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72 Pontiac Grandville Update 3/9/13


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#1 montelsc

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

Heres a few pics of my 72 grandville project were i started and were i am now
more to come as it gets done

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Edited by montelsc, 09 March 2013 - 06:36 AM.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:36 PM

Wow, does that ever look good. I've seen a couple attempts at this conversion but this is the best by far.

Did you base the front on a Toronado hood?

This begs to be cast in resin.....Great job so far.....That front bumper looks perfect!



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

Thanks guys nice to come back to the forum havent had anything in a while so this is what i started with. Hey steve does anybody have any pics of those attempts id love to see them to get more ideas

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:32 PM

The front is looking really good.

 

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Keep it going in that direction. This will come out very nicely when you're done. And I'm with Steve, I would love to see this cast in resin if this comes out right.

 

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:29 AM

From what I see.....71-72' Toronado front clip and a 67-70'Cadillac for the rest..This is going to be one heck of a sweet build!



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:19 AM

Thanks for the comments and the interest as far as casting this in resin iv asked and was told it wouldnt sell nobody would be interested in this subject well im getting tired of going to the hobby
stores and buying the same thing just a different color and theme id rather spend money on something
like this and be proud of it as for the kits your close 71 toronado nose and 69 cadi with alot of mods newts boneyard has supplied most of the parts i needed its a great place to find parts at fair prices

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:42 AM

Y'gonna add a 1/25 scale Bill Hickman to your Grandville ?



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:46 AM

Wouldja happen ta have an addy for "Newt's Boneyard"? Sounds like an interesting place.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:14 AM

Y'gonna add a 1/25 scale Bill Hickman to your Grandville ?

Who?

 

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:16 AM

Heres the address good parts good prices http://i995.photobuc...zps5c3d869e.jpg

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

You dont know who Bill Hickman is!!! well im gonna haveto tell you he drove the black charger in 1968,s bullitt and also drove the 73 grandville in 1973,s 7ups (my avatar) he also was the first on scene tow truck driver at James Deans fatal car wreck back in the 50,s Great stunt driver/actor died of cancer in 1986

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:41 AM

You dont know who Bill Hickman is!!! well im gonna haveto tell you he drove the black charger in 1968,s bullitt and also drove the 73 grandville in 1973,s 7ups (my avatar) he also was the first on scene tow truck driver at James Deans fatal car wreck back in the 50,s Great stunt driver/actor died of cancer in 1986

I knew that you'd get the reference :D !

Hickman's probably my all-time favourite Stuntman from "the golden era" ; just an absolute genius ! He not only corrographed the stunts in Herbie the Love Bug , Bullitt , French Connection , etc. , etc. , but he also piloted the cars ! Just an amazing dude .

 

My favourite scene from The Seven-Ups is when the Ventura crashes hard into that tractor-trailler . Y'know why ? Because some nutjob actually drove that Ventura into that trailler's bumper ! A one-shot deal ; get it right-on or blow it completely .

Youtube *used to* have "Anatomy of a Car Chase" available ; the behind the scenes of the car chase from the Seven-Ups . Brilliant !



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:36 AM

72 GRANDVILLE UPDATE Heres were im at so far coming closer to paint just cut out tail lights and interior is done engine bay is almost complete. Haveing a rear bumper issue cant find one and im not really happy with the front if anybody has any ideas for the rear send me some pics "PLEASE" well anyway enjoy the pics http://i995.photobuc...zps62c4cdb9.jpg http://i995.photobuc...zpsbb1ed5be.jpg http://i995.photobuc...zpse136a4b1.jpg http://i995.photobuc...zpscceaf91c.jpg

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

Micheal, i have to dissagree with those who say it wouldn't be a good seller. Personally, I think it would be a great seller! Especially if done by a reputable proffesinal caster. Maybe someone like Kris Morgan, He likes off the wall things like that. I finished a 71 MPC Pinto Wagon master for him that he'll soon be casting, and maybe if you contact him, he'd be willing to consider it. Couldn't hurt to ask IF your serious. I 'd take one just to have something unique!



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

Hey george how are you this came out better than expected didnt think it would get this far i could paint it but i still dont have a rear bumper if i was to cast this what would i give the whole thing or just the body and would i get it back or no never done this before actually this is also my first master. Would he make the changes like the rear bumper and the frt bumper?? Also do i get the first cast?

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:57 AM

Contact him.....This it worth being cast in resin....Plus you get more than one back after he casts them....Contact him...PM you're number...And have him do the same...And dicuss  the project with him....Kris is a very nice person.....I've spoken to him a number of Times....You're at the point to almost painting the car....So food for thought....If you mess up the paint job....You got to start all over again...I would positively LOVE to have one of these to build.



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:07 AM

Micheal, I sent you a PM. I would be very interested in talking things over with you in regards to casting this. I think it would appeal to both factory stock and low rider builders. This is a very neat project.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:55 AM

Heres some completed interior pics http://i995.photobuc...zpse90f996f.jpg http://i995.photobuc...zpsce68d4fc.jpg http://i995.photobuc...zps1ebabfc6.jpg

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:34 AM

All body work is finally done next up paint http://i995.photobuc...zpsc9cb1b3d.jpg http://i995.photobuc...zpse63f376f.jpg http://i995.photobuc...zps2af7f8ac.jpg http://i995.photobuc...zps00cc18f2.jpg

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:47 AM

If you need another vote for having this cast in resin...you've got mine. Love these old Pontiac land yachts. Just my opinion, but there aren't enough Pontiac kits out there...especially some great passed over subjects. Keep going...loving this.