2012 lowrider tour!


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Alright if I join? I've got a '96 Impala SS coming and a set of wire wheels on hand and was planning on making a lowrider with it.

Jump on in ...the more the merrier ! ! !

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Cool! Once I get the kit I'll get started. I've already picked out the green I'm going to use, and the wheels are going to be a set of 17" Fujimi gold wire wheels that I just received.

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Well, been awhile since I touched a model, been spending the summer playing with the 1:1 95 caprice

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I had to sell the 74 caprice to pay a bill but I still have the 79 glasshouse caddy in the works. I sprayed some

dupli-color metalspeks silver and then a top coat of Killer Cans lime green. Gonna shoot the vinyl top probably

in a darker green with matching interior, maybe with some white accents thrown in.

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In wanting an oldschool feel I used the stock wire wheels with pegasus rings and 520s and the center cap from

a 59 impala for an old cross lace true ray look.

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trying to make up my mind on stance, probably will go fully slammed. Also change the chrome rings to ones from the 70 impala kit.

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Nice progress on the builds. I like it slammed.

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Nosed up, but a little higher.

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Slam that puppy.

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Wasn't fully satisfied with the green, it needed a little something extra. Its hard to see but I shot some copper and green flakes on top.

Click on the last picture for a short vid.

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Well I must say ive been slack and not commented or posted in this topic for quite awhile.My apologies.

But it is good to see its still an active C.B with some good builds in progress.

Ive still have a 65 Impala in progress for this C.B and im hoping to complete it soon.

I just started a new Lowrider build and figured id post it up in here.

Amt 67 Chevelle.

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Still in the verly early stages,so far ive set the ride height,removed the A pillar vent windows and started smoothing out the body.

Being that I wanted the ride height so low, it had to be built as a curbside.

And yes it will be Black :lol:

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Luke ...Man you just gotta let us know how to take crisp pics...Your'e killing me...hahahaha

Likewise ...my 57 Ford wagon is giving me the stink eye from across the bench.

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Stink eye :lol: Looks real good James.

For pics,I just use a mini tripod,set the timer and use macro on the camera.

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Great to see some new work started. Hope you guys keep the eye candy coming.

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Heavily trimmed down 65 Impala chassis, not 100% accurate but offers better detail then the promo chassis.

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Small update on my builds.

Well its only taken 5 months to get some paint on the 65 Impala :rolleyes: ,have been waiting for the weather to warm up over here and be a perfect day to apply the paint.

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Also got the 67 Chevelle painted.

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Looking good, Luke. I'd like to know how you end up with such clean painted wheels every time.

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Thanks Doc.

With the painted wheels as I mentioned before I use these.

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Being that they are 2 piece makes them easy to paint the centres.

I start by removing the rim from the tyre.

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Separate the trim ring.

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I dont have or didnt take any pics,but I strip the chrome of the rim (the part with the spokes). with oven cleaner.Wash and then proceed as follows

Using a drill the same size as mounting hole,drill right through the centre from the back.

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Mount on a bamboo skewer

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I paint the rims with this brand.

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I dont use primer just paint over the bare plastic/styrene.

And apply it using a Iwata HPCP airbrush .

The ratio I mix the paint is 5ml of paint and 3ml of Tamiya X-20A thinner, shot at 20psi, pull back the trigger about 1/4 which allows close up tight spraying and apply 3-4 coats.

I usually allow a day or 2 for the paint to dry/cure,then re-assemble the wheels.

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Continued.

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Hope that helps Doc and any one else that is interested.

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Black Is Black. :lol:

I always enjoy your builds. I've never seen these Muscle cars being built into nice lowriders except your builds! I can't wait to see more.

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Wow, thank you, Luke. Beautiful results.

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Black Is Black. :lol:

I always enjoy your builds. I've never seen these Muscle cars being built into nice lowriders except your builds! I can't wait to see more.

Thanks Niko

Main reason I do the muscle cars as Lowriders is just to do something different from the regular Impala's.

Personally I think any 60's or 70's hard top coupe's make great subjects to be built Lowrider style.

I do have quite a few more muscle car Lowriders planned in my head,just need to get the kits.

And yeah mate, im always back in black. :lol:

Wow, thank you, Luke. Beautiful results.

No worries and thanks Doc.

Sure glad you advised me to get an airbrush, as it sure does make painting small/intricate parts alot easier.

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Picked this one up a few weeks ago from the Hawk, I was diggin the green but I managed to put a small nick in the trunk so my fix was some metalspeks silver. Gonna give the paint a few days to dry and spray the whole car with some dupli-color "mirage", I like to use it for a light flake/pearl look. I'll might have to look thru the Franklin Ink line for some nice patterns for the roof.

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Cold as hell out but I sprayed the dupli-color clear effex top coat, need sunlight pics to really capture the effect

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Need input, nosed up or laying frame?

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Nice paint job Phil,the flake will certainly pop in full sunlight.

Need input, nosed up or laying frame?

I reckon laying frame looks better.

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Excellent colors and results, very nice.

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