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1958 Pontiac Delivery conversion from convertible

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Rarely seen in any form 1:1 or plastic. 1958 was the end of the line for Pontiac Sedan Deliveries , the 58 was Canadian marketplace only car. I also combine several upgrades bashing a 1962 Catalina using the Chassis from that kit vs the X frame from a 58 Impala.  Took a break from it still work to do on it but close to completing it , this is the 1st of two more Im going to do and honestly kind of a test run build. I call it the Tin Indian and can be displayed with or without the roof rack and surf boards

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Very interesting build, Gene.... and I am fascinated by the history, with you mentioning 1958 and Canada.

Your nearly completed first build of three looks really nice, and you are doing a good job there.

As you may have noticed, I am converting a '67 Pontiac Bonneville 4-door to a '68 Pontiac Parisienne 4-door....... which is most enjoyable and satisfying.

David

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11 minutes ago, Anglia105E said:

Very interesting build, Gene.... and I am fascinated by the history, with you mentioning 1958 and Canada.

Your nearly completed first build of three looks really nice, and you are doing a good job there.

As you may have noticed, I am converting a '67 Pontiac Bonneville 4-door to a '68 Pontiac Parisienne 4-door....... which is most enjoyable and satisfying.

David

Yes David I did look at that , yours is equally as interesting. I'm a lover of old Pontiac and have several in my collection

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Nice work both you guys are doing on you Pontiacs! I DIG the taillights on that sedan delivery; thinking they could be good custom pieces for other builds. Where can I find some?

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2 hours ago, bisc63 said:

Nice work both you guys are doing on you Pontiacs! I DIG the taillights on that sedan delivery; thinking they could be good custom pieces for other builds. Where can I find some?

They aren't hard to find Rusty , they was stock tail lights in all AMT vintage 58 Bonneville promos and kits

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2 hours ago, bisc63 said:

Nice work both you guys are doing on you Pontiacs! I DIG the taillights on that sedan delivery; thinking they could be good custom pieces for other builds. Where can I find some?  This was my inspiration for the build btw

Image result for 1958 pontiac panel delivery

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You are rockin' it Gene. I love the old Pontiacs as well. 2 thumbs up, I'd give ya more if I had more thumbs lol.

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First off I really like what you're building here. I was wondering where the basic body came from. Your post mentioned the '58 Bonneville promo, I noticed the four stars in the side trim. The roof and tail gate look like the '58 Chevrolet resin body. I don't think you could make a living selling a good resin casting of this, but I think there would be many who would be interested such as myself. You have the different body parts come together just the way I would envision Pontiac Motor Division doing it.   

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I have a soft spot for wagons. This is a really cool model. I think you did a great job on the body and the color is spot on. I love it. 

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Very nice combination. Do you have more pics of the body mods?

Sure a little safer to ride in with the perimeter frame vs the x frame it would have been built with   :)

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12 hours ago, charlie8575 said:

An interesting conversion. Can't help but wonder if that would sell in resin.

Charlie Larkin

Have a couple casters wanting to cast it , I have two more in the plans. The Bonneville body I used on this one wasn't the greatest and was why I used it for this build before cutting up I nice one. Next one will go out for casting and the 3rd one will be my keeper. I'm sure there won't be a lot of demand for them but will fill one more gap in our little world of modeling. 

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41 minutes ago, mk11 said:

Very nice combination. Do you have more pics of the body mods?

Sure a little safer to ride in with the perimeter frame vs the x frame it would have been built with   :)

yes once I sit down and finish it up, have a contract job Im doing and had to sit this aside for awhile

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On 11/6/2019 at 8:45 AM, espo said:

First off I really like what you're building here. I was wondering where the basic body came from. Your post mentioned the '58 Bonneville promo, I noticed the four stars in the side trim. The roof and tail gate look like the '58 Chevrolet resin body. I don't think you could make a living selling a good resin casting of this, but I think there would be many who would be interested such as myself. You have the different body parts come together just the way I would envision Pontiac Motor Division doing it.   

The basic body was a 1958 Bonneville convertible and bought a Jimmy Flintstone 1958 Chevy Sedan Delivery for the roof and tailgate section. There was little different in the tailgate area I had to work on and took a bit of time to get it looking halfway right. The rear bumper I removed all the guards and exhaust ports on it. And yes next one goes to a caster who will be casting them

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18 hours ago, 59-Desoto said:

The basic body was a 1958 Bonneville convertible and bought a Jimmy Flintstone 1958 Chevy Sedan Delivery for the roof and tailgate section. There was little different in the tailgate area I had to work on and took a bit of time to get it looking halfway right. The rear bumper I removed all the guards and exhaust ports on. And yes next one goes to a caster who will be casting them

Good news. I'm on the lazier side so please let use know when and where the casting can be obtained. 

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On 11/6/2019 at 5:09 PM, 59-Desoto said:

Have a couple casters wanting to cast it , I have two more in the plans. The Bonneville body I used on this one wasn't the greatest and was why I used it for this build before cutting up I nice one. Next one will go out for casting and the 3rd one will be my keeper. I'm sure there won't be a lot of demand for them but will fill one more gap in our little world of modeling. 

Good. I'll definitely be keeping watch for it.

Charlie Larkin

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