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Pics-the '64 GTO is almost done.

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Some final details and getting the front, hood and rear installed and it'll be ready for the Toledo show. It's been a long road but I'm happy with it. Sorry for the poor pics, I was hoping to have it finished today but daylight ran out before I could get outdoor shots. Hopefully I'll have it finished tomorrow or Monday.[ :)]
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that's a nice looking engine bay.

I do have one thing to point out (having actually owned a Ponco), those radiators don't have a mold line on the top tank.

but that ram-air foam looks right on!

good luck at the contest, if you don't win the class you'll at least give the judges some difficult choices. :)

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that ram-air foam looks right on!

Gene, would you mind telling us what paints & techniques you used to achieve that finish?

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Looking Good, and best of luck at the show.

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Nice looking GTO so far. Great stance and love the white interior..

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FANTASTIC build Gene!! :D

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Wow - that's about the best foam ram air thing I have seen in scale! How did you do it?

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Lookin' good !

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Beautiful build! That engine bay looks great! Really like what you did for the foam air cleaner. Good luck @ the show.

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that's a nice looking engine bay.

I do have one thing to point out (having actually owned a Ponco), those radiators don't have a mold line on the top tank.

but that ram-air foam looks right on!

good luck at the contest, if you don't win the class you'll at least give the judges some difficult choices. :)

Oops, LOL. I've tried to get all the details down and there's one I missed and didn't give it a second glance. Chalk it up to inexperience. This is only my second build in the last 20 years. I'll have to pull that and fix it. Hopefully I can get it back out. :unsure:

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Gene, would you mind telling us what paints & techniques you used to achieve that finish?

Hi Monty,

I painted the car with Testors Model Master Honduras Maroon which is the same paint code as Pontiac's Marimba Red. I sanded, primed and applied 2 coats of color and 2 coats of Testors wet look clear, I then wet sanded it with 6000, 8000 & 12000 sanding cloth and hand rubbed it out with Turtle Wax polishing compound and finished it off with a good coat of Turtle Wax Ice. As for the foam air cleaner, it's from a GMP scrap diecast GTO as are several other parts, yes this is a kitbash between a kit and a diecast. That's also where I got the tires and rims. :)

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That's looking VERY good ... especially the engine bay!

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That looks great, I love the ram air set up, it really sets that engine compartment apart.

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That looks incredible. Your Rally II wheels are fantastic!!!!!

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It is finished and posted Under Glass now. Thanks all for the encouragement. :)

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