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1/24 Buick Reatta promo


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Always kinda liked these years ago when they came out, but thought they could be improved upon somewhat. Some details GM missed the boat on I think...side view mirrors within the 'vent window' area? :blink:

The 1:1 for those young ins that may have never seen one:

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I have one in the works as well, looking forward to yours.

Edited by midnightprowler

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Is it just me, or is it more difficult to build a thread since the forum redo? :blink: You lock the thread, you can't modify your post...

Anyway, here's what I've got going so far:

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Interesting, keep it going!

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Cool project Jeff. l have edited mine you have to use the full editor to edit after post...

Edited by slusher

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That's gonna be cool!

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Those didn't actually have FUNCTIONING vent windows. They DIDN'T move. The main door glass went up and down, but that's all. The mirror was mounted to the door AND foreward window mount.

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Those didn't actually have FUNCTIONING vent windows. They DIDN'T move. The main door glass went up and down, but that's all. The mirror was mounted to the door AND foreward window mount.

I realize that George, what I'm saying is that the mirror appears to be 'floating' in the area between the A-pillar and the door window, disrupting otherwise smooth lines...

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Looks a lot better without the non functioning wing glass Jeff! I never had noticed how the mirror mounted on the real car. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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Just by getting rid of those dumb non-functioning vent windows, 80's looking wheels, and the missed placed mirrors makes it look 10 times better!

If you can make it look that much better that quick, I can't wait to see more.

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I remember those cars, pretty rare to see one now

Looks cool Jeff, looking forward to seeing more!

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NICE start! :D

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Regarding rear view mirrors, I'm surprised these haven't been replaced by cameras yet.

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Looks cool without the dumb mirror window thing Jeff!

Would also look great as a convertible.....especially with the wheels you went with.

Kind of Lotus Elan-ish. ;)

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Their is one around the corner from me that has been sitting there for sale for almost a year. If you need refrence photos let me know, I'm sure they wouldn't care based on the amount of dirt on the thing. :D

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Save those stock rims - dechrome them, add some lug nuts and a hub cover, and they'll look like '30s Ford truck wheels.

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