Does anyone have pics of a built amt chevy bel air 409 ?

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I was just wondering if any of you can share a few pics of a few chevy bel air's 409 stock, lowrider, muscle or drag. I would just like to see those beautiful cars built up, I have 3 waiting to be built. I

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I'm interested in this one too, since its the current model that I have on the bench.

The "other magazine" whose name shall not be uttered had a couple of good articles

On the '62 Belair, October '94 and Pat Covert did a three part series in April thru June '95

Building a custom Bubble Top called Bubbles.

Oops I was wrong on the Pat Covert article issues, issues 95 thru 97, February, April, June '95. (Come to think of it I might have issues myself!)

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This is a pic of a 409 from either the '60 or '61 Chevy kit that I put in a '34 Ford Street Rod a couple of years ago. Hope this helps.

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I've posted this one elsewhere, recently, but here's my interpretation of that great kit:

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'84 GMC 4x4...not original engine ..got it in a trade(thanks Bill)

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'53-54 Chevy delivery

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'59 Elkie....engine from '58 Chevy

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That is all...

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Just to clarify, do you want pictures of the 409 engine, or pictures of the built '62 Bel Air bubble top? I can't provide photos, but I've built one of the stock '62, and one of the Hayden Proffitt super stocker, and both came out to my satisfaction...one of AMT's better creations.

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Hayden Proffitt's '62...

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Here's one I did a few months ago. Not my best work. The paint was a very old spray can, and came out sort of lumpy, but I was tired of messing with it, so I left it alone.

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That's a really nice bel air ;) thanks for sharing your pic.

I've posted this one elsewhere, recently, but here's my interpretation of that great kit:

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love the weathering , really convincing.

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Just to clarify, do you want pictures of the 409 engine, or pictures of the built '62 Bel Air bubble top? I can't provide photos, but I've built one of the stock '62, and one of the Hayden Proffitt super stocker, and both came out to my satisfaction...one of AMT's better creations.

well i originally wanted pictures of the model as a whole, built. But the recent engine pics have provided some reference for me to go off by as well. Either way , is fine ;)

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Here's one I did a few months ago. Not my best work. The paint was a very old spray can, and came out sort of lumpy, but I was tired of messing with it, so I left it alone.

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It still looks nice and I actually want to do a red with the rims or hubcaps outlined in red like you have done with the blue. How did you achieve that if you do not mind me asking? Im sure I can find a way, but If there are shortcuts, that would be nice. I have never done that.

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If you build it the way you intend, you might want to check out the hub caps in the Revell '62 Impala. They seem to be smaller, and a better scale fit on the AMT wheels than the ones that come with the AMT kit.

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If you build it the way you intend, you might want to check out the hub caps in the Revell '62 Impala. They seem to be smaller, and a better scale fit on the AMT wheels than the ones that come with the AMT kit.

Oh ok thanks for the heads up ;) . Yea i intend to build one stock, one lowrider, and one muscle.

Oh ok thanks for the heads up ;) . Yea i intend to build one stock, one lowrider, and one muscle.

I really like the stock look of these though. Specially in gloss red.

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I haven't built the Bel Air kit yet, but I have built some W-Blocks and have some in progress...

This one is from Revell '62 Impala kit.

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This is AMT Engine, but I don't know where it is from.

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Then another AMT 409 with Cragar Blower.

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Here's mine with AMT '58 Impala engine and Hilborn fuel injection.

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Here is mine, built right after the kit came out.

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My one and only 62 BelAir build ( for now)

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It still looks nice and I actually want to do a red with the rims or hubcaps outlined in red like you have done with the blue. How did you achieve that if you do not mind me asking? Im sure I can find a way, but If there are shortcuts, that would be nice. I have never done that.

I just painted the rims blue. On models with the rims and wheel covers molded in one piece, I spray some body color paint in a bottle cap or pudding cup and use a small brush to paint the outer part of the rim. It's pretty easy.

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This is from the AMT 1962 Impala SS kit.

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here's my 63 impala SS

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(First attempt at posting photos)

Thurs.19th Sept. Better photos posted:

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I see varied colors on the valve covers, can someone tell me what color they used and what color a factory Z/11 should be? I also hear that the kit interior is incorrect for a Z/11 car, is this true? I think MCW has the proper interior. would it be worth it to buy it?

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Nice clean model wow . I like the classic paint

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the older 57 belair kits have a blown 409

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