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I haven't posted anything on this car in a while.  The hood gave me a lot of trouble.   I couldn't quite get the seam to disappear.   Oh well,  driving on.

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Still working on my airbrush skills, but this color looks awesome.

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You need this one to add to your Pontiac pile;

 

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On 23.6.2018 at 7:50 AM, Ben269 said:

I have had the 70 GTO for a few years, bought it built up for $5.

Lucky you, I am still looking for one...

4 hours ago, Tom99 said:

You need this one to add to your Pontiac pile;

 

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May I ask, is this the '72 GTO kit, so the same like the current MPC one with the orange car on the box? And if so, what is the difference between the '72 and '70 - or is it just the hood? The headlights seem to be different, too... 

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Here are pictures of both 1970 and 1972 GTO's. I have not seen the current MPC kit, so I can't answer if is the same.

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16 hours ago, Ben269 said:

I haven't posted anything on this car in a while.  The hood gave me a lot of trouble.   I couldn't quite get the seam to disappear.   Oh well,  driving on.

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Great paint job- great choice of color too.

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On 7/16/2018 at 8:29 PM, Ben269 said:

Snake, I used your idea with newspaper and super glue.   Seems to be pretty stiff.    I mocked everything up to see how its fitting together.  IMG_0479.thumb.jpg.61dc48e17e177b7a1e2215c80029b3ea.jpgIMG_0486.thumb.jpg.a92a70f741bab2b3275d7e047e8fe111.jpg

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Nice job so far. Don't forget to modify the side panels in the rear seat area with the vertical pieces that cover where the convertible top folds down- you may still be able to do that without messing up your work so far.

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   That bronze color will look amazing with a nice

clear top coat on it!!  I love it!!!   :D

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I love a good roof whack! I may need to do the same to one of my Firebird kits. 

I’m finishing up a ‘69 Hurst Olds that I whacked the roof off of!E187E88C-6D89-4430-90F3-5C3783D571FE.thumb.jpeg.f5229d961efc4227e23f0e641328be2b.jpeg

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Greg, I plan on making sides for that.  should be pretty simple, just haven't done it yet.

Dominick, I have been following that build, it looks great so far.  I am planning on cutting the roof off the 69 GTO i have as well, since its broke already, and I don't have glass for it.  I was thinking of using the 69 chevelle for parts, but after seeing yours, might use the 72 cutlass instead.

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1 hour ago, Ben269 said:

Got those side panels roughed in.

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That is looking really good. I especially like the color combo.

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On 7/8/2018 at 11:06 PM, Ben269 said:

Dang, Mark, thats a die hard Pontiac family!

Ben....

Yes we loved our Pontiacs...my 75 TA was a built up beast it liked to killed me to have to sell her off to pay bills after my accident in 96 when I was driving the 83 TA.  My 75 T had been restored 100% had a Pontiac .30 over 400ci Pontiac with ram air heads and exhaust manifolds...472 lift x 512 duration cam...functional shaker scoop...373 posi...automatic...I loved that car with all my heart.  Many of our old Ponchos were factory beasts too...I always loved the classy looks and performance they had. 

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This is finally coming together.   It's been difficult though.   The hood was more difficult than it should have been, had to paint it twice, decals laid nice, then half of them peeled off when I masked it to repaint a spot.   the decals are part of the stock decals, and part of the Keith Marks decals.

 

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Nice to see you back at it,i like that it's not being built as a V8.

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Some very nice work here. I like that it's not some fire-breathing resto-mod or a 400.

I forgot that Revell kit existed. Might have to keep an eye open for one.

Charlie Larkin

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On 3/18/2019 at 12:17 PM, Tommy124 said:

Lucky you, I am still looking for one...

May I ask, is this the '72 GTO kit, so the same like the current MPC one with the orange car on the box? And if so, what is the difference between the '72 and '70 - or is it just the hood? The headlights seem to be different, too... 

There are 3 MPC 1972 GTO bodies. The original annual has "400" on the front fender and no cowl detail. The 1980 issue is similar to the recent Round2 issue but the rear bumper fits. 

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On 6/23/2018 at 1:50 AM, Ben269 said:

I have been in a Pontiac mood lately, and picked up a few kits.  I have had the 70 GTO for a few years, bought it built up for $5.  I picked up a Hurst Olds for the chassis, tires, auto shifter, and spoiler, but the spoiler doesn't actually look like one for a Judge, so I will probably try and scratch build one that looks right.  I picked up the 68 Firebird for the engine, and have a build plan for that car as well.   

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I owned a Firebird with the same exact engine. For a 6 that baby could move. 

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One of my uncles used to have a '68 with the ohc inline 6.... He ended up selling it before I got my drivers license.... 🙁

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This car is nearing completion but I can't quite get it to fit together right.   The front of the chassis is sticking out the bottom.   not level like it should be.  IMG_0724.thumb.jpeg.97fd1128cee288ded1606ca53720fa63.jpeg

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