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#1 scalemodelworld

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:53 PM

Bought this kit as a donor for a corvette (headlights) but decided to build it instead. My wife came up with the idea of making it look like a pimp car, so apart from what you can see in these photos, the interior will be flocked (hopefully shagged) throughout. I've also opened the trunk and doors on this kit using Detail Master metal hinges.

 

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#2 om617

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:19 AM

Pimp,Isnt Buick for old people?  :D  Joke aside,these cars was about the most powerful muscle cars you could buy in 1970.



#3 scalemodelworld

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:19 PM

Buick's for old people? LOL. We don't get a lot of American cars here in Australia, so I wasn't aware of the stereotype. Maybe the owner of this car was an old pimp!



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:33 PM

a donk maybe not pimped :blink:



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:19 PM

Geat start i love that color!! and not to hijack your thread or anything,

these cars was about the most powerful muscle cars you could buy in 1970.

If i remember right a '70 454 chevelle was the fastest muscle car in 1970


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:39 AM

Geat start i love that color!! and not to hijack your thread or anything,
If i remember right a '70 454 chevelle was the fastest muscle car in 1970


Fastest is debatable. The 70 Chevelle LS6 454 had the highest advertised horsepower at 450. The 70 Buick GS had the highest advertised torque at 510.

The Buick is looking good. Is it going to be lowered with protouring wheels or traditional lowrider wire wheels?

#7 scalemodelworld

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:13 AM

Thanks Raoul. I was going to lower it, but it actually sits quite low already. I don't have a lot of spare parts at the moment - only what I've salvaged from other kits.

 

Buying spares in Australia is stupidly expensive, and shipping small parts from most overseas countries costs far too much in shipping. Next time i visit the US I think I'll have to fill a suitcase with parts!



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:22 PM

Finally got this thing finished. It was driving me crazy. I'll do a post in Under Glass later today once the final photos are done, but wanted to show some of the progressive images. Apologies for the massive images, I keep forgetting to crop them.

 

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As usual, you can read the whole story on my blog, starting HERE



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:55 PM

Looks really good, I like the fuzzy interior!



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:55 PM

You GOTTA name this car " A Buick Named Slickback".  See... http://www.google.co...9QEwBQ&dur=2727



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:06 PM

I can dig it!! B) Nice to see you building it in an original style. It's only plastic; have FUN with it!! That's what the hobby is about for me!! :P



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:07 PM

I was in the Gran Sport Club Of America for awhile.  In one of their publications there was an article that said that the Buick 455 block contained more nickel in the metal and somehow caused it to be much lighter and wear better.  Buicks 455 engine block was actually the lightest in weight compared to the Olds and Pontiac engine blocks.  I don't recall by how much though.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:03 AM

I love it!

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:35 AM

Buick: fast with class! Looks like a great start