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Dave Mikrut

Member Since 31 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Jan 11 2014 05:42 AM
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An AMT AWB 65 GTO

28 November 2013 - 10:07 PM

I had a couple of badly warped 65 GTO convertible bodies and I figured what the hell, I'm going to cut them up and do some practice altering the wheelbase.

In this photo you can see the white section is a piece from the other body, and even so the bottom edge does need to be restored. The backside is reinforced,

with styrene strips and all seams filled with tiny strips of plastic where possible, a minimum of putty and "filler" type sandable primer.

 

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The glue on hardtop of the AMT kit is poor fitting and to test my skills i grafted in the hard top roof from the Revell 65 Chevelle. 

 

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Here's the sanded body and a test fit of the body so far on a chassis I constructed from an altered 65 El Camino chassis and some suspension from my

parts boxes. More to follow soon.

 

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55 Chevy Handyman Shorty Wagon - Update

03 March 2013 - 03:29 PM

I'm not sure what happened but the photos I previously linked to in Photobucket are no longer there. Rather than reload all that, I'll just remind you it is a shortened 55 Chevy Handyman wagon,, made from the AMT 55 Nomad and 55 2dr Sedan kits. I showed it previously with an example chassis but here is the one I have been fabricating specifically for it. I'm really becoming a nut when it comes to having just the right parts for a project. I've literally spent 2 weeks gathering together the parts for this chassis and the wheels and tires. Later this evening or tomorrow I should be done with the rear tires.

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These are the painted 2-piece plastic tires found in the Rat Packer Nova, teamed up with some very old

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Straight axle is Revell 32 Ford, with home made hair pins. This is a stretched AWB Mustang chassis. Thanks to the ModelKing!

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I used 2 chassis, cut them offset, you can see the joint where I dowel pinned them together.

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Shortened 55 Chevy Handyman Wagon

18 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

A long time ago I made a 2dr Handyman wagon from a 55 Chevy Nomad. I used the rear wheelwells and partial sedan roof from the 55 Belair sedan. Iwas never really happy with the ay it came out so today after seeing a foto of a 57 shortehed, I decided to do a little body work. Glues and joints are hardening now and some filling and sanding and priming for tomorrow. And yes i am going to see if I like it as a sedan delivery! hehe!
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Double D Fiat Rail Exercise

26 December 2012 - 11:20 AM

For my other projects I've been working on, I'm still aquiring just the right parts, so I've been working on an old AMT Double Dragster I got off of Ebay (red one), kind of a "rescue" and model building one handed skills exercise. Here's the progress so far. Different engine, wheels and tires front and rear, front suspension, new seat, new steering wheel, repainted everything.

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