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59 Impala

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About 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 Edsel grill and front bumper fix   

    Here are before and after pictures of the grill and bumper.  Thanks fer lookin.  Dan


  2. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Edsel grill and front bumper fix   

    Well, she don't look to bad.  I just got this done a few minutes ago and I'm happy with the results.  I don't have the car, but I was able to fix this grill and bumper.  The Molotow chrome is great stuff.  I sprayed this with my air brush.  Thanks fer lookin.  Dan


  3. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 29 Ford custom   

    I have done some work on the chassis so it fits better under the 29's fenders.  The front sets a tad bit lower now.  Dan
  4. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 29 Ford custom   

    Well, before I can go forward with this I need to come up with the fire wall and windshield/dash for this.  I'll be asking the guys in our club if anyone has  some spare parts.  Dan
  5. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Edsel grill and front bumper fix   

    Thanks guys.  This part is all that I have for the 59 Edsel.  I just wanted to see if I could fix it.  I have a little more work to do and then I'll respray the chrome.  Dan
  6. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Edsel grill and front bumper fix   

    Got a little done on repairing this grill.  I sprayed the Molotow chrome refill thru my air brush and it holds up perty good.  I have to do a little more work on the grill and repaint it.  Thanks fer lookin.  Dan




  7. 59 Impala added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Edsel grill and front bumper fix
    Just for the fun of it, I'm going to try and fix this part.  I think it's from a 59 Edsel, not sure.  I used a piece of tape on the back side of the bumper and used fingernail resin to fill in the hole.  I also am trying to clean up the grill part.  I've removed the glue residue and will try and smooth it all out.  Then, I'll probably use the Molotow chrome in an air brush to paint it again.  Here are some pics of what I did tonight.  Thanks fer lookin.  Dan





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  8. 59 Impala added a topic in On The Workbench   

    29 Ford custom
    I'm building this with the Ala Kart chassis and grill.  I had to modify the underneath part of the fender assembly so the chassis would fit.  I also modified the grill to fit the 29 fenders.  I also had to cut away some of the fenders so the chassis would fit up front.  I'm using the wheels from some that a friend of mine gave me.  I forget which kit they came from.  Still a lot of work to be done.  Thanks fer lookin.  Dan




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  9. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Whoopiekat Notice   

    Very sorry to hear of your loss Alan.  My sincere condolences to you and your family.  GOD Bless.  Dan
  10. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Nellybelle   

    Thanks Bill.  I've never been to the GSL, so that must of been another build.  I never found out that information about the armor plating, sorry.  I do believe that it is a surplus jeep though.  I had fun building this and spent a lot of time searching for information on Nellybelle.  Not much information on the Jeep, esp. the color.  All the pictures I found were in Black and White.  After I painted it, I found one color of Nellybelle that Roy Rogers Jr. posted and Looks like I guest right on the color, or close anyway.  Dan
  11. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 1951 Chevy custom   

    A small update on the 51.  I lowered the rear another 1/8th of and inch.  That's 3 inches in scale.  The tires hit the upper inner fenders now and that's the way it will set.  I also made an engine hoist out of plastic stock.  Thanks fer lookin.  Dan



  12. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Nellybelle   

    Yup, and I miss them 'ol days.  Dan
  13. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 1951 Chevy custom   

    A small update on this build.  Not much work done, but the work that is done you don't see anyway.  I kinda lowered the rear by heating it and bending the springs to get it lower.  The skirts are from the 61 Chevy truck and the hubcaps are from the 60 Pontiac.  I wanted to see how this will set and I would like the rear to set a little lower but I don't want to bend the springs any more than what it is now.  I will paint the white walls later.




  14. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Two "De-militarized" Willys jeeps   

    Nice builds Chuck.  Dan
  15. 59 Impala added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Nellybelle
    I was reading a thread from Chuck Most about his Jeeps and someone brought up the Nellybelle name.  So I thought that I would post some pics of the replica that I built a while back.  This was a fun build for me.  It took me about two years of research and finding all the information that I could get to build this Jeep.  The doors are made from brass and the rung is a piece of copper wire painted black.  I also scratch built the hitch and boxes on the rear fenders.  The engine is wired correctly also.  The tires and wheels are from a Tamiya kit I think.  I hope ya like it.






     
    I just realised that I posted this in the wrong place.  Would someone please move this to finished.  Thank you.
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