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DEL

1967 Chevy Biscayne 4dr

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Thanks to all for the kind words on the work.  I truly mean that. 

Foxer: You're doing some beautiful work here ... I don't want to think how many repairs I'd need to make those sharp door lines.

It takes a while I promise youLike all modelers, I try and get it just right and so the first time but my knife jumps the channel and scratches or digs deep in one spot and barely scratches another and then the borders are uneven.  For every decent door-line you see there was a good going over, rework and primer, putty, fill and sand and redo more times than I can say.  Super magnification head glasses are essential too, for me anyway.

After doing some more investigation on the blocked car in the pic I am fairly certain now that it was a 68 Skylark, not a Wildcat.  Google images is great for that comparison thing.  The front bumper with the side marker light right behind it along with the downward swooping body-line all seems to fit. Plus I was able to find examples with solid door window frames in the 4dr. versions.  That and that also noted elsewhere the Wildcat was a more upscale marque while the Skylark would send to lend itself to the lower cost bracket levels. I just wonder whether it was an actual police package vehicle at the time. The state has always bought true police packages since they were offered. But I could find no other Skylark pics in police livery not even historically.  Still, the LSP did from time to time every few years throw a curveball and buy not so readily seen (IE: less than full size) vehicles in a variety of street colors both with and without external lighting just to sneak up on folks.  The following are screenshots from Live & Let Die and while they are all movie cars it does fairly accurately depict the fleet at the time.  One of the cars is a medium blue Malibu with graphics but no overhead lights, just like the Grand Tarpon pic.

L&LD - Screenshots (BR) 4 (2).JPG

L&LD - Screenshots (BR) 4 (8).JPG

L&LD - Screenshots (BR) 4   (8a).jpg

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As has already been shown, there are any number of applications for a 4-door body. My favorite is the basic Bel-Aire baseline with a 427.  They fooled many a hot rodder at the time.

Is there a caster interested in making a four-door? 

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Are you talking about this 67 Biscayne, or my 73 Bel Air?

Greg Wann is my caster on the 1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria, and after that is off the ground we will be doing either my 77 LeMans Enforcer or the 73 Bel Air.  After that I will have the 67 Biscayne, 78 Nova and hopefully, a 72 Dodge Polara done to choose from for next direction. All 4drs. I may change my name to Mr. 4dr.

Anyway, we may have to have some kind of vote or something to see what garners most interest.  I don't want to kill Greg, he still has a day job as most of us do.  Eventually if this works out as he and I have discussed all these will be offered and ready to go on standby ordering basis.  The modeling world could use some 4drs . We aim to please!

 

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14 hours ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

It looks like a 68 or 69 Buick Skylark to me.

It is actually a 68 Buick le sabre pursuit car. I can see the side marker lamp, the side sculpture, and the roof line.

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1 hour ago, DEL said:

Are you talking about this 67 Biscayne, or my 73 Bel Air?

Greg Wann is my caster on the 1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria, and after that is off the ground we will be doing either my 77 LeMans Enforcer or the 73 Bel Air.  After that I will have the 67 Biscayne, 78 Nova and hopefully, a 72 Dodge Polara done to choose from for next direction. All 4drs. I may change my name to Mr. 4dr.

Anyway, we may have to have some kind of vote or something to see what garners most interest.  I don't want to kill Greg, he still has a day job as most of us do.  Eventually if this works out as he and I have discussed all these will be offered and ready to go on standby ordering basis.  The modeling world could use some 4drs . We aim to please!

 

Good choices! And they look good too, I've seen your work. Do you think any of those could be offered as wagons too? You're half way there with the 4 doors already in place. 

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I am warming to the subject of station wagons. God knows I was hauled around in many different ones as a kid.  But to answer you yes, I think I stated somewhere that I wanted to do a few station wagons as well.

My first one might be a 71 Buick Estate Wagon, though.  That one has fond memories for me.  But if I manage to remain around and on the scene long enuff as they said in Fargo, You Betcha!

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That’s a Lesabre for sure. Wildcat had big fender gills behind the front tires.

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I just came across this thread. Really excellent work here.

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