'73 Chevrolet Chevelle- Mastered by Tom Ellifritt

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Phil, i would gladly like to discus this with you if you want...drop me a pm!

Kevin

www.missinglinkrc.com

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MPC made '73 and '74 Chevelle NASCAR stock cars, the '74 version was reissued as a Model King kit a few years ago...don't think there was ever a (street) stock version kitted, at least I've never heard of one or seen one in the last 34 years in the hobby...

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Yeah, that's what I thought, there are only those NASCAR versions... Actually didn't know that there is '73 Chevelle too, but that's much different than '74... It would be great to have resin kit or body from both, but especially I'd like to have that '74 Chevelle.

Or then I do that conversion myself. :D

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Someone PLEAZZZZZZZZZZZZZEE cast one!! Id love a 73, but a 74-77 will do. Id buy many, many!

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i will see about diggin 1 up!

OK have you found one for me yet kevin? :huh:

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I'd have to throw my hat in the ring on this one. My first car was a 73 Chevelle and I just loved it. I guess it is kinda like your first girl you will remember her for the rest for a lifetime. I would really like to build a replica of her.

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Great to see that there are some other people interested about this year Chevelle too, usually when I see some listings on Chevelles, they end after year '72. Anyway, I've been thinking about making the conversion.

And Hey, Look At These!!!!!!

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And one with Laguna nose.

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On the last one those rear wheel openings on the body look pretty good. But it's $100 on Nascarmodelkits.com

Maybe the best way would be buying Model King kit, and then just making those wheel openings smaller, and some other modifications what are necessary. :rolleyes:

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I actually built that Lenny Pond issue MANY Years ago.

Sadly, it has a badly warped body. I did my best to straighten it out, but,

I think it is still noticeable.

AMT had already dropped it from the line up and sent me a 64 Impala kit instead

of a replacement body.

You forgot the Bobby Allison #12 kit . I have a built of that too, and 2 of the Monte Carlo.

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Oh, there was a kit of Bobby Allison's car too? Didn't know that thing, but needs to Google it. Can you remember anything about the lights (front and rear) and the grille? Especially the quality is interesting.

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Love to have a stock body 1976 Laguna, I could replicate the (ignored for too long) one I have in my garage.

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As all are nascar, all have the Plates that were bolted/welded over the headlight openings!!

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Ok, thanks for the information. That means some more conversion work to do, but I'm sure, that Model King kit can be converted to factory stock '74 Chevelle-Malibu. :rolleyes:

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The headlight bar from the "Coming" IMC/Jo-Han 74 Olds Cutlass will work on the 73/74 conversion.

I am not sure about anything with tail liaghts that are close.

The 'Other' mag did have a concversion article many years ago. The builder

modified one of these nascar kits into a stock Laguna.

I think he carved the tail lights into the rear panel and detail painted them

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Yes, those Olds Cutlass headlights are pretty close, and they would work fine. Do you mean Scale Auto Magazine? Tail-lights are harder to do, it would be great to see that article....

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I scored a built '74 Bobby Allison Chevelle at the HMCA swap and show today, it's in the Purple Pond right now. I will be correcting the wheel openings and doing a stock '73 SS 454 build.

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Have you seen the 73 Baldwin Motion Chevelle? If I ever find one this is what I'm building:

chevel11.jpg

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finally got a good body to start with folks.....stay tuned!

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Well that's great news!!! :D I will stay tuned, hopefully the body turns out good.

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Has there ever been a decent stock GM Colonade chassis which wasn't a promo style chassis in 1/25 scale?

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No, the only stock kit made were the Jo-Han Cutlass's.

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Has there ever been a decent stock GM Colonade chassis which wasn't a promo style chassis in 1/25 scale?

A little bird told me that all A-bodies from 1968-1980 had the same 112” frame. There is no “Colonade” frame, it’s the same frame as in any GTO/Cutlass/Chevelle/Skylark kit.

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A little bird told me that all A-bodies from 1968-1980 had the same 112” frame. There is no “Colonade” frame, it’s the same frame as in any GTO/Cutlass/Chevelle/Skylark kit.

'68-77 A-bodies all had 112/116 inch wheelbases, then '78 it was downsized to 108 inches...which lasted through '87 (renamed G-body in '82).

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'68-77 A-bodies all had 112/116 inch wheelbases, then '78 it was downsized to 108 inches...which lasted through '87 (renamed G-body in '82).

Right you are. My "informant" agrees with you. ;)

But the point is, there are plenty of those chassis available.

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Have you seen the 73 Baldwin Motion Chevelle? If I ever find one this is what I'm building:

chevel11.jpg

c19-0210.jpg

THANKS for posting!!! That's how I'm going to build mine.

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