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  1. I just started this kit, doing body prep now. Lots of flash on mine and I've got one side window post that is broke. Was looking forward to following your build. Looks like you had a great start on it.
  2. Pulled out the 50 Chevy 3100 to try out a new photo setup. Needs some more tweaking.
  3. Looks great Bob. You going to foil it? I ordered some bare metal foil and will be trying it for the first time when I get around to building mine.
  4. Thanks Bob. Mine was just the opposite, the lower went on fine, the top was the problem.
  5. Coming along slowly. Having some fit issues with some of the chassis parts, I think my frame or something is warped. Took me an hour to get the top rad hose on, handled it so much I rubbed off some of the paint, I'll need to touch that up.
  6. Winters here in South Georgia don't usually get too bad, but it does get a bit cold for painting in my unheated shed. I think I will go ahead and paint this one to have ready for a cold weather project. It'll be a gas.
  7. Thanks. Had one small spot where it pull off, but it's in a area not seen. Had a little bleed through in a couple spots, but it's also hard to see.
  8. Went ahead and done a two tone. Came out ok I guess. Comments?
  9. Got it fixed and shot some color on the interior. I went with FolkArt Titanium White. Now I'm debating whether I want to go with a second color on the rolled upholstery. I'm afraid if I mask it off it will peel off that craft paint when I take the tape off. I'm not very good keeping a straight line if I do it by hand. Got the headers installed on the engine, that was kinda tricky getting them lined up with the pipes.
  10. Dragster version would be cool. I found my air compressor problem, it's the regulator. I'm going to head to my local hardware store later and see if I can pick up one. In the mean time I need to see if I can get the warped windshield frame to work. May have to go without a windshield, my driver will just have to get a full face bike helmet. : )
  11. Coming along nicely. I've never tried wiring a kit distributor, always just bought a pre-wired one. Nice job.
  12. Thanks. My air compressor is down and I will need to get it fixed or get a new one before I can proceed as I need to do some more paint work before gluing stuff together. So I'm on hold for right now. Thank you.
  13. I like those wheels and tires Bob, it will look great with them. What kit did they come from?
  14. Thanks guys. Since the paint came off so easy I just kept sanding and got most of it off or blended as best I could. Then I shot about 3 light coats of color, let it dry and shot 2 heavy wet coats, probably too heavy, but I guess it looks ok, so I'll just go with it. Also got the engine done. I had wired it before I tried the headers and realized the wires were in the way of the header flange. I snipped out some of the flange to get a good fit and will mount the headers later after I get the pan and exhaust pipes done. Also noticed there was no coil in the parts. I found one in some spare parts and think I will mount it to the firewall.
  15. Thanks Bob. I messed up my paint job on the body. I put on some clear, pledge floor polish, and then tried wet sanding so I could polish it a little. Paint starting peeling off all the way to the primer, I tried sanding it down and spraying another coat but I can't get it to blend where the paint stopped peeling. Guess I will have to take all the paint off and start over. What's the best way to remove all the craft paint?
  16. Slowly making some progress. Waiting on a distributor from Connkur to finish the engine.
  17. I sent a replacement form and pictures of my warped frame a month ago, never heard back from them. Very disappointed. I'll have to try and make the warped one work some way.
  18. Thanks. Since it will only be displayed inside, I'll probably just leave it as is.
  19. Looks like it could be made to work, but like already mentioned you would have to remove the front section of the Chevelle frame and graft on the front section of the Impala frame, the front wheel wells on the Chevelle are molded into the frame, and on the Impala they are molded to the body. Plus you would probably need the front section for mounting the engine. May need other mods to make everything line up. It could be done, but too much work for me to take on. I'm going with the stock version of the Impala, the Chevelle is all Pro Street and has a nice set of big slicks for the rear.
  20. That's me too Bob, I don't do any big modifications like that, scared I will mess up the whole kit. I do have the Chevelle Pro Street kit, I will check it out to see how it fits under the Impala.
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