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1969 Chevy Camaro Yenko WIP - Finished, Outdoor Pics!

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1969 Chevy Camaro Yenko WIP - Finished, Outdoor Pics!
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, January 13, 2019 8:08 PM

I've built several 69 Camaros (hasn't everyone?) but can't resist building another one! I haven't built a Yenko kit yet so at least it won't be a complete repeat even though it is tha same old Revell kit. I haven't completely decided yet but I am thinking of Hugger Orange. Thanks for looking! Cool

I've removed all the scripts on the body as they are faint and small and will use Keith Marks decals that I have in a set of Camaro scripts decals. There is also a small sink mark in the left front fender so I have filled it and removed other mold lines and flash in the openings. 

I hope it turns out as well as this Z-28 built a few years ago. 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by crown r n 7 on Monday, January 14, 2019 3:04 AM

I’m sure it will. The z28 is beautiful btw 

Nick.

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Posted by mclovin on Monday, January 14, 2019 1:32 PM

Looking forward to this!,are you planning on adding a vinyl roof to your build?,i'm working on a 69'Z28 kit right now flat hood,no spoilers,but it's been fighting me all the way!

"to love it ,is to live it"

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, January 14, 2019 8:55 PM

Thanks, Nick and McLovin! I appreciate your comments! No, I don't think I'll add a vinyl top.  They don't look good to me on a Camaro. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by mmthrax on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:45 AM

A HA !!  Found you!  This should be good.  Carry on sir...Dinner

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:08 PM

Let me be the first to say that I have never built a '69 Camaro.  I have a Revell '69 Z-28 RS sitting in the stash and I haven't slotted it into the build schedule yet.  Its time will come I suppose.  Your Yenko Camaro should be a good looking addition to your collection, Jr.

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

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Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 4:16 PM

Watching.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, January 18, 2019 7:20 PM

Thanks, mmthrax, MrMike and Prowler! I appreciate your comments! MrMike, I think you'll enjoy building the Z-28 RS Camaro.

My Hobby Lobby that carries the Testors car colors lacquers didn't have Huggar Orange. I was going to order it on the internet but when I was putting a few different colors together to minimize shipping costs, some of the other colors were out of stock! So I decided to use what I have on hand  and went Mango!

It went on great even though it was sprinking today and humid. I am trying to get another one painted before the freeze set in.  I haven't cleared the body yet but I did do the hood, rear roll pan, and spoiler and I got a little blushing so I didn't do the body. Go Mango looks great on a Challenger but I'm not sure on this Camaro. Hopefully it will grow on me.  Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:49 PM

I re-thought the color and gave the exterior parts a coat of Tamiya TS-12 Orange that I have on hand for Chevy engines. Although it is not Huggar Orange, I like it better on this Camaro than the Go Mango. Two coats of Clear Lacquer. Now I have something to rub out while it is cold and rainy tomorrow.  Thanks for looking! Cool

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by mmthrax on Friday, January 25, 2019 10:51 AM

Nice work.  I agree with your color change choice.

A coworker had a Yenko clone, and it was for sure closer to your second color than the first.  

Keep up the great work. Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, January 27, 2019 6:48 PM

Thanks, mmthrax! I appreciate your comment! 

Managed to rub out the body and paint the other parts while finishing the 76 Gran Torino. Perhaps, I have one more day to get something painted before the Polar Vortex hits. Maybe a street rod? Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 4:30 PM

Finished foil on the body. On to the interior, engine and chassis. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 4:35 PM

I'm in!!! This is looking great so far JR!

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, January 31, 2019 3:49 PM

Thanks, Joe! I appreciate your comment!

Not too much done today but I thought I would post this. I initially painted the grill flat black and gave it a light coat of clear. Normally, I would stop there until I assemble it with the headlights. But I thought I would give it a little different treament and maybe it would look more realistic. I painted the headlight pots aluminum and then foiled the top and bottom edges. Finally, I used a Molotow chrome pen to highlight the grill. May need a little touch-up but looks pretty good to me. Beats trying to sand off the back to leave only the grill. A lot easier, less time-comsuming and without the risk of ruining it. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by BRONCO BILLY on Friday, February 01, 2019 11:41 AM

I like your second color choice too. The grille looks awesome also. I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the build.

