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  • Member since
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  • From: Huntingdon Tn
CBP restoration project-Overhaulin'
Posted by kh58ford on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 9:16 PM

 Hi folks. I was just wondering if anyone would be interested in a CBP involving restoring previous builtup and glue bombs. I have really been enjoying bringing some of these old kits back to life since getting back into model building and hope some of you have the same interest. Not any real rules here, but would like to keep it open to pre 1980 kits. I feel use of later reissued parts should be allowed and cross over from one brand to the other will be fine, let's just keep the cars or trucks close to their original form. Any other ideas and input are fully welcome. Here is the Monogram Red Chariot I will be restoring. I have already stripped the black paint and now I am heading to the parts bucket.

 

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Posted by BKcustoms on Friday, August 20, 2010 7:19 PM
Sounds like a great idea, I will see what I can find to restore.
Billy
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Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Monday, August 23, 2010 7:55 PM

 I'm in the process of restoring this 68 Firebird that I built when I was stationed on Okinawa back in 1969 if that's OK.

Dan

348's and 409's forever, also Ford Flatheads

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Posted by Chillyb1 on Monday, August 23, 2010 8:00 PM

 

I think I'll throw in on this one. My friend gave me this original AMT 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix that he'd picked up cheap at a thrift store. He demanded only that I rebuild it. 

Here's how it came to me: 

 

I've done a lot of work already: Stripped everything and repainted it all; shot the chrome with Alclad; detailed the chassis and added some aftermarket detail bits. Now I have to foil the trim, do some more detail painting on the interior, and maybe some other stuff to finish it up.

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Posted by Snake45 on Monday, August 23, 2010 9:10 PM

I'm in! I have a buttload of suitable projects. Two I've been wanting to get to are an original MPC '68 Camaro SS/RS and an original annual AMT '66 Riviera. This will be the perfect excuse to get going on them!

Recovering aircraft modeler. "I can see me bound and gagged

Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

--Warren Zevon, "Hostage-O," Life'll Kill Ya, Artemis Record 2000

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  • From: Lewis Center, Ohio
Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 10:08 PM

 I've done a little work on this car.  These pics show the stance that I'm going for.

I've done a little more work tonight but I don't have any pics yet.  There sure is a lot of paint on this car.  There's black, blue, gold and white.  I don't want to strip it because I don't want to redo the body work, so, I've got to sand it in the areas that I can.  More to come.  

Thanks fer lookin.  Dan

348's and 409's forever, also Ford Flatheads

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Posted by Francis on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 10:32 PM

 Im in the process of restauring a 1975 pontiac ventura. I already repainted couples of parts and the bmf is done can i be in ? I have pictures of the unstarted project.

 

Francis

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Posted by SrMopar on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 12:33 AM

 Good idea!  I'm in. I have several kits from when I was a child, just have to decide which one to restore. This weekend will post pictures of the more suitable to be restored, maybe you guys could help me to choose.

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Posted by kh58ford on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 4:24 PM

 Great to see all of you wanting to join in. I think it is so satisfying, not to mention fun to bring a old model back from the dead. I have been gathering parts for my project and will try to post pictures this weekend in the mock-up stage. Keep em coming folks and thanks for all the replies. Kevin.

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  • From: Louisville, KY
Posted by jroc1989 on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 8:02 PM

 I kind of wish this had gotten started a while ago...I'm knee deep into a '75 Blazer resto!

Here's the before:

...and where it is now:


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Posted by SrMopar on Sunday, August 29, 2010 10:01 PM

 I had to work this weekend and didn't had time  to look for the kits and take pics of them.

Hope to be able to post next week.  I have a couple of kits that I really want to restore.

Happy model car building! Cool

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Posted by kh58ford on Thursday, September 02, 2010 8:01 PM

 Jroc, it's fine with me if you keep posting your progress on this post. That kind of re-build is exactly what I was looking for. As for my Red Chariot, I think I have most of the parts gathered up now and I have started the restoration process on the body. Hopefully I will be able to save it by wet sanding and polishing it and not have to paint it. Pictures coming soon.

