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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 Dodge 4x4 truck   

    Thanks guys.  I'm looking for another truck cause I want to keep the step side also.  What might happen is I'll have two beds for one truck and that I don't want to do.  I also started to convert the cap from the 65 Elcamino to fit this smooth side bed.  This will take a lot of work but I have a spare cap to work on.  What I intend to do is make a replica (sort of) of a 1987 Dodge truck that I had a few years ago.  We'll see how this goes.  Dan
  2. 59 Impala added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Dodge 4x4 truck
    I built this truck a few years ago and I am going to change the bed to a smooth side.  The smooth side is from an older truck but that's Ok.  I do have an older hood and grills to choose from if I want.  Here are some pics of the start of the build.  I cut out part of the bed from the front to fit the wheel base of the short wheel base truck.  I also had to make a resin copy of the inner bed part for the tail gate.  I hope that I can find another short wheel base truck instead of converting this one.  Thanks fer lookin.  Dan





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  3. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 57 Corvette gasser glue bomb rebuild.   

    She's finished and now can be moved to the completed thread.  I used BMF and the chrome pen to do the trim and tail lights.  This was a good re-build and looks Ok to set on the shelf.  Thanks fer lookin.  Dan
     






  4. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 57 Corvette gasser glue bomb rebuild.   

    She's a gittin thar fur sure.  I used BMF and chrome pen for the trim.  I removed the headers and trimmed a tad bit off of the ends and shorten them up a bit.  I have re-installed them and will take pics soon.  I also had to trim off the pins for the interior so that the interior would let the body go forward a tad.  There was about a 1/16th gap between the body and flip front, so, somethin had to be done to close the gap.  It still not perfect but it will do.  I also moved the engine back a tad to help in this problem and now I have to trim the drive shaft to fit.  Thanks fer lookin.  Dan





  5. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 57 Corvette gasser glue bomb rebuild.   

    Thanks guys.  I enjoy rebuilding these glue bombs more than building new kits.  Dan
  6. 59 Impala added a topic in On The Workbench   

    57 Corvette gasser glue bomb rebuild.
    I'm rebuilding this glue bomb and I sprayed Boyd's True Blue Pearl over Black for the main body.  The interior, top and coves were sprayed with Boyd's Pacific Blue.  The top also has a coat of dull cote to tone it down.  Here are some pics of it as of today.  I had to repair the front end so that I could pose the wheels.  You can't turn them very much because of the headers though.  I will use BMF probably tomorrow night and our Nerd Night at the hobby shop.  Thanks fer lookin.  Dan





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  7. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Rex White's 60 Impala   

    Yep.  I used the four speed from AMT's 57 Chevy.  Just remove the auto with bell housing and replace that with the four speed and bell housing from the 57 or other Chevy with a four speed.  Dan
  8. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Rex White's 60 Impala   

    Thanks Brian.  There's still a lot of work to be done.  I'm letting the top, hood and trunk dry a few days before I mask it off and spray the Gold.  I wish that Revell made these cars with a 4 speed and no power steering instead of the automatic that comes in the kit of this car and the 59.  Also, they should have changed the spare tire well because the 60 didn't have one.  They used the chassis from the 59.  But, I did change that for this car.  Dan
  9. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Rex White's 60 Impala   

    Thanks guys.  Here are some more pics of Rex's car.  I made a resin copy of the grill and a clutch pedal.  I also got the white sprayed on this afternoon.  It will dry a few days and then I'll spray the Gold on.  Dan




  10. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Rex White's 60 Impala   

    Thanks guys for the information.  I have a small update on this.  I've made a copy of the grill in fingernail resin and I'm working on that to modify it instead of using the kit grill and messing it up.  LOL.  Here are some pics of what I did today.  Dan
     



  11. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Jim Reeds 59 Impala   

    It's been awhile since I responded and I want to thank Mike for the nice comment.  I had to re-post a couple of pictures because Photobucket is history and I can't even go there to my own pictures.  I am now working on Rex White's 60 Impala and have started posting pictures from another source.  Dan
  12. 59 Impala added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Rex White's 60 Impala
    This is the beginning of my build of this car.  I haven't found any good pictures of the interior yet so I'm concentrating on the body and chassis for now.  Thanks fer lookin.  Dan




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  13. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 76 Firebird Esprit   

    Thanks guys.  I enjoyed building this and it now sets with 11 other replicas of some of the cars that I've owned.  Dan
  14. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 76 Firebird Esprit   

    I just finished the 76 Esprit tonight.  It's not to bad.  Some of the parts were a pain to put together but, everything turned out Ok.  Here are some pics of her.  Looks like the one we had a few years ago.  Thanks fer lookin.  Dan



  15. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 76 Firebird Esprit   

    Thanks guys.  I do have a mold of the Formula hood but it isn't a very good one.  I also don't have a vacuum pot to help get rid of air bubbles.  Dan