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1960 Impala Custom and his Hemi Hydro

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#41 TFchronos


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:36 AM

Wow, awesome job on both car and boat. :)

#42 Sixties Sam

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:04 AM

Wow! Very creative work! Styling the boat to match the Impala was a great idea. Good color scheme, too. Nice job!



#43 Dyno Davo

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

WOW, super cool.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:01 AM

:o Wow... what an idea, this looks awesome. You have great skills to get the impala and boat looking sooo perfect, this would make one hell of a 1:1 project...

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:18 AM

Hi, very nice build,


I like combo, color

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

Thank you very much for comments buddies!

I appreciate it.


@jason: .

Thanks Dominik, that would be great. I used to have a kit when I was a kid that had a chevy step side pickup with a race boat on the back, " Revell Mach 1 formula one Racing" and never finished it. After seeing this build I've been looking for different kits with boats and came across one that has a chevy truck with a hemi-hydro boat on the back and I would really like to get that kit and hopefully finish it this time. What kit did you build yours off of? Again, great looking build.

sorry, i forgot to search for wip-pictures. i will do it this weekend, cause my pictures on the server were gone...looking forward to find them.



Beautiful, I love the '60 Chevy and the boat just puts it over the top. Super Cool build. May I make a suggestion? Maybe, just maybe add some lights or decals on the back of the boat to mimic the tail lights on the back of the car. Just throwing it out as a thought. It's bad a$$ either way. B)  :D   

 perhaps, you will laugh: i thought about it, to make some backlights. but after painting white, it looks so smooth...


Thanks again for comments!

Edited by Dominik, 07 February 2013 - 09:40 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:00 AM

i searched my storage and here they are...some pictures of the progress :)
First a look in the enginebay of the Impala:
...and a look inside:
Lets go to the Customboat.
The selfmade dashboard:
The parts of the body  i needed...
...and the first fit on the Hemihydro.
you see the backside from the boat at this time is still there. i partly cutted out the sidewalls, to fit the "doors" from the Impala in a smooth line with the boatbody:
here i cutted out the back of the boat, filled the sidetrim with styrene and built the separation between the engine compartment and seats:

Edited by Dominik, 10 February 2013 - 01:00 AM.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:01 AM

Next step after (much) sanding and filling the body, i scratchbuilt the trunklid:
a comparison to the original:
The most work is done.
first primer to the complete boat with panels and buttom inside, adapted bench, scratchbuilt center console, the lid ready:

These works (from cutting the gluebomb-Impala till prime the boat) took from Jan.2012 till May 2012. A lot of filling, sanding...the paintjob was the "lousy" free section.

Thanks for interest buddies ;)

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:43 AM

Whoa ! ! Whoa Nelly ! !

Outstanding body work Dominik.

I hope this starts a trend (Hauler/Boat).


Hmmm..there is a gluebomb bass boat in my stash...hmmm?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:02 AM

WOW! Thanks for putting up the WIP Dominik, it shows that you had to put a lot of work into this thing. Building that trunk lid was an accomplishment in itself. Great job on both car and boat. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:29 PM

Wow! Some impressive work. I'm glad you were able to find some build photos, you did a great job blending that boat and making it look exactly like the car. Thanks again for sharing.