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59 Impala

51 Chevy Coupe Resin

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I'm starting to work on this 51 coupe.  I got it at our show last Saturday and it was started as a drag car.  Well, I wanted a stock coupe and here are some pics of what has been done so far.  I also made the chrome trim for the sides and in the last picture you can see how that turned out.  There is still a lot of work that needs to be done.  Stay tuned.

Dan

 

 

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Are you casting new quarters and trim from the Fleet Line to replace the Drag modifications ?  

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Yes sir I did.  I wanted a stock 2dr coupe and this needs a lot of work to get it there.  I'm gathering parts that are needed to do this.

Dan

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Another possible source could be the Revell '50 Oldsmobile. The base 88 and the Chevrolet are the same vehicle with the Olds. getting heavier reinforced body panels. Some of the early Olds Drag Racers used to use Chevrolet Doors and Trunk lids to cut down on weight. Foe this built that kit might offer some shapes you could use.  

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I've got most of the parts from the parts box and I'm waiting for different interior sides and rear seat.  The ones I have are from the convertible witch are different than the hardtop or sedan.  Also, the tie rod assembly was missing from the build and that piece is also in waiting from one of the guys in our club.

Dan

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Could have started fresh with a J&J resin..

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But it's more fun fixing the broken ones.

Dan

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Here are some more pictures of what it looks like now.  I wanted it to look like it is well used and weathered just a tad.

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23 hours ago, 59 Impala said:

Here are some more pictures of what it looks like now.  I wanted it to look like it is well used and weathered just a tad.

Dan

 Yea, I'll give you that.... 

 

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I've had this same project cooking in the back of what's left of my brain for quite a while so will be watching this through to completion. Thanks for sharing.

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I like that color combination.

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On 3/19/2019 at 10:03 AM, fivesuns said:

I like that color combination.

I agree, fits perfect for the period.

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Thanks guys.  I'm waiting for a friend to get the interior from the hard top instead of using the convertible interior.  I should have the parts this Friday night.  Meanwhile, I'm working on the engine and chassis.  I need to weather these.

Dan

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   That looks great Dan!!

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Thanks David.  I'm looking for interior parts from either the Fleetline or the hardtop.  Mainly the side panels and the rear seat.  The convertible parts that I have are different and for the convertible.  If I have to I will use these parts but I'd rather use parts from the other two cars and not the convertible.  I'm going to a show tomorrow in Lancaster Ohio and see if I can come up with what I need.

Dan

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I've got the needed parts for the interior and will resume the build.  I'll post more pics when I get some work done.  Soon.

Dan

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I've got the needed parts for the interior and will resume the build. She's almost finished.  I need to make an upper radiator hose and weather the chassis and she'll be done.

 

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