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Cheez Wiz 1955 Chevy update 1/14/18

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Happy New Year everyone. I started on this a while ago. If you grew up in the 80s and were into hot rods and cars in general, then you probably have seen this car! Scott Sullivan built this car in the mid 80s and this is my all time favorite pro street car. That says a lot coming from a Ford guy lol. It won't be an exact replica, but very close. I started with an AMT 55 post kit, and used the Revell 1967 Chevelle pro street chassis and suspension. More to come, and as always, all comments are welcome. First the real car:

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Now the model:

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i love that stance,  ready to git r  done  and with a lasting impression!    i seen this body with the piece of chrome coming down from side window, i was surprised, but i liked it.  nice work

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On 1/2/2018 at 7:12 PM, 665@213 said:

Happy New Year everyone. I started on this a while ago. If you grew up in the 80s and were into hot rods and cars in general, then you probably have seen this car! Scott Sullivan built this car in the mid 80s and this is my all time favorite pro street car.

"Recognized" it just by the post title. :) Very iconic Pro Street car, so looking forward to how this progresses.

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The mock up pictures seem to indicate that you have the look, now you just need to get it painted! Love this car, very subtle but definitely a hot rod.

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Love that car! Followed it's adventures in Hot Rod back then! Your build is looking real good. 

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Like everyone here I loved Scott's 55, it was so clean and simple ( less is more ). This build is going to be good one to follow.

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Thanks for the comments! I got a little more done in the 55. The 1:1 has its vent windows removed and cowl area shaved. I also started on the mechanical side as well. The engine and transmission are from the Foose Cadillac kit, the intake from the AMT 57 Chevy street machine kit, and an air cleaner from an AMT 68 GT500 thats been shortened and smoothed. Headers are from the Revell 67 Chevelle Pro Street kit, with modified collectors. I hope to have the body in color by the end of the month. The color came from the man himself, Scott Sullivan. He was nice enough to send me a pint of paint from Ohio, so the color will be dead on. As always, all comments are welcome.

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not too big into bowties but I do love a nice tri-five

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ALL of Sullivans cars are incredible

I loved the article in HOT ROD telling the story of the road trip

BOTH front wheels broke!!

one of my favorite cars!!!

you model looks great!!!

motorwheel!!!

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wow!

Scott gave you the ACTUAL paint!!!

too steenkin cool!

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A great replica of a timeless hot rod , nice work on the 210 trim .

Jeff .

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I remember the articles from Hot Rod as well. I always thought it was odd that he would allow them to dump Cheez Whiz on the car for a photo lol

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Thanks for the comments! I got a few things taken care of on the 55. The 1:1 Has a set of breathers on each valve cover. I used the breathers from the Revell 41 Willys street rod and added them to some quarter round styrene rod to make them. Next is the inner fender wells. Heres the real engine:

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And here's the 1:25th scale.

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great work so far!!  im not surprised that scott sent you some paint.  I met him at the 88 street nats in duquion il and he seemed like a nice guy.

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I too remember it!  I think I may still have the Hot Rod magazines it was in.  I remember they had a bottle of cheese wiz with a hose hanging from the hood like an I.V. and the hose just kind of disappeared into the engine somewhere.

 

This is a cool build.  I can't wait to see what too with it!

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Lookin' good so far keep up the good work..!!

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Great job so far!  You really captured the look of it.  I can't wait to see it with the paint on the body.

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Jeremiah, where did you get the wheels?

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Lookin killer so far, I also remember this car from Dayton.

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On 1/2/2018 at 7:12 PM, 665@213 said:

Happy New Year everyone. I started on this a while ago. If you grew up in the 80s and were into hot rods and cars in general, then you probably have seen this car! Scott Sullivan built this car in the mid 80s and this is my all time favorite pro street car. That says a lot coming from a Ford guy lol. It won't be an exact replica, but very close. I started with an AMT 55 post kit, and used the Revell 1967 Chevelle pro street chassis and suspension. More to come, and as always, all comments are welcome. First the real car:

FB_IMG_1498184891274.thumb.jpg.d93a62f9bac05798dc72950ce4f14cfb.jpg

Now the model:

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What engine is that?

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