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'50 Olds fastback...any market?

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A fair number of folks on several forums have expressed interest in a resin version of my '50 Olds conversion, specifically to work with the Revell donor kit. I know there is, or was, already an Olds fastback out there, but I'm assuming it's got molded-on details that are separate, like the rear fender trim, on the Revell kit. Anybody really interested? Tire kickers? I can finish it and hand it off to a known caster if there's desire...

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I believe Tom Cooledge of Promolite has one ready to go. I know he's already sent out the sedan with the longer roof.

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Thank you for the info. I'll refer anyone who asks to him.

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Even if Tom casts one, you could always master a chopped Olds fastback body as an alternative. Just sayin'...

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Chuck, I like how you think!

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Even if Tom casts one, you could always master a chopped Olds fastback body as an alternative. Just sayin'...

Oh heck yeah! Slanted B-pillars, too! I'd pre-order one today.

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Actually, that was the plan from the beginning, but this one came out so nice I didn't want to hack it 'til I had a mold. Off to get another Olds kit...

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mold it but also the Chevy Sedan that you put the Olds top on would be cool to...

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mold it but also the Chevy Sedan that you put the Olds top on would be cool to...

Yes... YES.... !!!!

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Man that sure is sharp.I would love to have a chopped version of that to build on.Make a Kool Kalifornia Kustom.

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I would be interested in a couple of that version but would also be interested in quite a few of the chopped version. Make it happen!!!!

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...well, I guess I gotta go for it now....

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...well, I guess I gotta go for it now....

AWESOME!!

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Chopped version will look a bit like this?

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That's pretty cool. Nice work. I'll probably go for a tad more chop, lay the A-pillars back just a bit more, experiment with slanted B-pillars as LDO suggested (which could be cut out to get the hardtop look) and drop the decklid just a little between the fenders. There's a chopped 1:1 floating around somewhere that has just the look I'm after. I've seen it in bare metal but can't remember where. Anyway, the lines on the thing flow really nicely. Hmmm...now another web search looms...

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That's pretty cool. Nice work. I'll probably go for a tad more chop, lay the A-pillars back just a bit more, experiment with slanted B-pillars as LDO suggested (which could be cut out to get the hardtop look) and drop the decklid just a little between the fenders.

Thanks but I can't take credit for it. I bought that model as you see it in the photo. Judging from the clean conversion work versus the moderate quality paint and finish work I think it must be a resin body. I'd love to know where it came from since it could be built as a '50 Olds

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I saw these photos of the Promolite 50 Olds fastback. Photos, and I believe the master was done by Ken Kitchen.

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Let's see....sedan, Holiday, club sedan....

I'm going to go broke!

And love every second of it.

Charlie Larkin

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I'd buy a chopped one. At least one

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Does anyone have any contact info for Tom Coolidge ? I'd love to buy one of these '50 Olds Fastback bodies, but do not know how to contact him. Anyone ?

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Does anyone have any contact info for Tom Coolidge ? I'd love to buy one of these '50 Olds Fastback bodies, but do not know how to contact him. Anyone ?

email here- http://members.fotki.com/tomcoolidge/about/

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