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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 1941 Chevy pickup, well used   

    WOW, thanks guys for the kind comments.  I didn't think that I was getting it to look just right.  I didn't want a rusted out truck, just one that was well used.  Yeah Charles, I'm going to print a license plate for it.  Dan
  2. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 1941 Chevy pickup, well used   

    WOW, thanks guys for all the kind words.  I enjoyed building this truck.  The instructions are a little confusing on some of the assembly.  It's not clear on when you install the radiator and I had to remove it and assemble the kit and then install it from the top down after everything was done.  Some of the parts a tiny and big fingers don't help putting them together.  Ha ha.  Other than that, it went together pretty good.  There is a lot of detail in this kit and it looks great after everything's put together.  Even the steering wheel had a bulge on the top left side and I left it there because it looks like one of those knobs that were known as suicide knobs.  I also painted the Red and Blue on the hubcaps and the Blue for the Chevrolet on the grill.  I opened the grill from the back side and you have to be very careful not to break it as you do this.  It looks much better than painting flat black between the bars though.  I'd like to do another one some day.
  3. 59 Impala added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    1941 Chevy pickup, well used
    I just finished this a few minutes ago.  This is a very nice kit, but the instructions are kinda sketchy on some of the assembly procedures.  Especially the radiator.  I figured it out and I like the was this turned out.  It is a very good detailed kit.  I built it as if it is a good 'ol used truck.  I sprayed Testors rust first, then, flat black.  Over this I sprayed a combination of Testors gloss green and flat beret green,  Then I sanded most of the green off and into the black and rust colors.  I also opened the grill from the back side so you could see thru the grill.  This was very hard to do without breaking the grill.  I hope you like it and thanks fer lookin.  Dan







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  4. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 1968 GTO "Tin Indian"   

    Thanks for all the kind words guys.  I love buildin these "Tin Indians".  I'm waiting for a friend of mine to make the decals for the 70 GTO and I can finish it.  It's painted and just waiting.  LOL.  Dan
  5. 59 Impala added a topic in Under Glass   

    1968 GTO "Tin Indian"
    Here are some pics of the 68 GTO "Tin Indian" of Knafel Pontiac that I've been working on for awhile.  I do need to get some sponsor decals for it, but other than that, she's done.  I hope ya like it.  So, now it's on to the 70 GTO and I'm waiting for the decals for this car to get-er-done.  Thanks fer lookin.  Dan




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  6. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 77 Monte Carlo   

    Thank you Jim.  I just wish that I could get the Monte Carlo wheels, but no one makes them for the 77.  Dan
  7. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 77 Monte Carlo   

    Here are a couple of pics of the 77 when we went to Niagara Falls.  I really miss it.  Dan


  8. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 77 Monte Carlo   

    WOW, thanks for the kind words Robert.  Yeah, I really miss that car.  The people who bought it from me really ruined it in a year.  It didn't look like the same car after they tore it up.  Dan
  9. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 77 Monte Carlo   

    I hear ya David.  I installed some mud flaps on this car like I had on my 1:1.  I can get a picture up of that later.  I have a club meeting to go to today and I'm gonna take this to show along with a couple of others I just finished.  Dan
  10. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 77 Monte Carlo   

    Thanks guys.  David, only good memories are with this car.  The only bad one was selling it to one of my co-workers and a year later it looked like a different car altogether.  They didn't take car of it at all.  Dan
  11. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 77 Monte Carlo   

    WOW.  Thanks guys for the kind words.  I wish that someone would make one of these as a glue kit instead of a snap kit.  Also, a 73 would be nice too.  Dan
  12. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 77 Monte Carlo   

    Thanks guys.  I had fun building this and it brought back some very good memories for me also.  Dan
  13. 59 Impala added a topic in Under Glass   

    77 Monte Carlo
    Here are some pics of the 77 Monte Carlo that I built as the 1:1 that I had back in the 80's.  It's the snap kit and I used the front seat, chassis and engine from the 70 Impala.  I had to move the gas tank forward 3/16th of and inch and also the sides of the rear frame.  I also used the firewall and radiator from the Impala.  I was going to use the 70 Monte Carlo parts, but they were a little short.  The Impala parts fit much better.  I also used some of the photo itch parts for some of the trim.  I used the new chrome pens for the trim on the body and also bare metal foil.  I wish that someone made the Monte turbine wheels, but, I used the mags instead.  The colors are almost just right for the replica.  I really enjoyed building this car.  Thanks fer lookin and I hope ya like it.  Dan
     
    For some reason, the pictures came out, out of sink.








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  14. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 50 Ford stake bed truck   

    Thanks Dan.  This was a quick build I needed to do and now I can get back to my "Tin Indians" and a couple of customs that I'm working on.  Oh yeah, I'm also building the 77 Monte Carlo as a full detail with engine like the one I used to own back in the day.  Except mine didn't have a 454 in it.  I'm using parts from the 70 Impala to build this car.  Dan
  15. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 50 Ford stake bed truck   

    Thanks for the kind words guys and Frank, that is what I was trying to accomplish.  Looking like the real thing.  Dan