Farmboy

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  1. Farmboy added a post in a topic 62 Catalina stretch completed   

    Oops, my error. 3 (it's been a while). I recall having to use a section of the floor from a 2nd regular catalina. Honest error...out of sight out of mind. The two additional doors and a scratchbuilt section make up the passenger side.
  2. Farmboy added a post in a topic 62 Catalina stretch completed   

    That's the limo look I was going for DumpyDan. I used two kits for the car, one the amt standard 62 Catalina, the other one a 'custom' version amt issued as a pink lowrider, but it's the same kit with a different set of wheels and a tufted leather bench seat. I needed it for the two doors, roof and frame extensions.
  3. Farmboy added a post in a topic 62 Catalina stretch completed   

    Thanx much everybody. The truly hard part to the build (besides making the first cut) was the side spear. It's not really noticeable but it runs up hill from the rear.
  4. Farmboy added a topic in Under Glass   

    62 Catalina stretch completed
    I had started this build a long time ago, actually posting in progress here on the site. Life gets in the way sometimes.... anyway, finished, thought you might like to see how it turned out. Note 4 doors on the curb side, 1 on the driver's side. Still to add are curb feelers,.. Comments and observations welcome






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  5. Farmboy added a post in a topic American Graffiti's '58 Impala   

    This is the opening door feature. These door skins fit inside the actual door body. Having glued the doors shut, they had to be installed later. In order to do that the doors skins have to be made the same width as the interior insert, easily accomplished with a razor saw. Here you can see the before and after mod.


    ...and here is one door glued along the floor pan held to proper width by masking tape till it dries. The drivers door was done after this pic was taken. The complete assembly is inside the body at the moment to ensure the door skins sit flush at the door window sills.

  6. Farmboy added a post in a topic American Graffiti's '58 Impala   

    Hi Mark. Thanx for the nice words. Yes, the AMT kit has the opening doors. I glued them shut and left the separate interior door 'skins' off tll later. The opening door feature leaves ugly gaps around the door, so when I glued them shut my priority was to make sure the side spear lined up between door/body. When everything dried, I used a Future/talcum powder paste mix to fill the gap around the door (especially the door sills) by pressing it in and smoothing it with my finger. I did that a couple of times letting dry between coats until it looked right to me. I then gave it a shot of primer to seal it before painting. Hope that helps.
  7. Farmboy added a post in a topic American Graffiti's '58 Impala   

    Nice build Dave. Wish half my builds came out that clean!
  8. Farmboy added a post in a topic American Graffiti's '58 Impala   

    Sorry 'bout that. It's the AMT kit, the 58 Impala Coupe. Thanx for the comments everybody!
  9. Farmboy added a topic in On The Workbench   

    American Graffiti's '58 Impala
    Took a gamble on trying to recreate this car. Research on the actual car shows chrome removed, some detail shaved and basic street customizing cues like a blacked out grille. Just finished the red. Close inspection of movie footage and actual photos show the red to be a fog, not a solid color so I dialed down the pressure and thinned the paint. I could haved used a smaller tip on the airbrush but I'm happy with the results. The BMF really sets it off in person. Tailights will come from custom parts in AMT's merc. I have 6 caddy lights per the real car. Anyway, here's the body, the tuck and roll interior is next. Comments and observations welcome.







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  10. Farmboy added a topic in On The Workbench   

    62 Catalina stretch resumed
    It's been a while but I'm finally able to pick up where I left off. I had originally planned to put a spa in the middle of this stretch Catalina but the more I worked at it, the more it became obvious to me that the spa would have to be in the rear trunk area. Maybe on another build.


    This shot shows the door posts. I put 4 posts on each side, however only the passenger side has 4 doors, the driver's side only has the driver's door but still keeps the 4posts theme. This was how the Oldsmobile limo I saw at a car show was done and I liked the look. The posts are made from two lengths of half round styrene glued to a thin styrene backing. I think they carry the angular look of the Pontiac rather well. Roof drip rail trim was made from half round stock also, with the addition of smaller diameter styrene rod to make the roof transition



    The side spears were the hardest part, at least on the passenger side. The drivers side was relatively easy with straight sections of sheet styrene mated to the rear edge of the door to the front edge of the hip section. The spears will have chromed inserts.


    The passenger side was lot more work due to the door spear sections not readily lining up as it slopes from nose to tail. It was more 'convenient' to tilt the doors, rebuild the rockers and window edges and rescribe new door lines.


    Sorry for the delay in continuing the build. Comments and critiques welcome.











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  11. Farmboy added a post in a topic AMT 62 Pontiac Catalimo   

    I forgot to mention about the raised section on the passenger side. This will have a grille or slats in it to represent a fresh air intake/moisture exhaust unit.
  12. Farmboy added a post in a topic AMT 62 Pontiac Catalimo   

    and a couple more


    comments and observations welcome
  13. Farmboy added a post in a topic AMT 62 Pontiac Catalimo   

    Got some more bench time. Here's the frame for the roof. I was out of primer so its simply shot with flat black


    and with the 'glass' for the mockup

  14. Farmboy added a post in a topic AMT 62 Pontiac Catalimo   

    Holy Ponchomobile Batman!
  15. Farmboy added a post in a topic AMT 62 Pontiac Catalimo   


    Comments and observations welcome. I say it, I mean it. No slight taken in the least. Thanks for the input.