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1965 Rambler American Finished - For a Friend.


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#1 Ramfins59

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:51 PM

Hello all.  I finally finished this project for a friend.  For those of you who may not have looked in on the WIP thread......  A friend who I graduated from High School with waaaaayyy back in 1965 has a 1:1 1965 Rambler American that he wanted to have a model of to display with his car at Car Shows and Cruise Nights.  He got a Rambler Promo from EBAY along with some resin wheels that closely match those on his car, along with replacement grille and bumpers from The Modelhaus (my recommendation), and a can of paint to match the color of his car (Corral Cordovan).  I offered to build the model for him as he hasn't built a model since we were back in high school.  He shipped everything to me and I started work on it on November 27th.  Since it was only a Curbside build, I was able to finish it up in a record (for me) of 15 days at about 5 hours per day, or a total of about 75 hours.  It was a totally fun project for me in trying to get all the details right that I could, working from pictures of his car that he also sent to me.

 

Here's a picture of his car......

 

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And here are pictures of the finished model......

 

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I thank you all for looking in on this and welcome any and all comments.

 

 



#2 Drgon63

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

looks great Rich....Nice



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:11 PM

Thanks a lot Tom.  I'm glad it's done.  Now I can get back to my own projects.  Stay well buddy.



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

Great job Rich, you nailed it.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

You did your friend justice............looks awesome!

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:47 PM

Thanks very much Tom and Alan.  I appreciate your positive comments.  It was a challenge to get all the little details right but I had a lot of fun doing it.



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:48 PM

That's a out of the park homerun.



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

Absolutely beautiful replica of a very cool car !

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

Thats an excellent build Rich, really nice detail, perfect match to the picture....Slusher



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:20 PM

Nice work!



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

Thanks a bunch Bob, Bart, Carl and Chuck.  Your encouraging words are greatly appreciated.  



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:23 PM

Turned out great. Nice work. Too bad you can't show more of the interior work you did - the conversion turned out very clean and looked great.


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:23 PM

I really like it !  And I really wish I had that car ! !  Nice work .



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

Thank you very much Erik and Bob.  Erik you can check out all the work I did on the interior by finding the '65 Rambler WIP thread in ON THE WORKBENCH.  Thanks.



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

Richard,

 

Your attention to detail is second to none. Excellent job!!!!



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

I'm quite sure your friend will be proud to display that in his home.

 

Very well done.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:10 AM

Great job Rich! you nailed it B) 



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:32 AM

Now that did turn out real nice, worth all the hard work you put into the build .......



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:46 AM

Richard, You hit the nail right square on the head on this one.  Gathering all the right parts was a chore in it's self,  I love these type of builds where you are duplicating a real vehicle, weather it is yours or a friend's.  I'm sure your friend is happy and proud. Nice work.  Now I need to get off my tail and finish the '58 Impala I started for a friend about 15 years ago.   :lol:



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:48 AM

Derrick, Ronald, Charlie, Jeff, Geoff and Ron, I thank you all so very much for your kind words and compliments.  I emailed pictures of the finished model to my friend in NY and he was ecstatic...  He can't wait to drive out here to western PA to pick it up some time in January, depending of course on how the weather will be here then.  I really had fun working on this build and it was worth sweating all the little details on it to see the finished product.