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'65 Impala Stocker

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I had one of the Hasegawa '65 Impalas lying around, years ago. I wasn't sure what to do with it. I decided to build a stock car, with it. Because there have recently been a few on the WIP board, I decided to get it out of the display case and spruce it up. While it was out, I decided to take some new photos of it. It's a simple "slammer"--no interior, engine or chassis detail. Decklid graphics are hand painted. Suspension was lowered. The wheels are from the parts box. I wish I'd used MPC tires. Since they're a bit larger, I think they might look better. As you can see, the paint is flaking from the inside of the windshield and backlight. Anyway...Questions, comments and critiques are always welcome, at my place! Thanks for looking!

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Looks pretty good Daniel. Bigger/wheel/tires would be an improvement.  Another suggestion would be to bringing the rear wheels out closer to the fender, increasing the rear track width. 

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2 hours ago, afx said:

Looks pretty good Daniel. Bigger/wheel/tires would be an improvement.  Another suggestion would be to bringing the rear wheels out closer to the fender, increasing the rear track width. 

You're so right, JC. It would look much better, in either or, ideally, both instances. Maybe I'll get it out, and see how difficult it would be to accomplish those things. Thank you, sir!

2 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

You made something from a poor kit, to be commended!  It looks good!

Thanks, Tom. Yeah,  not too bad, considering! 😄

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4 hours ago, PappyD340 said:

Looks great!

Thank you, Larry.

1 hour ago, TransAmMike said:

Looks pretty darn good Daniel.  I like the colors.

Thanks, Mike. Like Scott said:

16 minutes ago, catpack68 said:

Nice work! Kinda looks like Smokeys’ 65 Impala.

Smokey's car just might have been an inspiration!😀 Thank you, Scott.

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On 1/12/2021 at 7:03 PM, bbowser said:

Love this era, nicely done.

I do, too! Thanks, Bruce!

On 1/13/2021 at 7:22 AM, Snake45 said:

That's pretty cool! Model on! B)

Thank you, Sir!

On 1/13/2021 at 7:53 AM, MarkJ said:

Looks good. Is the Hasegawa kit 1/24 scale? 

Thanks, Mark. That's  what the box says!

On 1/13/2021 at 9:12 PM, slusher said:

Great looking stocker!

Thank you, Carl.

10 hours ago, ABNSPR said:

Looks real good and the Smokey/Ricky tribute paint job is spot on.

Thanks, JD. I always liked Smokey's paint scheme.

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