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58 chevy Impala
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, September 02, 2017 11:34 AM

Next in order. 

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, September 02, 2017 11:36 AM
Interesting about the "hours to complete" information on the box. Quite amusing, actually.
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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, September 02, 2017 11:54 AM

yeah 5 hrs for this old man its 5 months. It should be a G.B. title the 5hr group build .

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, September 03, 2017 6:55 AM

I'd have 5 hours in the prep and paintwork alone.

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, September 03, 2017 10:52 AM

It's no race, anyhow. I'll be watching - i love the 55 - sixty something chevys. Good luck with your build and have a nice day

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 9:42 PM

thank you mississippivol,midnightprowler and pawel. Taking a break from IRMA prep.I removed the chrome from the aircleaner alt carbs and valve covers painted and give my typical black wash.I just started the wiring on the 348 cu in chevy engine.

 

 

 

Nick

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, September 10, 2017 1:28 PM

Nick , Hi !

 You know , I was very disappointed to see they took the opening doors out of that kit . With carefully thinned paint on the door edges they fit so well . Still love the chrome you have to put on them .

 I usually do the anniversary series paint combos .My fave ? The Classic anniversary Gold Metallic with a Creme top . Put the chrome on and ouch ! Wear Sun - Glasses !

 I do like the job you've done so far on the engine .

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:37 PM

Thanks TB  losing internet comes and goes after Irma  but all ok

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:52 PM

Nice looking engine.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:55 PM

What color are you going to paint the car? American Graffiti white???

fox
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  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:17 PM

I'll be keeping tabs on this build. I learned to drive in a new black '58 Chevy with automatic trans. The day they took me to the State Police barracks for my test they put me in a stick. Needless to say I flunked out. Went down the hill, stopped at the stop sign, made the right to go to the stalls for the 3 point. Instead of just turnig right, I made a u turn, jumped the curb and went through the fence. The tropper hit the other brakes or I would have gone off into the field. Took it the next time in a stick and passed. Loved the car though.

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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  • From: New York
Posted by jcbitter on Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:08 PM
Love the 58
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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:41 PM

Thank you Johnnyk fox and jcbitter still without power down my street still have royal palms on power lines on generator maybe Sunday when power is back but all is well .i plan to paint the car in light silver blue metallic with blue interior have the paint ready for mixing.

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:45 PM

Silver blue will look great!!! Whenever I think of a '58 chevy I visualize the opening scene of American Graffiti with the white '58 chevy and Toad on the scooter. That's a great movie.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, September 15, 2017 6:21 AM

My 1st and only 58 was white with a red white interior in 1973 of course no BMF to much  chrome to paint at 13 but yes American graffiti is a great movie with my favorite bullet 

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by Jim Barton on Friday, September 29, 2017 1:02 PM

fox

I'll be keeping tabs on this build. I learned to drive in a new black '58 Chevy with automatic trans. The day they took me to the State Police barracks for my test they put me in a stick. Needless to say I flunked out. Went down the hill, stopped at the stop sign, made the right to go to the stalls for the 3 point. Instead of just turnig right, I made a u turn, jumped the curb and went through the fence. The tropper hit the other brakes or I would have gone off into the field. Took it the next time in a stick and passed. Loved the car though.

Jim  Captain

 

And then the trooper jumped out the window, right?Big Smile

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

fox
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  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, September 29, 2017 2:44 PM

He asked me "Why did you do that?". I gave the only stupid answer I could think of "I've never driven a stick before today". He had me back out of the field and complete the rest of the test, which I did perfectly. I got the same trooper the 2nd time and passed in the stick with no problems. He didn't mention the first time at all. He just said "Congratulations, nice job, you passed".

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:37 AM

thats a great story . well I mixed my sliver/blue metalic looks real good in the mixing jar but couldnt get the same shade on the body. in the the purple pond it goes !!!                   

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:23 AM

What's in the purple pond?

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:39 AM

It's a  degreaser called purple power takes off enamel paint without hurting plastic 

 

 

 

Nick

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  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Monday, October 23, 2017 11:40 PM

Shame about the color, but every paint genius  must have a bad batch every once in a while

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 7:11 PM

Thanks Duster what I did was add blue to the aluminum oh well time for plan  B but it’s been raining a lot waiting for the rain to hold up .

 

 

 

Nick

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, November 03, 2017 9:11 AM

wow it been a long while so many nice builds across the board!!! Back in the saddle. started on clean canvas 1st mist coat of metalic blue.

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, November 06, 2017 9:14 AM

nice work on all those builds. Im not on this as much as I want to. here are my latest pics .

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, November 06, 2017 12:04 PM

more mist coats.

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 1:22 PM

final coat of metalic blue some drying time before gloss clear coat

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by Jay Bones on Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:01 AM

This is great.  Mymther had this exact car new when she worked as a secretary for a Chevrolet dealership.  Had a powerglide though.

And according to my dad she wore the rear tires out in 6 months.

She says "Well, they were bias ply, and don't last as long as radials."  Dad said "So you're saying modern radials and that big honking V8 powerglide would have held up better?"

Hers was this same color, and I'd like to build one for her.

fox

I'll be keeping tabs on this build. I learned to drive in a new black '58 Chevy with automatic trans. The day they took me to the State Police barracks for my test they put me in a stick. Needless to say I flunked out. Went down the hill, stopped at the stop sign, made the right to go to the stalls for the 3 point. Instead of just turnig right, I made a u turn, jumped the curb and went through the fence. The tropper hit the other brakes or I would have gone off into the field. Took it the next time in a stick and passed. Loved the car though.

Jim  Captain

 

I learned to drive on a 1970 International Harvester Travelall with a Chrysler redblock truck engine and a 3 speed.  Power steering pump was broken and my dad said if I could drive it I could drive anything.

During the test, we drove through a residental neighborhood first.  The examiner was a young black gal who was maybe early mid 20's.

She said "Look, just put it in drive and leave it there."  I said It's a manual.  She said "You don't need to shift it manually.  Put it in D and leave it there."

I said "No.  It's a 3 speed manual transmission.  See, clutch pedal." (put it in and moved the lever around, then back into gear. Let it out without rev matching and the truck slowed down)

She said "I didn't even know they you could get a car like that."

Told her it used to be all cars had manuals on the column.  Mentioned three on the tree, and she said "I think I've heard of that."

During manueverability I had to have it rolling since I could turn the wheel stopped.  And started rolling too fast, couldn't turn the wheel quicky enough and would have run over a cone.  Had to stop and pull forward turned the wheel, stopped and reversed turning the rest of the way.  5 point deduction, otherwise I would have gotten 100 on written and driving.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, November 11, 2017 3:17 PM

great story Jay three on the column lol. gave the body two coats of model master top gloss coats.

 

 

 

Nick

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, November 13, 2017 9:06 PM

some interior parts

 

 

 

Nick

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:34 PM

some more interior pics and gave seats and floor a coat of clear flat.

 

 

 

Nick

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