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55 Chevy Convertible, Mild Kustom

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So here's a Monogram 55 Chevy convertible I just finished up. One word sums this one up... nightmare. It's a really decent kit, I just had a lot of problems for some reason. Anyway, this one was built to resemble how I'd build a 1:1. The engine bay was wired and plumbed, the suspension modified to put her a little closer to the ground, and some leftover sidepipes from a Revell 49 Merc for that kustom look are the only real mods that seperate this one from a box stock version. It was painted with Duplicolor touch-up paints and cleared with Testor's Wet Look, both from the can. After sanding and polishing the insane amount of orange peel I'm known for, I applied some BMF (the continental kit was a real treat) and decals and called it a day. I also left the optional tops removable to switch up the display a bit. Well enough talk, here she is. Thanks for looking!

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That black & white photo is a nice touch. Really like the color combo you chose

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Really love that colour combination, great job with the paint !

And that registration number is soooo Kool  ! !  :P

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That's a cool '55. Nice stance and color combo. You say it was a nightmare.  What were the issues you had?

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That is one gorgeous build, and love that color scheme..

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Very nice! And I agree with the others - great colors and stance.

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Stance is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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Super sharp!! Not always a big fan of of low riders but that thing is BAD A**!! Great build. I have one of these in my stash and now I'm a little more motivated to jump in to it.

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Verry attractive tri-five.  Hope mine turns out as nice as yours!

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Very nice, the red is beautiful. Great build in all aspects. I like the continental kit....lt's amazing how versatile 55's are...they can can be such an aggresive and cool looking muscle car, yet with the continental kit and lowering it into the weeds, they can look so elegant and classy as you have portrayed nicely here. Well done!:D

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Beautiful '55 !   I'd like to see one that didn't give you fits . :D

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Everything was said... it is beauty!!!

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Except for the weird angle of the inside rear view mirror, very nice!

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