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Custom 1962 Buick Electra

Luis Ayala

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This is also another project that I have been working on for more than a year now.

Unfortunately most of my stuff got ruined after Hurricane Maria hit us a few years ago so ended up working in a small table on the living room with was left of my workshop.

This kit has some cool options for a custom build so I decided to go for a convertible look and chopped the top. I opened the trunk, added drip edges, some ribs on the trunk lid and completely erased the tail lights openings to add some frenched tail lights going forward. Build some custom panels for the trunk so I can get some power plants and speakers in there.  Also added custom cover over the engine bay to hide the ugly stuff. The interior is all molded in one piece so to get some good two tone details on the upholstery I cut them out and build a new floor pan with styrene. I think I will use the white walls with the chrome rims...

Lot of ideas so hopefully it will turn out pretty...

Hope you like it and Thanks for looking.



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Ooh, I love this kit, probably my favourite by AMT. The extras that come with it are more in number I think than the actual car, lol. I have a couple more of these to build myself, a custom is definitely on the cards. Look forward to seeing this one come along, you done some great work already, very nice.

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Thank you all for your comments, I really appreciate it!!!

I have a few ideas for the frenched tail lights so hopefully I can post more progress soon.  Also I have to change the look of the grill to go along with the whole custom theme... 

Again, thank you all for your comments and thank you for looking!! 👍

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