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 Daniel Robert Popeko

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  1. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Cheater slicks ?   

    Great tip Snake. I'm gonna use it fer sure. Dan
  2. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Show your Kustom Kulture cars.   

    Here are a couple of mine.









    Both are 53 Fords with 56 Packard tail lights and other custom stuff. Dan
  3. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Primer rods CBP   

    Here's a 41 Willy's that was found in a barn and needed alot of work to get road ready. Barf Breath removed it from the frame and did his magic on it. It has a 56 Chevy rear end and a Willy's 4 banger to get it moving. Of course he did a tad bit of work on the engine also. He installed a lowered front axle for a 40 Ford coupe that he had laying around in the garage. He also found a front bumper from a 40 Ford truck and a different left door and started driving it for the rest of the summer.








  4. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Primer rods CBP   

    Ok. Here is a 53 Ford custom that I did as one that's in progress and the guy wants to drive it a little cause he has no money to finish it yet. It has 56 Packard tail lights, custom parts up front from the 57 Chevy (AMT). The skirts came from the parts box and there is a Camaro sub frame up front also with a 350 for go power. Chopped top and it still needs a little work on the left rear fender where you can see a little bondo on top. Wire wheels are from the convertible kit along with the dual exhaust.







    I hope ya like it and thanks fer lookin. Dan
  5. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Alclad II bottle airbrush adaptor?   

    I made my own by using an old bottle top from a testors jar and a piece of aluminum tube and super glued that to the lid. I then drilled a small hole on the top for a vent hole. I also bent the tube on an angle so it would fit into the air brush. I use this all the time when I need to spray Alclad. I also put in a small beebee to keep the paint mixed when I shake the bottle. Works great for me. Dan
  6. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Hello from Ohio!   

    Welcome Tony. If you get a chance, stop by Hobbyland in Graceland mall on N. High St. in columbus on a Friday night. we have what's called "Nerd Night" after 5 PM until closing time. We build or just talk about models. Most of the Buckeye Scale Auto Club's members meet there every Friday and we have a great time. Your also welcome to join our club ifin ya like. Dan
  7. 59 Impala added a post in a topic AMT 53 Studebaker salt flat car   

    Looks great. I love these Studebakers.
  8. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Need ideas for the lindberg 53 ford victoria kit ,   

    I customized two of these cars. Both have 56 Packard tail lights on them. Other than that, they are really different from each other. Here are a couple pics of each fer ya.









    This chopped top one is not finished on purpose. I wanted it to look like someone is working on it while being driven all the time. I hope you like them and helps you out. Dan
  9. 59 Impala added a post in a topic What Model Disappointed You The Most Once You Opened The Box?   

    Revell's 66 GEE-TO super stock car. There are no drag parts in the kit at all. Not even headers. They show the car doing a burn out on the box and no slicks in the kit either. Not good when you're trying to build replicas of super stock cars and no parts to build them. Dan
  10. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 1959 Buick Custom: Re-done   

    This is one beautiful 59 Buick fer sure. I love the color. Dan
  11. 59 Impala added a post in a topic '68 Firebird "Tin Indian"   

    Thanks a lot guys for all the kind words. This was a fun build. This is also the first time that I painted three colors on the body, and they all are Testors enamels to boot. Dan
  12. 59 Impala added a topic in Under Glass   

    '68 Firebird "Tin Indian"
    I just finished this build yesterday and I had a lot of fun building this car. Here are some pics of the finished build.







    I hope ya like it and thanks fer lookin. Dan
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  13. 59 Impala added a post in a topic '68 Firebird "Tin Indian"   

    Thanks guys and will do. Dan
  14. 59 Impala added a post in a topic '68 Firebird "Tin Indian"   

    Thanks Bill. I got er done tonight. Last night I painted the hood and tonight I painted the bottom of the hood and then I installed it all. I am really pleased with how this turned out. Here are some pics of the finished car. Hope ya like it.







    This was fun to build and I'm looking forward to building the 68 GTO Tin Indian when the model gets here. It is the Revell 1/24th kit and I wish that it was the MPC 1/25th kit, but I have to work with what I can get. So, stay tuned for the 68 GTO.

    Thanks fer lookin. Dan
  15. 59 Impala added a post in a topic The Bestest Model Car Show in March. Oh yeah, it's the only one in March   

    Yep, bumpity bump bump. I'm gettin kinda excited bout dis. Not really, but I really can't wait til the 23rd. But I guess I have to huh? I know that I'm makin all kinds of since here, right? See Ya there or be square as someone always says. Who says it, I don't know, but someone does. Dan