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Nice choice Marc! How many sets did you go through before you settled on these? LOL

I know what kind of wheel collection you have.

Chris

Actually, not many. This set has been sitting on my bench for a LONG time. I tried them first and they worked. I plan to keep the chrome finish on them. With the white top, white interior, and the sparkly paint, this build has a "Funkmaster Flex" style attitude and chrome wheels work.

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I agree, the bright paint asks for chrome wheels. I like the gunmetal center idea someone came up with, but I think it would detract from the look of this particular build.

Please don't leave us hanging like you did with the 68, I really like to see this one finished!

Chris

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Someone asked me this weekend if I was really planning to use the Pegasus T's on this build. Well, that got me to thinking. I have all these cool wheels in my vault and I've already built a Camaro with Peggies. So....

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Aoshima Cerberus wheels with the rears inserted into Pegasus 23" sleeves. Fronts are mocked up with XS Tuning tires for now.

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Don't know about you, but I'm liking these much better!!!

As a "T" lover........KEEP THESE!!!!!!!!!! and Keep 'em chrome..dark centers for dark paint B)B)B)

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I wasn't going to wet sand and polish the Testors paint on the Camaro, but after setting it next to one of my polished models I just had to do it. Fortunately for me, I have this down to an art form and I knocked it out Saturday evening in about 60 minutes. These Testors One Coat lacquers dry hard and take Micro Mesh beautifully. I used 3600, 4000, 6000 grit Micro Mesh and finished with Wizards Finish Cut polish.

Today, I finished the BMF, including the side marker lites which were painted over with Tamiya clear acrylics.

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Enjoy!!!

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The Camaro gets blown with a supercharger from the AMT '68 El Camino street machine kit. I stripped the chrome and painted with Tamiya AS-12 Bare Metal Silver.

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I painted the engine to match the body. Heads were painted AS-12 and some Tamiya Matt Black is on the M/T valve covers with BMF on the fins before painting. The AMT '72 Nova headers are finished in Testors Stainless Steel metallizer.

I switched induction systems as the Chevelle EFI's throttle body would not clear the cowl induction hood.

Enjoy!!!

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It's been a few weeks since I've posted an update on my Camaro. The engine is completed for the most part.

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AMT '70 Camaro kit engine (old tool) with supercharger and accessory drive from the AMT '68 El Camino street machine kit. Headers from AMT 1972 Nova.

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Cone filter detailed with BMF and a light wash. Photoetch pulley faces on the drive pulleys.

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Replaced the molded in fuel lines with Detail Master braided line. I test fit the radiator hose and the one from the El Camino is about 1/4" too long. I will shorten it and repaint.

Here's some pics of the interior. It is box stock except for the photoreduced gauges, scratchbuilt steering column and billet wheel from the AMT '67 Impala street machine.

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Enjoy!!!

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very nice work!! very clean and all the right touches!!! cant wait to see more!! any chance of chassis pics??? curious how you got the 23's to clear the wheel wells!!!

I could show you some chassis pics, but then you would know my little secret and I'd have to kill you :D

In all seriousness, I got those big meats to fit because I'm using the original metal axle chassis. Most vintage model kits' chassis have large enough inner wheelwells to handle the larger tires and because of their design, are much easier to get that killer stance. On the Camaro, I did have to remove the tops of the rear inner wheelwhells to get it slammed to my liking. Didn't replace them either as it will not show when finished.

If you want some pics, I'll post some. Let me know.

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Everything is looking great so far. I really like the mix of old & new on the motor. Your interior is outstanding as usual. Lovethose gauges. Thanks for the update.

I have told several friends, but they don't seam to believe me. I think they made those Pegasus wheels with the old MPC & AMT kits in mind. Metal axels, they do fit in theose chassis that have a lot of room in the wheels wells. I have been known to hack the top out of the rear fender wells to get them to sit low enough. You can't see them when they are finished.

Mike

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