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Cheap snap kit fun... 2005 Impala cruiser goes undercover

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    June, 2018
Cheap snap kit fun... 2005 Impala cruiser goes undercover
Posted by Plastic Mechanic on Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:19 PM

My current project is to turn this... Revell 2005 Chevy Impala police cruiser Snap-Tite model from this...

 

Into something like this...

Smile, Wink & Grin

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    January, 2004
  • From: Charlotte
Posted by mikemodeler on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:11 PM

Plastic Mechanic

My current project is to turn this... Revell 2005 Chevy Impala police cruiser Snap-Tite model from this...

 

Into something like this...

Smile, Wink & Grin

 

Simple enough to do, fill in the holes in the roof and you are on your way! 

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    June, 2018
Posted by Plastic Mechanic on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:51 PM

Well since I originally built it stock I took all the stickers off and while trying to remove the light bar it broke leaving the two pins in the roof. I figured what the heck and left them in the holes instead of removing them and filling the holes. Wrong idea...lol.

After cleaning, sanding and priming the body you could still see the pins showing in the holes in the roof. Note self...next time fill and sand the holes. I intend to try doing the same conversion to the Revell Ford Crown Vic police cruiser.

Anyhow I went ahead and sprayed a few coats of Krylon black gloss paint and a couple of coats Rustoleum "high lustre" clear coat on the body and it came out pretty good. I wasn't looking for perfection since it's supposed to be a working police car. That's why I don't mind that the light bar pins/holes are still visible on the roof. It's not a show car. 

For this build I am also trying to experiment with inexpensive hardware store rattle can paints just to see how they work and to practice my technique. I have to paint outdoors since I don't have the space and facilities for a proper spray booth. 

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    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Monday, July 16, 2018 10:31 AM

So ?

 What's the problem ? Many P.D's use one year old regular cruisers for undercover or Plain wrapper duty .Often you will see them with little rubber plugs where the Light Bar stuff was .So , you are on the right track .

 Let's see the finished " plain Black Wrapper " ( Truckers term )

gjgeracci
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    June, 2018
Posted by Plastic Mechanic on Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:41 AM

Well here it is. I decided not to install the push bar. Sorry for the lousy pics but all I have right now is a low rez camera on my RCA tablet. If you look closely you can see the plain clothes detective in the driver's seat. He was courtesy of Mega Blocks. 

 

 

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