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  1. Hubcaps are on the way, Thanks All, TR
  2. My grandpa was a pretty lucky guy, unfortunately the corvette was damaged in a rear end collision in the mid 60s. He sold the car and has regretted it ever since. This year though we discovered that the car still exists and has been restored. Now to find the owner.... Mr. Cox I will let you know if I still need the hubcaps. Thanks for the help. TR
  3. Hopefully someone will be able to spare a set of Dodge Lancer spinner hubcaps for me. I am hoping to use them to recreate my grandfather's 1955 corvette he had in high school which is pictured below. Thanks for the help! TR
  4. Thanks for responding, which size of styrene do you recommend? Did you also scratch build the gas cap as well? Thanks for the help. TR
  5. Mr. Ellifritt, I was curious how you made the silverado side trim on your model? My brother has a 1977 GMC Sierra Classic which has the same trim, and I was hoping to replicate his truck. Did you lengthen a short bed as well? Thanks, TR
  6. Thanks! I'll have to post updated pictures soon. Stay Tuned. Thanks, TR
  7. I appreciate the replies. I did some research and discovered the the Coca-Cola 1957 Chevy does include fender skirts. Looks like I'll have to pick one up. Thanks, TR
  8. I am hoping to build a replica of my dad's 1957 Chevy which he restored and was wondering which releases of the kit in 1/25 scale include fender skirts? Here is a picture of the of the car I'm planning on modeling. Thanks In Advance, TR
  9. P.S. Just click on the link below the pictures to see the video.
  10. Thanks for all the enthusiasm. This build is nearing the end as I have have mounted the hood, doors and glass. To add another twist to this build I mounted it to a slot car chassis which I do with all my models. Although it differs from regular slot cars because it still includes a full detailed engine and interior. I have included a video of it running around my track and I must say I'm pretty pleased with it. Hopefully the video works. Thanks, TR IMG_4142.MOV
  11. Thanks for all the support and interest! I got the body painted and it turns out paint really never goes bad as long as it doesn't dry out. The paint is far from perfect but I thought it wasn't bad for a first attempt and for the paint being 55 years old. I also pinstriped the body as best as I could. Work Continues... Thanks, TR
  12. Quick update, the engine has been mounted to the frame and the floor has also been painted. The fenders have also been painted and turned out pretty well considering this is my first time painting lacquer. The rims and tires turned out great as well, thanks again to JollySipper who sent them to me. Now to paint the body and I have a special plan for that. First a little background, my grandpa who restored and painted this sedan has been painting cars since about 1965. He even painted my Impala last year at age 80! Anyways when he painted cars he would keep the extra paint. We went out to his h
  13. Thanks for the advice and support so far in the build. School has kept me pretty busy lately but I did manage to get the engine assembled and painted. I also painted the frame and suspension components. The build continues...
  14. Today I finally received my 1931 Model A Sedan in the mail. This will be my first build on the forum and just to warn you, I'm not a perfectionist. I will be modeling my sedan build after my Grandfather's 1929 Tudor which he restored around 1965. He painted the car himself with black fenders, and a two tone body with vagabond green and rock moss green. I do have a surprise for the paint though. So far the engine and transmission are complete and mated. Now ready for painting and back to work...
  15. Thanks for the help, and very nice coupe. Bet that is a quick one with that engine! Thanks Again, TR
  16. Quick update, I have purchased a set of 1971 Impala hubcaps as suggested by Mark, which were pretty close to the base model hubcaps in 64. Now I just need the 1964 Impala model to go along with the hubcaps. The seats shouldn't be a huge problem because my seats are slightly different than the ones posted and should be fairly easy to replicate. I have included a picture of my 1964 Impala which I restored with the help of my father and my grandfather. This car has been in my family since day one and I got it for free from my grandfather who drove it everyday from 1972 until 1991. Needless to say
  17. I hope to eventually replicate my Grandfather's first car, a 1933 Dodge coupe. He hot rodded the car in the 60s by putting a 283 in it, with the all important Corvette valve covers and a 4 speed transmission. He still owns the car to this day. I have searched for a 1/24 or 1/25 model but have come up with nothing. Am I missing something? I thought a 1934 Ford Coupe would be pretty close. Here is a reference photo which is not of his car. Thanks In Advance, TR
  18. Thank you all, looks like I'll have to get to work. Thanks Again, TR
  19. I am hoping to build a base model 1964 Impala to replicate my own car. However they make no kit is not an SS model. I have figured out how to scratch build the side trim but am still at a loss for hubcaps. Has anyone ever made resin or 3d printed hubcaps that would work? The hubcaps should look like this one in the photo for reference. Thanks, TR
  20. Thanks for the trim dimensions, once I get them scaled down and start building I'll make sure to post progress. Thanks Again, TR
  21. This is my other detailed model/slot car mix. This is a 1951 Chevy Bel Air which I modeled after my grandfather's car which he drove to high school. The car runs quite nicely and although it is not fast it sure does look the part. Thanks, TR
  22. Thanks for the advice it is much appreciated. If I were to to scratch build the side trim out of styrene, how thick would it have to be?
  23. Does anyone know whether anyone ha produces a 1964 Impala that is not an SS model? In my research I have found nothing. I have included a reference photo of what I want my model to look like. Is there any way to scratch build the trim and hubcaps because they are entirely different than the SS? Thanks In Advance, TR
  24. Thank you all, I'm glad you like it. I'll have to post my other model slot car mix, a 1951 Chevy next.
  25. It's a shame they removed it from the kit, I rather like the sedan.
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