1/16 55 chevy

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This is a long term project I'm working on, The "plan" is this will be a custom hot rod, Custom int. "blown" 426 Hemi, ladder bars, tubbed, and low, I started with an old AMT 1/16 scale 55 chevy and a wild idea,, I have corrected the door jams, scratch built and moved the fire wall back about 4 scale inches to have room for a 426 Hemi engine w/4 speed, I narrowed the rear frame, made wheel tubs and trunk floor, scratch built a new floor pan.

Let me know what you think

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Thanks for lookin

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This will be worth watching for sure.

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Looks great so far, I have a 55 i wanna do as prostreet also.

Edited by Prostreet

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Thanks guys, I have a lot more work to do, I hope to have more progress pics soon as my camera died after these pics.

I am only using the body, frame and dashboard from the kit, the engine and rear axle are from the Don Garlits rear engine dragster, trans from the parts box, and rest will be scratch built.

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This is going to be one great build. Looking good so far and can't wait to see more of it.

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Awesome, I wish I had the talent so many of you guys have here.

Makes my cars look like kindergarten kids did 'em.

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Looks as if you converted to a two door sedan... I am watching!!!

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This will be cool, Rick. I am a big fan of 55 Chevys, even when they were new, they were neat but even better, later on, with a killer motor like you're doing. I can't wait to see more. Ken

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Thanks guys,

Glen, you are right sir. I prefer the look of the sedan so I "butchered" it , and I think it looks much cooler now.

Michael, You just have to try my friend, I have been doing this for 40 years, maybe in 40 more I can win at a show,

Ken, the 55 is favorite of the tri-fives,

I'm trying to get this together for our club contest Saturday for the under construction table,

OK enough gabbin small update with pics

The heart of the beast

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and the door comparison

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Thanks for watching, will have more updates after the show

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Small up date,

She's ready for the show tomorrow,Under construction table

let me know what you guys think---good or bad

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Verrry nice!

FF

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Looks TUFF ! I like it. B)

Nice work on the chassis, interior floor and the door conversion. :) Motor looks pretty sweet too. B)

Tagged and watching. ;)

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Thank you for the kind words guys, I had to take a break after the show but now I'm back to the work bench and hope to have some up date pics later today, been carving some seats so not much to show but lots of styrene "snow" on the floor ,

Thanks for watching and comments always welcomed

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Sweet

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Hey guys, Small up date, just finished scratch building the front and rear seats, and I had to reposition the seat risers

on to the pics

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Thanks for watching

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Killer work on the interior. Man it looks great!! The seats look awesome and I love how it folds down. Keep doing what you are doing.

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Wow very realistic seats...

Edited by midengineaddict

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Killer work on those seats.

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Thanks guys, hope too get some more work done on it soon, but we are re-arranging the model room soo it may be a few days

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That is looking great. I hope I can get past the Hemi in a Chevy part :rolleyes:

AzTom

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That is looking great. I hope I can get past the Hemi in a Chevy part :rolleyes:

AzTom

Thank you, had to take a small break from this one but will be back with up dates this week end, and as for the mopar power??? it is me poking fun at my friends who put small block chevy motors in ford hot rods. I also have a build thats called "40w440" which is an amt 40 ford coupe custom chop top, lowered, cycle fenders up front and a 440 wedge for power,

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looks good, but why ruin a perfectly good chevy with that awful lump of an engine?

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Thanks Mark, I used the 426 because the kit "small block" was just--- too small, HAHA, and to drive my purest friends up the wall,

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Update? I need a model update fix...

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Hey Marshall good to hear from you buddy, Sorry guys, life and health got in the way of building, I just had surgery on 8-6-2012 (Rt shoulder) and looks like I may have neck surgery after the shoulder is re-habed, but will try to get back to the bench soon

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