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Just completed my latest batch of 3 1960's custom full size cars all with opening doors.

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1962 Chevrolet Impala  Started life as a convertible.  Added custom vacuum formed roof which is done as a vinyl top.  Tamiya dark blue with Tamiya light blue pearl top and interior.  Vinyl top material is masking tape. This has a more "formal" style roof line.ObV-tccO1nOPpKL-ZqHuMlSveNqHqfXiMxYEzFEHACtC-3d2x1nSFk-aVXTRWqiT6T06dJP46MlECKHTACtC-3f2IwiWD_Jrlwfixj3cGD1D__wOrrrolyw8ACtC-3ekn1s71cjfv9ZxyvKOUqQrFR3dGiBqQBsi

1962 Pontiac Catalina 

Replaced the top with a custom top.  Painted in Matt yellow with a pale green interior and loweredACtC-3eHzDQl5KUTbVxnYE_KAyh_PIbL0v5tKHTN

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1965 Buick Riviera

Custom roof, added 4 scale inches to the rear quarter panel, added sunroof. Opened trunk and added amplifiers and huge speakers. photo etched grill with headlights set in behind it. Paint is Tamiya light pink pearl with satin white under pink lace.

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That's it, all three.

Edited by Peter Lombardo
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Wow!!! Stunning!

I like all of the work you did. And not just on one, but three. Great builds.

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What are those roofs from anyway?

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All of the roofs are vacuum formed from "sign foam" blocks that I sculpted.  They look different because the side window treatment is different or the rear window opening is cut in a different way.  They are all basically in a  "chopped" height before they are installed.  That way the "A" pillars a leaned back to give a more modern "Rake" to the greenhouse.  The roof design is very similar to the 1965 GM roof lines on their full size coupes.  Thanks for asking.

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Beautiful looking customs. I like the roofs, very radical looking. 

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Looks like a feasible update on GMs original bubble top from that era. Very believable!

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