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56 chevy "lomad"

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This is my current project in my impala/ bel air fixation. It's a 56 Chevy nomad from the revell California wheels series. I got it from my local model club for 5 bucks as a partially assembled glue bomb.

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How it looked when I got it. I will upload progress pictures soon. Thanks

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My original plan was to turn it into a pre race derby car but plans quickly changed and I hacked the top off and cut out about 4 scale inches.

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I was happy with the results so she got a quick dunk in the pond and a shot of primer.

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I also decided I wanted a different look so I sanded off the top piece of chrome trim. More later thanks.

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Had to lengthen the roof to line up with the doors. Also playing with the idea of making a panel wagon out of it but so far I'm not sure.

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Added some braces to the inside of the roof to keep everything level and even while I fill in the gap. this is the first time I've done this so hopefully it turns out ok.

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Added some .25" strip styrene to the inside and started putty work.

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As it sits now. Still needs some attention to a couple low spots

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The roof fits the doors now which is even more important because my plan is to have opening doors and tailgate. Still unsure on making it a panel though. What do you guys think?

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The panel WOULD look ultra cool.... maybe some fender skirts, as well? Already looking SCHWEET!!!!

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It needs some sort of high hp motor to put it over the top

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whoa! you posted!

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Aj already experimented with that also lol

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Nice progress, any idea for colour? i think a pale blue with white roof would look cool.. just a thought......

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I was thinking a blue/green turquoise with a white or cream top especially if I go with the panel siding.

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This is a great build,it has so many cool features. I even like it in primer with the steelies and the WWs.

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Decided to do with the panel sides so I filled the inside of the back Windows with sheet styrene. I need to play with the curve around the back of the car to the rear pillars a bit more but its making progress. Thanks for everyones input.

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Also got the driver side door and the tailgate opened. I'm thinking about simplifying things and eliminating the vent window in favor of a modern full length door window.

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Been busy at work but got a few minutes of work on the bench last night.

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Got the seats roughed in. Lots of sanding left but its a start. Also got the chassis sprayed duplicolor teal green.

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Engine mocked up for fit. Going to go with a dual quad intake as soon as I find one. More updates tomorrow. Thanks for looking

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Lookin absolutely BADASS!!!!! Just a thought... Packard Clipper taillights? Laker's pipes? Corvette rally wheels with 3-prong spinners?

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Hmm never thought about rallies... Time to dig through the parts box.

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Digging through the parts box I came across a second option. Amt parts pack competition slicks on a second set of steelies. Front in the grass with a bit of a rake to clear the tall rear tires.

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