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harleyszone

`76 Chevy Caprice 4-door Hardtop Sport Sedan conversion (Finished 9/23)

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Thanks everyone for the comments. Sorry I`ve been out of this for a while. Just finished school and started working which got me kinda busy.

Here are some updates, I decided to go with the metallic copper color and no vinyl top to give it a low-priced, low trim level curbside model.

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man that's cool. i'm gonna do the exact opposite and change to a 71-73 impala custom top. i'll keep you posted.

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Man that's nice I to love big body gm I had,a couple all big blocks good chose on color mine was baby blue

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Wow I'm sure that looks particularly impressive in person,.how long did it take to "damage" the sheet metal?

Thanks, I was using thick aluminum foil (from the kitchen baking supply). I covered the foil to the original plastic part and carefully shaped it and took it off. And then I just twisted the foil to the desired look of damage and I used epoxy on the back side to secure the shape of the foil. The whole process took me like 15 minutes or could be less :)

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Great work.

How much arm-twisting would it take for you to do another one and send it off to D.R.A.G. to cast it?

Charlie Larkin

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Great work.

How much arm-twisting would it take for you to do another one and send it off to D.R.A.G. to cast it?

Charlie Larkin

Thank you Charlie. Haha I`ll put it in my calendar, next one should be an accurate "glasshouse" style 4-door sedan with the correct Caprice full trim.

 

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How did you scribe those door lines so nicely?

I used pencil to draw the outline on the primer body first, ant then I just used X-acto knife to slightly do some strokes along the pencil line (free hand). After a couple of strokes for the depth I pushed harder to achieve the desired depth for the door lines. I think it just takes some patience and a fresh blade :)

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I used pencil to draw the outline on the primer body first, ant then I just used X-acto knife to slightly do some strokes along the pencil line (free hand). After a couple of strokes for the depth I pushed harder to achieve the desired depth for the door lines. I think it just takes some patience and a fresh blade :)

I'll have to try that.... Mine always come out too jagged

 

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