Bronco Billy

 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, February 01, 2019 9:33 PM

Thanks, Billy! I appreciate your comment! 

Working on the interior. The door panels went well with foil. I tried to add the chrome trim with a Molotow pen but the 1mm is probably too big. But it won't matter much as you won't be able to see much of the dash once its installed. Thanks for looking! Cool

I may have to take the left seat apart and re-glue. Its a little off. 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, February 02, 2019 7:43 AM

Looking good.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, February 03, 2019 4:44 PM

Thanks, Prowler! I appreciate your comment!

Working on th wheels and tires. I have had these vented disc brakes for about 20 years so I thought I might as well use them! I cut some plastic strip into the shape of a caliper and painted them body color orange. Glued both the discs and calipers to the box stock wheel back. I know that is not correct but I couldn't adapt the Revell 32 Ford Sedan spoked wheel backs to the disc brakes. I'm going with big and little tires from the parts box to give this Camaro a little rake. I may add decals to the tires if they work out. I've got the meats! Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, February 03, 2019 8:32 PM

Lookin good. Fake calipers are so easy and they sure do add to the look

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by mmthrax on Monday, February 04, 2019 9:38 AM

Progressing nicely JR.  

I like the wheels and the grille is exceptional.

Carry on sir....

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 5:23 PM

Thanks, Mike and mmthrax! I appreciate your comments! 

Finished the engine except for a couple of decals. Added plug and coil wires, gas line from carb to fuel pump, hose from water pump to manifold and hose from left valve cover to carb. I glued a two-hole wire loom to each valve cover for the two front spark plug wires on each side. Need to add some blackwash to the alternator and transmission. Heater hoses will be added after installation as well as top and bottom radiator hoses. Thanks for looking! Cool

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by mmthrax on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 9:31 AM

The engine looks great JR!  Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, February 07, 2019 6:37 PM

Thanks, mmthrax! I appreciate your comment! 

I had to ditch the big and little wheels and tires as the back tires wouldn't fit. So I went back to the kit wheels and tires. I had to modify the bottom of the air cleaner to push it down on the carb in order to get the hood to close. Maybe I didn't get the engine in tight enough but it looked like it was on the motor mounts to me. But it will work out as I can glue it down after I install the heater hoses and the hood should close fine. Here some pics:

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, February 08, 2019 9:41 PM

A little bit of a set back today. The windshield came loose after the body was on and heater hoses attached. I took the windshield out to clean it up and try to re-install but as I was cleaning it it snapped in half. 

Fortunately, I have an extra 69 Camaro RS that is mostly just parts and not a complete kit and the windshield was still in the box! So I painted the visors and mounted the mirror and got it ready to install. 

After several test fits in many different positions - upside down, etc. I finally decided to just set it inside the windshield frame with glue on the visors where it would glue to the roof and then add some clear plastic glue to the inside of the A pillars and hope that was enough to hold it. I think it worked! Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by justmike on Friday, February 08, 2019 9:46 PM

That was a close one! Thank goodness for spares, eh?  That engine sure fills up the engine bay.  Nice work on the car

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, February 10, 2019 5:43 PM

Thanks, Mike! I appreciate your comment! I can't imagine trying to shoehorn a 427 into a Camaro engine bay. But they did it! 

Almost done! a couple more pieces and a couple more decals and it will be done. I wanted to add Keith Marks badges and scripts but the one that I have are too old and kept coming off once dry. So I went with the kit decals. The stripes are fine but the rest of the decals poorly register and are too small in my opinion. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:15 PM

I have never seen a stripe come up on the ducktail before. I like that!

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by mmthrax on Monday, February 11, 2019 10:38 AM

Another great build JR.  Congratulations.

I always enjoy your builds.  YesYes

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by BobO on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:37 AM

I'll be the second one. I've neber built, or even owned, a Camaro. Real or model. Personally, I think they have over saturated the scene. But that's ok! I love to see what others do. So I look forward to seeing this one to completion.

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:35 AM

Excellent build...

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