Here's a 64 Dodge Polara that I restored from a glue bomb.
These are the only pics I have at this time. I had to get the glass fixed and haven't taken more pics yet. I also built the 70 Fury as a what if Adam 12 used one as their cars on the TV show. I also have a 70 Road Runner and 70 GTX, but I don't have all the parts to build them. I've been keeping an eye out for the parts that I need to build them though. One day, I hope to find what I need. Dan
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
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
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
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
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
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.
I've built a few glue bombs and love doing this. I like to save old kits as well. Here are before and after pics of a 61 Bonneville convertible that I traded an unbuilt car for.
I've rebuilt some of the ones that I built as a kid as well. This is a lot of fun to try and get everything apart without breaking anything, saving all that you can and then rebuilding and saving it from the land fill. Dan
Welcome Terry. If you get some time on Friday nights, a bunch of the guys from Buckeye Scale Auto meet at Hobby land in Graceland mall on N. High st. Your more than welcome to come and visit, build or just shoot the breeze with us. We get there around 5ish and stay until almost closing time. Dan