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This is a model of an El Camino I once owned . It was actually a '74 that I put a '76 front clip on , so to avoid any confusion I'm calling it a '76 .

I started about four months ago by modifying a Chevelle stock car body , including lengthening the wheelbase . The bed is from the AMT '68 El Camino with a few modifications done to it . I modified the front bumper by adding the parking lights , and made my own grille and rear bumper . I used the headlights and interior from a Revell '77 Monte Carlo . The chassis is from the '68 El Camino and the engine was built from my parts box . The wheels and tires are from Fireball Modelworks .

The paint is Duplicolor Honda Starlight Silver Metallic , the stripes are my own decals , and it is cleared with TS - 13 .

I'm planning to build another one of these so I'd like some honest critiques and opinions . There a few things I'm going to fix or do differently on the next one but I only have two eyes and would appreciate your feedback .

Thanks for looking !

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That turned out excellent! Any in progress shots of the body? Sounds like a ton of work but it came out great

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No need to build another...this one's just fine! I watched your build, and you put a lot of work into this. Congratulations!

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Your looking criticism? There nothing to criticize. Other than I want see more of the '60 sitting in the back ground of one photo.

Scott

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Thanks for the thumbs up guys !

That turned out excellent! Any in progress shots of the body? Sounds like a ton of work but it came out great

Thanks Fred !

Here's the WIP : http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=89458

Your looking criticism? There nothing to criticize. Other than I want see more of the '60 sitting in the back ground of one photo.

Scott

Thanks Scott !

Not looking for criticism , just any suggestions for the next one . . . guess I worded that wrong .

For more pics of the '60 go here : http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=75334

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Really love this one. I'm no El Camino expert (but they are among my favourite auto designs) and this looks like an excellent conversion to me.

One fine model!

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I checked in from time to time on your progress and it is just stunning,the only thing i don't like is i don't have it in my collection!

Great wheel choice to and that engine is sweet...Top scratch work Bob.....

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Bob,

It's the nicest mid '70s El Camino ever put in 1:25, without a doubt. Finding fault is a daunting task, but since you asked, the front overhang is a tad long. Fender and hood length are correct, I'd say pull 1.5-2mm out of the header panel, back the bumper up to the fender seam and you're right there. Other than that, nothing, and that includes the way-tricky rear B pillar slope.

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-MJS

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Impressive and excellent build Bob. You have talent and awesome building skill...

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Really love this one. I'm no El Camino expert (but they are among my favourite auto designs) and this looks like an excellent conversion to me.

One fine model!

Thanks Peter !

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This kind of work is what separates the men from the boys. Excellent!!!!!

Thank you very much Ron !

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