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Nationwide Impala build conversion

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I am going to try and turn the AMT's NASCAR COT Sprint cup Impala into a Nationwide series (Busch series) Impala. There are a few things that are different, the biggest is the nose.

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Good luck. I'll be watching with interest. I would love to build a Nationwide Mustang or Challenger, those look really cool in my opinion.

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Someone did do a Challenger one on a different forum, they took the front clip from one of the AMT's challenger kit and put on the COT body, I have thought about doing that as well.

So that could work with the Mustang as well

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Not making as much progress as I thought I would be making, I switch to using bondo, and its drying time is a little longer then the putty I was using , I should be able to start shaping the nose soon, I also think I need to add a little more length on the nose at the bottom.

And I am trying to reshape the rear quater panel area and windows as well.

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That chassis looks real good. The body is coming along. Keep it going, please.

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i like this. i dont have half of the talent you have but i really wish they would release some new cars for us nascar fans. i am so sick of building 1990's chassis with mildly updated bodies.

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i like this. i dont have half of the talent you have but i really wish they would release some new cars for us nascar fans. i am so sick of building 1990's chassis with mildly updated bodies.

I agree 100%, I have been making my Cup COT cars out of the 2003-2005 bodys, I wont use the AMT COT as the decals I get are made for 1/24th scale.

Here is a little more of what I got done, I am doing two of these at the same time, you can see the nose is kinda of taking shape a little, its not close but, its a starting point , I am going to make Nationwide Impala version headlights and grill templates to help with shaping the front .

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Here is an update, getting closer to looking like an Nwide Impala

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