I have a chassis if you want it. I got it from a glue bomb. It hasn't been painted but has some glue spots on it. Not bad but it can be used if ya want it. Just pm me your address and I'll send it to you. Then you can just pay it forward. That is, help some else who may need something. Dan
Looks good so far Steve. I like the detail that you've done on this car. I have an original kit that I built while I was stationed on Okinawa back in 67 and the top has the vinyl look already from the mold. I don't know why AMT didn't keep that look on all of the re-issues of this kit. I built one a couple of years ago as the "Tin Indian" from Knafel Pontiac in Akron Ohio and the top in that kit was also smooth. Which was Ok cause the rear car had no vinyl top. What did you use for the pieces under the hood? Looks great. Dan
Bill, I love your 59. It looks a lot like the 1:1 that I used to own and wish I still had. I can't wait to see it done. I'm going to remember what you did to the chassis to fix the problem of the floor below the rocker panel. I have a 2 coupes and a convertible to fix now. I still have the 60 with the roof you sent me and will be building that soon. I already fixed the trunk area where the spare tire well is and installed the roof to the body and filled in the indent on the top where the chrome piece goes. Do you ever build one that is rusted s little bit? I want to build one that has gone thru a few winters here in Ohio and rusted somewhat. 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.