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´63 & ´64 Impalas - Old builds from my early days

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I recognized a renaissance of Lowrider models here on the board in the last few months. Many very fine executed builds and WIPs could be seen recently, which reminded me of some of my own old projects ,though they do not have the standard of the builds that were shown here (which is not surprising, I built the following models about 20 years ago when I was still a teenager in the early and mid 90s).

The green ´63 was actually my second model kit ever and was built in 1993 with a scratch built chain steering wheel and Pegasus wheels and tires:

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The purple ´64 (built in ´95) has  Hoppin´Hydros rims and scratch built hydraulics in the opened trunk:

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Both are old AMT kits with stick-through-metal-axles which allowed me to simulate working hydraulic suspensions.

 

I think I will definitely have to improve my pant and detailing skills before I start a new Lowrider project...

Thanks for looking!

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