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An old build from the early 1980's: Pontiac Type K Wagon street Machine...

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An old build, from around 1983 or '84....

Inspired by an article in SAE, I kitbashed U.S. Airfix's Type K wagon, with Monogram's '81 Turbo Trans Am street Machine kit.....

It's showing it's age, but I thought it might be fun to share one of my first "serious" builds...

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Fender scoops from MPC '69 Trans Am were grafted in... I don't recall the sources for the wheels and tires, or the exhaust side pipes....

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Difficult to see, but I installed the IRS from a Corvette.

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Again, even though you can't see it, this was probably the most detail I ever added to a model, with wires, cables, vacuum lines and linkages added.

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Red velour interior, made using various widths of velveteen ribbon... A bit heavy handed by today's standards, but it was pretty cool back in 1983! 

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Paint is, as I recall, Dupicolor. Hood decal is from the Turbo T/A pace car kit ....

There were side view mirrors, but they have gone missing after several moves. 

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I would really like to find another one of these kits someday, and maybe build it with my current skill set.

 

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That's stood up to the test of time very well, and the overall look isn't particularly dated either.

It would be very interesting to see a modern rendition of it.

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I'm glad to see this build. It looks great! I now know what mine has a chance to look like when I build it. I also have the Camaro counterpart. I always thought it was a cool concept.

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Nicely done

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Love the wheels! 66 Malibu street machine?

I have a long term project (they all are!!!) of one of these Kammbacks. Yours makes me want to get back and finish mine. Mine doesn't have a rear bumper so I'll probably have to make one.

Mine's gonna look like this - someday.

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Great looking model! Wheels do look awesome on it!

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That looks good. I wouldn't mind building one of these if I could find one.

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