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Posted by kh58ford on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 8:07 PM

 Well, here's the picture I have been promising. The wet sanding the body out for polishing didn't go as planned. As you know this was a real glue bomb and the glue had burned into the plastic so bad there was no way it would have ever looked right. I went ahead and made the rear fenders from an old Monogram 31 coupe and am using the frame it also. I decided to glue the rear fenders on before I primed it, as I think it will make for a better job come paint time. The front fenders came from a green hornet junker. Going to try to have the frame done and everything ready for paint by this time next week. Thanks for the look, Kevin.


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Posted by BKcustoms on Saturday, September 11, 2010 9:45 PM
heres my resto project, its a late 80s monogram dodge daytona that my uncle gave me earlier today!
Billy
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Posted by BKcustoms on Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 PM
Hi everyone! I painted the body on the daytona
Billy
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  • From: Huntingdon Tn
Posted by kh58ford on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:42 PM

 Finished the Red Chariot up tonight. Turned out pretty good I guess considering what I had to start with. Only major thing I did was the paint. Chrome parts were left the way they came with the car or out of my used parts box. Lmk what you think and thanks for the look, Kevin.

 


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Posted by Chillyb1 on Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:58 PM

Wow, one is finished already! Congratulations on the restoration.

Here are a couple shots of my build, the 1965 Grand Prix. I had to strip it back to plastic again because I wasn't satisfied with the paint job. Here's the repaint with a couple clear coats, polished with Micro Mesh then some Novus 2. 

 


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Posted by moparmaniac2 on Friday, September 17, 2010 6:20 AM

this is intresting, if im not drowning in other kits ill post some pics of my wild hoss bronco rebuild.

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Posted by kh58ford on Saturday, September 18, 2010 10:11 AM

 Glad to the interest in restoring this old bombs. Chillyb the Grand Prix is looking great and I can't wait to see more pictures. I'm posting a couple of better picts of the Red Chariot and a pict of my new bomb project, a very rough Monogram Black Widow. Just going to do a pretty straight resto save on it using the parts that came with it and a few from my parts box, but I think I will go with a candy type blue paint this go around. Over the past few weeks, I have been finding quite a few bombs at the local flea market and have bought a few off of ebay. I could resto one a week and have enough to last me a year now Big Smile Keep up the good work and remember, don't let any of those old models go to the crusher. Kevin.

 

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Posted by kh58ford on Saturday, September 18, 2010 8:00 PM

 Well I almost finished the former Black Widow glue bomb in 1 day. I sanded the body real good with 400 grit wet. After that I went ahead and reglued the frame to the body and used Martin Seniour spray can trio prime. After letting the primer dry for about an half hour, I scuffed it with a gray 3M scuff pad. 2 coats of Duplicolor silver met. followed by 3 coats of Duplicolor blue metal cast paint. While the paint on the body and frame was drying, I painted and did a little detailing on the motor with Testors. I bleached out the original white parts and painted the gauges on the dash. I need to make the radius rods for the front, install some headlight lenses, and windshield (just got finished dipping it in Future). Hope ya'll like it, Kevin.


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Posted by Snake45 on Monday, September 20, 2010 1:11 PM

Okay, let's see what I can do with this original AMT '67 Vette "van," an eBay glue bomb, for which I paid less than the price of a new Revell '67 Vette.

The original builder sanded off the rear stock emblem, so there's no question of restoring it as stock. I'll do it as a sedan delivery, and probably a mild custom one, too. Suggestions, especially on color, welcomed.

 

 

 

 

Recovering aircraft modeler. "I can see me bound and gagged

Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

--Warren Zevon, "Hostage-O," Life'll Kill Ya, Artemis Record 2000

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Posted by Snake45 on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 11:30 AM

Well, I managed to get the van top off that '67 Vette without destroying or damaging anything, including the windshield frame and vent window. Turns out the original builder had sanded off the stock fuel filler/emblem, too.

Next move will be to try to get the windshield out. It's glued in pretty solid. If it doesn't come out with gentle persuasion, I'll just leave it in there and work around it.

The van-top is missing its tailgate piece, so I'll have to scratch up something there. The top has "vinyl" texture molded in. It also has a series of chrome strips on the top, which I think actually add something to the whole look and which I'll try to keep. Might be difficult sanding out the vinyl texture between the strips, so I might be forced to do the top in black vinyl.

