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RDean58

AMT 65 Pontiac Custom

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I started this back in 2003. I used the 2+2 body with the custom nose and tail from the Bonneville kit. They were not a straight match. This is how it looked back in 2003.

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I decided to try and get this one done, so it's now in paint!

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Testors Da Ja blue with wet look  clear.

More later.

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Looking good! If you think you can get it done by the end of the year, why not join Round 5 of the great Bring Out Your Dead Completion Build? B)

 

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Got the basic interior done,  primer white door panels, dash, and some of the seats. Floor flocked with blue kens #130 Fuzzy fur, stripes painted with testors bright blue.

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I like the way the custom grille "floats" away from the lower pan and hood. This was a good design detail they did for the Bonneville kit. I have the full width custom tail light assembly in it as well but didn't take any pictures of it. Later on I'll post some.

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I had to do a little modification on the engine to get it to fit below the hood on this one. I trimmed the top of the blower and removed the mounting pin on the oil pan. I also had to cut away some of the radiator cross member on the frame to get it to set lower. The kit does not come with an alternator setup for the blower so I used a parts box belt and alternator for it.

Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.

 

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This one has been declared finished and is listed in the Under Glass section if anyone is interested :-)

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