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67 Chevy Impala SS - Need bench seat for front

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67 Chevy Impala SS - Need bench seat for front
Posted by Armitage2k on Sunday, June 10, 2018 1:13 PM

I recently bought a model for 67 Chevy Impala SS, see the link for what I purchased, if needed.

Link for Model on Amazon

This is my first attempt at a model, and I want to get it right.  The model came with 2 bucket front seats, but for what I am looking for I need the bench seat for the front.  I am wanting to model this after the car in the show Supernatural. 

Any ideas where I could get the front bench seat?

Thanks.

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Posted by High octane on Sunday, June 10, 2018 6:21 PM

Don't know for sure, but you may have to scratch build the bench seat you want by using the two bucket seats and a "filler piece" between them.

High octane

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Posted by Plowboy on Sunday, June 10, 2018 9:32 PM

The best way to get a matching bench seat is make one from a rear seat  of the same kit. It's pretty easy to do. You just add styrene to the rear and sides and split the seat back. That's how I made this seat.

 

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Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, June 11, 2018 5:43 AM

When I made my Supernatural Impala, I used the seats out of a '70 Impala kit. You can see what else I did to build it here: http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/69194.aspx

Plowboy
The best way to get a matching bench seat is make one from a rear seat  of the same kit.

Unfortunately, the '67 Impala SS has a speaker between the rear seats, making it impossible to use as a front bench.

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Posted by Armitage2k on Monday, June 11, 2018 9:22 AM

 

Don't know for sure, but you may have to scratch build the bench seat you want by using the two bucket seats and a "filler piece" between them.

 

High octane

Thanks.  I am not sure I have enough experience yet to do that, but I will keep it in mind.

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Posted by Armitage2k on Monday, June 11, 2018 9:24 AM
Thanks. It looks like I will have to buy another one of the models to complete this. I guess it can't be helped...
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Posted by mrmike on Monday, June 11, 2018 3:15 PM

Armitage2k

I am wanting to model this after the car in the show Supernatural. 

Thanks.

 

I hope you realize that the Supernatural car is a 4-door and not an SS Impala.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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Posted by Armitage2k on Monday, June 11, 2018 6:13 PM

mrmike

 Wha?!?!  Okay then...  does anyone know of a better model to start with?  I SWORE I did my research!  Stick out tongue

 

 
Armitage2k

I am wanting to model this after the car in the show Supernatural. 

Thanks.

 

 

 

I hope you realize that the Supernatural car is a 4-door and not an SS Impala.

 

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  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, June 11, 2018 8:04 PM
Unless you want to purchase and/or modify the GreenLight diecast, this kit is currently the only starting point in 1/24 or 1/25 scale. There was a resin transkit a few years ago, but I believe they've all been sold.
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Posted by Armitage2k on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:59 AM

spencer1984
Unless you want to purchase and/or modify the GreenLight diecast, this kit is currently the only starting point in 1/24 or 1/25 scale. There was a resin transkit a few years ago, but I believe they've all been sold.

I saw the video, and post of this kit being used as a starting point.. very impressive..  but right now, since this is my first.. probably a little beyond me... I will attempt it though...  my biggest hurdles, I think..  are etching the second door, and getting the front seat as a bench...  

This may take a bit of researching...  but that's what Youtube is for!

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  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:43 PM

You can always practice on a less labor-intensive custom, the show had plenty of fodder for us model builders!

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