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#1 plasticbutcher

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:14 AM

This is a long term project I'm working on, The "plan" is this will be a custom hot rod, Custom int. "blown" 426 Hemi, ladder bars, tubbed, and low, I started with an old AMT 1/16 scale 55 chevy and a wild idea,, I have corrected the door jams, scratch built and moved the fire wall back about 4 scale inches to have room for a 426 Hemi engine w/4 speed, I narrowed the rear frame, made wheel tubs and trunk floor, scratch built a new floor pan.
Let me know what you think

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#2 cobraman

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:41 AM

This will be worth watching for sure.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

Looks great so far, I have a 55 i wanna do as prostreet also.

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#4 plasticbutcher

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:35 PM

Thanks guys, I have a lot more work to do, I hope to have more progress pics soon as my camera died after these pics.
I am only using the body, frame and dashboard from the kit, the engine and rear axle are from the Don Garlits rear engine dragster, trans from the parts box, and rest will be scratch built.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:40 PM

This is going to be one great build. Looking good so far and can't wait to see more of it.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:05 PM

Awesome, I wish I had the talent so many of you guys have here.
Makes my cars look like kindergarten kids did 'em.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:21 AM

Looks as if you converted to a two door sedan... I am watching!!!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:47 AM

This will be cool, Rick. I am a big fan of 55 Chevys, even when they were new, they were neat but even better, later on, with a killer motor like you're doing. I can't wait to see more. Ken

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:00 PM

Thanks guys,

Glen, you are right sir. I prefer the look of the sedan so I "butchered" it , and I think it looks much cooler now.
Michael, You just have to try my friend, I have been doing this for 40 years, maybe in 40 more I can win at a show,
Ken, the 55 is favorite of the tri-fives,
I'm trying to get this together for our club contest Saturday for the under construction table,
OK enough gabbin small update with pics
The heart of the beast
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and the door comparison
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Thanks for watching, will have more updates after the show

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:14 AM

Small up date,
She's ready for the show tomorrow,Under construction table
let me know what you guys think---good or bad
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:37 PM

Verrry nice!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:27 PM

Looks TUFF ! I like it. B)
Nice work on the chassis, interior floor and the door conversion. :) Motor looks pretty sweet too. B)
Tagged and watching. ;)

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:09 AM

Thank you for the kind words guys, I had to take a break after the show but now I'm back to the work bench and hope to have some up date pics later today, been carving some seats so not much to show but lots of styrene "snow" on the floor ,
Thanks for watching and comments always welcomed

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:56 AM

Sweet

#15 plasticbutcher

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

Hey guys, Small up date, just finished scratch building the front and rear seats, and I had to reposition the seat risers
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:37 PM

Killer work on the interior. Man it looks great!! The seats look awesome and I love how it folds down. Keep doing what you are doing.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:04 AM

Wow very realistic seats...

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:04 PM

Killer work on those seats.

#19 plasticbutcher

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:44 AM

Thanks guys, hope too get some more work done on it soon, but we are re-arranging the model room soo it may be a few days

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

That is looking great. I hope I can get past the Hemi in a Chevy part :rolleyes:

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