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1976 El Camino SS

Yesterday, 07:01 AM

   This is a model of an El Camino I once owned .  It was actually a '74 that I put a '76 front clip on ,  so to avoid any confusion I'm calling it a '76 .

 

   I started about four months ago by modifying a Chevelle stock car body ,  including lengthening the wheelbase .  The bed is from the AMT '68 El Camino with a few modifications done to it .  I modified the front bumper by adding the parking lights , and made my own grille and rear bumper .   I used the headlights and interior from a Revell '77 Monte Carlo .  The chassis is from the '68 El Camino and the engine was built from my parts box .  The wheels and tires are from Fireball Modelworks .

  The paint is Duplicolor Honda Starlight Silver Metallic ,  the stripes are my own decals ,  and it is cleared with TS - 13 .

 

  I'm planning to build another one of these so I'd like some honest critiques and opinions .  There a few things I'm going to fix or do differently on the next one but I only have two eyes and would appreciate your feedback .

 

  Thanks for looking !

 

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Deal's Wheels GoMad

12 July 2014 - 12:54 PM

This is the recent reissue of the GoMad Nomad .  Built basically right out of the box with a couple small changes and additions .  Fun kit to build !  :D

 

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Another CHEETAH !

13 June 2014 - 02:01 AM

This is the Cheetah I bought last week after seeing my friends yellow one ,  and boy is it nice !  This one has all of the racing goodies plus the blue line tires . :)

 

I was able to compare it to my Cox Cheetah body and they are the exact same size and shape ,  but the Carrera body definitely has been reworked and is better detailed .  The embarrassing thing is that I paid more for the Cox body ! :blink:

 

I'm planning a build with opening front and a fully detailed engine ,  so now I have to decide which one to cut up .  The Carrera looks great the way it is and came in a very nice display case to boot !

 

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" CHEETAH " 1/24 Carrera Slot Car

08 June 2014 - 07:13 AM

If you like Cheetahs you've probably seen these for sale and wondered if they are worth the price being asked for them . 

Well so did I until I was able to see one close up last week ,  and considering the prices of original Cox Cheetahs I would say these are definitely worth it !  I'm going to start saving my pennies !

 

Here are some photos I took so you can decide for yourself .

 

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'74 El Camino - Finished ! 8-26-14

13 May 2014 - 10:31 AM

I've owned six El Caminos over the years and one of them was a '74 that I picked up as a wreck .  After putting a '77 front clip on it and a fresh 350 it became my work truck for eight years .  I always thought it was kind of ugly but it's size reminded me of my 1960 El Camino and it ended up being one of my favorites !

 This is the best photo I have .  It was still not painted when I sold it !

 

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I've been thinking about doing this for a while ,  so last week I started chopping up bodies and putting something together .

 

Here's where it's at so far !

 

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