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#1 Joker

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:43 AM

Got this project going over on the 2012 Lowrider Tour community build.
But since it's leaning towards the Kustom side I'm posting it here.
The kit is the Revell Speed Shop Express Chevy Panel.
I've redone the interior and made flush fitting skirts that follow the
bottom curve of the rear fender.But what I wanted to share was the
body work on the Phantom Wagon part.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:48 AM

Nice. Knowin your other builds, this one should be nice

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:53 AM

I like it already. I love deliveries, but a 2-door window model is something Chevy should have done in '53-4. Nice work so far.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:57 AM

Sick work!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:32 AM

KEWL!!! B)

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:48 AM

Nice!!!!!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:03 AM

Actually, I like YOUR styling moreso than the original wagons style!!! VERY nice lookin so far. :D ;)

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:59 AM

it reminds me of an Australian car, I love it!

Simca Aronde P60

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:02 AM

dang!!! i like it so far.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:10 PM

no that is cool!!! keep it goin!

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

AWWwwwwwwww that is SWEET!!!!!!!,love the ride height.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:52 AM

James,

You bringin' that to the meeting Thursday night at Hobbytown?
I can't wait to see it up close.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:55 PM

James,

You bringin' that to the meeting Thursday night at Hobbytown?
I can't wait to see it up close.

Rick in Richmond


Yup...
Just finishing up the rounded hood corners and the molded grill
opened the back window wagon style.Hooded head lites,peaked fenders
and hood.
Oh..and I'm also bringing the Purple 59 Ferd Longroof..LOL

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:38 PM

Definitely looking forward to more progress.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:56 PM

A little update....
Played around with different grills.Going with tube grill.
Made a visor but I might not use it.Molded the grill surround and
angled the head lite buckets forward.Also lowered the windshield
and made new trim for it.


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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:58 PM

Two more brighter pixs..

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Thanks again...
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:47 AM

The grille and headlights look good . And I vote for keeping the visor . . . it looks cool !

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:28 AM

Painted the roof with Testors Phoenician Yellow Lacquer
and the body and visor with Testors One Coat Root Beer.
Kinda like a Rootbeer float ....LOL
Added flat black to the door seams,flush skirts,and rear gate then I resanded the whole body.
This will darken the seams with the final paint coat.Still undecided on the wheels and tires
..right now it sits on Lyles 48 Chevy style rims..Might go with 55 Chevy full wheel covers.
Fly fishing is taking over my spare time and it seems like this build is dragging a bit.

Pay no mind to the red and the orange Chevies...they are there for encouragement.
The 51 is a stalled build and the red one is like 15 years old.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:41 AM

Jim, I'm suprised that you didn't use some of the Copper mesh you have on hand ............. Ed Shaver

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:45 PM

Paint update...

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the obligatory rear view mirror accessory ...
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