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    Andrew Vidinha

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  1. I built this from the Hasegawa kit. I was surprised at the lack of detail, especially considering how much these kits are going for. There were spots for pedals and a hand brake, but none were included so I grabbed some from another kit that I wouldn't be using. I cut the center out and moved the back forward to make it a triple cab. I lowered the suspension a few scale inches and used larger diameter 3d printed wheels with the kit hubcaps.
  2. I built this one a while back but never posted it here. I combined 2 cabs to make a crew cab and molded the stepside fenders to the Cameo bed and joined the 2 frames to get the length I needed. The grill/bumper is from a '57 Cadillac. The hood scoops are from a '93 Firebird. The rear end/tailgate is from a '55 Nomad. The rear bumper is from a '58 Impala. The front suspension is from a '69 Corvette. The wheels and front tires are from a '37 Ford. The interior is from an Escalade. This build was especially fun for me because I used all kit parts, nothing aftermarket.
  3. Thanks. The wheels are legal and they're actually pretty conservative compared to some. Google "slab car" and check out some of the pictures.
  4. Like many of my builds, this one started with a set of wheels. I saw the swangers online and I had to have a set. I didn't realize they were so big and the only kit I could imagine they'd fit on was the Uptown Cadillac STS-V. They're still pretty big, but I got the look I was after. I lowered it even more and made a custom plate, and because this kit was already set up to make a great slab, everything else came in the box.
  5. Thanks. I built this from the full detail version of the kit.
  6. Nice Caddy! Love the color.
  7. I built this from the Testors kit, but instead of using the small kit decals I wanted to do the original paint job. I painted the truck black, then masked off the black stripes, painted the whole thing white, then masked off the white stripes, then painted the whole thing red, then unmasked all the stripes and cleared the whole thing. Other than the paint job, it's box stock.
  8. I'm really not sure where he got it. The only place I know that used to make them was Modelhaus.
  9. I've seen plenty of builds with the inner fenders, so I know it can be done. They have a lot of different angles and curves, so it's hard to know where to trim. Hopefully you have more patients than I do.
  10. It's a swamp cooler.
  11. Thanks. The only trouble I had building it was with the inner fenders, I just couldn't get them to cooperate, so I just left them out. Other than that it went together well.
  12. I built this from the AMT kit. I lowered it over eBay wheels and Pegesus tires. A friend gave me the swamp cooler. The plate and side mirror came from my parts box. I made some exhaust tips from plastic tubing. Everything else came with the kit. I wanted to add a visor, but I don't have one that fits right, I'll add one later if I find one.
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