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Howzit Guys…While I was building the latest version of the AMT 1940 Willys as a pick-up I liked the kit so much I went back to the local hobby shop to get a another kit to build as a Coupe! Thanks to Round 2 for bringing these old kits back form our childhood so we can build ‘em right this time! B)

While the pick-up was built pretty much out the box tis one has some parts box pieces and aftermarket stuff.

The decals are one of Slixx new Gasser mini sheets.

The wheels are from AMT’s latest edition of the Chevy 62 Bel Air (Northwind stocker), The wheels have been widened.

The blower scoop and rear tires are from a Revell SWC Willys.

The Valve stems are pro tech.

The paint is a custom mixed pearl burgundy over a black base with a lacquer clear covering it all

Thanks for takin’ a look, Aloha…Pete

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Pete, I'll bet that paint is spectacular in the sun. How about some outdoor shots? The pair of Willy's really make for a nice photo.

Cheers,

Tim

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Hi Pete,

What a beautiful paint job! The build itself is very good, I like the wheels and tires you did. Killer! I love it!

Michael

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pete, you have knocked us all out, again....you are the in-house Wiilys King.....outstanding piece, congrats,....the ace......... B)

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You can never have enough Willys. The builds and the photography are top notch.

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Wow, I really like that--and it looks like maybe you got the front end to fit and hinge as well, no mean feat in itself. Well done!

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Aloha Pete,

Great job. Beautiful paint. It's amazing what someone with great building skills can do with an old kit like that.

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Thanks Guys...these old kits may have their shortcomings but they sure are lot of fun to build and with a little care the results can be surprising.

Pete, I'll bet that paint is spectacular in the sun. How about some outdoor shots? The pair of Willy's really make for a nice photo.

Cheers,

Tim

Tim...As soon as the sun comes out I'll get you a couple of outdoor shots.

Wow, I really like that--and it looks like maybe you got the front end to fit and hinge as well, no mean feat in itself. Well done!

Snake....Both the Coupe and Pick Up required a little work to get the frontend to line up with the body. I installed the front ends and hinges prior to gluing the body to the chassis, cut off the body locating pins on the chassis, and then slid the body into place and lined it up with front end...used 5 minute epoxy to glue it down so I had time to move it around before the glue set. While the alignment isn't perfect it's a lot better than it was using the pins to locate the body.

Aloha...Pete

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That is one very sweet build, love the color and the red tint really set it off perfectly.

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Love it! The color and the Red windows in particular...besides the always sterile look of your work.

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I love these cars!

Such a gorgeous shape.

Saw a bunch of 'em run at Dragstalgia, last summer. Made me even more of a fan.

I especially like the wheels. There's something about them that looks very realistic.

You made a 1st class job of yours. Killer paint!

Superb work, all round.

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