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John Goschke

A New Grill for the SMP Custom '58 Impala

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When I originally finished this car my grill idea didn't work out so I just blacked out the stock one. While that's a treatment I always liked, it didn't seem correct for this car and, worse, felt like a cop out. This weekend I decided to work up the nerve to partially disassemble the model to grind out the old grill and add a piece from a vintage Aurora Custom Grill & Trim set. I like this a lot better!

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Didn't see it before but it sure is a beautiful '58.

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Not sure I should take another swing at it...oh, yeah, that's sooo much better...

Love it when that happens.

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Thanks, PorkChop!  (No, YOU da man!)

Much better! Nice work.

Thanks, Ron!

Don't know what it looked like but sure is a fabulous build.  Love the SHINY :D:D:D paint.

Thanks, Jim!  Here's the original grill...2v2uvDLMGxE7U1V.jpg

Nice!

Thanks, Bruce!

That looks great John.

Thanks, Richard!  I'm happier with it now!

Very nice Chevy!!! 58's are my favorite Chevies. Coming from a Ford man. 

Thanks, Merc!  Sort of a Ford man, myself, especially '58s. And Buick, Olds, Pontiac man!

That''s cool, very nicely done and i love the paint idea.

Thanks, Dale!

Nice!

 

Thanks, Bo!

x2-big time

Thanks, Marty!

Didn't see it before but it sure is a beautiful '58.

Thanks, Peter!  Here's the original build thread. I don't think I posted it "Under Glass," before now. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/76836-smp-58-impala-ala-larry-watson-interior-done-final-assembly/

looks like "back in the day" nice work

Thanks, Al!  I do seem be stuck 'back in the day," both as a source of inspiration and kit and parts source!

fantastic work all around!

Thanks, Clipper! It was long time comin' around, too!

Not sure I should take another swing at it...oh, yeah, that's sooo much better...

Love it when that happens.

Thanks, Tom!  Sometimes the second time is the charm!

Oh ya, now you rockin.  That looks so good..............Love it

Thanks, Dan!  Yeah!  Rockin' with "some Tony Joe White on the stereo!"

Killer job. Love the 58 Impala

Thanks, Steve!  I like the '58 Impalas, but I love 'em without the "pitchforks"!

It really suits it.  nice work

Thanks, Steve!  I think it suits it, too, sorta brings out the Chevy's inner Cadillac, if you know what I mean.

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I do remember the build now and commented at the time but I'm seeing it for the first time in paint. I may have been in hospital when you painted it.

I remember being very impressed with your carved tuck'n'roll interior.

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I love it!

 I'm a big fan of Larry Watson and this Chevy year.

Your paint is superb and that new grille was definitely worth the effort.

Looks very period correct, to my untrained eye, especially with the Lancer caps.

 

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I went back for another look. 

I'm glad you did that grille and posted the pics, as I wouldn't have got to see it, otherwise.

 I noticed the gold on the rims. Nice detail. And those flames are wispy and subtle. Very nice.

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