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OK, those of you from http://www.layitlow.com model car section forums already know about this.....

i'll be keeping most all my builds and updates in this topic no need for me to clog up the forums with a hundred topics for a bunch of different cars or as some of u folks do, for updates..... here's links to the work i have posted so far.... all future updates will be in here.... :lol:

1970 Monte Carlo

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=9589

1982 Malibu wagon

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=9557

76 Caprice

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=9242

1975 Caprice Promo

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=9282

53 Ford Pickup

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=9071

1962 Chevy Impala Hardtop

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8591

1966 Chevelle Wagon

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8484

1982 Chevy El Camino

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8294

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coming soon.... ;)

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coming soon.... :lol:

" Coming soon as a personal build or coming soon like for sale !!!! Sure would want a "wagwita" in the Chevy collection!

However either way is great love to see it built!! Keep on wit the keepin on and the progress on this one!

Peace

Ajulia

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i'll be building it someday soon... i got a lot of projects going already tho :lol: ... its a Modelhaus resin body that i've had for about a year already.....

some work i did on the motor for a 60 impala kit...

aluminum air cleaners from the my homie DoUgH....

cut up one of them permanent coffee filters for the filter element... less than $6 brand new but this one was used so its got the weathered look ;)

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got a little messy doin the wires on the distributor tho... :rolleyes: i need to pick up more of the thick superglue like Zapagap or somethin... i hate this cheap runny dollar stuff i got now

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here's another project i have on the backburner waitin for me to get back on it...

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Rollin,

Even though it's not my style, I sure can appreciate all of the work that you put into that paint job!! The reflections in the paint and the crispness of the lines show how well it's finished!! Keep up the great work!!

Regards,

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Gil, this Impala is absolutely beautiful! I love the contrast between the red and the gold. A very tasteful combination indeed. Also a flawless execution that really does the lowrider look proud. :angry:

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The air cleaners on that 409 are OUTSTANDING. Gonna hafta get me a coffee filter! :rolleyes:

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Rollin,

I forgot to mention in my prior post...thanks for the great tip on the air filters!!

BTW, my LHS still hasn't got the Pegasus wheels I ordered that you helped me with for my 58 Impala. Hopefully I'll get them this week so I can get that beast finished...

Thanks for sharing!!

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Orale Man! you may not be from East LA, but you sure seem to understand these low riders. Are the white (?) patterns on gold in the center Hawaiian characters? Awesome hand work in all those lines and shapes.

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I am into racers, not low rider cars, but in San Fernando where I grew up, they were all around me and I have helped some friends work on theirs, so I can appreciate the effort that goes into them. Also a couple of my friends, Armando Flores and Josue Gonzales were at the forefront of bringing low riders to the mainstream of model cars with models which won Model of the Year Championships and features in SA Contest Annuals in the 90s.

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Orale Man! you may not be from East LA, but you sure seem to understand these low riders. Are the white (?) patterns on gold in the center Hawaiian characters? Awesome hand work in all those lines and shapes.

I am into racers, not low rider cars, but in San Fernando where I grew up, they were all around me and I have helped some friends work on theirs, so I can appreciate the effort that goes into them. Also a couple of my friends, Armando Flores and Josue Gonzales were at the forefront of bringing low riders to the mainstream of model cars with models which won Model of the Year Championships and features in SA Contest Annuals in the 90s.

the patterned lines are just kinda random.... tried to make a tribal type of pattern...

Armando Flores as in this guy???

http://www.layitlow.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=250603

go check it out....

Anthony Rios and David Irwin are also building on that forum...

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got bored today....

77 monte..... chopped the roof off....

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made my own vert boot for it too :P :cool:

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quick tip :lol:

duplicolor whitewall touchup paint.....

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make the revell junk tires look good.....

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make the pegasus 5.20s... :lol::blink:

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after i cut the roof off the monte.... test fit showed it to be pretty close fit....

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so i started chopping it up....

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needs a bit more work on the rear....

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busy day for me today....

i finished the motor and body on this car months ago.... had a hard time with the interior.... first color i sprayed i didn't like..... then the second one i sprayed got messed up.... same can that messed up on the roof of my 77 monte before....

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i think the paint in that can is no good or something.... well now i finally got the interior sprayed where i'm happy with it.... time to do the flocking on the floor and other details....

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should be wrapping it up soon.... :lol:

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put some fat whites on this one.... :lol:

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just realized i never showed my 77 monte carlo here yet.... still needs clear and some interior detailing tho....

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Heyyy man you build some awesome lowriders!! I really like the yellow and red 65 Impala. That paint is wild, man!! But I'm curious, why the silver/chrome front - rear corners? Was that a way to show off you could afford to put more chrome on the car, or what? Those five spoke wheels..... hmmm doesn't look very good. Try to find a set of Cragar S/S from AMT's 65 Galaxie, now those are beautiful! Very crisp molding, with S/S detail in the center caps. Very cool old school wheels! There's a kit you could build a lowrider of, it's got an opening trunk, right from way back in 1965. :P

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Heyyy man you build some awesome lowriders!! I really like the yellow and red 65 Impala. That paint is wild, man!! But I'm curious, why the silver/chrome front - rear corners? Was that a way to show off you could afford to put more chrome on the car, or what? Those five spoke wheels..... hmmm doesn't look very good. Try to find a set of Cragar S/S from AMT's 65 Galaxie, now those are beautiful! Very crisp molding, with S/S detail in the center caps. Very cool old school wheels! There's a kit you could build a lowrider of, it's got an opening trunk, right from way back in 1965. :P

yea, i've thought of puttin some cragars on it..... i got those supremes from the 70 impala kit.... the same kit comes with pretty awesome set of cragars as well... as far as the chrome front and rear corners, i really don't kno.... i kno that some of the guys did that back in th days.... the guys in cali can drive their stuff down to Mexico and get chrome for cheap.....

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Rollin,

The Monte Carlo roof on the Cutlass looks really good!! Great idea!! I can't wait to see how that one turns out!! :rolleyes:

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finally finished up the jambs and hinges on the 70 monte.... time for some primer to see where it needs work..... :rolleyes:

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keep in mind this is the first time i've gotten this far with opening up doors....

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keep in mind this is the first time i've gotten this far with opening up doors....

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quick update for my 82 malibu wagon....

decided to upgrade the front suspension.... cut off the kit stuff....

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adding a 70 monte carlo front.....

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decided to do a hood hinge too...

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made this today..... :unsure:

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Rollin,

What are the wheels made from? They look great!!

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