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#1 spkgibson

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:16 AM

Attached File  photo1 (2).jpg   126.72KB   33 downloadsThis is my latest project, The back is modified with styrene strips, The taillights are 100% scratchbuilt, The flat hood is from the original master I made and had R&R make me 6 copys of.The rest is the parts from model car garage.For the stock wheels i'll be using the ones out of the 55 Chrysler, They are really close to the late 60's pontiac wheelcovers.

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#2 spkgibson

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:34 AM

Attached File  photo1 (3).jpg   85.92KB   42 downloadsAttached File  photo1 (4).jpg   74.74KB   66 downloadsAttached File  photo2 (2).jpg   93.49KB   51 downloadsHere's 3 more photos, 2 Better ones of the back and taillights, And the wheels I'm using.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:28 AM

Interesting! So will this end up being a cross between a Chevelle and a Tempest? Seen a couple of Beaumonts here in the UK.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:39 AM

This car was based off the Chevelle bodystyle from 1964-69, And sold in Canada.The Tempest/Lemans/GTO Was only availible in the US Untill 1970, Canada got the Lemans and other versions in 1970, That's why the Beaumont was made for the midsize GM Pontiacs in Canada.But I could be wrong with the facts as I'm no expert on cars from Canada.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:04 AM

Nice!
Oddly enough there are two Beaumonts in my area, and I'm SEVERAL miles away from Canada.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:29 AM

Good luck with this one Steve. Good to have ya back!

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:48 PM

can't wait !!!!

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:02 PM

Looking forward to seeing this done. Steve, you have any spare flat hoods you want to trade?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:25 AM

Very nice start Steve. You are correct about your Beaumont history. I assume you know they came with Chevy engines and the S/D models had killer engine combos.GM marketed several different Chevy lines partially rebodied as Pontiacs. The Canadian Pontiac version of the Vega was called the Astra and Bert Straus (Chilly Willy gasser fame) ran one w/Chevy s.b. in Pro Stock. I think it took the NHRA a while to legalize that one.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:33 AM

Great start.
Cant wait to see more.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:08 AM

I love Beaumonts!!! I so wanted one. There was one I looked at for sale just outside Chicago and I shoulda bought it. Oh well. Some other day. LOL Very nice work!!!

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:29 AM

I'll be nice to see one besides mine. LOL :D

I really gotta finish mine up someday too. The body's all done now, even the foil and windows but just need a couple things to finish it the way I want.

BTW Steve, the dash from the Monogram '69 GTO is accurate for the Beaumont and is actually a pretty good fit.

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I used the one out of the 67 AMT GTO,It had the 69-72 style dash along with the 67' Dash, I have it in color, Hugger Orange with the Black interior, Like the one I seen at the Autorama Car Show in 98'.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:41 AM

thats lookin really nice!

cheers
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:20 AM

Great start on a great idea..Keep it coming

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:32 AM

Very nice!!! You made an excellant job!!!!