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1972 "Heavy Chevy" Chevelle 454 bench seat 4-speed

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This model was made to represent my buddy's 1:1 car (when it is finished). It is an old MPC kit molded in red from my stash. I had to convert the bucket seat/console to bench seat 4-speed. His is a true Heavy Chevy so it has the SS gauge dash (instead of the Malibu rectangular speedo). He and I put a killer stereo in it so I added the FOUR 10" subwoofers to the rear package shelf. I even made decals that match the brand we used. He painted his 454 BBC Ford blue so I did too. The headlight bezels and grille are blacked out as it is on the real one.

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When his real car gets repainted, he wants the Heavy Chevy stripe package in gold. So to emulate that, I ordered gold Heavy Chevy decals from Keith Marks. They laid out perfectly. The wheels are Hurst Dazzlers in gold. I showed him a picture of the wheels I wanted for my car and he liked them so much he bought them for his. I got the model rims from Modelhaus as the spokes are the same design as the Hurst wheels for mid-60's GTOs. The color is Testors Root Beer Brown metallic. It is covered with Testors 'Wet Look' clear. The model came out so well that I told him that I am keeping it until his real one makes its first car show. (pictures to follow if the text succeeds in posting)

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Top Shelf build! Well executed. Great color. The wheels look just right on this one!

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Nice job.  I have the  Keith Mark's Heavy Chevy decals that I want to build a 72 kit I have.  Just one those projects that didn't get done yet.   

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Well done build! The interior has a nice appearance of texture to it.

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Beautiful looking Chevelle. The paint color and finish really look great. I also like the deep offset rear wheels. What was the source for the front bench seat ?  The pattern almost looks like a Pontiac or Oldsmobile  seat. The original theme with the Heavy Chevy was to offer a lot of the SS features, Dash and Stripes, at an affordable price as well as a better Insurance rate for the buyer. The base engine was a 350 and the usual assortment of transmissions. Just about any engine could be ordered but most were the 350's.   

 

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2 hours ago, espo said:

Beautiful looking Chevelle. The paint color and finish really look great. I also like the deep offset rear wheels. What was the source for the front bench seat ?  The pattern almost looks like a Pontiac or Oldsmobile  seat. The original theme with the Heavy Chevy was to offer a lot of the SS features, Dash and Stripes, at an affordable price as well as a better Insurance rate for the buyer. The base engine was a 350 and the usual assortment of transmissions. Just about any engine could be ordered but most were the 350's.   

 

The only big block you could get in a Heavy Chevy was 402 aka old 396 bored out. Only SS had 454

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10 minutes ago, Bob Ellis said:

The only big block you could get in a Heavy Chevy was 402 aka old 396 bored out. Only SS had 454

You are right. The real car was born with a 402. Options and trim a very minimal.

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3 hours ago, espo said:

Beautiful looking Chevelle. The paint color and finish really look great. I also like the deep offset rear wheels. What was the source for the front bench seat ?  The pattern almost looks like a Pontiac or Oldsmobile  seat.

 

David, you are very perceptive. The bench seat started life as the rear seat for a 62 Catalina. My parts box had few choices and the pattern was close enough.

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3 hours ago, MeatMan said:

Well done build! The interior has a nice appearance of texture to it.

Dennis, I used some off brand semi-gloss black straight from the can.

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That's a dazzling color combination, the gold Hurst wheels were a great choice too. I'll have to keep these colors in mind for a future build

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Nice, clean work - great finished product. Great choice of color and wheels to set it just right!

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