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1965 Pontiac 2.0 Malibu Divers Inc.

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This started as a bit of a glue bomb/basket case, missing an interior, wheels and usable chassis.  My parts box coughed up everything needed. 

I used the roof and cargo bed from the '70 Bonneville kit as well as some of the scuba equipment. The rest of the equipment I built from scratch.

Swapped over to a single four barrel, four speed car, I spent a ridiculous amount of time putting this thing together.

I sliced the taillights and scribed the rear bumper to simulate an opening tailgate, added clear headlight lenses and rings, added the chrome bed rails, covered the cargo floor in a rubber-looking mat, lowered the stance, and shot the bumpers with Molotow chrome. Plus a whole lot of stuff that I've forgotten...

I added license plates after I took the pics...

The grill fit perfectly until the chassis and body were glued up, and the hood has a slight warp that I just couldn't get rid of completely. It was way bad when I started...

Sprayed in Testors Inca Gold, topped with 2k clear. '70 Bonneville decals. I used the very nice white wall tires from Modelhaus.

Glad to see it finished.

Comments always welcome.

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Very sharp Poncho! Well done!!

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Looks good. 

Seems like that bed and roof section fits the '65 better than the kit it was made for.

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really like the front end results , nice job

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Turned out beautifully. I followed your prolonged build and saw some of the hurdles you had to overcome. This looks like something Pontiac could or should have offered. I like all the diving equipment in the bed. 

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Thanks for the compliments! :)

I keep meaning to take a few pics with all the scuba stuff outside the cargo area, for some added detail. One of these days I'll get to it.

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Great looking unit. Love all the diving gear in the back.

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