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Kmb0319

69 COPO Nova in “Primer Pearl?” PICS FINALLY LOADED

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I built the 69 Nova SS a couple years ago, and loved the kit, but was never happy with my results.  I repainted it twice, changed wheels and tires 8-10 times, but never was satisfied.  In the last stripping process, the body was damaged, so it was time to replace it.  (I have another project for the sweet 350, though)

This time, I bought the COPO kit, as I wanted the dog dish caps, plain rear panel and bench seat.  I wanted my Nova to look like grandma’s car,  but with just a little serious edge to it... like the COPO was, it should be a real sleeper.

After researching, I chose Cortez Silver as my color, but had to experiment to get a good version.  After multiple spoon tests the best match was the simplest:  a can of Infiniti Pearl Midcoat paint sprayed directly over Tamiya gray primer, then cleared.

I didn’t want a black interior, so I went with red, which was an available option in 1969.  

I wired my engine, and created vacuum hoses, a throttle cable and heater hoses along with battery cables.  I also used a little scrap of styrene to make a radio antenna.

I raised my rear end slightly, and used the slightly larger tires that were for the NASCAR version of the 69 Charger Daytona I recently completed on the rear.  That gave it the stance I wanted.  I did have to hold back one temptation:  I LOVE a muscle car to have dog dish caps and white letter tires, but to keep this as inconspicuous as possible, I kept them as blackwalls.  I also added the side stripes: I think the car looks better without them, but they do make it look more “grandma-ish.”

Thanks for looking... hope you like it!

Interior:

The rest:

 

My 427:

Two of my three dog dish Bow ties:

 

Edited by Kmb0319

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Hi there, I can't see any images...?

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No images for me either.

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Try again.

Nothing there. :)

 

 

Steve

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I had followed your build so I at least know how good it looks. But I would still like to see your finished pictures. 

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Must have Clearview paint on it lol.

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The pictures won’t load... I’ve tried multiple times and every single pic gives me the pop up message download failed.  I’ll keep trying 

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8 minutes ago, Kmb0319 said:

The pictures won’t load... I’ve tried multiple times and every single pic gives me the pop up message download failed.  I’ll keep trying 

I had issues loading photos today too, maybe a problem for the site admins to look at?

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Trying a copy/paste method... 

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Nope, that didn’t work, either.

 I’ll try taking all new pictures later.

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FINALLY.... I took new pictures and these loaded.... my interior pic was taken before the body and chassis were joined, so I couldn’t get a good new pic of it.

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And, sitting with my other 69 dog dish bow tie...

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It was well worth our wait to see your pics, looks great!

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Beautiful build. Love those old Novas! What kit was that?

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1 hour ago, Shambles said:

Beautiful build. Love those old Novas! What kit was that?

The Revell COPO kit

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Very sharp Nova!! What shade of red did you use on the interior?

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Excellent work! Nice job on the engine details!

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Looks great and the paint is awesome.

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That's terrific man. I really like it. Excellent work.

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10 hours ago, slusher said:

Very sharp Nova!! What shade of red did you use on the interior?

I used Testors Flame Red.  It’s a gloss paint, but comes out semi-gloss without clear coat.  I used a little Testors flat cherry to make the center seam.  The red embossing powder is a little lighter than the paint color, but I like the contrast.  

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very nice combination from paint and interior. like it! Looks really nice in the sun. well done!

the only Thing...perhaps you can Change the really massive antennastick to a thinner one? for example, i use 0.5 Diameter metal if it is in my opinion too thick.

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4 hours ago, Dominik said:

very nice combination from paint and interior. like it! Looks really nice in the sun. well done!

the only Thing...perhaps you can Change the really massive antennastick to a thinner one? for example, i use 0.5 Diameter metal if it is in my opinion too thick.

I wanted to use a piece of guitar string, but it got all bent up and couldn’t be used. This is the only other thing I had laying around and I had already drilled the hole.  Next time I change strings in my guitar, I’ll swap a new piece in there instead of the styrene.

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Very well done, I love the way the different light makes it look like a different build.... very, very sharp.

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Very different but it works!  Nice job...

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