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Buck Baker '58 Impala


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I'm starting to work on a '58 Impala to replicate Buck Baker's convertible. I've found very few reference pictures. Where can I get more information?

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Thanks, Bruce!

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Got some work done on this Impala. Here's the story: I ordered this kit, knowing it did not have instructions or glass. I couldn't find any replacement glass, but did notice the '55 truck glass fit ok. So I chopped the top off, and started thinking about scratchbuilt convertible NASCAR.

Progress so far:

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It's been a while since I've updated. Doesn't seem to be a whole lot of interest in this, but that's ok - I think it's coming along nicely!

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Got it painted and the main body assembled. I tore one of the decals, so this could be Buddy Baker's, depending on which side you look at! LOL. Used a pin for the shifter.

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Not really happy about the cover, but it's a start. Looks too heavy to me.

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Comments are welcome!

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Looks really good..

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Thanks Carl!

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Nice. I don't believe I have seen that one built before. Thanks for sharing

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Sweet job there !

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I just love dem old stock cars.

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Looks great to me! Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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Great idea John , and you're off to a good start ! I don't think I've ever seen a Buck Baker '58 Chevy before .

And don't think nobody is interested . Things are pretty slow around here and a lot of people just stop by to look and don't reply very often ( I'm guilty ! :( ) .

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