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1965 Rambler American Finished - For a Friend.


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#21 Duntov

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:11 AM

Wow Richard..... nice work .....  you hit it spot on.....excellent reference photo and some very neat building!!!



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:35 AM

Great job Rich!  Outstanding replica. Looks really nice and very good detail work.

I'm sure your friend will be very proud to show his 1/25 scale car off as much as his 1:1.

Very cool of you to build this for your friend, very cool!   B) 

 

Thanks for sharing the build up with us.

 

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#23 Tom Geiger

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:13 PM

I was watching the progress and enjoyed the ride! Great end result Rich! Great holidays to you and yours, my fellow PA guy!



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

Excellent job.  It's always tough to replicate a specific car and you nailed it.  Congrats.



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

Thank you Bill, Roy, Tom and Bruce.  I appreciate your encouraging comments.   My friend had sent me about a dozen photos of all around his car, inside and out and it was sometimes a challenge to replicate things, especially in the interior.  I enjoyed doing it though as there's nothing like a challenge.  Plus I think we always want to do better on a build that is for a friend than we sometimes do on our own builds.

 

 Glad you enjoyed the "ride" Tom and best wishes for a good holiday to you too buddy.

 

Now that this build is done I can get back to "my own" projects.   Thanks again everyone..  



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:58 AM

Very very good job, that might be the first one I see built !!!!!!! :)



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:15 AM

Here's a Postscript to this "story".  My friend Mike drove out here to western PA this week to pick up his Rambler model, and needless to say, he was thrilled with the car and can't wait until the Cruise nights start in May in his NY area so he can display the model with his car.  He even bought a small turntable to display the car on.

 

He brought with him a picture from our High School yearbook from waaaaayyyy back in 1965 of us at a table in the school library looking at a '62 T-Bird model that I built back then.  I'm the guy in the middle with the glasses and pompadour hairstyle which was "big" in those days and Mike is the guy sitting, holding the model.  We decided to try to "restage"the picture in my dining room while he was with me for a couple of days...... a "then and now" thing.  I'm standing in the "today" picture and obviously couldn't pull off that pompadour hair thing today if my life depended on it...... not enough hair left to do it...LOL.   

 

This should probably make a lot of you smile...   :lol:

 

1965

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2013

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Thanks again to all who followed along on this build and commented along the way.  It was a totally fun time and I would do it again in a heartbeat.


Edited by Ramfins59, 11 January 2013 - 05:16 AM.


#28 Pete L.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

Great build and a great story !!!



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

That's way friggin KEWL Rich....way back in 65 huh....glad Mike liked it, Ya did a great job on it for him....

 

 

Tom



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:10 PM

Yeah Tom thanks....  By the way buddy....  you were only   2  way back in 65...  LOL.



#31 DrKerry

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

Nice build, gotta love AMC's



#32 Tom Geiger

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

Great recreation Rich!  I followed the whole build from the email you sent out looking for the Rambler kit!  Glad to see the happy conclusion.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

Thanks Kerry.  Tom I'm glad I was able to keep you entertained... thanks for following along.  I look forward to seeing you in April.



#34 Tom Geiger

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

Thanks Rich!  I'm easily amused by bright shiny objects.  Look forward to seeing you at that little show in April.  See if you can come on Friday and stay at the host hotel.  The Friday night party is as fun as the show!



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

For sure Tom.  We (Tom Valenta and I) stayed at the host hotel last year and did the Cheeseburger In Paradise thing on Friday night and the Margaritas were great. (you don't remember us being there...??) We also stayed at the hotel on Saturday night which is the way to do it.  Then we drive down to Tom's home in NC on Sunday.  It beats trying to do it all in one 36 hour day like we did for a few years.



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:33 AM

great job Richard! it looks like your friend truly enjoyed the time and effort put forth, we all need more friends like you Richard!!



#37 Tom Geiger

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:09 AM

Rich, I don't remember if I was there!   :)