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'65 El Camino

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Hey all - newbie here.

Thought I'd share some photos of my latest build... 1/25th smaller than what I'm used to!

This is my '65 El Camino, and I thought that while it's below freezing I'd build a model of the real thing. I'll be kit-bashing the following:

AMT's '65 El Camino

Revell's '65 Z16/Malibu 2-door

Revell's '94 Impala SS

So far, the only thing from the AMT offering used will be the body, glass, and bumpers. The Impala will donate it's engine/trans & wheels/tires, and the bulk of the kit will be of the Z16 (it has the most inherent detail).

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My car has a bench seat, and none of the kits offer a bench front seat... so, take the back seat of the '65 coupe, cut it free, attach the package shelf from the Elky kit, and make a front bench seat. I cut off the rear "extensions" of the coupe side panels to make a new interior "bucket". In reality the coupe & Elky share nearly the same doors, so it's a wash in scale.

I cut free the 1/2 wheelhouses from the coupe body, and grafted them onto the chassis 1/2 wheelhouses, and started to hand fab the various accessories - puke tank, PS reservoir & cooler, electrical box, WW jug, and Cruise control module.

The engine is nearly correct (prototype has a '96), but the air filter box & homeplate are correct. I'll need to alter the intake manifold slightly.

I'll keep you posted as progress allows (and if I remember to take photos!)

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Edited by Jekled

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Posted · Report post

Welcome aboard. Looks like a great replication project. Keep the progress coming !

Bart

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Posted · Report post

Nice wheels, and this will be a nice model.

Charlie Larkin

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