1970 Monte Carlo

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I'm trying to get back to building after playing around with the 1:1. I wanted to build a muscle car since I'm board with the newer stuff that I have been building so I picked out amt's Fast and the furious 1970 Monte Carlo.

Plans are a black on black with black vinyl top and keystone style wheels. Just a clean looking muscle car.

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Thanks for looking.

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perfect '70's stance and wheels.... almost as if Chevy sold them that way!

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Very cool. I had a 1:1 and your plan sounds just like where I wanted to go with it, but I ended up selling it before it was finished. I'll be watching with interest.

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One of my favorite cars. l'll watch this along, l gotta glue bomb lowrider l'm gonna convert to a streetrod. Bart.

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my opinion is centerlines look better on first gen montes..... here is a pic of mine

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Great to see you here,bro!

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I like the look of it so far. I love the first gen Montes. I had one for awhile...Here is a picture of the model I built of the 1:1 I had. I didnt get the real one painted but this was to be the color of it. I am re doing a new body for the model with the photo ecthed set and a vinyl top with the modeling around it. Maybe some time I will get it finished. Cant wait to you yours done. Might push me to get it back out.

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Thanks guys!

Here's what I have accomplished today:

Filled the seam on the transmission half's:

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engine painted and chassis mock up:

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Got the suspension set the way I want, now to focus on the body.

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I'm going for a nice looking driver but is dirty and grimy underneath.

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Not bad, Jared. I usually don't do the high-rider rear ends, but I like the basic concept of what you're doing. Certainly an improvement over the F&F depiction.

Charlie Larkin

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Whered the rear tires come from?

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Whered the rear tires come from?

Those look like the wheels and tires from the AMT Baldwin-Motion '70 Camaro kit.

Jared, you're gonna need some Gabriel Hi-Jacker air shocks back there to allow the rear tires to clear the wheel arches. ;)

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I did that kit when it first came out in the 90's,what a sweet kit,im going to check back on this one.

nice job so far.

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Any pics of the tread?

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As an old fart I like to see the rear ends up in the air once in a while.

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Thanks everyone! As for the tires they are from a die cast Chevy vega.

I'm going for a real old school look.

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So I started the vinyl top, and as you can see it still needs more work but it's a start. Also gonna pop the trunk open on this build.

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I'm really liking this build so far!

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That's lookin real cool so far good idea with the top. I've been debating if i wanted to add this kit to my to do list. You're doin super

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Thanks man. It is a pretty good kit, but I imagine the stock one is even better.

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So I got the top pretty much finished and cut out the trunk. Now it needs some hinges and jambs. Also filling in some minor spots and then paint!

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That's lookin pretty mean there. good stuff!

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I like it with those large tyres and five spokes!

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that jacked up rear is how 90% of the hopped up cars looked in the '70's....yup; some Hi-Jackers need to be under there....

couple of Thrush Mufflers...

and a Holley Carbs decal in the rear window.

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thats a cool looking car. id like em jacked up in the back that way and this car looks rite for it.

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Thanks guys!

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Not much of an update, been quite busy lately. Did get the roof almost finished (added seam overlap on roof), and also flocked the floor.

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Hopefully get it in some paint soon!

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