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Jim Hall Camaro Trans Am 70 Camaro body?

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Maybe I haven't searched in the right place but does anyone here know of a resin replica body of Jim Halls Chappy Camaro?   I tried a google search but got nothing, The wheel wells are flared out  front and back. Or, has anyone done a detailed article on flaring the fenders on the AMT body?  I guess it could be done but a clean resin body already modified would be much easier than me butchering up a bunch of bodies :rolleyes:

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I'm not aware of this body being offered in resin.

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Thanks JC   I thought I read where someone cut slits around outer edge , wedged it out with braces ( scrap styrene) underneath and did lots of filling and sanding. Or, did any of the kit makers have flares added as build options for 70s Camaros?

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Believe it or don't I have seen flares done very cleanly by grafting on sections of plastic ping pong ball.Looks great when finished and naturally the material is very strong.

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No short cuts to achieving this body that I am aware of until someone offers a resin version.

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Thanks JC   I thought I read where someone cut slits around outer edge , wedged it out with braces ( scrap styrene) underneath and did lots of filling and sanding. Or, did any of the kit makers have flares added as build options for 70s Camaros?

That's exactly how I did the flares on this one James. 

I cut around the lip. leaving it attached at the bottom. Pulled it out at the top,filled in the gap with sheet plastic and finished up with a bit of filler. 

Never finished the car because the strip bled out onto the white when I clearcoated it. It's now in bare plastic again.

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Steve

        Hey, THANKS! this is the post I had remembered seeing in the past. !!! I was beginning to think I was making it up :rolleyes: Maybe you had posted the project here. I just didn't remember when and where, heck I have a hard time remembering what I had for breakfast. !!  56 years old and getting older everyday

 

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James, I have seen the body you are looking for and I think I have it bookmarked on my computer but I am in rehab for a broken hip and shoulder so it will be at least another 2 weeks before I get a medical release to go home to check. The site has some other great conversions, but I also remember hearing some not so great issues about receiving orders.

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 Reliable resin has one listed as Coming soon in Trans Am section of their website.  Of course that could mean 2018.

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Rex and Steve  A big thanks for the help and info. I have the decals and Minilite wheels  Just might start on a body this week , 

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Rex, yes that is the supplier I was thinking of. Got home and checked the computer. Used my tablet in rehab but it does not have all the stuff I have bookmarked. Home now and just have to get my physical therapy set up. Having to be in medical rehab due to broken hip and shoulder is a, well you know how the rest of the saying goes.

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Rex and Steve  A big thanks for the help and info. I have the decals and Minilite wheels  Just might start on a body this week , 

I hope you post your project on this forum.  Not sure which Minilites you are using but Fireball makes the best I've found.

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 Reliable resin has one listed as Coming soon in Trans Am section of their website.  Of course that could mean 2018.

I'd suggest doing a search on them on this board before sending any money.

 

 

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Another possibility for flares is using plastic spoons.  Cut off as much as you need, glue and putty.  Once glued, trim the inner fenders.

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I like the 70 Trans Am Camaro, looks very business like. I would attempt doing the fender flares, even if it takes a couple of tries, 2 kits would provide extra parts and still be cheaper than a resin body you may never receive.

I have to agree on the Fireball Modelworks Minilite wheels, like everything Joseph does, they are perfect and Fireball is 100% reliable.

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The Minilites are from Competition Resin. They look good to me. Its just going to be a shelf model as of right now, not looking to build a contest car.  The other wheels look great though.

      Thanks a bunch to everyone

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I built a model of this car about 20 years ago.

The flairs were not that difficult, the hardest part was the full length front bumper.

At that time models of the 1970 Camaro only had the split bumper.

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Good Luck B)

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That looks GREAT, Curt!!  Beautiful job.

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Well done, beautiful job on the flares

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I built a model of this car about 20 years ago.

The flairs were not that difficult, the hardest part was the full length front bumper.

At that time models of the 1970 Camaro only had the split bumper.

jhall1970camaro

Good Luck B)

No fair posting pics of the actual car though....... WOW thats nice

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That looks GREAT, Curt!!  Beautiful job.

Hey Dan, that's a picture of the real car, I ain't that good!

Just wanted to show how ya need the full front bumper to build Mr. Hall's Camaro.

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Hey Dan, that's a picture of the real car, I ain't that good!

Just wanted to show how ya need the full front bumper to build Mr. Hall's Camaro.

Ooops!  

See how much confidence I have in you?!!

:blink:I'm embarrassed.

 

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Ooops!  

See how much confidence I have in you?!!

:blink:I'm embarrassed.

 

No problem, buddy

I'm trying to find a picture of the one I built, I think I shot it on an old Kodak Brownie Camera :rolleyes:

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