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AMT 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe

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I built this kit because my Dad had a 1949 Chevrolet that I remember well as a kid and I wanted to recreate some old memories so the best thing to do was to start with the AMT 1951 Chevrolet which was almost identical to the 1949. My Dad's car was painted in "Seafoam Green" but I didn't have that colour so I went with Tamiya "Coral Blue" which looks turquoise. I must say that this was not a very good kit to build. Several fit issues were the main concerns and I had to completely modify the entire front bumper assembly just for it to look right. I spent one whole night just trying to square up the engine compartment just to name a few of the problems. Anyway I finally finished the kit up and I am glad to say it is now off my bench! The kit is far from perfect but it is as best as I can get it. Have a look and see what you think and thanks for checking it out.

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Three more pics.

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Very nicely done thanks for sharing lobe the color on it

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Thanks for sharing your car memory tribute.

McLoving the engine bay work..worth the extra time.

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You did an excellent job on this! Don't we just long for those days when you could see the oil-stained ground through the engine compartment?

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This kit has a lot of potential, but you are right - it takes a while to get the fit right. Even my back bumper took some massaging. You did a great job! Very clean.

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Correctness not withstanding, that color looks very right on that car. Nice job on it.

Charlie Larkin

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very nice

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None of the problems you mentioned are evident. A mark of excellent execution.

The color is perfect.

Bob

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Second beautiful '51 posted this week! Good week.

That is a really fine looking build. Great color. Everything looks nice and cleanly built. Great engine bay. Excellent.

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That is sweet... one of the nicest 51 Chevy builds I have ever seen..... :)

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Randy, you may had to work with it but it looks flawless. You do excellent foil work also. Great color. A really sharp build, l always admire your work....

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Very clean man.

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Great model Randy. The color looks right for the era even if it's not 100% correct. I really like the whitewalls and the extra underhood detailing. Are the tires painted or sourced from another kit?

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Great model Randy. The color looks right for the era even if it's not 100% correct. I really like the whitewalls and the extra underhood detailing. Are the tires painted or sourced from another kit?

Thanks guys for the great comments on a not-so-easy build. I guess when I see it finished now I'm thinking it was worth the cussing it took to complete it!

Bruce....the tires I used were the AMT package of eight that are relatively new. A little pricey but they look good.

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Love it. Would look great next to a 50 Olds

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This is a real nice build , looks great - I am currently building this kit myself and have had the same sort of fit issues , but you have done nice work on this.

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Love it. Would look great next to a 50 Olds

Thanks Jason and Bruce.

Jason.....I don't have pics side by side yet but I can go separate pics above and below.

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Beautiful! Very nicely done, you can be proud of that one.

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Beautiful! Nice job on the BMF!

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Very nice indeed!!!

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Thanks, Harry, Jacen, Alan and Bill for the kind words.

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Nice work Randy B)

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Thanks Ray.

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WOW did you pull that off the show room floor. very nice job .

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