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1955 chevy altered wheelbase

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whats up havent posted anything on this site in a while

i got this 55 chevy street machine kit on friday and had the intention in turning it into an altered wheelbase

heres where im at as of saturday night

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thanks for looking

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i couldnt stand the rear wheel wells so i had a revell 55 chevy vert i swapped the rears so i could put the stock wheel wells back on it

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Cool, will be watching.

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very cool cant wait to see it finished.

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thanks for the words guys!

heres some more pics

the chassis

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how much i cut out, no measuring i just eye balled it the whole time, took me like 3 hours to cut up the whole car and put it back

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more pics

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also i got out the file and made the hole in the hood more square, i cant stand the hood scoop the kit came with, not using it!

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last pics for now

smooth enough for me!

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heres the main body colour im using, testors mystic emerald

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and for the roof and the rear trunk lid, im undecided, i think i want to do flake but not sure, heres what im leaning towards

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or maybe i dont want to use the flake and just go with the testors white lightning?....

thats all for now, thanks for looking

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i say flake it!

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Perfectly captured. For me I wouldn't go all glittery. But it is your model.

I would go with a period color for this. It's too nice already.

IMO

Bob

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I like it...and I'm pleased as punch you didn't label it as a Gasser! :lol:

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I like it...and I'm pleased as punch you didn't label it as a Gasser! :lol:

thanks :D

lately i have been bitten by the altered wheelbase "bug"!! i like them alot more then gassers! B)

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Perfectly captured. For me I wouldn't go all glittery. But it is your model.

I would go with a period color for this. It's too nice already.

IMO

Bob

thanks,

im going for more of a clean 70's street style paint job, thinkin maybe just the roof in flake?... im still unsure yet, and i dont have any decals for it at all either

any ideas in colors?

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got a bit more work done on the 55 over the last couple weeks.

new wrinkle wall slicks from speed city resin

new chevy hilborn injection from speed city resain

shortened pontiac rear end

almost time for some paint!!!! just gathering up what i need for it

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more pics

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and heres a pic of the 55 with the 65 GTO i did as a AWB

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heres a pontiac i painted while i was building this 55 chevy, the pontiac isnt finished yet

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i got some bmf on the trim on this the other day and heres where im at now, its pretty much finished other then the name being painted on and a few clear coats, i hope you guys like it

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heres the name i came up with! i'll hand paint it on as soon as i can find a small enough brush to do it!!

thanks for looking

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Both of your altereds look awesome Matt.

Keep up the great work.

Corey

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Great looking 55 !

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B)

SWEET!!

Love the AWB's!!

You have a very clean, sharp build Dude!!

Thank You for sharing

Later

Russ

;)

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Awesome build and looking great!

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More please :D

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