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#1 Joker

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:29 PM

This build is for another forum (H.A.M.B.) build off,but I thought
I'll post it here too. It's a AMT 59 EL Camino. Going to add bubble
skirts with 3 spears in each opening. Haven't decided on rolling stock
yet. Keeping the original grill and tail lites.Getting rid of the door handles.
and the Chevy scripts.Thinking of a two tone finish for this build.
And of course ...some scallops

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This pic shows the 4 Fred Cady decal sheets I picked up from Jim Heller
here in Richmond. Got a white,red,gold and silver sets.
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#2 cobraman

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:32 PM

Looking forward to this build, By the way the 56 looks killer.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:38 PM

This build is for another forum (H.A.M.B.) build off,but I thought
I'll post it here too. It's a AMT 59 EL Camino. Going to add bubble
skirts with 3 spears in each opening. Haven't decided on rolling stock
yet. Keeping the original grill and tail lites.Getting rid of the door handles.
and the Chevy scripts.Thinking of a two tone finish for this build.
And of course ...some scallops

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This pic shows the 4 Fred Cady decal sheets I picked up from Jim Heller
here in Richmond. Got a white,red,gold and silver sets.
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I'm likin' those skirts on the Elky.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:54 PM

Very Nice start I have one in progress too.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 04:16 PM

James.......those bubble skirts are cool.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 04:58 PM

This looks sweet. Man I'd love to find some of those decals.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 04:59 PM

The Camino looks killer. Maybe rid of the cruiser skirts and do fender well skirts instead. It will compliment the lines

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 05:05 PM

Does anyone sell those decals?They are amazing!Can't wait to see how you amaze us with this one.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 05:08 PM

God bless the fifties! Based on your Vicky build, i'm DEFINITELY watching this one!

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:33 PM

Thanks Y'all..
Here is Jim Heller's evilbay link..he's from Richmond and a slot car nut !
He dosen't have a web address yet..he is working on one tho.
http://www.ebay.com/...&_qi=RTM1084481

Thanks for the suggestions..but the killer skirts and the two tone metallic orange and white lightning
color scheme are set in stone...LOL
Might go with some Ben Hur style full wheel covers ...hahahaha

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:51 PM

This is what happens when primer is applied..

The black Dupli-Color primer looked sinister.....so I
broke out some pinner white walls and stash box rims
just for a look see..not too shabby..maybe for my next
El Camino ..I'll go Street Terror ! LOL
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:01 PM

youre right, the black primer does look sinister! im liking it alot

nice work, keep `er goin
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:02 PM

I'm liken this one fer sure. Looks great dressed in Black. I'll keep an eye on this. :) Dan

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:11 PM

It looks great in black suede, but I agree - stick with your plan. The cruiser skirts go perfectly with the lines of the body, flowing down at the same curve as thew quarter panel. I'll be watching this build... and the black-primered followup!

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:18 PM

I'll be watching this,those are some nice decals,diggin the skirts too.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:26 PM

Loving the 90's 1/2 ton Chevy Pickup Steelies on it, never would have thought they'd compliment that Elky the way they do.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:34 PM

Back on track..Kustom track
not the Street Terror track...hahaha
Shaved off the door handles and side scripts,
also removed the tailgate round thingie...
Added the spears to the skirt openings
I made them with half round .040" styrene
sanded them to a point with a sanding stick.
I'm making an orange and white tear drop shifter
as soon as I get some orange styrene.

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Close up pix of tear drop shifter..taken by G.H.
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This pic taken by G.H. at a RAMS club meet.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:57 PM

UPDATE...
Got the white walls and Sombrero Caddy hubcaps from
a 49 Merc ...needed to add cones to the center ..so I
sanded down some spot lites to fit.Also sprayed some mettalic
silver over the primer and then sprayed Roadstar Florida Orange.
Made a hard bed cover to replace the tuck and roll cover that was
in the kit.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:57 AM

Nice, real nice. I like the two tone paint on this truck. I also like what you did to the wheels. Two thumbs up. :)

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:29 AM

SWEEEET!!!