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Can you fuse two cars together?

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Dumb question that rolled into my mind.... Can you take a 68 camaro model cut off the front, do the same with a 67 camaro.  Then fuse the 68's front onto the 67's body? Would the fused car fit onto the frame?    I have never cut up a model and just wondered in theory.  I mean it would be frankensteining two cars together.    I was told on a forum that the 67, 68, and 69 camaros were pretty the same body, with a few details added to them.   Just something I was wondering about, and can it be done?

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Yes.

In the real world, the '67 and '68 are almost identical cars, with only minor differences. The major body parts from one bolt on to the other. The '69 is very similar (especially under the skin) but the parts don't actually interchange with the '67-'68.

In the model world, IF your '67 and '68 are made in the same scale, and if they're made by the same company (or even two different companies who got their measuring and scaling right) the parts will swap easily.

NOTE: Some of us routinely "fuse" parts from several different models that were never intended to work together...

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You should remember the old carpenters rule. Measure twice and cut once. It can be done but while the 1:1 cars you mention can be joined fairly easily it just doesn't always work that way in plastic. I did a somewhat similar conversion with a Revell '66 El Camino kit and used the front end of a '67 Chevelle SS. While both kits are from Revell they are not 100 % the same in and around the firewall and fenders. It got done but only after some fabrication.   

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First off, I'm wondering why you want to do such a thing. 

Second, specifically what two kits are you thinking of using? Tell us that and we can probably tell you if it will work and how easy it will be. 

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Yessir, it can be done:

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This is an AMT '62 Impala convertible body, converted with an AMT '65 ElCamino bed, with a Monogram '58 Thunderbird roof reworked to fit. 

Careful planning, and checking, and planning again, and then test, test, test, before doing a conversion. The results will be more pleasing that way!

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Can you? Sure! You can do anything you can think of. Anything customizers do to 1:1 cars can be done to models.  But (just like it does with the 1:1 customizers) it takes knowledge and practice to get good at it.

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I'm currently working on this conversion:

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It's an AMT '67 Cougar, with the fastback roof section from an AMT '68 Shelby Mustang. SO far, so good!!

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yep it can be done depending on what 2 your wanting to put together.    My 69 Plymouth 4 door wagon was made using a 68 GTX kit(Did not have the RR kit) and a rough 65 Chevelle wagon model....even though its not 100% correct its good enough for me...I was happy with it.

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I like what this has brought up to the surface!  :D

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Yessir, it can be done:

100_1078-vi.jpg100_1079-vi.jpg100_1080-vi.jpg100_1082-vi.jpg

This is an AMT '62 Impala convertible body, converted with an AMT '65 ElCamino bed, with a Monogram '58 Thunderbird roof reworked to fit. 

Careful planning, and checking, and planning again, and then test, test, test, before doing a conversion. The results will be more pleasing that way!

Beautiful! Great job

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I'm currently working on this conversion:

DSC01491-vi.jpg

It's an AMT '67 Cougar, with the fastback roof section from an AMT '68 Shelby Mustang. SO far, so good!!

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out. A cool idea.

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First off, I'm wondering why you want to do such a thing. 

Second, specifically what two kits are you thinking of using? Tell us that and we can probably tell you if it will work and how easy it will be. 

That was my first thought.

Then i remembered the '55- '56 Chevy i saw in college. Had me going for a few days. Walking to class i was looking at a nice '55 Chevy. Coming home i saw a very similar '56. then one day it dawned on me. "Hey! That's the same car". '55 in front and "56 in back. Or was it the other way around :blink:?

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That was my first thought.

Then i remembered the '55- '56 Chevy i saw in college. Had me going for a few days. Walking to class i was looking at a nice '55 Chevy. Coming home i saw a very similar '56. then one day it dawned on me. "Hey! That's the same car". '55 in front and "56 in back. Or was it the other way around :blink:?

But the thing is, you can model  a first-gen Camaro with a "'68" front end and a "'67" rear end, or vice-versa, or any combination thereof, without having to "fuse" two bodies.

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I'm currently working on this conversion:

DSC01491-vi.jpg

It's an AMT '67 Cougar, with the fastback roof section from an AMT '68 Shelby Mustang. SO far, so good!!

Great idea. I have wondered how a 64 or 65 Falcon would look with this roof grafted on it. 

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Great idea. I have wondered how a 64 or 65 Falcon would look with this roof grafted on it. 

Didn't Ford do a similar "Caravan" show car? Seems I've seen one somewhere.

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Perhaps you're thinking of the Holman Moody Falcon Challenger? Lots more pictures and info if you Google it.

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Just two? How about three? It was interesting how easily this Challenger/Camaro/Mustang trio melded together...

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ply wagon 2

and sometimes we fuse together two like bodies!   :lol:

Edited by Tom Geiger

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Bob, your MustCamallenger is perfection!!! Beautiful!!

Tom, that looks like an airport taxi of years gone by! Great looking project!

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I saved this '61 Continental, whose quarter panels had been hacked down, by splitting it between the doors and at the rockers and adding a '62 rear half. Oddly the backside of the plastic varied in thickness but the outside matched:

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By going slowly with the trimming and test-fitting about a hundred times, it went together with no filler needed.

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Can we turn this into the official "Frankenstein" thread?

 

I love these mash ups.

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Can we turn this into the official "Frankenstein" thread?

 

I love these mash ups.

I'm still waiting to hear what the OP is trying to accomplish. 

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