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1958 Pontiac Early 60’s Custom Gseeds

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Here’s what once was a very badly busted up glue bomb, but for some reason I couldn’t just toss it in the trash, I worked on this on and off for about 7 years!! I had this picture of a early’60’s show car in my head with this model, so I started with piercing the body back together and then cutting it back apart, I pan caked the hood,then hinging the door, hood and trunk then rounding all the corners and molding all the jams, useing the custom interior, windows and chassis from the amt 58 Chevy impala made everything a lot easier on this build, tuck in roll interior, trunk and hood, motor is from a monogram predicta, wheels and tires are from the amt surf woody, custom rear bumper and front grille, topped with black and a pearl purple for the bitty and gold flake top everything topped with a 2 k clear, I’m sure I’m for getting something ,  I’m really glad to finally have this finished and on my shelf and out of my head !! I posted a lot of pics, may too many !!! Hope you like !! Thanks for looking!! 

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Fantastic! Clearly a lot of work in this one, on the restoration as well as the modifications.

Do you have any 'before' photos?

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29 minutes ago, Spottedlaurel said:

Fantastic! Clearly a lot of work in this one, on the restoration as well as the modifications.

Do you have any 'before' photos?

thanks!! I do in my photo bucket but for some reason photo bucket won’t let me save my pics, I’ll try again tomorrow for ya .

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Awesome restoration and build.  Love the '60s custom look, especially the paint.  Nice save on that one, for sure.

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So glad that you saw the need to save this one rather than throw it out. What a beautiful model you have ended up with. I love it!

Later-

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Really cool looking model. I have wanted to do another customer similar to this since the last one I did late 70s/early80s, but for some reason have not gotten around to it.

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Really like this style of Kustom. The transition between the main part of the body and the custom front and rear treatments are very smooth along with the paint work. 

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Love it! Nice concept, smooth execution, gorgeous color choices; everything needed for a successful custom!

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All of the effort really shows. Fantastic looking Poncho! I really dig the paint scheme.

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Thanks so much guys for the comments! 

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On 3/1/2021 at 2:54 PM, Dan Hay said:

Amazing!!!!!

Thanks Dan !

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Busted glue bombs are born to be customs! It's pretty obvious why this beauty took seven years.  It is a balanced concept and beautifully executed,  I particularly like the straight rear bumper.

Cheers

Alan

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Gorgeous Pontiac! 

Now, about the boat tail Riv in the background. Do you want to get rid of it?

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Great save and a great looking car Gary. Nice  paint work too. 

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Too many pictures? poppycock. Looks great Gary!  A nice save, great melding of the old and new kits, period correct to a tee, and another lovely paint job. I hope we can meet again at the next "Hope It Don't (get cancelled again) Snow show in Spartanburg next year. Always love seeing your work in person.

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7 hours ago, Dave Darby said:

Too many pictures? poppycock. Looks great Gary!  A nice save, great melding of the old and new kits, period correct to a tee, and another lovely paint job. I hope we can meet again at the next "Hope It Don't (get cancelled again) Snow show in Spartanburg next year. Always love seeing your work in person.

Can’t wait Dave ! Hope to see ya there!!

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