Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:06 PM
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:58 PM
I am jealous, as I have been trying to get one of those for the longest time. I was able to get a decent built up a few months ago at our NNL.
It is mostly there, except that it has 1975 Caprice wheelcovers, and the chrome is a little weak. I should be able to remove the paint from it without much of a hassle. Like I wrote, yours is beautiful, and too nice for what I am going to do to this one.
My Mom bought one of these on Memorial Day, 1974. I believe that I can do this one out of the Caprice. It's in line withthe other projects. I'll have to draw up the plans, and gather the supplies I need to do the conversion.
I can't wait to see what you do with the '74 Caprice.
Is that a spirit of America impala?
Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:41 PM
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:32 PM
Did those have the truck rallies from the factory?
Yes, all SOA Impala's left the factory with rallies...
Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:17 AM
If you plan to build that and don't use the Dolphins and/or Steelers decals I'd like to take them off your hands.
IF anyone has the NFC version decals, I'd like the Detroit Lions decals if you're not using them...
Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:47 AM
thanks all involved for the great trades!!
Posted 21 August 2012 - 02:16 PM
Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:30 PM
Moving sale last week 1/8 scale 85 Vette and a Peterbilt 352 pacemaker Cabover (it has Budweiser on the box ) no decales open box.
Oh, you'll definitely have to take photos of the 1/8 scale 1985 Corvette as you build it! Always wanted to get me one of those things, but just do not have the room to assemble it and display it. (Plus, don't have enough spray paint to properly paint it. lol).
I got me a 1/12 scale Monogram 1967 Corvette Coupe that will arrive at the house on Wednesday of next week. Can't wait to detail the engine compartment, wire it, plumb it, etc. I have a TON of different gauge wires I accumulated while building my speaker set many years ago, wiring ethernet connections throughout the house, taking apart dead motors, etc. etc. so I have a ton of colors of wire, a bunch of different gauges to use, and now a great kit to make full use of it. I think lately I've gotten more attracted to using solder for wiring wherever I can, and just painting the solder when needed, or painting it with liquid electrical tape which gives it the insulation look that I am looking for. I LOVE building bigger scale Corvettes as they are so much easier to detail and get nitpicky with. My plans are to paint it Goodwood Green Metallic with a black interior as I have plenty of black flocking and also picked up a can of "interior touch-up" paint from a local auto parts store in black. This will make things a bit interesting as the hood stripe for this color combination is white, and with a dark green color I may have some very detailed masking to do when painting the car. Or VERY precise white decal cutting to do.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:56 PM
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Also went online and got me two cans of the Goodwood Green Metallic paint I'll use on the vette, two cans of primer from the same line of paint, and two cans of clear from that same line as well. I love this paint, and although the cost of the paint is incredibly expensive, on large scale cars such as this Vette I will spare no expense.