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1950 Oldsmobile Club Un-Couped (Revell)

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Kit is the Revell '50 Olds Club Coupe 2 in 1.

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Not my normal choice in builds, but this is a group build so kind of stuck with it. Decided to get a bit adventurous (for me at least), aiming for a smoothed convertible dropped to the weeds in this one.

Spent today getting inspiration (found it), shaving the body trim...

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and losing the roof.

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Next up is to find the wheels then figure out how to drop the suspension and fit them in there.

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Thanks for the link...unfortunately most of the images don't load for me for some reason :-(

Narrative sounds like a heckuva build though.

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Thanks Pappy

Found the rims for it, now to make things fit and resemble something that might work in 1:1. I don't think I'll be able to get it sitting as low as originally planned, but that's alright.

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Also picked up a Revell Pontiac 421 V8 in the hopes I can make that work in there.

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you can get some pieces you might need to finish off the interior & boot area from the AMT '51 convertible kit, both same basic body from firewall back, & both kits are same scale.

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Unfortunately gluhead's photos seem to have disappeared into fotki space, but from his description it sounds like he probably did something like this (maybe more):

Drilled the A arms for pinning with stretched strue, cut them loose then pinned them up. They won't move when I'm done the installation, but this will get me the stance I'm after.

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Probably old hat for many, but first time for me trying a lot of these techniques. So far, so good!

Thanks for the tip on the AMT kit, horsepower. I don't have access to it unfortunately, but was planning on trying my hand at fabbing the open roof/cover. Most everything else should close up alright.

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Nice work on the suspension, and an inspired choice losing the top. Looks better this way, in my opinion.

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Painted and cleared, just a mockup here so don't let the wheel position throw you off. Debating whether to leave the seats their current colour or add some accent panels to them.

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I think you should add some accent color myself. I think it would reall make the interior pop!

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Great idea! One of the main areas that people screw up when doing this to 1:1 cars is in the windshield header. The convertibles had a shorter windshield, so you may want to chop that sucker down a bit. Take the advice posted above about using the '51 Chevy for the top and interior parts, and you'll also get the correct door vent windows that you can measure how far to chop the windshield off at. Also, the top corners of the windshield frame are a little less rounded off towards the rear. The door vent window is curved on the coupe, but more triangular with a flat top on the convertible. Here's a pic of my '50 Chevy. The Olds is the same, but a 1piece windshield

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