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'59 Chevy Guy

Member Since 17 Feb 2008
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In Topic: City Of La Verne..."cool Cruise" Car Show

10 April 2008 - 02:48 AM

Some of my favorites from last weekend's show....

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http://public.fotki....of-la-vern-ca-/

Albert


Thank you for posting the photos.. looks like it was a good show. Too bad that you didn't get more shots of the '58 Ford Country Squire wagon.. an unuaual car that you just don't see anymore.

In Topic: City Of La Verne..."cool Cruise" Car Show

10 April 2008 - 02:47 AM

Some of my favorites from last weekend's show....

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Hosted on Fotki
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Hosted on Fotki
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Hosted on Fotki
...the rest of the pics....

http://public.fotki....of-la-vern-ca-/

Albert


Thank you for posting the photos.. looks like it was a good show. Too bad that you didn't get more shots of the '58 Ford Country Squire wagon.. an unuaual car that you just don't see anymore.

In Topic: AMT/ERTL 59 El Camino

17 February 2008 - 09:31 PM

Love those '59's!!!!!!!!! :lol: I did an El Camino a few years ago in the stock Crown Sapphire and SNowcrest White colour scheme - bare metal foiled it and it looked good! I used real 1:1 auto paints - laquer based primer and acrylic enamel colour coats. That model mat a sad end in a moment of frustration (sighs ) - I have been tempted to do another one the same and may do so one day once I get my toy room set up this year. I prefer the stock look myself but I am sure seeing a lot of talent on these pages regardless of whether the kit is done stock or what ever. Your El Camino should look sweet... keep up the good work. Gary :lol: :P

In Topic: 1959 Chevrolet Impala Flattop Sedan

17 February 2008 - 07:59 AM

I found this link for R&R kits, I once owned a 60 Cadillac flat top and wanted to replicate my car. They list a 1960 Chevrolet flat top and a 60 cadillac 2 door so I was hoping to cut the whole centre section complete with doors to save time fabricating and scribing in the door shuts as I am not good at this either.
I do not know the quality or accuracy of these kits but the real car used the same front and rear glass and roof I believe, Then just scraping the trim down and adding the single spear as on the Cadillac series 62 cars. But looking at the body the sides are a different profile to the Cadillac .Here is a pic of an early effort built from a Gunze 1/32 kit.(just in case you missed it in the general thread) http://resinrealm.ne...lery/index.html
I had also planned another version using an AMT 59 El Camino roof/rear glass and the RM 59 Cadillac. Might work with the 59 Chev but I have not measured this up yet

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:D :D If accuracy is important, then the El Camino will not work unless you use the windshield pillars from a hardtop or convertible. In '59/60. the sedans, wagons, sedan deliverys used a different windhsield than the hardtops and convertibles. The hardtop/convertible windshields are lower in profile than the sedan/wagon/etc. windshields and the El Camino rear glass is different than the El Camino. I seem to recall also that the rear glass on the four door hardtop curled around the sides more than the El Camino glass did. Hope this helps. Gary :D