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 Anyone want some free NNL East decals??   

    Tom, I sent you my address back in Dec and as of yet have not received the decals.  Do you need me to resend my address?  Thanks in advance.  Dan
  2. 59 Impala added a post in a topic T.V./Movie Cars (show em')   

    Here's Nellybelle from the Roy Roger's TV show from the fifties.  I had to scratch build a lot of the parts for this build and loved building it.

    Dan
  3. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Show your Built JoHan Models   

    Here's a 64 Dodge Polara that I restored from a glue bomb.



    These are the only pics I have at this time.  I had to get the glass fixed and haven't taken more pics yet.  I also built the 70 Fury as a what if Adam 12 used one as their cars on the TV show.  I also have a 70 Road Runner and 70 GTX, but I don't have all the parts to build them.  I've been keeping an eye out for the parts that I need to build them though.  One day, I hope to find what I need.  Dan
     
  4. 59 Impala added a post in a topic What was your first truck model?   

    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
     
  5. 59 Impala added a post in a topic What was your first truck model?   

    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
  6. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 1963 SD 421Tempest   

    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
  7. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 1963 SD 421Tempest   

    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
  8. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 1963 SD 421Tempest   

    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
  9. 59 Impala added a post in a topic 1959 Chevy Impala-----Teeny-Weeny Update! 1/20/16   

    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.
  10. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Anyone want some free NNL East decals??   

    Email sent, thank you Tom.
  11. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Revell 1/48 B-17G   

    Looks great to me Drew.  Please keep posting pics.  Dan
  12. 59 Impala added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Merry Christmas
    I want to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.    Dan
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  13. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Those who love rebuild old model kits   

    Nice Falcon.  Great save.  I rebuilt a 65 Corvette awhile back.  The body wasn't in to bad of shape and not painted, but, the rest was real bad.  Here are some pics of some of the parts that needed work.

    The glass needed a lot of work to get it lookin good.

    This how she turned out.  I was able to save most of the original car and used wheels from the parts box along with the rear bumpers.

    Rebuilding these kind of builds is a lot of fun and work to get them done.  I don't know of any site that is dedicated to rebuilds, but I sure would like to know if there are some.  Dan
  14. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Those who love rebuild old model kits   

    I've built a few glue bombs and love doing this.  I like to save old kits as well.  Here are before and after pics of a 61 Bonneville convertible that I traded an unbuilt car for.




    I've rebuilt some of the ones that I built as a kid as well.  This is a lot of fun to try and get everything apart without breaking anything, saving all that you can and then rebuilding and saving it from the land fill.  Dan
  15. 59 Impala added a post in a topic Hello from central Ohio   

    Welcome Terry.  If you get some time on Friday nights, a bunch of the guys from Buckeye Scale Auto meet at Hobby land in Graceland mall on N. High st.  Your more than welcome to come and visit, build or just shoot the breeze with us. We get there around 5ish and stay until almost closing time.  Dan