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64 GTO Built 15 yrs ago


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#1 Metalmad

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 05:12 PM

Dug this out of the garage the other day. I built this Pro Street style which it is tubbed with a big block & was built in 98 or 97. Added roll bar, tach, hood scope & braided coolant hoses and plug wires. Paint is not that good on this and is a lttle thick on the hood. Will be redoing this build sometime in the future.[attachment=37618:IMG_1332.JPG]



#2 Geno

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:56 PM

Super sharp build, what cooler car to drive than a 60's GTO????? B)



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:47 AM

thats cool



#4 rctruk

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:21 AM

nice job...more pics?



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:06 AM

If I might make a recommendation? Leave it as is. IMHO, you should have a representation of where you started. Where your modeling skills began improving. This way you can see how much you have improved over time. For me it's this MPC '67 Charger. It is terrible in the extreme, but this is where I first started taking building seriously. Someday I might build the same kit, the same way, but I'll never rebuild it. It is still one of my favorites, despite how bad it is. I would give that GTO a little polish and call it good. But that's just my $.02.

 

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#6 slusher

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:07 AM

A great looking build.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:46 AM

I'm going to quote Jantrix here:

 

"If I might make a recommendation? Leave it as is. IMHO, you should have a representation of where you started. Where your modeling skills began improving. This way you can see how much you have improved over time."

 

I think Jantrix is right. Besides what he said, there's something kind of sacred about a model you built that long ago. I've thought about redoing some of the out of production kits I have from when I was a teenager, but I just can't do it. Looking at them, they represent not only my skill level at the time, but that time itself. 

 

Get a new or builtup kit on ebay. There's an old Monogram unbuilt kit on there right now for $11.99 Buy It Now.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:14 AM

It's still a nice looking GTO Seth! Leave it like it is and just build another one! Then, you can compare them and see how far you've came along.  



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:35 AM

i like it, although i am in the minority, i say if you wasnt to rebuild it, rebuild it. but keep it tubbed, gotta love pro street! can we get a shot of the chassis, please?



#10 Metalmad

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:02 AM

Thanks for the feed back ! I actually bought another 64 GTO  plus a 66 awhile back so I just might build it again but I have a few other kits I'd like to start & finish first.