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#1 Ron35369

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

I built this AMT 57 Bel Air about 20 years ago as a replica of the car my Dad had when I was about 5 years old. I can still hear him tuning the dual 4-bbl carbs in the garage way back then. Paint was Tuxedo black with black & silver interior. He lowered it 4 inches & had wide whitewalls & 57 Plymouth styled custom hubcaps. The car had the factory 283 with dual 4's. He took the triangular shaped dual oil bath air cleaner off & threw it away...if only he had known those things would be selling for thousands of $$$ today. Of course if he had also known that car itself would be worth a good $75,000 or more today I bet he wouldn't have traded it in for a cheapy station wagon. Hind sight is 20/20.

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#2 Lovefordgalaxie

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

What a beautiful build. The paint alone is awesome, and I love this old tooling AMT kit. Very fun to build.



#3 charlie8575

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

That black paint is spectacular. I really like this build.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:37 AM

Love that slick black paint.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:39 AM

Sweet looking machine.  SHINY :) :) :)  RULES!



#6 Ron35369

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:27 AM

Thanks guys!! The amazing thing about this paint is it's just plain old Testors rattle can gloss black & I didn't even polish it.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:29 AM

Very nice clean work & a beautiful finish.



#8 Grumpa

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:49 AM

Nice tribute to your Dad, Ron! Good lookin''57.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

very nice



#10 Danno

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

Nice.

 

 

B)



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:58 AM

That pushes all the right buttons  B)



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

B)

That Black looks like an oil slick, smooth and shiny Man!

An "exceptional" piece of BMF work as well!

I appluad your skill here!

Thank You for sharing

Later
Russ

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

That is TOO cool!!! B)



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

Nice job on the model, I also love your story about your Dad.    :)



#15 Sixties Sam

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

Beautiful 57! Great finish, and I like the Plymouth wheel covers. Great work, and a nice tribute to your dad.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

Great job on the 57 Chevy!



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

Stunning build, thats a flawless paint finish...