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#1 Nick Winter

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:55 PM

.............Okay not really...................but sort of........................................................................................

 

Bought this bel air in the condition of the first four pictures below from a friend and member here Howard Cohen at the Ajax 32 show back in October. It was so Different I couldn't pass it up.

 

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Shortened the axles, parts boxed the wheels, tires and wheel backs, parts boxed the engine, 427 BB from a Revell '68 Vette.

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After some primer. Posing with my '57 150 TMP car

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:09 PM

Now this will be different! A monster '57 Chevy has never entered my sick little mind, I'm gonna enjoy this one Nick!



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:42 PM

Looking forward to watching this one.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:15 PM

I like where this could be going.... :wub:  :rolleyes:  B)

 

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:39 AM

Nock, that is going to be quite different. I like the Toronto Police car. Steve

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:35 AM

I'm not much into monster trucks and such, but it you'll have the only one on the block for sure. :rolleyes:   Having said that, I really do like the police car! That's a nice build! :D  :D  :D


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:39 AM

Wow, that looks nice.

 

Which primer do you use?



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:48 AM

you need bigger tires for the lift you got B)



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:02 AM

Now this gives me an ideal for the amt 57 body I have thats had the engine bay removed. great progress on it so far.



#10 Nick Winter

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:07 AM

Thanks guys, The Toronto Metro car I built last year, won a second place last year at the show that I bought this kit at this year.

 

I use Duplicolor's Light Grey primer, always have.

 

as for the tires I tried every set of tires I own on this car, I had to compromise, these were the best I had, everything was either too small or too big, I even whacked a bit out of the springs and I still had the same problem.

 

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:05 PM

I like where this one is going.



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

Thanks Jim, little update, got some paint on it, and got the 427 together.

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Paint still needs cleared then polished.

 

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:28 PM

Oh Nick.  You know how much I like SHINY :) :) :) .  Looks killer!



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:23 PM

B)

Awesome job Nick!!

Thank You for sharing

Later
Russ

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:00 PM

nice paint job. 



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:05 PM

nice paint job. 

 

I was just thinking the same thing. I'm not sure if Matador Red/Onyx Black was factory or not (I'm seriously going to check), but that does look nice on that car.

 

I'll admit, I'm not too into the concept, but this is going to be a nice build when done.

 

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

Had paint issues ended up stripping it, went with a slightly different black, it's called Nighthawk Black Pearl, it actually changes color between blue and black, and has a blue metal flake. Still need to polish it out. and BMF it (Why do I constantly build 50's Chrome Monsters)

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

nice mudder nick :wub:



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

OK Nick, spill it, who makes the killer Nighthawk Black Pearl? I want a bunch of it, that's gonna be a beautiful color when it's all polished out!



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:00 PM

OK Nick, spill it, who makes the killer Nighthawk Black Pearl? I want a bunch of it, that's gonna be a beautiful color when it's all polished out!

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner Mike, it is a Duplicolor, Color, Honda color actually.

 

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