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66 GS glue bomb resto

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Restoring this bomb. The body was beautiful. Someone glued felt all over the seats and floor. Did the best I could to save the seats. Scratchbuilt both manual trans consoles. Coming along pretty good.

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Looks great !!!

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Very very nice! I love these models. I'm confused though--have you painted it the turquoise, or was it that color and you've stripped it? If you've painted it, great color choice! I like where you're going with it. 

I have one of these on the bench I need to get back to, and a couple more glue bombers to get around to eventually. 

Good luck and keep us posted on this one! 

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The pictures loaded wierd. When I got the car it had no paint on it. The body was near perfect though. Too bad the interior was all messed up. I painted it Shadow Turquoise. Still have to polish it. I may paint the rockers black. These cars looked cool that way.

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I thought that was probably the case. Kinda sorry to hear it, as I was gonna tell you about an error on the AMT body you could have fixed before painting it. 

No big deal, though. Apparently I'm the only one who's ever seen it, as every one I've ever seen built over the years (including the one I built in 1969) is uncorrected. B) (The one I'm working on now has it fixed, though.)

Don't worry about polishing the paint off the "trim" on the body sides. That's what you're supposed to do! The real car doesn't have a chrome strip there; AMT molded in a pair of fine white pinstripes that will show through beautifully after polishing or very careful sanding. Looks like yours is going to look great in that detail! B)

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I sanded the pinstripes before I cleared it. I know about the Skylark bird that shouldn’t be on a GS. But I like it on there. My dad had a 67 Skylark and I always liked the bird. Got a little further on it. Looks better on redlines .

20 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

I thought that was probably the case. Kinda sorry to hear it, as I was gonna tell you about an error on the AMT body you could have fixed before painting it. 

No big deal, though. Apparently I'm the only one who's ever seen it, as every one I've ever seen built over the years (including the one I built in 1969) is uncorrected. B) (The one I'm working on now has it fixed, though.)

Don't worry about polishing the paint off the "trim" on the body sides. That's what you're supposed to do! The real car doesn't have a chrome strip there; AMT molded in a pair of fine white pinstripes that will show through beautifully after polishing or very careful sanding. Looks like yours is going to look great in that detail! B)

 

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I wasn't talking about the Skylark bird. Didn't even know about that. As my Dad used to say, "You learn something new every day if you're not careful." B)

That DOES look good on redlines. They'll really come to life when you paint the black areas on the GS wheels. 

Gotta say it again: I love this color on this car! 

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Ok what is the error then? The one I knew about was the birds.

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That color really makes the little Buick stand out!B)

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Nice.

 

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4 hours ago, OldTrucker said:

That color really makes the little Buick stand out!B)

Once I get the rims you sent me on it. It will look way better. Have to send the bumpers out too.

4 hours ago, OldTrucker said:

That color really makes the little Buick stand out!B)

 

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Very nice Tim....!   I have always loved this car/model...we once owned one in my family it was a beast.

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I'm so jealous! Why did AMT have to ruin that beautiful car? I want one so bad!

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How's this going? Haven't seen an update in a while. I hope you're driving on with it. B)

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Looks great! I'm still trying to find one reasonably priced.perfect Buick color.

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