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'55 "Heavy Chevy"


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This is an older build from an incomplete Monogram "Badman" kit. One thing I didn't like about that kit was that it had 396 advertised on the fenders. But, had a small block between the fenders. So, I substituted the 427 from the Monogram '66 Malibu. I modified the small block intake so it would fit the big block and used the same blower setup. I scratch built a timing chain cover and a set of headers. A set of wires finished the engine off. I lowered the rearend and enlarged the wheel openings along with deleting the quarter panel trim. This was my first weathered model. I used the salt method. I can't remember the paint I used. But, I did use Testors Dull Cote that has now yellowed over time. The rear wheels are MRC Cragars with the kit slicks. The front wheels are from an unknown kit with the old AMT Firestones. 

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Thanx for checking it out! 

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I absolutely love that. I know they say the kit isn't accurate, but it doesn't matter if it has the right look, and this one certainly does. Well done!

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Nice! This is actually one of the best looking builds of that kit I’ve seen. Weathering looks good, along with the primered front clip, and I like that you removed the turn signals, nice touch. 

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On 4/30/2022 at 8:30 PM, roadhawg said:

I absolutely love that. I know they say the kit isn't accurate, but it doesn't matter if it has the right look, and this one certainly does. Well done!

Thanx Tommy! I agree with you! Their simplicity makes them so easy to build and modify. As I said in another thread, they're great for a stress free, fun build. 

 

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This Build Rocks it! As others have said you have nailed all the key points for a 55 Gasser.

This is one of the closest builds I've seen that hits the Sweet Spot , of an Old Skool Gasser!

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