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I got this rebuilder quite a while ago and liked the looks of it. Since I am getting close to finishing my 67 Impala lowrider I figured I would get some things started on it. 

The roof has a slight hump in it where the OB molded the roofs in. It can be seen pretty good from the side view. I think the easiest way to fix this is a skim coat of putty on the front section of the roof. After running a sanding stick over the roof the low spot was much easier to see.

I put a coat of putty in that area and I'm waiting for it to set.

I'm thinking I'll do a bit of detail to the bed floor with runners made of styrene and I'll pull the seats to carpet the floor with some embossing powder.

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I like the sedan delivery look better on this than the resin bodies I have seen where they have a rear quarter window and side glass.  

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Thanks guys!

11 hours ago, chris chabre said:

I see this thing sitting low in a bellflower style!

That sounds interesting. Not sure what route I am going to go yet. I was thinking of a shop rig with just bare steelies and narrow slicks in the rear. I'll have to give it some thought and do some mock ups to see what I like.

24 minutes ago, espo said:

I like the sedan delivery look better on this than the resin bodies I have seen where they have a rear quarter window and side glass.  

I haven't seen that one. I did really dig this though when I saw it and thought the OB did a fairly decent job that should need little work (fixing the sunken roof and scribing rear hatch lines.

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This is a bit different. I really like the look. A couple tweaks and you will be all set. Waiting for the finished product, can't wait! It also would look good as a hearse???

Jim

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Did a bit more on this last night. Fixed the driver's side drip rail by adding a strip of styrene a d sanding it to shape. Sorted out some tires and wheels for it and I think I've settled on a color. It is Testors Sunrise Red Pearl over Bright Platinum to darken it just a touch.

Also started making a wood bed for it. Although, as I'm thinking about it this morning, a wood bed doesn't make much sense. But it's a custom, right? The wood will get stained and the brass rails will get chromed. I still need to do some clean up on the body and scribe some lines for a rear lift gate.

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I really like your choices for wheels and paint.  

Have you thought about polishing the brass instead of going chrome. Also, take a scrap piece of wood, thin out a little of the body color (real thin) and do a wash on the wood. A friend of mine did this with his '57 Chevy pickup wood bed pieces.  It looked really nice with the wood having a slight tint of the body color. 

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I'm having second thoughts about the paint color this morning. However, I'm not sure what to go with. Any suggestions or photo examples welcomed. Thinking about a dark maroon with decals similar to this.

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Your initial Ford OEM color pick would look great. Now if you're thinking about a Drag Racing style like the Ford Thunder Bolts than that maroon color would be fitting. Just how visible is the floor in the back going to be? 

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17 hours ago, espo said:

Your initial Ford OEM color pick would look great. Now if you're thinking about a Drag Racing style like the Ford Thunder Bolts than that maroon color would be fitting. Just how visible is the floor in the back going to be? 

I may go with the original color I picked. Just not sure yet. 

The.floor will not be too visible but the rear window is pretty good sized. Besides, I've wanted to try this for a while and I don't have any pickups in the queue to do it on.

19 hours ago, Sam I Am said:

The fathom green was the second one I liked. 

You know i love that color, but I've got that Firebird to do the Fathom Green on.

Thank you all for the input. I appreciate it.

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