Pro-Touring 1962 Impala

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Wow do I ever suffer from modellers A.D.D this month.I have a total of 4 build on my bench that all spend equal time being workrd on every day.

But this one is the newest.

Here is the inspiration behind the build.

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It will look very similar to it but not exactly like it.

Mock-up.

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I filled in some fender trim mounting holes.

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I painted the rim center black.

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The chassis is all painted.

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The colors are dupli-color clover green pearl,testors gloss black, and aluminum.

All covered in 3 coats of Folk Art clear.

Thanx for lookin'

Jeremy

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damm looking sweet cant wait to see more

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I'm loving it!

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Thanx fellas I appreciate that.

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KEEP THE GREAT WORK ITS LOOKING GOOD JEREMY!

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very nice start!

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Thanx fellas I appreciate that.I hope to have more progress soon.

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It is really neat that you posted the photo of the inspiration for the car..... when you have that to go by the result is usually quite good.... you are proving that to be true... Nice work!!!

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Thanx I really appreciate that.

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Finally got a chance to work on this build. I finished 2 customer builds a few weeks ago and took some time off from building.But now I'm back.

Quick mock up with the new painted centers

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Ride height set.

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I'm going with a Hilborn set up on the 409.Still undecided on the color though.

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What do you guys think either black,gold or another shade of green?

Thanx for lookin'

Jeremy

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What a great inspiration photo. Awsume ldea. Love the wheels and engine. On the engine you could go body color or even silver.

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really neat

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Thanx I appreciate your opinion Slusher.

Thanx Car Man I appreciate that.

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''very cool'' luv the colour

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why not white pearl and red guts and candyred block

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Thanx fellas I appreciate it.

Toolas, thanx for your opinion,unfortunately at this time the chassis is already painted and assembled. Other wise that would have been a great color combo.

Anybody else have a suggestion on the colour of the motor?

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how about this? it's model master green zinc chromate

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nice start Jeremy

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Nice project! Where did you got that Hilborn?

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Wow can't wait to see more. I think gold injector stacks would fit the green nicely.

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Thanx fellas I really apreciate the comp. I have decided to paint the block gold.

Cesar,I got the Hilborn set up from Scale Dreams.It can be found in the Parts By Parts section.

Thanx for posting the engine pic 502. I was originally going to replicate the whole car including the engine cover. But I decided just to use the car as a guide instead.

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mhh thats cool , love the stance !

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Thanx Richard I appreciate that.

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Looking forward to your progress Jeremy, Gold is a good choice...

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