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67 Impala SS - Capris Cream

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I’ve nearly bought the AMT 67 Impala kit a half dozen times, only to have it finish 2nd to another.  I finally picked it up.  

Originally, it was a blue on blue car, but after polishing it out for clear coat, the clear reacted to a different polish than I’d used before and curdled.  At the same time as my paint mishap, I purchased the Revell 66 GTO, and spoon tested an ivory paint for the interior.  After shooting it on the spoon, I shot some clear on it to see if it could be suitable for an exterior color, and liked what I saw.  Having stripped the blue from the Impala body, since I wasn’t completely sold on the blue I used, I went ahead and painted it with the Ivory.  It’s a good match for Chevy’s Capris Cream, and I liked it with the blue interior.

Wired the distributor, made battery cables and a couple vacuum hoses, and found some replacement chrome valve covers in the parts box.  The only other change was tires, as the Firestone wide ovals are just too little for a car this big.  The fronts are from the Revell 71 Cuda, and the rears are the optional “fatties” from the Moebius 65 Satellite.  I had first used them on the back of my 71 Charger, but I got several comments when I posted it that the rear tires looked too “truckish,” and I agreed.  On this huge beast, they don’t look big at all!  I figured they would be necessary to get any traction when the 427 is trying to move such a big vehicle.

This kit, like a few of AMT’s finest, has the frame separated from the underbody, which I enjoy during the build:

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Interior shot before installation:

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And done... thanks for looking!

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Agreed, this is a nice kit of what is, IMHO, the best Impala year ever.  I would think that the lighter cream or white colors would be very challenging to paint, but yours came out looking great.  Nice job with those front fender emblems too.  They really pop against that Ivory color.

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I don't know if the rear tires look "truckish", but they do look almost bald. Looks like somebody has quite a lead foot! With that 427 engine, that's easy to understand.

Nice looking car, sir. 😁

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NICE!!

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It looks awesome !!!

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10 hours ago, tmb727 said:

Agreed, this is a nice kit of what is, IMHO, the best Impala year ever.  I would think that the lighter cream or white colors would be very challenging to paint, but yours came out looking great.  Nice job with those front fender emblems too.  They really pop against that Ivory color.

I thik the GM '68s are ugly compared to the 67s.

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Very sharp.

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Beautiful build. Real nice color and great finish. Exceptional interior!

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Very very nice!

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Very very nice. What color is that interior?

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Interior is a Duplicolor paint called Bahama Blue, with Vallejo Prussian Blue painted over the black embossing powder to make the carpet.

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Really fine build. I really dig the exterior/interior color combo.

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Great looking color combination, not what you would first think of with a 427 SS car, gives it more of a luxury car look.

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Looks very nice!  Great color combination.

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I love the '67, yours is very nicely done.  I like that you painted the rallyes with the chrome trim ring & center cap.  

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Very nice.

 

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Pretty slick build.

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The interior work is quite stunning. Unusually accurate & realistic!

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nice job , looks great, sweet color

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