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67 Camaro Convertible conversion---update 6-14


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#1 novadose71

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:30 PM

My wife has been bugging me to build a 67/68 Convertible for a while now, since I have to make her happy from time to time....here goes :P . I have this started 69 build someone gave me , and a fresh 67 kit to work with so I have been trying to combine the two for a few weeks now, most of that time spent on the interior.
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Both interiors

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Here the 67 door panels and rear seat are free from the 67 tub

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Now fit into the 69 tub. The rear seat was narrowed in the center. Once the glue cured the bottom cushion was cut into 3 pieces from side to side and shortened then I added the seat top to the modified seat.. The next step is to to re-contour the grossly misshapen front seatbacks to look like the real thing, the door panels are getting a major overhaul, and I started adding details to the dash last weekend.

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Chassis was almost made for this body, just had to clip a little ahead of the front wheels to fit the splash pan, and the firewall fits with no mods .

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67's had vent windows that are represented on the clear tree and not very detailed, so I had to add those as well.

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Finished...I need to prime to check my progress and do some finessing but I'm pretty happy with the results

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the 69 windshield fits like a glove too.

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Edited by novadose71, 14 June 2012 - 07:20 AM.


#2 novadose71

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:34 PM

Here's a mockup. Tires from a 66 Charger kit and 65 Chevelle wheelcovers. This will get a straight 6 if I can find a donor, otherwise a 327 from the 66 Chevy II should fit the bill.

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A sneak peak at the 68 Nickey/Dana I am combining with a 69 Z-28. After I get the mods done on the 67, I'll get crankin in this. It will probably get built as a mid 70's street racer.

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Edited by novadose71, 29 May 2012 - 03:39 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:39 PM

That is looking awesome Rob and I will be waiting to see more! Maybe I will hold off selling a couple of my 69 kits so I can attempt this same conversion.

MCW Auto Finishes has a nice resin 6 cylinder if you are in need of one, otherwise the 327 out of the Nova or the Camaro will work!

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:53 PM

In the words of Austin Powers... Yeah Babyyy!!!

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:56 PM

Very nice work. Keep it up. Can't wait to see the finished project

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:23 PM

I'm real interested in your conversion. I built a 67 Pace Car using the 67 Z/28 and AMT 69 Camaro convert. I mainly used the big block and convertible boot from that kit.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:37 PM

Nice work on those vent window frames.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:47 PM

Awesome looking builds...

#9 novadose71

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:44 AM

Thanks guys....I'm hoping to make some more progress this weekend. Maybe even place an order with MCW for the straight 6, but we'll see.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:18 AM

I got a dusting of primer on the A-pillars and windshield frame. I'm pretty happy how it's going, but it will need some final finessing before I can move on and chop off the roof.

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I'm trying a different direction with the seats. The 67 kit seat pattern is almost right, but the seatbacks are grossly misshapen. When raiding a revell 69 z28 for the chassis and drivetrain on my 68 Nickey project (to be posted later), I noticed the seat pattern might be good start for the 67 seats and the general shape is WAY better. Here the area are marked for mods.

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Kit 67 seats in rear, modified 69 in the front....notice the strip around the pleated area that is missing on the 67 seats, this will be a white stripe when painted....... way better......now to remove the headrest

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Headrest's are gone. Some final details to fix up on the fronts and make the rear seat fit. Then it's on to the dash and doorpanels.

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Edited by novadose71, 14 June 2012 - 07:44 AM.


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Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:36 AM

check the trumpeter 63 nova for a very nice 6

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:07 AM

I hate to break this to ya, after you've done all that interior work, but Replicas & Miniatures Co. of Md. has that exact '67 interior conversion, in resin, right down to the factory 8-track player.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:40 PM

Nice!

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:27 PM

I hate to break this to ya, after you've done all that interior work, but Replicas & Miniatures Co. of Md. has that exact '67 interior conversion, in resin, right down to the factory 8-track player.



Thanks Lyle, I need to get one for my upcoming 67 Camaro convertible project.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:41 PM

nice work!! im not a huge camaro fan, but i am liking this build..........keep it goin!

cheers
bryan