumpers have been smoothed down and their bumper guards removed. The grille is getting a photoetched insert and the body has been polished down some for the clear coat to be shot as soon as weather permits. Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!


This is where I started a little over a week ago....


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Here it is now....
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More pics once I get the interior roughed in and the clearcoat on....stay tuned.....

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:00 AM

Lookin' nice.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:07 AM

that looks cool!

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:08 AM

Lookin really cool.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:15 AM

I love this out of the ordinary stuff. Definitely my kind of build. looks hot dressed in yellow. Stance is perfect, wheels make it pop.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:56 AM

LOOKING GOOD KEEPING THE PICS COMING

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:05 AM

Way to go Bryan! Another classic saved from the garbage!

Nice paint job, love the color

#8 Chuck Most

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:06 AM

Old JoHan plastic + '61-63 American + modern build style = YUMMY!!!! B)

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:46 AM

this is awesome! What kind of wheels are those?

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:53 AM

this is awesome! What kind of wheels are those?


The wheels are from a Maisto die cast and they are Billet Specialties "Fuelie". They scale out at 20"/22" approximately.

Thanks for the comments guys I really appreciate it very much!

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:58 AM

That's certainly different to when you go it, love the paintwork, looking forward to seeing more ....

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:49 PM

Here are some pics of the interior in progress....

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:06 AM

Hey Brian why don't you build a model of your chevy 2

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:42 AM

Hey guys! I came back to post more progress pics and realized that I had zapped my thread when I did a cleanup of my photobucket. I got the car polished out this week, the bumpers are curing in the black phase of getting Alclad, and the interior is painted and has begun assembly. Thanks for looking!

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Paint is polished out....

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and the interior is made up, mocked up, and started to be painted up....

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 03:28 AM

Did you change your photobucket files. Most pics are missing. Of the few left, I'd say well done.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:21 AM

Completed the interior today....
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Also got the Alclad on the bumpers and grille along with the photoetch insert installed......
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:13 PM

Dude, this is gonna be sweet! I'm still looking.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:55 PM

I really like this blocky bodystyle from Kenosha.

Nice work on the P/E grille insert. Was that a generic piece or was it originally designed for a different model/kit?

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:33 AM

I really like this blocky bodystyle from Kenosha.

Nice work on the P/E grille insert. Was that a generic piece or was it originally designed for a different model/kit?


Thanks. Its a piece of the Model Car Garage stuff I cut to fit.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:12 PM

I got alot done today. I installed the interior and the bumpers and grille. Suspension is done. I also turned two aluminum headlight bezels. She is getting close! All I lack is the belly pan and its finished.

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