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#1 wgflatliner

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:21 AM

Hey everybody!

I am starting up a lowrider build off and would be interested in having some folks joining in! Trying to keep the idea of the lowrider magazine tour, this would be the same concept but on a smaller scale.

Here are some general rules:
You can use any car truck or van that you want.
You can build a traditional lowrider with the wire wheels or mags, or you can build a bomb style lowrider. Euro cars are ok too.
Paint can be anything from mild to wild, same as interior.
More than one entry is ok.
Deadline is December 31 2012

On my bench I have a revell 63 impala, and so far I have only got as far as opening the doors and shaving the handles. In progress is the door jambs.

It's going to have multiple shades of green over a gold base and I'm gonna call it leprechaun. Gold wheels.

So who else wants in on this?

Builders list:

Flatliner 1963 impala Leprechaun
Cool hand (Luke) 62 belair
Joker (James) 76 caprice
Steve milberry 74 glasshouse caprice
Moparmagiclives (Shane) 57 Chevy
Cranky 65 ford ranchero
Sam cates 66 riviera

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:32 AM

Sure! Can you show more progress photos?

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:10 AM

Here is a start on mine.

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And I'm going to try my hand at airbrushing a mural on either the hood or trunk something like this
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:05 AM

Mark, this is a great idea, and I haven't built a lowrider yet, I think this is a great chance.

Count me in!

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:55 PM

Count me in for sure.

Currently working on a AMT 62 Chev Belair.
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Its not going to be over the top or have a flashy paint job, just going to look like a clean daily driver.
Paint job is done,will post up some pics soon.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:25 AM

Paint job on the Belair,my usual and favourite colour of course.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:58 AM

LOL, this might end up being a 62 Impala lowrider CB! I'm thinking of building one too. :P

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:33 AM

LOL, this might end up being a 62 Impala lowrider CB! I'm thinking of building one too. :P


Mines a 63 actually! :)

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:03 PM

Whatever you want to do steve, it's up to you!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:33 PM

Ive been wanting to build a caddy that I have stashed away for some time now, if i still have time once i finish my promod you can count me in.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:23 PM

Count me in with a 1976 Caprice.
White interior..Dupli-color Cayman Metallic body
Having issues downloading pixs ..
have to clean up disc space.
Still taking build pix tho.

James aka Joker

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:17 PM

i'm glad to see you guys are interested.

here's where i'm at so far.

i made hinges and almost finished the door jambs on the driver side.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:51 AM

nice kewl idea if i find time with all the other builds im doing i mite start a LOLO :)

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:40 AM

I need to find the other impalas and will be happy with the new revell caddy kit coming back.

Glad to see there is interest!

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:22 PM

As soon as I get my revell entry started and finished..hehee, I'm in with a 57 chev. I've been wanting to do a model of B Reals green 57 from the late 90s for a wile now. Gunna have to get some info now I guess

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:47 PM

Mark, I really like your progress so far.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:39 AM

Mark, I really like your progress so far.


thanks! i'm using your hinge tutorial that you had on youtube. works great!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:03 PM

alright, some small amount of progress outside of working on my 1:1 project.

i did manage to get the frame painted. started by spraying gloss black, then alclad chrome followed with alclad transparent yellow to get the gold look.

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i will try to get to working on the door jambs here in a bit and save the other hinge for the model club meeting tonight as a way of sharing doc's knowledge in making hinges.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:52 AM

Mark, that's some great progress. You guys got me salivatin' over doing one of these. And although I want to build a 62 Impala, I think I found my subject for this build.

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It's on its way and I can't wait to get it so I can start. Should be here by the weekend.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:00 AM

Mark, that's some great progress. You guys got me salivatin' over doing one of these. And although I want to build a 62 Impala, I think I found my subject for this build.

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It's on its way and I can't wait to get it so I can start. Should be here by the weekend.

That's going to look awesome, Virgil! Can't wait to see it

Btw the carpet monster ate my water pump last night. If I can't find it I will need to buy another kit.

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