2012 lowrider tour!


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Hey everybody!

I am starting up a lowrider build off and would be interested in having some folks joining in! Trying to keep the idea of the lowrider magazine tour, this would be the same concept but on a smaller scale.

Here are some general rules:

You can use any car truck or van that you want.

You can build a traditional lowrider with the wire wheels or mags, or you can build a bomb style lowrider. Euro cars are ok too.

Paint can be anything from mild to wild, same as interior.

More than one entry is ok.

Deadline is December 31 2012

On my bench I have a revell 63 impala, and so far I have only got as far as opening the doors and shaving the handles. In progress is the door jambs.

It's going to have multiple shades of green over a gold base and I'm gonna call it leprechaun. Gold wheels.

So who else wants in on this?

Builders list:

Flatliner 1963 impala Leprechaun

Cool hand (Luke) 62 belair

Joker (James) 76 caprice

Steve milberry 74 glasshouse caprice

Moparmagiclives (Shane) 57 Chevy

Cranky 65 ford ranchero

Sam cates 66 riviera

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Sure! Can you show more progress photos?

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Here is a start on mine.

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And I'm going to try my hand at airbrushing a mural on either the hood or trunk something like this

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Mark, this is a great idea, and I haven't built a lowrider yet, I think this is a great chance.

Count me in!

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Count me in for sure.

Currently working on a AMT 62 Chev Belair.

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Its not going to be over the top or have a flashy paint job, just going to look like a clean daily driver.

Paint job is done,will post up some pics soon.

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Paint job on the Belair,my usual and favourite colour of course.

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LOL, this might end up being a 62 Impala lowrider CB! I'm thinking of building one too. :P

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LOL, this might end up being a 62 Impala lowrider CB! I'm thinking of building one too. :P

Mines a 63 actually! :)

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Whatever you want to do steve, it's up to you!

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Ive been wanting to build a caddy that I have stashed away for some time now, if i still have time once i finish my promod you can count me in.

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Count me in with a 1976 Caprice.

White interior..Dupli-color Cayman Metallic body

Having issues downloading pixs ..

have to clean up disc space.

Still taking build pix tho.

James aka Joker

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i'm glad to see you guys are interested.

here's where i'm at so far.

i made hinges and almost finished the door jambs on the driver side.

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nice kewl idea if i find time with all the other builds im doing i mite start a LOLO :)

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I need to find the other impalas and will be happy with the new revell caddy kit coming back.

Glad to see there is interest!

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As soon as I get my revell entry started and finished..hehee, I'm in with a 57 chev. I've been wanting to do a model of B Reals green 57 from the late 90s for a wile now. Gunna have to get some info now I guess

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Mark, I really like your progress so far.

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Mark, I really like your progress so far.

thanks! i'm using your hinge tutorial that you had on youtube. works great!

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alright, some small amount of progress outside of working on my 1:1 project.

i did manage to get the frame painted. started by spraying gloss black, then alclad chrome followed with alclad transparent yellow to get the gold look.

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i will try to get to working on the door jambs here in a bit and save the other hinge for the model club meeting tonight as a way of sharing doc's knowledge in making hinges.

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Mark, that's some great progress. You guys got me salivatin' over doing one of these. And although I want to build a 62 Impala, I think I found my subject for this build.

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It's on its way and I can't wait to get it so I can start. Should be here by the weekend.

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Mark, that's some great progress. You guys got me salivatin' over doing one of these. And although I want to build a 62 Impala, I think I found my subject for this build.

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It's on its way and I can't wait to get it so I can start. Should be here by the weekend.

That's going to look awesome, Virgil! Can't wait to see it

Btw the carpet monster ate my water pump last night. If I can't find it I will need to buy another kit.

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Put a panty hose on the vacuum cleaner and see it you can pit up that way. I hate it when that happens.

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Put a panty hose on the vacuum cleaner and see it you can pit up that way. I hate it when that happens.

The worst part: I had it being held by an alligator clip. I heard a "ping" and watched it fly across the room, heard it hit a cardboard box, and it seems as if the cardboard box ate it. I literally saw where it hit yet it still evades me.

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Well, it does sound like you might have to find an alternative. Can you scratch-build it?

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I'll just buy another one and turn it into a custom but use those engine parts for this one.

So maybe my other 63 will be a pro touring car

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Steve, we'll see what challenges that rear suspension will create. I am hoping I won't have to cut the bed, but I just might have to . . . we'll see. I'm also planning to use those wheels that come with the kit on another build . . .

Very exciting. I hope more folks jump in, in particular if you've never built a low rider.

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