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#1 Pullin Gears

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:57 AM

Hello, my name is Kevin, I am new to the forum. Great work on here! These are some in-progress pictures of a Camaro I've been messing with. All the window trim molding was removed, the hood scoop is scratchbuilt and molded in.Posted Image
The paint is Duplicolor touch-up spray metallic grey, with Testor's gloss black, followed by high gloss clear.Posted Image

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:21 AM

GREAT START!!!

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:46 AM

Luv it man, keep it going. I for one will be watching this, OH, and welcome to MCM....

#4 rickcaps55

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:38 AM

:DHay Kevin thats looking great I like that hood nice touch please keep this going.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:57 AM

Looks very nice.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:28 AM

:wub: Keep this baby going and welcome aboard and keep the progress coming. :wub:

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:42 AM

Looks great. What's planned for the chassis and interior??

#8 Pullin Gears

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:24 PM

This was an old gule bomb, which is why it got shaved. The chassis and interior are in poor shape. The interior tub will probably get fogged semigloss black, and possibly get a roll bar. It will sit low, wheels are undecided...pegasus chrome T's with black centers??? I am going to build some sort of custom under hood panels and inner fenders. The power plant is up it the air too. Ls1 with fabricated intake, good old big-block??? It will definitely have a "modern look to it"

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:27 PM

Looks like it's gonna be kool.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:11 AM

Welcome. Camaro is looking good. And SHINY :) :) :)

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:19 AM

Any Camaro is good, but this one is shaping up great!

Love the understated yet serious cowl-induction style hood. Not TOO aggressive and TOO exaggerated like most of them.

Keep it going.

B)

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:07 AM

Great Paint Chose! It looks Great!

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:05 PM

i agree, great start. looking forward to seeing more of this!

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#14 Pullin Gears

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:00 AM

Hey everbody, sorry updates have taken so long, college is keeping me busy!
I put some wheels under the camaro, 80's style centerlines (I think) with the centers painted black. I built the front grill out of sheet plastic and halfround. I was able to save the kits headlights and turn signals.
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I'm still undecided on a power plant. Im thinking a LS based motor out of Revell's 99 Silverado with a different intake. Inspired by other work on this board, ( and this kits horrible inner fenders and lack of detail) I decided to create a custom underhood "plate." Here it is in the early stages of mock-up.
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Any other engine sugestions? Progress will be slow but I'm determined to finish this car!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:48 AM

You had me at "sinister". Looking good.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

Beautiful build. Looks like you saved it big time. I really like the hood. Im building a pro touring one myself. Its a great kit. I will prolly end up getting another one, lol. I like the panel for the engine... Ive been thinking of doing something similiar since I actually cut out the wheel wells. Check my buuild out if you get a chance.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:52 AM

Engine bay needs older powerplant, modern engines don't fit into these classics, IMO. You have nice wheels in it too, and it looks excellent otherwise, so I wouldn't install there too modern engine, either.

Why not to put basic SBC or BBC with Victor Jr. Intake manifold and some other little speed parts. Much nicer and more interesting, I would say. ;)

But as I said, otherwise it looks excellent, keep it going!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:03 AM

with the 80's wheels its more of pro street then pro tourer if u i would use some newer vette or big size wheels from a dub city car

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:54 AM

I think an ls motor with a carb set up would be different and keep the sinister theme with it.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

I am really digging this build. great idea. the plate inside the engine bay is a really cool touch