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59 Impala

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  • Birthday 03/28/1947

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    1/25. 1/24

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    Lewis Center, Ohio
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    Dan Popeko

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  1. Nice pics Chris and Kit. Both boats look awesome. I do like the two fish on the hook Chris.
  2. Thanks. Someone said that the decals should be Blue. Not sure which is correct, Red or Blue.
  3. Here's one that I like. Canadian "Tin Indian".
  4. Thanks guys. There is very little information on this car and most of the other Knafel cars that I can find on the net.
  5. Thanks guys. This was a challenge and fun build at the same time. I wish that the model companies would make some Canadian variants of these cars.
  6. Thanks guys. John, as far as I know this car had a 327 SBC in it. If it did have the BBC, I will change it. I wish there was more information on the Knafel cars. I now have 10 different "Tin Indians".
  7. Thanks guys. There isn't much information on the net about this car and the 4 pictures that I had was all that I had to go on, and they aren't very good at that. The resin body didn't cause much of a problem but the rear glass that came with it was useless. Poor vacuum formed. I was able to use both the windshield and the rear glass from the Nova kit.
  8. Thanks guys. This was a lot of work and tedious, but I'm happy how it turned out. I saw the car run one time at Quacker City dragstrip in Salem Ohio in 67 before I went into the Army.
  9. I got the last “Tin Indian” finished last night. This is the Acadian car that they ran in 1967. The body is the 66 Nova 2dr sedan converted to a 67 Acadian. Scratch built tail lights, resin grill made from the 65 GTO with the parking lights. Printed Acadian decals for the front and rear. Moved the backup lights to the rear bumper. Converted the trunk emblem to the Acadian emblem and added a piece of guitar string to the emblem. The decals are not perfect, but I used what I had. I’m not sure if anyone makes the correct ones or not. The hood scoop is from the parts box. I also made the side windows and used the glass from the Nova kit. This was a challenge but I’m happy how it turned out.
  10. Thanks Scott for the information. I saw this car run at Quaker City drag strip in 67 and I believe that Quaker City was an AHRA strip.
  11. It's a 67. The 66 had the turn signals down in the front bumper.
  12. I just got off the phone with a friend of mine who worked on the Tin Indians and he said that Bill Knafel got the car from Canada and it took 3 days to import it and then installed a 421 Super Duty in it, he thinks. He is going to try and get in touch with one of Knafel's sons and see if he can get more information about the car. I'll let ya know if I hear anything.
  13. To make things worse, it has leaf springs under the front end. I did see this car run in early 67 before I got drafted and have wondered about it ever since. I do know a guy who worked on the 66 GTO and will give him a call to see if he knows anything about this car. Thanks guys for all the information.
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