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Way to go James. Glad you took on the project. I'm a little burnt out on all the things these old kits need addressed. I think the reward will be worth it though. 

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Way to go James. Glad you took on the project. I'm a little burnt out on all the things these old kits need addressed. I think the reward will be worth it though. 

Thanks Bill, I am glad the chop is over and now I can work on the fine tuning aspects. Working out of town I have time to fill and for $5 I can't really go wrong!

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Some progress on the 40, final smoothing and fitting. I did narrow the hood just a bit and I'll be adding the drip rail next...

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Nicely done! You're right about chopping those 40's. I'm finessing the chop on my chopped/sectioned 40 at the moment. And thanks for the diagram! It's always valuable to see how it is actually done. 

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I got the drip rails on and I'm still cleaning up and smoothing things out.

Here is a comparison shot with the Revell body.

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Mock up of an Olds engine and some better wheels. Primer is done and ready to wet sand.

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A tough car to chop properly but this is looking great, especially with the replaced drip rails. Love that you working with the old faithful AMT kit.

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Custom mixed Tamyia Mica Blue and Clear with Violet accent top and bottom of fenders. Then cleared for wet sanding later. My lighting out of town is terrible!

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That is beautiful work you are doing. I love the paint job. I am currently working on a AMT 40 Sedan that I cut the top off of in the early 90's mated to the Lindberg Coupe fenders. Having a great time with it. 

Where did you source the tires and the steel wheels that you replaced? I am looking for a lower profile (than stock) wide whitewall tire with steel rims and beauty rings. Yours looks like what I need.

Later-

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