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  1. I wonder if they did any maintenance to the molds.
  2. Love that !! Great to see something unique. 👍👍👍
  3. Man, that thing is wild!! love the interior, looks period perfect.
  4. Thanks Gary. And, I should have added I think your friend would have loved it. It's a great tribute.
  5. Looks better than mine Gary. I should have just flew mine into the wall on one of the occasions I wanted to ssssssssssssooooo much.
  6. with shipping, it was about the price of 2 regular kits. It took 6 to 8 weeks. I don't remember exactly what day I mailed it bit it was over the holidays and I'm in Canada so both make it take a bit longer. Be warned though, Dale tells everyone new customers may have a bit longer wait as regular customers have priority.
  7. I assume you're refering to my post, Snake. Yea, I have a mild custom '61 T-bird hardtop in the works. A simple curbside. And planning a '64 Parisienne mild custom. A little more involved. Impala roof and cowl swap on a '64 Grand Prix body plus the impala engine and chassis. Sorry I hadn't gotten back to you on that other thing yet.
  8. Got my last rack of chrome back from Little Motor Kar Co. Excellent work , as usual.
  9. I was kinda wondering about that. I know the front bumper and hoods don't fit between the new and original but the back bumper from the new kit actually fits the old ones as well, if not better than their original parts.
  10. It's one of Sean Svendsen's models. He has done box art builds for Moebius, Model king, etc as well as the decal design for some of the Model King reissues.
  11. '61 thunderbird styleline instructions. The parts were a bit different each year between '61 and '63.
  12. Well, if he's still looking he ain't looking here. He hasn't been back to this site in 15 years either. 🤨
  13. Actually, it was in the Mamie Van Doren movie "Running Wild" in '55, not too long after it was built ,, but no one would ever remember that now.
  14. and who would that have been, Steve? 😉👍
  15. They were red. I can't post the pics but here's a link of an all original '76 with the 454. https://www.mecum.com/lots/CA0814-189994/1976-chevrolet-caprice-classic/ And here's a sharp '76 wagon https://barnfinds.com/original-454-1976-chevrolet-caprice-estate/
  16. OPG lists upholstery kits in light and dark green for '69 Elcaminos but no green in '68. Closest color is turquoise.
  17. I was gonna say the Monte Carlo but.. Anyway, why would a 454 be wrong for a '76? ,, although, yea, it is pretty weak.
  18. Chinese zodiac, Snake. I am also a snake as I was born in '65. Nice Vette Steve.
  19. You change the color of the vinyl on the roof and in the rub strip down the side and you'd have the exact 1/1 I had. I really miss that car. That reclining passenger seat back was great at the drive in.😈 But, yea, it does. But the pic of the convertible in the '71 brochure has square corners at the top of the windshield, and that's not right either.
  20. Oh, I know JIm but it just bugs me that they can't seem to get this right on the box art when it's so simple to do. I actually have a run of full size Chevys right from the '55 up through '76. Took a long time to get the last few too. Not all the MPC big '70s Chevys are like this though. As I said above the '71 through '73s have this detail but the '74 to '76 doesn't. Here's a side by side shot of my '73 next to my '75. Maybe you can see what I mean there but it is hard to tell in this pic. But you can easily see it if you compare one of your earlier '70s classic hardtop Impalas to one of the latter "Colonnade" top cars.
  21. It's correct on the '71 to '73 Impalas but the '74 to '76 body is different. This is probably the best pic I can use to explain it. There should be a line [seam] where I stopped the chrome across the top of the pillar. It is on the earlier bodies but not represented on the later bodies. The actual piece does have a character line down them that makes it look like separate pieces and then the rain gutter makes another line. To those that don't know the difference , the way it's molded makes it look like a strip around the windshield, another strip down the pillar at the side glass with body color between. The pillared sedans are actually done like that but not the hardtops.
  22. New art and whoever did it still can't seem to take a look at an actual car. 🙄 The windshield pillars are covered completely with a piece of stainless steel trim. ALL GM full size hardtops of that generation were done this way. Why can't they seem to get this right?
  23. No, you're not alone. I really don't care for the tacked on fender flares, side pipes, etc. To me, all the unnecessary customizing makes the car look awkward.
  24. Well,, being Canadian, I wouldn't exactly consider having a can of Bud "drinking". 😉
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