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Buck Baker '58 Impala

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#1 jsc

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:54 AM

I'm starting to work on a '58 Impala to replicate Buck Baker's convertible.  I've found very few reference pictures.  Where can I get more information?  

 

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#2 bbowser

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:55 AM

Try Randy Ayers board, someone there probably has what you're looking for.

 

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:23 AM

Thanks, Bruce!

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:39 AM

Got some work done on this Impala.  Here's the story:  I ordered this kit, knowing it did not have instructions or glass.  I couldn't find any replacement glass, but did notice the '55 truck glass fit ok.  So I chopped the top off, and started thinking about scratchbuilt convertible NASCAR.  

 

Progress so far: 

 

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 01:57 AM

It's been a while since I've updated.  Doesn't seem to be a whole lot of interest in this, but that's ok - I think it's coming along nicely! 

 

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Got it painted and the main body assembled.  I tore one of the decals, so this could be Buddy Baker's, depending on which side you look at!  LOL.  Used a pin for the shifter.

 

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Not really happy about the cover, but it's a start.  Looks too heavy to me.  

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Comments are welcome! 



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:40 AM

Looks really good..



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:29 AM

Thanks Carl!

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 06:13 AM

Nice. I don't believe I have seen that one built before. Thanks for sharing



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 05:10 PM

Sweet job there !



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 05:43 PM

I just love dem old stock cars.



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 12:12 PM

Looks great to me! Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 12:59 PM

Great idea John ,  and you're off to a good start !   I don't think I've ever seen a Buck Baker '58 Chevy before .

 

And don't think nobody is interested .  Things are pretty slow around here and a lot of people just stop by to look and don't reply very often ( I'm guilty ! :( ) .