1957 Chevy Bel Air

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I built this AMT 57 Bel Air about 20 years ago as a replica of the car my Dad had when I was about 5 years old. I can still hear him tuning the dual 4-bbl carbs in the garage way back then. Paint was Tuxedo black with black & silver interior. He lowered it 4 inches & had wide whitewalls & 57 Plymouth styled custom hubcaps. The car had the factory 283 with dual 4's. He took the triangular shaped dual oil bath air cleaner off & threw it away...if only he had known those things would be selling for thousands of $$$ today. Of course if he had also known that car itself would be worth a good $75,000 or more today I bet he wouldn't have traded it in for a cheapy station wagon. Hind sight is 20/20.

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What a beautiful build. The paint alone is awesome, and I love this old tooling AMT kit. Very fun to build.

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That black paint is spectacular. I really like this build.

Charlie Larkin

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Love that slick black paint.

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Sweet looking machine. SHINY :) :) :) RULES!

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Thanks guys!! The amazing thing about this paint is it's just plain old Testors rattle can gloss black & I didn't even polish it.

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Very nice clean work & a beautiful finish.

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Nice tribute to your Dad, Ron! Good lookin''57.

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very nice

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Nice.

B)

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That pushes all the right buttons B)

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That Black looks like an oil slick, smooth and shiny Man!

An "exceptional" piece of BMF work as well!

I appluad your skill here!

Thank You for sharing

Later
Russ

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That is TOO cool!!! B)

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Nice job on the model, I also love your story about your Dad. :)

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Beautiful 57! Great finish, and I like the Plymouth wheel covers. Great work, and a nice tribute to your dad.

Sam

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Great job on the 57 Chevy!

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Stunning build, thats a flawless paint finish...

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