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Restored original owner '68 Imperial Crown Coupe JoHan


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#1 realgone58

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:46 AM

Just finished this one up today. I bought it new in 1984. It's a JoHan re-issued X-EL promo. Took it apart, cleaned it, re-finished the interior correctly, buffed out the body (factory Turbine Bronze metallic), stripped and re-shot the bumpers in Alclad, (original chrome was shot), blackwashed where applicable, "redwashed" the tail light panel, and then did all the BMF. I've always wanted this in my case, now I can finally put it in there! 

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#2 george 53

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:53 AM

It came out BEAUTIFULLY! It was always a beautiful car, and you've built a beautiful copy of it!



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:16 AM

Really nice save.....it's beautiful!!!



#4 High octane

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:17 AM

Sweet lookin' Mopar.



#5 cobraman

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:20 AM

Very nice !



#6 Erik Smith

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:31 AM

Great looking car. That red wash looks very good on the taillights.

#7 crazyrichard

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:43 AM

very nice and soo clean . love it

#8 Tom Geiger

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:49 AM

Very nice. I have two of those, molded in bright taxi yellow, that I have had for as many years.  Someone had swiped the chassis out of them, put both remainders in the same box and sold it to me for $3. Price tag is still on the box.  I need to figure out what chassis would work under the Chrysler.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:07 AM

Great job. You can be proud to add it to your showcase.



#10 Austin T

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:35 AM

That car has lots of class. I need to get me one of them.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:00 AM

Alan, it looks beautiful!

#12 Albie D

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:18 AM

Awesome, clean build. It looks great stock, but I cant help imagining what a nice mild custom this would be...



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:22 AM

Beautiful job!!! I love 60's Land Yachts.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:44 AM

Simply beautiful, clean build of a neat 60's Mopar



#15 Sixties Sam

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:48 AM

That's a rare one in real or model form. Very nice work on it. It looks classy and clean!

 

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:03 AM

Man, that is very sharp looking and cleanly detailed.



#17 Chillyb1

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:33 AM

Now there's something you don't see everyday. 



#18 oldcarfan

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

Love your build! As I get older, I find myself wanting to build less common cars. I'm tired of Mustangs and Camaros.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:38 AM

Beautiful...I have an older promo of this car in cream w/ a black top w a 'Tournament of Roses' parade decal.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:13 PM

I've never seen one of these before, in scale or 1:1. Very nice work.