59 Impala

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  • Birthday 03/28/1947

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  • Location Lewis Center, Ohio
  • Full Name Dan Popeko

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  1. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Those who love rebuild old model kits   

    Thanks Bob.  I enjoyed rebuilding it.  I have a lot of cars that I built back in the 60's that I'm rebuilding as time allows.    Dan
  2. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Dodge Holmes 440 Wrecker   

    Glad to see ya gettin started on it Tony.  Also, I'm glad to be able to help ya out.  Lookin forward to seeing this one built.  Dan
  3. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Dodge Pickup parts Needed   

    You're welcome my friend.  Glad to help.  Dan
  4. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Dodge Pickup parts Needed   

    Tony, I'll get the frame out to you as soon as I can.  Glad to help ya out.  Dan
  5. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Dodge Pickup parts Needed   

    I have a chassis if you want it.  I got it from a glue bomb.  It hasn't been painted but has some glue spots on it.  Not bad but it can be used if ya want it.  Just pm me your address and I'll send it to you.  Then you can just pay it forward.  That is, help some else who may need something.  Dan
  6. 59 Impala added a post in a topic AMT '65 GTO hardtop,, update,, interior done   

    Looks good so far Steve.  I like the detail that you've done on this car.  I have an original kit that I built while I was stationed on Okinawa back in 67 and the top has the vinyl look already from the mold.  I don't know why AMT didn't keep that look on all of the re-issues of this kit.  I built one a couple of years ago as the "Tin Indian" from Knafel Pontiac in Akron Ohio and the top in that kit was also smooth.  Which was Ok cause the rear car had no vinyl top. What did you use for the pieces under the hood?  Looks great.    Dan
  7. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 1959 Chevy Brookwood Wagon - Updated 2/27   

    Lookin real good iceman.
    Dan
  8. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 1959 Chevy Impala----Just a tease! 4/9/16   

    Bill, I love your 59.  It looks a lot like the 1:1 that I used to own and wish I still had.  I can't wait to see it done.  I'm going to remember what you did to the chassis to fix the problem of the floor below the rocker panel.  I have a 2 coupes and a convertible to fix now.  I still have the 60 with the roof you sent me and will be building that soon.  I already fixed the trunk area where the spare tire well is and installed the roof to the body and filled in the indent on the top where the chrome piece goes.  Do you ever build one that is rusted s little bit?  I want to build one that has gone thru a few winters here in Ohio and rusted somewhat. 
    Dan
  9. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Anyone want some free NNL East decals??   

    Tom, I sent you my address back in Dec and as of yet have not received the decals.  Do you need me to resend my address?  Thanks in advance.  Dan
  10. 59 Impala added a post in a topic What was your first truck model?   

    Ok, here are a couple pics of the 61 Chevy.  A before and after.
    This what she looked like before I rebuilt her.

    This is how she turned out.  I couldn't restore her to her original condition because I almost destroyed her when I was a kid using a knife to strip off the paint.  I almost thru this truck away but thought, well, maybe and I like how she turned out.

    I don't have any pics of the Dodge truck.  It is in pieces and in a box to be restored.  Thanks fer lookin.  Dan
     
  11. 59 Impala added a post in a topic What was your first truck model?   

    My first truck kit was the AMT 61 Chevy pickup (which I still have), but the first big truck was the IMC Dodge L700 (which I still have).  I rebuilt the Chevy and I'm going to rebuild the Dodge.  There's no paint on the Dodge,so it will be an easy rebuild.  Dan
  12. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 1963 SD 421Tempest   

    Thanks John.  I have a friend who lives in the Akron area and he used to work on the "Tin Indians" of Knafel Pontiac.  I like your list of Pontiac's.  I'm thinking of getting the 62 2dr sedan to build Royal Pontiac's Catalina.  I have the decals for this car.  Dan
  13. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 1963 SD 421Tempest   

    Thanks John.  I might look into that kit.   I'm from Akron and remember the Knafel cars.  That's why I'm building some of their cars that ran back in the day.  I also built a 2004 GTO as a what if if they were still in business and running drag cars.  I'm looking forward to your build.  Dan
  14. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 1963 SD 421Tempest   

    I like this idea.  I'm interested in the Knafel car fer sure.  I've built 6 different Knafel cars and I'd like to see how yours comes out.  Do you have decals for this car?  If so, where did you get them.  I'll be sure to follow this.    Dan
  15. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 1959 Chevy Impala----Just a tease! 4/9/16   

    Lookin great Bill.  I had a 1:1 Impala that was Roman Red.  I loved that car.  Unfortunately I was drafted and had to leave it to get destroyed by one of my brothers when I was 12000 miles away.  Oh well, that's the way the old ball bounces I guess.  He at least put the 348 in a 60 Impala.  I love your build.