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Sixties Sam

59 El Camino mild custom

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Hey, all. I found a decent old never-painted built-up 59 El Camino on ebay, and rebuilt it as a mild custom. Wheels are from a Revell 49 Merc with painted whitewalls. I used the custom grille and bumpers from a Revell 59 Impala convertible kit. Krylon apple red paint with some wet look clear. Pretty simple build. Comments welcome!

 

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Wow, an exceptional transformation. Job well done.B)

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Very nice and clean job.....Looks great, and nice wheel choice

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Very sharp and nice touch on the wheels and tires...

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This photo from online was my inspiration for the model. I liked the chrome wheels and whitewalls on it. Thanks for the compliments, guys!

Sam

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Oops, I forgot the license plate! I'll add it later. Seems like I always forget some detail. Gettin' old!

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Looks great and on the mark with the pic.

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I love resto projects-great example of a cool car..Very sweet build.!!!

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Beautiful job! Love the '59 El Camino! Hope to find one someday. 

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Nice recovery!

Being a veteran and a patriot, I might have leaned towards a blue bed liner (just kidding).

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Very nice. Just-enough customizing, and the two-tone works well on that body design.

I'd be happy with that one...the real one OR the model.  :D

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Nice clean rebuild! Did you have much trouble disassembling it? With all those delicate parts in the front end, it must have been hard getting the wheels off without breaking anything.

(And if you're not using that tonneau cover... ;))

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Well done, like the two tone paint

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Nice clean rebuild! Did you have much trouble disassembling it? With all those delicate parts in the front end, it must have been hard getting the wheels off without breaking anything.

(And if you're not using that tonneau cover... ;))

Chris, I wanted to use the tonneau cover, but it has a bad tire burn on it. It must have sat for years with a tire on it, and it melted into the cover. I'm planning to try and repair it with some putty and sanding (if I can) and put it on the bed. It came apart pretty easily, but the inner wheel halves were glued solid to the axles with half a tube of glue, I think! So I just glued the Merc wheels to the existing inners. They do not rotate!

Sam

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