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An old friend visits the shop...

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I built this about 15 yrs ago. Back then, I was still working on basics, so the idea of doing a full on convertible conversion was daunting (Which is why its a Roadster!). I also didn't know what to do with the winshield header, so I just left some glass and foiled it. Regardless of all that, when it was finished, a buddy of mine, Rex Barden (He's a model car guy) went ga ga over it. After taking it to several shows, I gave it to him as an Xmas gift. He always told me its the nicest model in his collection! :rolleyes:

Its had some wear and tear over the years, so he asked me to refurbish it. Simple wheel repair, glueing a few parts back on...

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A wax and polish... (don't let the pics fool you, that paint job is pretty bad!)

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Hand painted graphics, cleaned up and the engine glued back in place...

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Cleaned and dusted the interior...

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Now its time to send it back home where it belongs!

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Wow, that's very cool. It carries a big visual punch. Nice!

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A street machine constructed that long ago that doesn't appear dated is surely the sign of a very sound and well-executed vision. In that respect, you could consider your Chevelle a "timeless' piece!! ;):(

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Verrrry nice!!!!!11

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I can see why Rex likes it in his collection. Looks like you made it yesterday. Real nice. :)

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Cleaned up real nice Steve...good looking build from your "rookie" yrs. :)

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15 years ago?? You were a little ahead of the coming trends. Very nice.

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