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#1 IMPALA SS 427

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

I also started this a while ago:

 

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I will also be making the truck eventually and put them both in a diorama.

 

I will post a few pics of it at various stages so you all get the idea of how i did it.

 

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i cut and rotated the rear pillars to get the basic sedan shape.


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:05 PM

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

Nice work ! I'll have to watch this.



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

I have removed the front fenders and will be using the front off a plymouth duster.

 

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Hope to have more soon.



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

Nice work!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

Don't forget the back door as the Valient's is smooth... :rolleyes:



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

Nice project. Keep er' going.



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

WOW !!

I've been waiting for someone to attempt to replicate the 1971 / 1972 Valiant from "Duel" !

 

You gonna keep the Dart's 383 for use in the Valiant ? David Mann sure could've used at least a 340 instead of the smogged-down 225 Slant !

 

I'm quite looking forward to watching your progress here . And , if you need any building cues , be sure to check out 1970 Hamtramck Historical Registry . That beautiful site features original brochures and other dealer info ; it may come in handy for interior tips and whatnot .

Can't wait to see how you make those exclusive-to-Plymouth , 1971-only 14" deluxe wheel covers !



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:30 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments :)

 

 MyBradKeselowlski - i will smooth the step from the rear doors eventually but I'm stuck on how i will go about it. The sides are near perfect and ready for paint and i would hate to mess it up when its looking so good.

 

1972coronet - I will be using the 383 for now. As for the hubcaps i also cant wait to see how i will make them  :lol:  i have no idea where to start.

 

Tomorrow i hope to have the taillights done.

 

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:58 AM

Ok i got something:

 

The bodyline (top of rear doors) is gone from one side, the taillights are done and the lower trunk trim is done.

 

 

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Just needs the duster front and the side done and a final sanding and then i can lay down some colour. hope to have more soon.



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:11 PM

Long time since there was progress on this....

 

I got the front sorted out:

 

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:13 PM

more: 

 

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I modifyed the duster grill:

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

I removed the "step" from the rear door on one side...

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still gotta do the other side...

 

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And sort out the curve in the bonnet, it makes a gap:

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i should have the body work done in a day and it should be ready for paint soon..

 

Let me know what you think.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:56 AM

Nice work......Remember that the sides of the rear quarters by the back bumper looks like the Duster....Very nice job on the conversion!



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:19 AM

This project is SUPERB and of one of my favorites movies,don't know how many times I have wacht it!!!

The diorama idea sound great, if I recall there a build thread in one of the web forums showing the build of the Duel truck by another modeler, that one look fantastic to!!!

Will follow this project with a LOT of interest.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:29 AM

Very cool subject and execution!



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:47 AM

looking excellent!!!! im a huge fan of the movie and this build!  i want to do the rig.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:55 AM

 

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Here's a few photos I had in my file that may help you with the c pillar and rear window shape.  I saved these because I thought the roof rack option was interesting for a light commercial / beater build.  Great project!  I love the old Valiants.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

NICE WORK! i did a similar project with the same starter kit. I want to do a 74 scamp to go with it. i did do the rear like the 74s but it was a quick putty job so it dont look good. Keep yours comin. what kinda engine? mines got a 340 made from spare parts.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

The Valiant in the photos provided by Tom Geiger is a 1972 model ("universal" side marker lamp lenses) , and is an excellent source for the subtle differences between it and the 1969 Dart 2 door you're starting out with .

Of special note ; the '72 in the photos is a base model , which is to say that it's devoid of the rear applique between the tail lights , across the trunk . The '70-'72 Valiants used in Duel had the applique .

 

How about sending your completed Val body to a resin caster !