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Pontiac Catalina 4d sedan 1962

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This time I will try to get things done the easy way, as I won't rise the roof of the 2d ht, just making the window openings a bit higher and enlargening the rear window. Let's see how it goes...

The driver side windows are still untouched. 

 

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I'll be watching this one with interest. It reminds me of a 4-door Bonneville I almost bought a few years back. I have regretted it ever since, as it was a very solid body with the original engine and drive train intact, and the factory interior was nearly perfect. It was an icy-blue metallic with a tri-tone blue interior.

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Hi bisc63, that Bonneville would had surely been such a cool ride, sorry you didn't get it. 

My project got it's first paint to show all the dings and scratches on the body. My  white tamiya primer can was empty, so I had to use some market matt white spray, not a very good stuff, but it dries fast. 

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Nice!  Love how the Non-USA builders make the non-standard versions of these cars.  Love the conversion!

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Thanks everyone. That is a funny coinsidence Peter L. , that we build the same AMT '62 Pontiac Catalina at the same time to so different direction. 

Your Pontiac will look very cooool. 

 

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Thanks! Yesterday I got the interior painted. Nothing fancy there, mixed three different paint colours the get that light brown tone done... dark brown, white and some golden paint too. Light gray carpet on the floor. 

I took the floor shifter off and added a column shifter instead. This Taxi has a automatic gearbox. The 389cid 2bbl engine will have blue paint, but the rest of the chassis will be dark gray, as there's a stiff antirust threatment underneath the body. 

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Great looking four door. The proportions in the areas that you changed look perfect. You might consider casting this body, it's that nice. 

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I am liking your '62 Pontiac Catalina build, Ismo........ and it is even more interesting that you are converting this model into a Finnish taxi. Following your build with interest.

David

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