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Bob: great progress. The body lines look great. Can't wait to see this when you get the nose and the rear bumper complete!

Thanks Robert !

Nice!

Thank you James !

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the 73 will be soon....altho this one looks killer!

Hey Jeff ! Thanks very much !

I still plan on buying one of yours when it's ready , I just enjoy this kind of work and decided to give it a try .

And no , I don't plan on having it cast ! :)

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Looking great Bob, your really doing some great work. I am really enjoying your progress..

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Looking great Bob, your really doing some great work. I am really enjoying your progress..

Thanks Carl !

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Nice splicin' and dicin' Bob! It looks great so far.

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WOW!!! It's so great to see someone building a '73-'77 Chevelle / El Camino. Especially it's nice to see a '74 as I drive Stock Eliminator with '74 Chevelle. Your body work looks fantastic so far. That's a lot of cutting and slicing for sure, but looks like a talented modeler has no problems with it. This really gets me motivated on starting my Missing Link '73 Chevelle. And who knows if I might find myself from eBay buying one of those Stock Car Malibus to do a conversion of '74 Chevelle....

Keep on building, I'll follow this one very closely.

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Nice splicin' and dicin' Bob! It looks great so far.

Thanks Dave ! I appreciate it .

WOW!!! It's so great to see someone building a '73-'77 Chevelle / El Camino. Especially it's nice to see a '74 as I drive Stock Eliminator with '74 Chevelle. Your body work looks fantastic so far. That's a lot of cutting and slicing for sure, but looks like a talented modeler has no problems with it. This really gets me motivated on starting my Missing Link '73 Chevelle. And who knows if I might find myself from eBay buying one of those Stock Car Malibus to do a conversion of '74 Chevelle....

Keep on building, I'll follow this one very closely.

Thanks very much Niko !

Please build your Chevelle ! I know Missing Link is selling a bunch of them but I haven't seen a single one yet !

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I was able to spend some time on this over the long weekend , so with the body starting to look right I decided to put it up on all fours !

Well , really just two wheels and tires that I grabbed from my parts box .

There's still a lot to do before the body is finished , but here it is .

Thanks for looking !

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And the rear is coming along pretty good too !

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Looking great, Bob! The nose looks great with the Monte headlights, and you've got the grille surround contours down, including that inner raised edge. Judging by the cross-hatch grille pattern and the center divider, it looks like that's actually a grille from a 76 Classic. (77 Classics had all vertical bars, that's about the only visual difference between those 2 years)

Nice work also on the tailgate with the provisions for the hinges. Really impressed by your progress on this.

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Great work!! It's looking right!

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Looking great, Bob! The nose looks great with the Monte headlights, and you've got the grille surround contours down, including that inner raised edge. Judging by the cross-hatch grille pattern and the center divider, it looks like that's actually a grille from a 76 Classic. (77 Classics had all vertical bars, that's about the only visual difference between those 2 years)

Nice work also on the tailgate with the provisions for the hinges. Really impressed by your progress on this.

Thanks Robert !

And you are probably right about the grille . I remember at the salvage yard I picked the best parts off of 3 El Caminos they had , and that was the nicest looking grille . I always said it was a '77 front clip just to make it easy , maybe I'll change that to a '76 so I don't get a bunch of " Gotcha's " !

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Great work!! It's looking right!

Thanks Danno !

It still needs a bit of tweaking !

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why has one of the big 3 cast the gm mid size late 70's cars

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looking great

Thank you Richard !

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I decided to work on the bed opening profile one more time , don't know why I can't get it right !

Here's the shape it's supposed to be .

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So I added some plastic and tried again !

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That might be pretty close . I need to clean it up a bit and make sure it's the way I want it before adding the bed molding !

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I also worked on the hood with a file and some sandpaper to get it even . Before I started I added small gussets ( circled ) in the body so the hood will close the same every time . Once it fits flush I need to work on the gaps .

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That's a really good looking truck/car, Man.....Still don't know what to categorize this thing as.....But awesome work....

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Awesome body work Bob. She is really looking good..

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That's a really good looking truck/car, Man.....Still don't know what to categorize this thing as.....But awesome work....

Thanks JT !

Owners call them " cars " , legislators call them " trucks " .

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Awesome body work Bob. She is really looking good..

Thank you Carl !

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You have some great talent. Nice work so far.

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You have some great talent. Nice work so far.

Thank you Dennis !

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