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  1. Thanks Bill.  I posted this for a friend.  As long as he is ok, that's fine with me.  By the way, how are you doing?  Did you see the 60 Impala that I used the 59 roof on that you sent me?  

  2. Thanks guys.  There isn't much information on the net about this car and the 4 pictures that I had was all that I had to go on, and they aren't very good at that.  The resin body didn't cause much of a problem but the rear glass that came with it was useless.  Poor vacuum formed. I was able to use both the windshield and the rear glass from the Nova kit.

  3. I got the last “Tin Indian” finished last night. This is the Acadian car that they ran in 1967. The body is the 66 Nova 2dr sedan converted to a 67 Acadian. Scratch built tail lights, resin grill made from the 65 GTO with the parking lights. Printed Acadian decals for the front and rear. Moved the backup lights to the rear bumper. Converted the trunk emblem to the Acadian emblem and added a piece of guitar string to the emblem. The decals are not perfect, but I used what I had. I’m not sure if anyone makes the correct ones or not. The hood scoop is from the parts box. I also made the side windows and used the glass from the Nova kit. This was a challenge but I’m happy how it turned out.

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  4. I just got off the phone with a friend of mine who worked on the Tin Indians and he said that Bill Knafel got the car from Canada and it took 3 days to import it and then installed a 421 Super Duty in it, he thinks.  He is going to try and get in touch with one of Knafel's sons and see if he can get more information about the car.  I'll let ya know if I hear anything.

  5. I thought the same thing Snake but if you look at the lettering on the hood it looks Black.  I wish there were better pictures of this car.  Maybe a third car is in the works with different color decals.  LOL.  Mark is right about the 62 Bel Air and 63 Impala having Black letters.  This is so corn-fusing.  I've built 9 different Knafel Pontiac's "Tin Indians" and they had different color decals on some of the cars.  Not enough details for these cars either.

  6. Sorry, I thought that I posted pictures of the build.  From what I understand, the decals that I used are the wrong color.  In the picture the color is Blue and I used Red.  Also, the lettering on the car looks like they are Black.  Here are some pictures of the one I built.

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    I have another car and thinking about building it with Blue coves and interior and Black decals.  I do need a stock hood for the car though and I'm looking for one.  It has to be the MPC kit, also under the AMT logo, although AMT made a 60 Corvette and it is not compatible with the MPC kit.  I have an AMT kit and the hood is smaller. 

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