62 Impala Gasser


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This will be an ongoing long term project. Starting with a Revell Special Edition 62 Impala. I started my quest for the proper parts last year when I found this picture on-line.

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The first thing I did was open the trunk and doors.

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I tried a couple of different front axle configurations, but I like the single leaf spring here. It's just different enough.

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The tires and rear wheels are parts box specials and the front wheels are from the Tweety Pie kit.

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I have a PE set and will be digging deep into the parts box for this one. I hope you enjoy it...

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Thats going to be very cool .

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OH YEAH !!!

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Cool subject! I will be watching!

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Looking really good!

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Looks awesome!!

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Nice job on opening the doors and trunk. Look forward to seeing the progress.

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I'll be watching this one very closely. X-Frame Chevrolets are always nice to see, and I like Gassers, too. Can't wait to see more progress, the stance looks excellent to me and I really like the 1:1 car, too.

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I will watching this project fo sure. It's always nice to see '62 Chevy on progress. Stance is excellent and those opened doors and trunk looks very nice.

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Thank you for the interest and comments on this project. It may be slow going, I plan on taking me time on this one.

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all ready looks great James

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This is kinda new territory for me. I will attempt to make the inner door panels as close to real as possible. Here is the beginnings of that, very tedious but will continue forward.

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Also I broke the area where the A pillar meets the fender. I have re-glued it but I think taping the windshield in place should prevent this from happening again.

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I have no clue how I missed this build. But I am really digging where this one is going and you are off to a Killer start!!! I will be following along with this build. Nice work James!!

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Worked on the 62 a little this weekend. Filling the door panel and openings in. Got the rear suspension together and just about have the front axle figured out, the shocks could be a challenge.

Mocked up the 409 with a Garlit's dragster blower, modified manifold and the kit carbs. Thank you for watching along....

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nice work James!!

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Looks Great, I'm following this thread

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Great progress so far

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Great build so far, keep it coming!

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Looking awesome so far. Can't wait for more!!!!!

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Thanks for the interest and comments. I'll still keep this on the Back Burner for now, but I am enjoying the build.

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James... this is looking very nice and you are making some great progress. No need to rush this one at all. Keep up the great work.

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Thanks Chris, I will not rush this one at all.

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Nice start and great looking work as usual!

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Great start!!!!! Please keep us updated on your progress?

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Thanks John. We are in the middle of relocating, so the hobby is packed up except for a few things to keep my plastic fix in check.

I'm re-building a ford truck I did 15 years ago. It's posted in the proper section....

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