AMT 1959 EL Camino..Done

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This build is for another forum (H.A.M.B.) build off,but I thought

I'll post it here too. It's a AMT 59 EL Camino. Going to add bubble

skirts with 3 spears in each opening. Haven't decided on rolling stock

yet. Keeping the original grill and tail lites.Getting rid of the door handles.

and the Chevy scripts.Thinking of a two tone finish for this build.

And of course ...some scallops

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This pic shows the 4 Fred Cady decal sheets I picked up from Jim Heller

here in Richmond. Got a white,red,gold and silver sets.

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James aka Joker

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Looking forward to this build, By the way the 56 looks killer.

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This build is for another forum (H.A.M.B.) build off,but I thought

I'll post it here too. It's a AMT 59 EL Camino. Going to add bubble

skirts with 3 spears in each opening. Haven't decided on rolling stock

yet. Keeping the original grill and tail lites.Getting rid of the door handles.

and the Chevy scripts.Thinking of a two tone finish for this build.

And of course ...some scallops

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This pic shows the 4 Fred Cady decal sheets I picked up from Jim Heller

here in Richmond. Got a white,red,gold and silver sets.

DSCN1675-vi.jpg

James aka Joker

I'm likin' those skirts on the Elky.

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Very Nice start I have one in progress too.

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James.......those bubble skirts are cool.

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This looks sweet. Man I'd love to find some of those decals.

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The Camino looks killer. Maybe rid of the cruiser skirts and do fender well skirts instead. It will compliment the lines

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Does anyone sell those decals?They are amazing!Can't wait to see how you amaze us with this one.

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God bless the fifties! Based on your Vicky build, i'm DEFINITELY watching this one!

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Thanks Y'all..

Here is Jim Heller's evilbay link..he's from Richmond and a slot car nut !

He dosen't have a web address yet..he is working on one tho.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Hot-Rod-Scallops-1-24-1-25-Waterslide-Decal-511-/221006324790?_trksid=m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D3%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D404869475660759055&_qi=RTM1084481

Thanks for the suggestions..but the killer skirts and the two tone metallic orange and white lightning

color scheme are set in stone...LOL

Might go with some Ben Hur style full wheel covers ...hahahaha

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This is what happens when primer is applied..

The black Dupli-Color primer looked sinister.....so I

broke out some pinner white walls and stash box rims

just for a look see..not too shabby..maybe for my next

El Camino ..I'll go Street Terror ! LOL

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James aka Joker

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youre right, the black primer does look sinister! im liking it alot

nice work, keep `er goin

bryan

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I'm liken this one fer sure. Looks great dressed in Black. I'll keep an eye on this. :) Dan

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It looks great in black suede, but I agree - stick with your plan. The cruiser skirts go perfectly with the lines of the body, flowing down at the same curve as thew quarter panel. I'll be watching this build... and the black-primered followup!

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I'll be watching this,those are some nice decals,diggin the skirts too.

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Loving the 90's 1/2 ton Chevy Pickup Steelies on it, never would have thought they'd compliment that Elky the way they do.

Nick

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Back on track..Kustom track

not the Street Terror track...hahaha

Shaved off the door handles and side scripts,

also removed the tailgate round thingie...

Added the spears to the skirt openings

I made them with half round .040" styrene

sanded them to a point with a sanding stick.

I'm making an orange and white tear drop shifter

as soon as I get some orange styrene.

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Close up pix of tear drop shifter..taken by G.H.

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This pic taken by G.H. at a RAMS club meet.

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James aka Joker

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UPDATE...

Got the white walls and Sombrero Caddy hubcaps from

a 49 Merc ...needed to add cones to the center ..so I

sanded down some spot lites to fit.Also sprayed some mettalic

silver over the primer and then sprayed Roadstar Florida Orange.

Made a hard bed cover to replace the tuck and roll cover that was

in the kit.

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James aka Joker

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Nice, real nice. I like the two tone paint on this truck. I also like what you did to the wheels. Two thumbs up. :)

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SWEEEET!!!

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Thanks Y'all..

Good news/Bad news..

Bad news is that I dropped the interior bucket..grrrr

Gotta resand and paint..np

Good news..got a Boot Hill skeleton for a driver.

Broke all his joints and reset them in a driver position.

Had to shorten his spine some so his skull wouldn't hit the ceiling..hahaha

Also removed his pistol and holster. He was molded in orange but will get

the treatment later on today.

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James aka Joker

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I raided a Monogram 59 hardtop for parts..

Got the front bumper with over ride and the two piece air vent "eye brows"

they have a chrome trim that is attached to the hood.

Finished the Amber and White turn signal and shifter.

My "driver" looks a little too over done..might have to

redo the treatment.

I also got the hard top steering wheel..the kit one looks too plain.

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waiting on the interior to gas out some more before

sanding ...etc etc etc

James aka Joker

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Minor Major paint boo boo...grrr

The Testors White Lightning coat bubbled on me..

I must have contaminated the driver side some how.

Didn't want to loose any detail by sanding so into the

tank it goes.

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LA degreaser

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James the jokes on me...hahahahaha

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The Dollar Store Awesome degreaser did a number on the Testors paint.

Scrubbed the paint off with a toothbrush, some warm water and some elbow

grease. The Dupli-Color black primer and the Dupli-Color Silver mettalic

paint were untouched..weird.So for now I'm happy the Testors was removed

the body is going to get a light sanding and then repainted...

Stay tuned..

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Joker

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I'm LOVING it!!!

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