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Everything under the skin of the new Revell 68 Chevelle is so nice, I figured I would beat Revell to the punch and use it to make a decent 1970 Chevelle. 

I’ve always thought the Revell snaps-tight Chevelle had a wel proportioned body, high detail door panels, and its super smooth! 

So out came my cut off wheel, razor saws and sanding sticks!

Here is where I’m at so far.

I started by checking the fit of the floor pan assembly. It fit like a glove! 

Then, I carefully removed the hood with the back of a #11 technique.

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I removed the upper cowl from the 68 and mounted it in the 70. To locate it properly, I tacked the 68 interior together with the firewall in place too. Positioned the upper cowl in line with the firewall and tacked it to the fenders.  

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Then I swapped out in the inner fender sides to give the hood something to sit on.

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Satisfied with that start, I moved to the interior.

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I cut out the floor of the 70 first, then slowly started sanding the bottom of the rear seat until it sat in the right position.

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I built off the rear seat with the interior sides to the dashboard. Then after numerous test fits with the 68 floor, sanding, fitting and sanding some more.... I got it in place and in line with the firewall again! 

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That’s where it stands right now. I have to find my L88 hood for the 70 now. I mastered and cast it for the AMT 70 Chevelle years ago and I think it will fit with a little modification. If not, it will give up it’s scoop to make a new one.

Hope you like it, and maybe try this yourself!

Questions and comments always welcome.

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Edited by Superbird McMonte

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Wow!,this is going to awesome along side your 68!!

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Sadly, the hood I made all those years ago fir AMT’s Chevelle will not work here. It is too short.D92561C7-042E-4421-938F-FD3C9888A0A2.thumb.jpeg.f7b35ce43f0d36b1a94505c997e2bd08.jpeg

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Another great BM project.

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Awesome Start! I'll be taking ques from this build definitely... 

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Planning to replicate the green Motion Chevelle ? 

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It appears in the photos that the front wheel isn't centered in the wheel well. Is there a wheel base difference between the '68 and the Snap '70?  Terrific work. I recently did the AMT '70 for a friend and wasn't happy with it.

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4 minutes ago, Jantrix said:

It appears in the photos that the front wheel isn't centered in the wheel well. Is there a wheel base difference between the '68 and the Snap '70?  Terrific work. I recently did the AMT '70 for a friend and wasn't happy with it.

The wheelbase is the same, the rubber bands just aren’t holding everything in place.😁👍

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26 minutes ago, 1972coronet said:

Planning to replicate the green Motion Chevelle ? 

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It will be like the car that was in the Otis Chandler collection. Same green, no stripes. Although, I really like the white stripes!

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Hey Dom, that’s going to be another killer BM Chevelle!

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Focus, Dude, FOCUS! Get back on that '68! I'm pulling for you to have the FIRST one of those completed on the board! Go! Go! DRIVE ON! :lol:B)

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5 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

Focus, Dude, FOCUS! Get back on that '68! I'm pulling for you to have the FIRST one of those completed on the board! Go! Go! DRIVE ON! :lol:B)

I’m on it!🤣 But I can only paint at work and I return on Tuesday.🤷‍♂️🤣

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I'm digging both builds... the thing is... those 68 Chevelles are hot right now and I've been seein some nice builds on the Group pages. 2 or 3 week builds look like 6 month builds, these guys are dedicated... So, as much as I'm anticipating the  Baldwin motion 68 I want to see this one too.  I've already seen how nice the 68 is built up. I think we're all guilty of starting mutiple projects. I'm leading the pack no doubt. 

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