1966 Chevelle Wagon ProStreet Custom

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A mouthfull, but it is what it is. When looking through my stash for a nice build that I can complete before the nationals, I ended up with the Chevelle Wagon. I had idea's that were mild custom, but then my eye landed upon a started '67 Chevelle ProStreet kit and I was wondering if it would be doable to combine those 2 kits. Remarkably, it fits without too much hassle.

Idea's popped up my mind and soon I had a theme for the project; Daddy's ride. The Chevelle will be build both ProStreet chassis/engine wise and Custom on the body/interior.

I will finish this project with some items that makes it clear, this is daddy's ride.

The colors were imagined quite quickly, I wanted red/red. I used Rosso Ferrari en Rubino Micalizzato, Both Ferrari OEM colors. First reaction of my wife; Those 2 colors don't go together, you can't do that. But most of you know, I do have my way around colors and I thought it would work out. So I went ahead and used those colors and also used it for the interior theme.

The box-art

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And here I started with making my own Outlaw-hood. I found a few resin hoods, but I didn't like the look of those, so I decided to make my own.

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I cut out the original SS 'intakes', maybe I can use it for a future project.

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And glued the outlaw part on the hood.

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Time to sand and sand and sand

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Due to the prostreet character, I wanted a race gastank in the boot, I made it from styrene sheet. here is the template I made

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Cut it out...

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And glued it together. I made it a little too big, so I will shorten it a little

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I also modified the springs of the hood. I removed the molded in springs and replaced it with real springs

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And the first picture of the colors of the car. I am working here on the BMF.

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The engine so far

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And the lower part of the dash

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Still working on the BMF, it really worked against me on this project.

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I added a little extra BMF on the roof, made it to resemble the Chevy-logo a little.

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The chassis that I will be using for this project. Since the wheeltubs will be visible, I painted them too.

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Almost done with BMF

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And finally done. Finally!

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The rear-seat will be installed and also used.

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The smaller gas-tank

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And a little addition for on the rear-seat, anyone a idea what this end up being?

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Another addition

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And I worked a little bit more on the back-end.

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Sufferin' succotash, that looks wonderful. The colors make it POP, and the details make you look twice. You are clearly working on a nice model there, Erik. Please keep it going.

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SWEET! Looking good!!!

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i love the colors - lookin great so far keep it up.oh! by the way if your not gonna use the 67 im needing the front clip - grill,fenders and hood?

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Looking great so far. Your BMF work is really good!

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I also like the colour choice.

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It's funny, I've started sort of on a similar project. Gathered parts mostly..... Your wagon looks cool. Wifey was wrong, the colors do work together!

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Nice wagon!! They look awesome with fatties under the rear.....

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Nice wagon! Car seat between the rear tubs with the teddy bear?

Neat concept and great colours!

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Can't wait to see this completed.....looks beautiful thus far!!

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a baby seat ?

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Wow, great looking body! I like those colors and paintjob is beautiful. Wheel wells on the rear are looking very good too, and engine looks great so far. That cowl hood looks cool too, great idea of using that '67 Chevelle scoop as a basis.

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Awesome Paint job. :o

Hood is looking Good.

Nice baby seat.. :D

Can't wait to see how this turns out..

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Thanks all for the nice comments. It is appreciated. But if you see something where I messed up, please let me know too.

@tony, Todd and Rodney; Correct! It will be a babyseat and installed on the rear-seat.

Work progressed and I am working mostly on the mechanical parts.

I worked a bit more on the engine, added pulley's and some PE

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After installing the exhaust's, I thought it would be a nice touch to add some heat-shields, I made them from aluminium

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A dryfit with the interior, The gearbox is too high and the engine sits too high on the front-mounts, 2 issues that needs to be adressed.

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A better view with this picture.

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the engine got his place on the chassis, it still needs detailling, but that will come later.

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I also started on the rear-axle

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And the headliner is finished, it is two-tone, a bit hard to see in this picture

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But better in this one.

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sweet looking grocery getter eric. i like the paint job a lot. keep up the great work.

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Going to the grocery store is going to be a quick trip. Build is looking fabulous.

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My God you don't waste no time this baby is looking great ...A+++++++++ B)

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every aspect of this car is awesome-keep up the truly amazing work!

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HI, Great looking wagon. Keep us posted. Steve

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Thanks guys for the nice comments! Appreciated!

@Walt, well.. it usually takes me longer, but the nationals are on the 23rd and I want to take it with me. ;-)

And work continued, even though the major parts were done, it is time-consuming in finishing a build.

I put some BMF on the sidepanels, here is a before and after shot:

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The finished and seatbelted babyseat

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I scratched a seatbelt-clicker...

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That I put on the rear-couch and will hold the baby-seat in place...

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