More to come.

Recovering aircraft modeler. "I can see me bound and gagged

Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

--Warren Zevon, "Hostage-O," Life'll Kill Ya, Artemis Record 2000

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Posted by Snake45 on Thursday, September 23, 2010 12:06 PM

1. Got the whole thing disassembled.

2. Managed to pry out the windshield, almost incredibly, without further damaging the windshield frame OR the windshield, which can/will be reused (assuming I don't crack or break it in polishing it).

3. Got the hand-brushed black paint off the van top. Three applications of Easy-Off Heavy Duty worked the magic.

Dunno why the original builder gutted out the center section of the chassis. I have several copies of the AMT '63 Vette reissues in the stash for parts donors for these resto projects, but I might just build the thing Snakestyle (curbside) and re-use the original. Most of the original engine seems to be reusable if I go that way. Only one seat in the interior but if I'm going mild custom, that's not a huge problem. Those skinny slicks will find their way onto a '60 stock class drag racer project of some kind. That custom hood is glued in very solidly but no big deal, I don't plan to use that again anyway and will come up with something better looking.

Still looking for a good color. Now leaning towards either Testor lacquer Honduras Maroon or that metallic burnt-orange color. Or perhaps Marina Blue.

Recovering aircraft modeler. "I can see me bound and gagged

Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

--Warren Zevon, "Hostage-O," Life'll Kill Ya, Artemis Record 2000

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Posted by jroc1989 on Sunday, September 26, 2010 1:25 PM

 Here's my latest progress.  I've got the suspension, engine, and interior finished.  The body is painted and I'm now working on the chrome foil.  I do still have to paint the hood:

 

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Posted by Jantrix on Monday, September 27, 2010 5:41 AM

Hey guys, why now just rename this CBP- Overhaulin'? Cuz thats what you're doing here. Overhauling old beaters. Great stuff! After I finish my current build, I may be joining you.

 

Rob Geeked There is a nasty little four letter word for building something you're not interested in - work. And that's not what we do here. My Photo Album

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  • From: New York, Paris, Hamilton?
Posted by Chillyb1 on Monday, September 27, 2010 1:39 PM

 Here are a couple of update photos that show where I am now with this restoration. I had to strip and repaint the hood because I did something stupid. I masked it off to paint the flat black under the hood then left it out to dry in the direct sunlight. No warping, but the Tamiya masking tape basically melted into the finish. I think the repaint looks pretty good. By the way, these photos better capture the true color of the car than the earlier photos.


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Posted by kh58ford on Monday, September 27, 2010 6:25 PM

Great work guys, all the projects are really taking shape. Jantrix, that would have been a great name to call this, never even crossed my mind. I recieved a car in the mail today, an original AMT 65 GTO 3 in 1 kit that someone started years ago. I will post the before pictures later tonight when my wife gets up to go to work and I can get on my computer in our bedroom. See ya'll later, Kevin.

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Posted by kh58ford on Monday, September 27, 2010 7:59 PM

 

Here is the picture of my next project. Kit is pretty complete minus the tailight lenses and the stock stye backseat. I believe I will build it as the drag strip version. Off to the stripping vat it goes.

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Posted by Jantrix on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 4:18 PM

kh58ford
 Jantrix, that would have been a great name to call this, never even crossed my mind.

Not too late. If you hit edit on your original post, it will allow you to edit the thread title.

I'm searching for some inspiration for my planned rebuild, a 57 Nomad. I'll keep you posted.

Rob Geeked There is a nasty little four letter word for building something you're not interested in - work. And that's not what we do here. My Photo Album

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  • From: Huntingdon Tn
Posted by kh58ford on Sunday, October 03, 2010 3:21 PM

 It's been kinda slow go on my model projects this past week, as I have 2 paint jobs on Harleys in my shop that has been taking  up my spare evening time. I did get the GTO stripped and setting on the chassie. I also found the original stock style rear seat, molded into the interior tub under the glue on custom one Oops. Maybe I will have more time this week for my models, as I finished 1 paint job yesterday and should have the other one out the door by Tuesday.

Here's a picture of the goat:

 And a couple of picts of the 1:1 Harley I just painted.

 

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