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Bobby Allison 1973 Coke Chevelle built 25 years ago

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Another old build. I bought a bunch of these kits when they were re-released in 1993 because the box pictures a 1973 Chevelle. Unfortunately, the kit, itself, was the 1974/1975 Chevelle so I attempted to modify it back to the 1973 version. I missed out on the original release and at the time I built this, there was no such thing as ebay. I think this came out ok, but I have a couple 1973 kits now so I may redo,  as it is an all-time favorite car from an all-time favorite driver.

The modifications included opening up / reshaping the side (rear) windows,  sanding the tail panel and blending it into the body, reshaping the trailing end of the quarter panels, adding round taillight covers ( actually just contact paper painted silver and punched through a hole punch...hey at least I was creative back in the day). The "major" modification was to the nose. I trimmed down and used the 1974 grille and fashioned the top part of the nose from putty. It looks ok, except the center ridge is a bit off.

The bumpers are incorrect for a '73 but they are what I had to work with at the time ( though a Google search shows this later style of rear bumper was used on a restored car).

The decals are JNJ. The rest is basically box stock. Darn those wheel wells! 

As always, thanks for looking!

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When Bobby Allison drove for Junior Johnson he had a sweet deal with Coke..Junior one day was seen drinking a Pepsi so the Coke logos all disappeared..As so the rumor is..

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3 hours ago, bbowser said:

Really nice work.  You must have been busy 30 years ago!

Ha! Yes, I was, but it also helped that I used to have sort of an assembly line, and with the Monogram cars, at least, I could crank out a couple of completed chassis' in a day. The GM chassis were all the same so the time was really spent painting and decaling the bodies. I obviously didn't do much detailing, just the basics. I'd have like 10 dashboards, seats, fire extinguishers painted and ready to go, the chassis were all in primer awaiting the final color, and I always had wheel sets ready to go. Also used to get several bodies prepped and primered so that on any sunny, non-windy day, I could go out and spray paint. I know that some people would cringe at the thought of that, but it worked for me and I really wanted to just build, build, build. I'm a little more patient with my builds now. (Plus, what else was I going to do when Thunder Road and Bear Ridge weren't running?!)

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