• Announcements

    • General Usage   05/10/2017

      If someone is acting badly, either in a forum or a private message, please report it. There are conveniently located buttons for sending the post to the moderators. 

1967 Pontiac Bonneville. Update, 9/4

135 posts in this topic

Posted (edited)

Well, the '62 Plymouth has gone onto the back burner in favor of this MPC 1967 Pontiac Bonneville.

This started out as a built up ebay acquisition.

There are a few minor issues with the cowl area, the glass & the vent windows, but nothing major.

I will have to use the custom rocker panel trim as it was installed when I got it, so there is some body damage along the rocker area.

I had the rocker trim re-plated along with the rest of the chrome parts some time back, so it's ready to go.

I've decided to add a vinyl top to this one, so I've started out by adding the trim.

The color will be "Plum Mist" with a white vinyl top & a black & white interior.

If salvageable, the original tri-power kit engine will be used.

I'm anticipating that some fairly extensive engine bay mods might be necessary as well.

 

Steve

 

DSCN3824DSCN3826DSCN6133DSCN6134

 

Edited by StevenGuthmiller

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Looking forward to you working your magic on this one,i have a couple coupes and convertibles stashed but they need some parts,so I try to grab off ebay when I can.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Looking forward to you working your magic on this one,i have a couple coupes and convertibles stashed but they need some parts,so I try to grab off ebay when I can.

Thanks Curtis.

This one was missing some parts as well, but I got lucky & got a set of bucket seats & a set of tail light lenses from Modelhaus before they closed shop.

I also got lucky & picked up a stock grille from another member in a trade so I believe that I have everything I need for a restoration.

I may have to figure out an alternative for the glass though.

Not sure if I'll be able to use the original.

 

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Great subject!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

This will be another one  of your great builds and I can't wait to see more !!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Looking forward to you working your magic on this one,i have a couple coupes and convertibles stashed but they need some parts,so I try to grab off ebay when I can.

Me too. I also have an eBay rescue glue bomb in the stash. Will be eager to see what you do with yours.

I'm trying to find out if any of these were built in Verdoro Green. It was a 67 1/2 Firebird color, so theoretically should have been available on '67 Bonneville, but I haven't been able to confirm this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Great subject choice, I rescued a glue bomb one of these a while ago and they do build into impressive models.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Looks like another build that I'll be following, Can't wait to see your magic done to this kit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I'm finding that I have a whole lot of fun with the "built ups". You get a before and after effect that's not possible with a kit right out of the box. I'm sure you're gonna do this one a lot of justice Steven.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I am going to give it a week before I get my hopes up, don't want another project pulled out from under me ;)

 

Looking forward to seeing this one progress.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Factory stock Poncho, my favorite flavor!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Hey Steve, we could do "dueling Bonnevilles". :D

Looks like we're both at the same point with both cars. Mine is also now stripped and the chrome is replated and I've started bodywork and have bought the paint. [turquoise in and out] 

IMG 1580

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Now you're making me want to jump in, too. Group build?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Now you're making me want to jump in, too. Group build?

Go for it!! :D

 

Steve

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Me too. I also have an eBay rescue glue bomb in the stash. Will be eager to see what you do with yours.

I'm trying to find out if any of these were built in Verdoro Green. It was a 67 1/2 Firebird color, so theoretically should have been available on '67 Bonneville, but I haven't been able to confirm this.

Verdoro Green was available as a springtime (mid-year) color on the Firebird Line in 1967. The color was offered across the board in 1968. But of course there was always special paint, where GM would paint any car any color in it's line for a slight additional cost. Go for it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Verdoro Green was available as a springtime (mid-year) color on the Firebird Line in 1967. The color was offered across the board in 1968. But of course there was always special paint, where GM would paint any car any color in it's line for a slight additional cost. Go for it!

Yup, didn't see it in the '67 line, but here it is on a '68 GP.

 

Steve

 

Image result for Verdoro Green 1968 Pontiac

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Will be following along Steven.

 

Randy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Just another update on some modifications.

I had to do a couple of repairs on the vent window areas.

Finished up the top seams & decided that the cowl area needed a little sprucing up so I drilled out the vents.

I'll add screen on the back side later on.

I also filled in the holes where the hood hinges inserted & fixed a chip on the windshield side of the cowl.

Now I'm working on some fender well details & will try to figure out a little detailing for the top of the radiator brace area.

The fender wells on these old MPC Pontiacs were way too narrow so some extensions will be in order.

 

Steve

 

DSCN6142DSCN6143DSCN6144

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Yup, didn't see it in the '67 line, but here it is on a '68 GP.

 

Steve

 

Image result for Verdoro Green 1968 Pontiac

 

 

The assistant principal at my Junior High School had one just like that, except that hers had a black vinyl roof, and it had the full wheel covers instead of the 8-Lugs. She lived a block away from me. I plan to do my '69 G/P in Verdoro Green, with the Green Roof, and Saddle Leather interior.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Just another update on some modifications.

I had to do a couple of repairs on the vent window areas.

Finished up the top seams & decided that the cowl area needed a little sprucing up so I drilled out the vents.

I'll add screen on the back side later on.

I also filled in the holes where the hood hinges inserted & fixed a chip on the windshield side of the cowl.

Now I'm working on some fender well details & will try to figure out a little detailing for the top of the radiator brace area.

The fender wells on these old MPC Pontiacs were way too narrow so some extensions will be in order.

 

Steve

 

DSCN6142DSCN6143DSCN6144

 

 

That looks great!!! The link I posted earlier in the thread has a good detail shot of the radiator shroud. I a planning mine as I write this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Here's how I did my '68. The '67 may be a bit different though. I may also have taken some libertys with it.

IMG 1504

Edited by Can-Con

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Here's how I did my '68. The '67 may be a bit different though. I may also have taken some libertys with it.

Looks great Steve!

I don't think I'll get quite that intricate, but that looks pretty much spot on!

I'm not removing any of the original surfaces under the hood, so whatever mods I make, I have to be cognisent about the hood seating properly.

There is very little to no space to play with.

Adding the wiper details will probably be a no go.

 

Steve

Edited by StevenGuthmiller

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Yup, didn't see it in the '67 line, but here it is on a '68 GP.

 

Steve

 

Image result for Verdoro Green 1968 Pontiac

 

 

68 GP   drool   My favorite year :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

If you havnt got the glass, the 65 Bonne & GP windshield should be a like for like replacement, it is on a 1:1 at least for the front anyway.

 

Si

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now