Police, Fire, Rescue CBP

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Hmmmm Great minds think alike, I've got an Daytona to go with my Monaco though.

Nick

I have to agree about great minds there Nick, I need to find me a Daytona kit at a good price to add to it

I say go for it ;)

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Gotta clear my bench first but, both will be on deck soon enough ;)

Nick

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Hey Wayne, I am going to join in here, I am going to be building this, doing it for a group build off on EScale

I have to thank the Chief for selling me the kit ;)

Selling you the kit? I d@#g near GAVE it to you!!!

Boy, did I get taken!

See if I ever sell you anything when you parade your darling little girl around.

Makes us grampa-types lose all common sense!

B)

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Selling you the kit? I d@#g near GAVE it to you!!!

Boy, did I get taken!

See if I ever sell you anything when you parade your darling little girl around.

Makes us grampa-types lose all common sense!

B)

And I really appreciateyou selling it to me at the price you did ;):D I think I feel bad for darn near stealing it from you :(

All I know is I am very much screwed when she gets older :lol:

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Just wait junior, just wait.

:blink:

G

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Just wait junior, just wait.

:blink:

G

I know, I am not looking forward to it :lol:

Dan, Wayne, what color should the chassis on the Monaco be painted? body color?, primer with over spray?, I looked it up, but couldnt find anything useful online

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Body in color, up next is the clear coat

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Everything in primer gray but the A arms, and rear end? those are black. IIRC the torsion bars are unpainted as are the leaf springs. There should be some overspray on the edges of the chassis. don't go overboard, these weren't painted by super flexible robots or long armed gorillas.

G

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Oh ######, well I didnt even get it close, well I did get some over spray on it :lol:

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What Wayne said.

The rear leaf springs should be a pale gold-bronze color ... to represent bare steel coated with cosmoline.

B)

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Been working on this, just forget to get the pics posted, almost done with the chassis

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here is the engine, still have a few things left to do, but I am thinking about just gluing the hood shut to be honest

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and the interior, I should of used a little darker tan, I also switched steering wheels, I took one from a AMT Dodge van and added a the gear shifter and turn signal stalk, not sure if I how they both look

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And I stripped the chrome, and sprayed the grills with aluminum and then did a wash

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and the wheels , these are from the 70 Roadrunner kit, so this is posing a challenge, the wheels are 1/24th, the kit is 1/25th, and trying to find a set of tires that will fit the wheels and not be to big on the car .

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Very cool, I like all the changes and mods you're making.

I'm working on the Gotham City PD version of this kit. It has some issues, overly large wheels, the interior does not seem to fit properly into the body, and then there's the engine bay. *sigh*

Maybe I'll get some pics posted soon.

David G.

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OK here are some pics of my Gotham City Police Cruiser!

During an initial test fit, I found the engine bay didn't quite measure up.

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I used some styrene to help fill the gaps.

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The wheels on this kit are way too wide, but with some trimming and shimming, I managed to get them "tucked".

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Coming along.

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Thanks for looking,

David G.

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So many Monacos ... so little time.

I gotta get started!

B)

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Nice work so far, I pretty much made mine a curbside, I will put the engine back in it one day, but no matter what type of glue I used, it kept coming free,oh well :lol:

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So many Monacos ... so little time.

I gotta get started!

B)

X2

G

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Going to be starting a 1991 or 93 Caprice Phx PD build soon for one of entrys for Dec club theme, what color was the chassis on the Caprice's ?

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Any help?

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Thanks Cheif , looks like the frame rails are black, I couldn't even find that in a image search

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Underbody is dark gray, frame rails are black, semi gloss at first, but flat soon after hitting the road. Engine and tranny aluminum, valve covers black. Drive shafts were steel and the rear end was black. Steel springs and a dark dark gray/black gas tank. It was a composite material.

Don't forget the radiator and heater hoses on a LT1 equippied car were light green. Don't worry about plug wires, you cannot see them when the hoods open.

G

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Underbody is dark gray, frame rails are black, semi gloss at first, but flat soon after hitting the road. Engine and tranny aluminum, valve covers black. Drive shafts were steel and the rear end was black. Steel springs and a dark dark gray/black gas tank. It was a composite material.

Don't forget the radiator and heater hoses on a LT1 equippied car were light green. Don't worry about plug wires, you cannot see them when the hoods open.

G

Good info G, thank you, so I got the chassis painted right then, still have some work to do on it

Here are some pics

Started with primer on the chassis,

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then masked of the middle section, and sprayed flat black , and this what it looked like once the tape was removed, I had to touch up a few areas, and the cross member bar had to hand painted.

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Mock up pic of the engine, painted Krylon matte aluminum then hit with dull coat lacquer , and the valve covers painted FL black , still need to paint the oil pan/tranny bottom

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and the front and rear suspension piece's , painted matte black

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and the body, in white primer, mold lines have been removed

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Looking good so far.

G

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The body is getting painted, I am going to sand it with 3600 and then do one final wet coat, the interior has been painted as well, but its a little bit to lite, so I am going to mix up a little darker shade and repaint it. I can show that I have started working on making a new partition

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and I am going to change the front seats, going to a 45/45 set up, here are the seats, taken from the Impala ss kit, I forgot to paint them

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:mellow:

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Jonathan the front seat you want is included in the original Caprice taxi/police car kit the SS came from. I'd look for one of those before converting the "ahem" unpainted buckets.

G

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