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1955 Chevy 2 door sedan gasser photo etched parts


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#1 Fortheloveofgassers

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:57 PM

I love gassers have been working on a rendition of the Blairs Speed shop 55 Chevy.

I am using Amt 2 door post kit. Currently I have run into two issues and would love advice.

1. I would like to use a photo etched grill. Unfortunately the only PE grill is for the Revell hard top.
Does anyone have photo etching capabilities? Or have modified the hardtop PE grill to fit the smaller
AMT kit?
2. No self respecting gasser would have windshield wipers. I have removed them carefully and tried to
Recreate the cowl grill but am only marginally happy with that. Has anyone removed the wipers and
replaced the cowl grill photo etch? Or been successful at reestablishing a grill sans wiper arms?

Thanks on advance for all replies

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:40 AM

I used the MCG photo etch kit for Revell's 55 Chevy kits on my AMT 55 Chevy build, the Revell kits are 1:25th scale so it fits quite good.

I cut out the kit grille from the surrounding, painted that with Alclad II Chrome and put in the photo etched grille in from behind, you have to modify it and cut off the upper corners as it's slightly too big there, but it works fine.
For a more correct look you should cut the upper bar loose at the fender edges and attach it to the hood, but I didn't do that on this build.

 

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Edited by Force, 17 November 2013 - 12:47 AM.


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:01 AM

Thanks Hakan. That is a great solution. I will order a grill right now.

Your build looks great. Nice engine and compartment.


Have you successfully made the cowl grill look good without the molded wiper blades?

Thanks again.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:36 AM

Thank you.

 

No I haven't tried that as the cowl vent grille is quite a challenge to get to look nice afterwards.