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In Topic: 1934 Chevrolet Master 5-Window coupe.

06 July 2014 - 04:52 PM

Hey Mark… Burt is a great guy!  Tell him Bruce from the VCCA says hi!  We have a picture of the hood ornament from his car that my wife took a couple of years ago in Flint hanging in our front hall...

In Topic: 1934 Chevrolet Master 5-Window coupe.

05 July 2014 - 04:28 PM

Hey Pat, Great to see you on the model cars forum as well!  (Pat and I are both regulars over at vcca.org)  


If I were you, and was going to cut that roof, the place to shorten the length  would be to cut at about the middle of the roof insert.  You don't want to mess up any of the corners on the roof insert, or the corners of the windows.  You're also going to have to put vent windows in too.  An idea for getting the top to fit would be to look at how the 3 in 1 AMT '36 Ford is put together.  It has an inter-changeable coupe roof/ roadster cowl that is cut along the same lines as what you are looking to do.  The only problem is that you'll have to file down the metal doors.  You only get one shot at getting that right!  Another thing… measure the door and the gap behind the rear of the door and the rear fender.  I think you'll find that the front edge of the door is in the right spot, and the rear edge has to be moved back.  That may screw up your rear side window. That frame is different, not only because it is a standard, but also because it has the X member for an open car.  Great job on getting the correct dimensions for your frame.  That Danbury Mint model has extremely good details too.  It may be easier to paint your real coupe to match it!

In Topic: 1950 Oldsmobile Club Un-Couped (Revell)

16 December 2013 - 05:48 PM

Great idea!  One of the main areas that people screw up when doing this to 1:1 cars is in the windshield header.  The convertibles had a shorter windshield, so you may want to chop that sucker down a bit.  Take the advice posted above about using the '51 Chevy for the top and interior parts, and you'll also get the correct door vent windows that you can measure how far to chop the windshield off at.  Also, the top corners of the windshield frame are a little less rounded off towards the rear.  The door vent window is curved on the coupe, but more triangular with a flat top on the convertible.  Here's a pic of my '50 Chevy.  The Olds is the same, but a 1piece windshield



In Topic: 1948 Chev Fleetmaster , Australian body

16 December 2013 - 05:38 PM

Great looking project!  The Aussie cars were bodied by Holden, and they built many different bodied Chevys from '28-'52 that were not made elsewhere.  Make sure you get a picture of the rear window of your buddy's car.  I believe it should be a two piece split window...