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1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409

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Thanks Dennis and Tom!

6 hours ago, dino246gt said:

I do have ONE suggestion for your beautiful Chevy, somehow make those rims fit deeper into the tires if you can, and you can! It's one of the things that always bothers me, wheels not seated properly into the tire, it's the kit manufacturer's fault, but as modellers, we can make it better.

Dennis, thanks for the suggestion!  The wheels and tires are permenantly on as far as they will go on.  They look fine to me.

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6 hours ago, dino246gt said:

 I do have ONE suggestion for your beautiful Chevy, somehow make those rims fit deeper into the tires if you can, and you can! It's one of the things that always bothers me, wheels not seated properly into the tire, it's the kit manufacturer's fault, but as modellers, we can make it better.

I agree Dennis.

That's one of the things that I always try to improve upon as well.

A lot of the kit tires don't have enough "crown" to the side walls making the rim of the wheel protrude to far.

And as if that weren't enough, it's usually compounded by wheel rims that are too thick.

 

Occasionally these issues can be overcome by trimming the inside edge of the wheel or wheel back making them slightly too narrow for the tire.

This way the wheels can be clamped when glued forcing the wheel to seat farther into the tire.

 

 

Steve

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I have completed the interior.  I added the steering wheel, passenger grab handle, touchup the shift knob and steering wheel and added a coat of gloss clear to the floor mats.

More Impala to come...

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Very nice with the white accents!

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The Impala SS 409 is coming together with the interior, chassis and body mounted together.

More Impala to come...

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I have finished my '61 Impala SS 409 and it is posted in Under Glass.  I would like to thank all those who have taken the time to view and  to comment on my WIP.

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