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So I finished up my AMT 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6 yesterday evening, and I think it came out ok. I will admit that I was inspired by Chris' (hpiguy) build of "Melba Toast". Did mine come out as nice as Chris'? No, not even close, but I am please with the results. I used the Model car Garage 1970 Chevelle P/E set for some interior details (window cranks, SS454 door badges, & rear view mirror). The driver's door mirror is not included in the kit, and it came from Tom's (tbill) parts box. Thanks, Tom. The 1970 Rhode Island license plate came from 15q.net. I also added a P/E radiator cap (just for fun), P/E "COWL INDUCTION" logos, and P/E fender badges.
The 1968 Baldwin Motion hood is in a mold box and awaiting silicon molding. But that won’t happen until Wednesday night. In the meantime, since I will be pouring silicone, I figured I would pop out another custom hood for casting. As you may have guessed from the title, it’s a hood for a First Generation Monte Carlo. Baldwin Motion never offered the Monte Carlo as a package in their Phase III line up, but I have always wanted to build a “what if“. The L88 hood was and natural choice for me since that’s what they put on the 1970 Chevelle. Plus the Monte Carlo has such long hood, the could be made longer, as on the 1973 and later Corvettes. I would also like to put the 1969 Camaro cowl induction hood on a Monte Carlo hood. It too will need a little lengthening.
general question for the AMT 72 CHEVELLE SS kit.....just got this kit, its stock no. is 31933, red built car on box, tan and gold checkers on box art....I have built a couple of 1970s issues 72 Chevelles of AMTs back many years ago,,,,and I notice something strange with this issue.....the chrome back bumper has the rear splash pan molded under the bumper,,,,,,,yet the kit also supplies the gray plastic, separate splash pan like the kits I built years ago.... so, asking our forum members that have built this more recent issue,,,,do I trim off the pan molded on the bumper....and then paint body color and install the gray plastic one as I did in the 70s issues,,,or,,, mask off and spray body color the chrome attached unit under the bumper I mentioned above.......I know that both AMT and MPC made many versions of 72 chevelles thru the decades, so I am left wondering if this newer kit is a combo of all the old parts and such grouped together,,,, and what you folks think the tried and true approach would be to solve this hang up....I thank you in advance on your thoughts, boys...........the Ace.........