I will be embarking on a 1000 hour build I call this project Project 442 it will be the most authentic representation of a actual Olds 442 no detail will be over looked no stone un turned the paint it self will take 3 weeks a lot of detail masters parts will be used 80% of detail masters catolog on this build period specific for this project. It will be a fun project though
Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:22 AM
What year 442?
Not that it matters, but, any idea how much you will have invested in it?
Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:01 AM
It is a 1969 Olds 442 W-30 just in the detail masters parts alone which I'll be getting today I will spend $20 to $30 on them plus what other models I go get today to stock up on but my main focus is Project 442 plus the paint
Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:49 AM
Big 442 fan here, so I'll be watching this with interest. Given the high standards you've announced, you've
basically made yourself a target for Nitpickers Inc. to try to call you out on every detail. You'll generally find that option documentation & correct engine and inner fender colors should ward the majority of them off.
I'm going to be building the Lindberg '67 442, but I'll be relying on Google pics of unrestored cars as a primary info source, since I've seen supposedly "correctly restored" 442s with errors that could've only come from someone settling for "good enough".
The Corvette Forum that I belong to has a whole Factory Correct Restoration section for the Bloomington Gold hardcores, so I wouldn't be surprised to learn there were dedicated 442 internet forums that might be helpful as well.
Best of luck with this project!
Edited by Monty, 12 January 2013 - 09:44 AM.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:40 AM
Just out of curiosity, where does the 1000 hour time frame come from?
I have built models that I have invested over 1000 hours in, but until they are finished I have no idea how long any project will actually take.
Same thing with the paint. Just wondering how you know how long these tasks will take?
And good luck!
Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:32 AM
Sounds like it's gonna get involved here, I'm along for the ride, bring on the eye candy!
Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:31 PM
"we are men of actions, lies do not become us"
name that movie
but what i really mean with it, is show us some pictures
Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:25 PM
I will indeed show some pics of it once the weather here in Calhoun GA is fit to paint it is driving me crazy!!!
Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:51 AM
Edited by jaydar, 14 January 2013 - 04:53 AM.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:26 AM
The paint was got today and my paint guy just up and gave me that paint the color is Aztec Gold Metallic and I also got the color for Project Copo Lemans Blue Metallic B/C