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Bob Ellis

Member Since 11 May 2013
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In Topic: '64 Angel

Today, 06:06 PM

Very interesting

In Topic: 1968 Chevelle convertible. A conversion

Today, 06:03 PM

Never thought of making a copy of the '68 Marker light. The Model Car Garage stuff was easy to use. I set it in place with nail polish.


Charlie, the AMT '69 Chevelle kit seems to be a legacy of the declining days of AMT. I remember building the kit back in the '70s and removing the '68 trim. It's ironic that I want to keep those details now.

In Topic: 1968 Chevelle convertible. A conversion

30 August 2014 - 01:06 PM

Our neighbor across the street bought a brand new '67 SS396 convertible and it came with a bench seat. The only options I remember was an AM radio, 4 speed on the floor and those awful faux mag wheel covers. It's true, not all SSs had buckets or a lot of options.


The vent windows were scratch built using Evergreen Styrene. Believe it, or not, the kit comes with '68 Chevelle glass and this is one of the goofs AMT made when producing the kit. The other goof is that the AMT '69 Chevelle has the '68 Chevelle side trim except for the side marker lights. I removed off the side marker lights.

In Topic: 1968 Chevelle convertible. A conversion

29 August 2014 - 01:55 PM

Finally got to foil the 68 Chevelle. I decided to use a bench seat instead of bucket seats. I remember a lot of the muscle cars with few options. Otherwise the car would cost $5000 which most buyers couldn't afford.



In Topic: AMT '74 Plymouth Barracuda snaptite, another quick build!

29 August 2014 - 05:39 AM

JT, nice bronze color