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crossfire 2004

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    Stuart Cole

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  1. Warped body

    The roof pillars straighten when the windows are fitted and it looks fine - I was reluctant to mess with them in case they snapped and I created even more problems. However, you now have me thinking about a convertible el Camino....
  2. Warped body

    Thought I’d post an update regarding the worst of the two bodies having successfully built the Elky using the spare body- see it in the ‘under glass’ section. Using a technique shown in the latest issue of Scale Auto, I chopped up a length of off cut timber to fit inside the body shell then drilled 4 holes in the sides of the body. Holding the body squarely on the timber I screwed the 2 together then placed them in a plastic container into which near boiling water was poured and the body weighted down. After a few minutes the body was transferred to the kitchen freezer while still attached to the timber, then after approximately 3 hours the screws were removed and Voila ! just the 4 holes to fill and it’s as good as new. I must say I’m pleasantly surprised by the results and recommend giving this method a try.
  3. AMT ‘59 El Camino

    After a false start due to a badly warped body in the first kit I opened, a second kit provided a better body. Build is basically box stock except some modifications to the rear suspension to the body lower and a set of Pegasus Supremes. Paint is Tamiya TS52 over a silver base and the cycle is from the AMT ‘29 woody/pickup kit. Far too much foiling for my liking, and the new sheet of BMF I bought for the build refuses to adhere to anything so the remains of an old sheet were pressed into service.
  4. 1959 El Camino....

    Looking good Mike, have one on the bench myself right now - the vast amount of foiling is trying my patience. I look forward to seeing the finished build.
  5. Warped body

    Very nice, but $115 + shipped to the U.K. is s bit steep - I could buy 4 replacement el camino’s for that ! I like the Buick el Camino trans kit but do not have the grille / bumper parts.
  6. Warped body

    Ha ! I too read it as dehydrator yet still wrote dehumidifier. Heres mine in action.
  7. Warped body

    Yeah, thanks for that pearl of wisdom.
  8. Warped body

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, I have a dehumidifier so that is certainly an option too. I have emailed Round 2 regarding the issue, I’m wondering if all those parts crammed in that tiny old style box along with the body is part of the problem, let’s see what they have to say.
  9. Warped body

    Thanks Snake, I’ve sidelined the worst body for now so that I can press on with the build but would like to save it if possible. Not sure if Round 2 will come across with a new body as I’m in the U.K. but I guess it’s worth a shot. Failing that I could always build one along the lines of this with very little work.
  10. Warped body

    Chose the repop AMT ‘59 El Camino as my next build and was somewhat disappointed to find this twisted hulk in the box. Opened another fresh kit that has a far better body with just a slight twist in the rear section. My question to you guys, is body no.1 beyond help or salvageable, and what is my best approach ?
  11. Chevy 3100

    Thanks guys for the positive feedback on the build, much appreciated.
  12. Apologies for not having a build thread, I have however included some photos of the completed sub assemblies. AMT Chevrolet 3100 pickup, modified frame with Revell ‘37 Ford ifs front suspension and Speedwagon rear axle, wheels and tyres. The real crime of the century lies under the hood though, a modular Ford V8 from the phantom Vicky kit. Headers are solder and a bit of a compromise due to space, but hey, it looks kinda neat in there. Body is stock with just the front bench seat from a ‘55 nomad replacing the bland original. Paint is GM Vauxhall Carabic blue under clear. I’ve broad shoulders so any comments welcome.
  13. Another project returning to the bench, 1954 Corvette Nomad.

    I too started a similar project a few years back using the Corvette body with a shortened nomad roof as I felt the original 1:1 looked a little long to me. Never got much further than this stage before it went onto the back burner. Good luck with the build, it has inspired me to get mine back on the bench.
  14. 63 Vette Gasser, Completed

    Fits real nice under the AMT Thunderbird too.