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I plan to convert the Revell '50 Olds to a fastback using the AMT '51 Chevy Styleline.


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#1 philo426

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:20 AM

I cut the front clip off of the AmT '51 chevy Fastback and plan to put the Olds front end on the aMT body. .I will use the chassis and interior of the Revell kit.Any known issues or pitfalls to watch out for?



#2 High octane

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:27 AM

I think that Jimmy Flintstone is doing that body.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:17 AM

There are already resin bodies done for that conversion!  MCW, Jimmy Flintstone and Tom Coolidge have all done this body conversion for you!  I have the MCW body shell, very nice!

 

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:51 AM

If you plan to do the conversion yourself using those 2 kits, I'd take careful measurements; the Revell and AMT kits might not be the same scale-wise, even though they are both advertised as 1/25th.

 

Personally, I'd go the resin body route....if Art says the MCW body is nice, I'd believe him.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:38 AM

Nah! Resin is too expensive and I will deal with any fit issues as they arise!Then I will convert the chevy to a notch back using the olds body.Cool!


Edited by philo426, 23 April 2013 - 08:41 AM.


#6 Rob Hall

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:00 AM

Too much work when there are resin bodies available, and the MCW one is cheap.  MCW also makes the '51 Chevy body w/ the roofline like the Olds kit.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:40 AM

I cut the front clip off of the AmT '51 chevy Fastback and plan to put the Olds front end on the aMT body. .I will use the chassis and interior of the Revell kit.Any known issues or pitfalls to watch out for?

It's not just the front clip that is different. The rear fenders are also shaped differently. If you search on 50 Olds on this forum you'll find a number of posts on how to do this convesion. Another area that needs attention is the back window. The top edge droops. when looked at from the top it should be more straight across. An easy fix if you know what to look for.



#8 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:47 AM

If you want to do it relatively painlessly and have it look good, click here....http://www.modelcars...showtopic=66935

 

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:13 AM

Yes  i will look into the changes required.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:32 AM

If you want to do it relatively painlessly and have it look good, click here....http://www.modelcars...showtopic=66935

 

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I saw your post earlier but couldn't remember who did it. That's why I suggested the search. That's pretty much how I did mine. I also agree that to match the width a little careful sanding was all that was required. Nice job BTW. You can see some of my builds on my Fotki site. So far I've done a Hardtop, convertible and club sedan. I've also built a resin sedan and am currently working on a 4 door conversion.

I don't post here very often so I'm not sure how to do a link but hopefully this will work:

 

http://public.fotki....a_stock_models/

 

 

Just scroll down to the bottom and there are several folders with my Olds builds.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:10 PM

Yes but that creates a nasty horizontal seam to deal with!



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:16 PM

Yes but that creates a nasty horizontal seam to deal with!

 

If you measure and cut carefully, everything lines up so well that it's a piece of cake. But there are a zillion ways to do just about everything.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:34 PM

Hi philo well I like this idea.My advice is measure measure cut and fill if you have too.Should be a fun build.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:46 PM

It will be cool!I am thinking of painting it two tone.    001-70_zps6fb395a9.jpg


Edited by philo426, 23 April 2013 - 04:58 PM.