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#1 Stuntman Mike

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:59 AM

Hey there

 

I´m interested in seeing your builds of American compact cars. Most of them are ugly, but due to their small size they are highly interesting subjects to build.

 

Restoring an old Pinto gluebomb has made me curious about these little cars. I also have an old Chevette kit called "Bear Bait" from MPC which looks like it will be a blast to build. This definately has potential to become a new field of interest for me.

 

Here´s a preview of my rebuilt Pinto. More pics to come as soon as it is finished:

 

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Ok, now it´s your turn to show some small sized car models. Pintos, Gremlins, Pacers, Vegas, Comets, Mavericks, Chevettes and stuff like that. Stock, modified, banger or beater, they are all welcome!!!

 



#2 realgone58

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:15 PM

The Pinto is looking good so far. I've got some compact kits, but I've only got a couple built so far. Here's my '78 Chevy Monza 2+2 and my '80 Chevy Citation. The Monza is a detailed promo, although it was kitted as well. 

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#3 slusher

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:04 PM

Here is mine 74 pinto

 

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

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1981 Chevy Citation



#5 Matt LeBlanc

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:30 PM

Nice pinto drag car!!!



#6 cobraman

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:20 PM

Here's my little Gremmie. 

 

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#7 Stuntman Mike

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:43 PM

Nice builds guys. The Citations are really interesting, I think I´m gonna go after one of them.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:56 PM

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1981 Chevy Citation

 

 I always hated this car, But dang if yours dosn't look sweet, nicly done.



#9 Jon Cole

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:10 PM

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#10 TheRX7Project

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:13 PM

I've got one of those Citations in my junk box, as well as a Gremlin funny car body... one of these days...



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

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#12 Sixties Sam

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:06 PM

1962 Valiant. It's a replica of a Valiant I owned from 1994 to 1997. I found it a block from my house with just 5,500 miles on it. Yes, 5,500, not 55,000! It still sat on its original tires! It was literally a little old lady's car. I sold it when my sons needed college money. The model is a Revell 4 door sedan. It was an eBay built-up, unpainted. Here are pics of the real one in my driveway, and the  model.

 

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#13 Ira

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:11 PM

RAM-CHERO!

 

Here is my compact truck...

 

 

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Rear View...

 

 

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:39 PM

that Pontiac j car looks like one from scale auto mag  many years ago   I have 2 mpc cavalier kits I'm very interested in trying to make one of those a Pontiac as well.......



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:50 AM

I have yet to build this.  The body is nicely engraved but like all the Nostalgia Heroes range it has a far too shallow interior tub so as to fit on top of the batteries for the electric motor.

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I plan to kitbash it with a a Firebird chassis & interior tub.



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:52 AM

I made it from a Cavalier promo and the Revell pro mod J-2000.It is a replica of my first new car.I put in a Fiero engine and transaxle.    2007_0910Spock0276.jpg


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 05:30 AM

That little Pinto is cool Kevin! I have a '77 in the stash along with a few other compact kits and projects. This is my '77 Chevette project. It's a promo.

 

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This is my resin bodied '61 Falcon with a Mustang chassis and drivetrain.

 

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 05:40 AM

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1981 Chevy Citation

I never would have imagined I would be saying this but, that is a good looking Citation. :D



#19 Stuntman Mike

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:44 AM

That little Pinto is cool Kevin! I have a '77 in the stash along with a few other compact kits and projects.

 

 

 

 

Thanks Roger

 

My Pinto is a ´77 aswell. As it was a messy glue bomb with broken and missing parts, I needed to do some work on the Pinto´s explosive rear end. Luckily I walked away alive with no injuries...the model didn´t explode...

 

I built the rear window and trim, the trunk lid, the backlights and the little spoiler from scratch. I never liked the runabout style rear window, so I´m just fine with that being done. I should have taken before-pictures, it looked terrible when I got it.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:15 AM

This is the start of my scrapped together thing i call "Sonuva Scrapyard" it is only as long as a credit card because the chassis is made from a giftcard.0424131546b_zpse616ed21.jpg


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