1960 Impala Custom and his Hemi Hydro

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Hallo buddies,

perhaps, you remember at my 60' Impala, that i showed you time ago.

While i am searching the net, i found a manufactur, who builds unique boats, that looks like the towing vehikle. For example i saw a 59' Impala and a 57' Bel Air.

While i saw this, my brain get a "klick" to do it the same way.

So..i grab the Hemi Hydro (Revell #H-1312) from the shelf and a 60' Impala out of my trash. Cut the Impalabody at the B-pillar and bashed both together. Dashboard and "trunklid" is scratchbuilt. Much sanding and putty needed, a lot of nerves and gray hear lost. dont know, how often i took filler to check the work. dont know, how often i sanded it.

The easier part was to to the same paintjob like the Impala. Sure, that the trailer became taillights and a working winch.

here is the result.

1960er Impala Custom mit Custom Hemi Hydro

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Some pictures from both together:

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Note to the Impala. The hitch is inserted, not glued. Perhaps, the boat gets another towing vehicle.

Edited by Dominik

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Here some pictures from the boat himselfs:

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Screw and rudder are completed in the meantime:

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...and the Impala gets is front emblem:

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Thank you for take a look, comments and critism is always welcome

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that's awesome, a great idea executed brilliantly ! good work !

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Beautiful combination. Congratulations.

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Very sharp. Cool idea, they look great together.

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Now that is just plain cool ! Excellent idea , and well executed .

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Looks good!

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Thats build is awsume, excellent combo...great ldea

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That is SO cool! Have never seen the hydro modified in that manner...good job!

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great idea and execution!!! just plaiin nice all the way around.

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That came out great. Is the boats engine visable under the rear deck ? Like this a lot.

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lmagineeriing at it's finest! Kudos. Bart.

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oh wow that is so cool, man i love them both. you did an awesome job

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Very well done !!!

This will be copied again and again with different cars.

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Add me to the admirers. Great idea and execution, love the color combo.

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Dude that is so kool lookin. Great job.

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LOVE IT. :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

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All this time I've been trying to figure out how graft on '57 Chevy fins. Looks like I've been considering the wrong path. Exciting model. Nice job.

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Dominik, I'm floored by the imagination that you put into the boat! If I'd thought of that, I never would have swapped the Hemi Hydro I had to a friend last year. The '60 Chevy "Bat Wing" fins look like they belonged there all along.

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Man oh man now this was a great idea, and look incredible. BRAVO GREAT JOB!

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Well done!

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Great work on the boat, I have the same one just sitting and waiting for me to bundle it with something. Keep posting your work, it inspires us to finish or start ours...lol

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Domenik! That is one cool combo!

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Nice combo indeed B)

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By far one of my favorite combo builds. So clean with tons of style and beautiful color combo. I deffinatly have to build something like this one day. Any photos of either motor compartment and underside or maybe a build page? Real nice work, great build

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