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58 Impala custom 60s

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#1 geetee66

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:14 AM

Here’s my latest build, the AMT 58 Impala.

I decided to build this as a mild 60’s custom, with all the chrome, badges and scripts and dropped the suspension as low as it would go without cutting into the chassis/floorpan.

 

I saw a few images online of 60’s cars with Bellflowers, so I made some with alu tube and plumbers solder.

The wheels and tyres and rings are from the Galaxie 48 Chevy, I made the bullets from silver 3mm wire.

 

I made some braided water hoses from woven chrome craft ribbon , some fuel lines to the carbs and added wires to ignition, alternator and battery. I added a little PE alternator bracket, too.

The interior is flocked and BMF’d with PE details. New gear and turn signal levers were added and the 59 Caddy taillights are from Modelhaus.

 

Paint is from rattle cans. The blues are Tamiya with dark blue glitter on the lower/rear  side panels.The roof was sprayed Audi silver then given a dusting with glitter spray. Paint was cleared, wet-sanded and polished.

 

I plan to do less chrome and easy paint on my next build!!

 

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Thanks for looking



#2 bryan_m

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:58 AM

thats pretty!  very nice work!

 

cheers

bryan



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:59 AM

Killer! I love it from every angle (but the back...I'm just really over caddy taillights :P). 



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:00 AM

Super sweet!



#5 W-Machine

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:17 AM

Very nice, the paint and wheels are certainly period-correct for the era. The Caddy taillights were exactly the kind of thing customizers (over)did back then, sort of like how cartoonish rear spoilers are overdone now.



#6 58 Impala

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:46 AM

Great build, love the color and the wide whites.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:52 AM

That is nice!

I love the wheels on this one B)

Which kit are the taillights from?

I want to build the American Graffiti Impala in the future, and I think that one had similar taillights to yours...


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#8 Albie D

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

I love this era and this build! Great job..



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:41 PM

Perfect period custom!!! Excellent paint!!!

#10 Dirty Gringo

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:59 PM

Like this build alot my favorites are 60s customs thanks for sharing



#11 realgone58

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:07 PM

Beautiful kustom! Looks perfect!



#12 cobraman

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:36 PM

Too cool !!



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:38 PM

Very stunning

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:44 PM

That is nice!

I love the wheels on this one B)

Which kit are the taillights from?

I want to build the American Graffiti Impala in the future, and I think that one had similar taillights to yours...

Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated.

The wheels are from the excellent Galaxie 48 Chevy Fleetline. They even have valve stems.

Tail lights are from Modelhaus. I thought I was buying individual lenses, so I accidentally ended up with 24 of them. I'm such a muppet...

Oh well, they will always come in useful.



#15 Eric N.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:47 PM

Nailed it! What shade of blue(s) Love the wheels

 

Eric



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:10 PM

This is gorgeous! The '58 Impala is by far my favorite car ever. I usually hate customs, but yours is very tasteful. Great color combo, finish, and BMF work! Any chance we could see some more pictures of the interior and chassis? 



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:09 PM

very kool build



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:59 PM

Killer! I love it from every angle (but the back...I'm just really over caddy taillights :P). 

 

 

This is gorgeous! The '58 Impala is by far my favorite car ever. I usually hate customs, but yours is very tasteful. Great color combo, finish, and BMF work! Any chance we could see some more pictures of the interior and chassis? 

i agree with both of them.

 

More pictures pleeeease :wub:



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:59 AM

now that's beautiful



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 01:26 AM

That is a clean build, nice work!

 

Check out my site for more inspiration.

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