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  1. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1966 GTO   

    Also choose the tires I want to use. Just not sure about the wheels. Will be working on the stance to get it close to where its sitting in the pics.



    Thanks for looking.
  2. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1966 GTO   

    So after thinking about what I could do to modify the kit engine, I came up with a better idea. Just change the engine. But it had to be a Pontiac. Found that in my parts stash I didn't have a whole lot of choices. That is until I pulled out a Charles carpenter '55 top sportsman kit. After some research about the engine in the car, I found it was a Pontiac and not a big block chevy (like it looked to be) and had a displacement of 638 cid. And it has rocker covers that say's Pontiac. The block is a bit longer an dtaller than the 389 but I think I can make work in the gto. But I don't want to put a lenco 4 speed trans in the car. So the transmissions were cut off both engines and I mounted the trans off the 389 on to the 638. The oil pan will have to be worked over to fit the new engine...................








  3. Speedpro added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1966 GTO
    Hi all, Pulled out this revell gto this last weekend to start a build with. The plan is to build this thing out of the box but with a few changes to the drivetrain and a wheel and tire change. Most likely will have to play with the stance a bit too. So over the weekend I cut all the parts off the trees and cleaned them up. Everything has been washed and is ready for paint. The body has had the doors and trunk lid scribed out and molding seems removed but still needs a good sanding before any paint work. No color picked out yet. I'm just going to start building and see where it takes this goat. Thanks for looking.................. Paul
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  4. Speedpro added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1966 Nova
    This is one of those forgotten started builds that seem to find there way to the bottom shelf in the back. And that's exactly where I found this half done nova while looking through my stuff. Figured I would finish this one as its already half done. I'm not going to do anything more than build it out of the box. Paul
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  5. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1969 Charger 500 Pro Street   

    Thank you bob. I had did not know they were down. They were there in my photobucket album. Just reloaded them.
  6. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1967 GTX   

    Nice looking GTX! Looks very clean.

  7. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1967 Chevelle SS 396 (Added More Pics 4-May-15)   

    very nice! Excellent choice of color and application. Really like the details, very well done. I like this!

    Just to help out, All 1967 chevelle Super sports had chrome trim around the wheel opening and on the rocker panel. Its the only way they came. If you were to order a Malibu in that year it did not have chrome trim around the wheel opening or on the rocker panel. It had a chrome strip low down the side of the car along the door line. Hope this helps.

  8. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1969 Charger 500 Pro Street   

    Thank you all for the great comments! Just out of curiosity I went back and looked to see when I started this project......1-17-2009...........???......Are you kidding me!!. Man I'm slow.

    Harry, I did consider putting a small square hole in the filler panel to give the idea of a latch, but never did it. Just got lazy I guess! Thinking about it I should have done pins.

    Again, Thanks for the kind words!

  9. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1969 Charger 500 Pro Street   

    It's under glass................
  10. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1969 Charger 500 Pro Street   

    Last couple pics................

    Thanks for looking

  11. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1969 Charger 500 Pro Street   

    And a few more..................

  12. Speedpro added a topic in Under Glass   

    1969 Charger 500 Pro Street
    Just finished this build in the W.I.P section. Started this build with the mpc 1969 charger 500 kit. My goal was to use as much of the kit as possible, Add big meats in the back and little's in the front, a few aftermarket parts for the engine and some scratch building. Nothing fancy under the car but I took a picture anyway....................

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  13. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1969 Charger 500 Pro Street   

    Engines in the car, radiator is installed and the grill is ready to put on. One of the last things I did was make a filler panel to go between the rad support and grill to fill the void. I think it helped finish the engine bay..............

    The grill was put on and i made a upper rad hose and put it in place...........

    Well, This is my last post on this build. I think it's finished!! Oh Snap, That darn rear bumper fell off as I was showing the car to my wife before I was going to take some pictures! I hate that! Have already put the bumper back on and will take pictures before the rest of it falls apart.

    Thanks to everyone who followed along during this build and appreciate all the great comments!

  14. Speedpro added a post in a topic AMT 1965 Riviera Curbside Custom - DONE!   

    That is some excellent interior craftsmanship. Turned out beautiful! Great build so far!

  15. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1969 Charger 500 Pro Street   

    Niko, That's exactly the area I'm having a problem with. I did get the bumper on the best I could by taking a little off the bottom. It needs to be rotated down but you can't do that because of the bumper guards. Looks terrible from the side, no so bad from the rear. I'm not going to try and do anything else to fix the issue as I feel lucky I was even able to get it on the car anyway!

    Thanks fred for offering your assistance

    Thanks for the comments everyone!