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#1 TooOld

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:21 AM

This is a model of an El Camino I owned many years ago .  It had a 283 / 4 speed and was painted Roman Red with the Impala trim .

  The model is a Revell '60 Impala with the roof and bed from the AMT '59 El Camino grafted on .  I had to lengthen the bed about 1/4 " to line everything up ,  and modified the tailgate and rear bumper .  I used the Revell chassis and modified it to show the bed floor and a new gas tank .  The headers and exhaust were made from aluminum rod .  The engine and tranny are from the revel '63 Impala .  The tires are from Fireball Modelworks and I don't know where the Cragars came from ,  they were in my parts box .

 I tried to replicate everything just like it was ,  right down to the 1987 license plate !

 

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:23 AM

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#3 TooOld

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:25 AM

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:27 AM

Very clean and very nice work! 



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:31 AM

Beautiful!

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:37 AM

Clean, classic styling



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:38 AM

Very nice!



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:06 AM

Thanks Tom and Mike !  And thank you James and Dave !

 I appreciate it !



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:14 AM

Sweet looking ride, Bob.  And SHINY :) :) :)  too.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:47 AM

Nice job!  Too bad you didn't have a '60 kit, or did they ever make one?   It sure did make a lot of extra work for you, and must say you pulled it off.  That must have been a sweet ride back in '87.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:49 AM

Wow! That really looks great!



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:23 PM

Quite nice!



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

What a great build.  Engine and chassis are sweet.  I am really impressed with the interior.  Care to share how you did the piping on the seat?



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:09 PM

Very nice! Where are the headers from?

 

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:51 PM

That is downright georgeous.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:59 PM

Sweet looking ride, Bob.  And SHINY :) :) :)  too.

 

Thank you Jim !  First time I've ever polished a model ,  I'm still learning !

 

Nice job!  Too bad you didn't have a '60 kit, or did they ever make one?   It sure did make a lot of extra work for you, and must say you pulled it off.  That must have been a sweet ride back in '87.

 

Thanks Ron !  SMP made a '60 but they are pretty expensive even for glue bombs .  And there are a couple resin bodies available ,  but they aren't very detailed .



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:02 PM

Wow! That really looks great!

 

 

Quite nice!

 

Thanks guys !



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:06 PM

What a great build.  Engine and chassis are sweet.  I am really impressed with the interior.  Care to share how you did the piping on the seat?

 

Thank you John !  The patterns on the seats are decals they came in the Revell kit .

 

Very nice! Where are the headers from?

 

Eric

 

Thanks Eric !  I made the headers out of aluminum rod .  Here's a photo of them .

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:08 PM

That is downright georgeous.

 

Thank you very much Ron !



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:17 PM

very sharp build