My first conversion (1967 Impala 4 Door) Finished....Again 22/06

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My first conversion (1967 Impala 4 Door) Finished....Again 22/06

  • Decided to do a conversion form a 2 door fast back to a 4 door sedan (Supernatural Impala). this is what i have done:

    - removed ss 427 badge from grille and ss badge from rear bumper

    -made the bumper things

    -did work on interior including carpet

    -done the chassis including rims

    - removed the side and trunk badges and trim from body

    -scribed the 4 doors

    -filled the 2 door gaps with putty

    I will begin on the roof soon.....

    Pics are Here (there is quite a few): http://www.flickr.com/photos/63546238@N02/sets/72157629180775009/

    All comments welcome but this is my first conversion so it wont be perfect.Smile

    Currently working on: DUEL Plymouth valiant, 1958 Biscayne 4 door RHD.

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  • Looking good so far!  That roof can be tricky...not the pillars so much as the skin (I've seen a few where the roof ends up with a "V", a peak, or a totally flat skin).  But seeing the rest of what you've done, I think you should be able to pull it off nicely.  Good luck!

  • Hey for your first coversion your on the right track.................

    (I Love It When A Plan Comes Together) Hannibal Smith.

    http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o33/moose5147/

  • You're doing a real sweet job on that conversion. I don't really see you messing it up at this point. You've come too far. Your details are beautimus. Nice j-o-b! 

     Cruising on empty, running into the sun...

  • Thanks guys.

    I have done a little more, starting on the door panels and the hood (if i can do the hood good i wont need the resin one) ill post pics later.

    Currently working on: DUEL Plymouth valiant, 1958 Biscayne 4 door RHD.

  • New pic here  http://www.flickr.com/photos/63546238@N02/sets/72157629180775009/

    Currently working on: DUEL Plymouth valiant, 1958 Biscayne 4 door RHD.

  • Good job on the hood and interior panels.................................

    (I Love It When A Plan Comes Together) Hannibal Smith.

    http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o33/moose5147/

  • Impala, Kudos for trying something you haven't done before. Looking good so far. What are you using for the front seats? Like the suspension work too.

  • Would be easier for us to follow along if you'd post the pics here, instead of just linking them.  As:

    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

  • Thanks all.

    oldscalemodeler, the seats i will be using will most likely be the seats fom the AMT 70 Impala.

    Snake45 I would have posted all the pics (which is what i usually do) but i didnt have the time so i just linked them. but now i have time so i will post them to make it easier. 

    there will be many pictures here soon....Smile

    Currently working on: DUEL Plymouth valiant, 1958 Biscayne 4 door RHD.

  • And now the pics:

    Currently working on: DUEL Plymouth valiant, 1958 Biscayne 4 door RHD.

  • More:

    i had to use a different light sourse because the flash was too bright.

    Currently working on: DUEL Plymouth valiant, 1958 Biscayne 4 door RHD.

  • And more:

    The putty i used.

    There now that is much better then the links.

    All comments/suggestions welcome.

    Currently working on: DUEL Plymouth valiant, 1958 Biscayne 4 door RHD.

  • It looks really cool, Impala. I already checked your link, but the pictures are easier here. I never heard of spray putty. Looks like it worked out really well. Does it spray a narrow path as shown?

     Cruising on empty, running into the sun...

  • dunjuz_wryt

    It looks really cool, Impala. I already checked your link, but the pictures are easier here. I never heard of spray putty. Looks like it worked out really well. Does it spray a narrow path as shown?

    thanks. The putty sprays on just like normal spray paints, the pic where there is a narrow strip of it is where i masked it off.

    Progress: the hood didnt really work, the many coats of putty have made the hood too thick and have kinda removed the detail (the grove things on it) so it looks like ill be getting the resin hood(oh well at least i know not to try that again).

    I have decided to take a break from the impala to work on another project i'm hoping to finish in the next couple of days. (revell 69 charger) Im doing it like this:

    http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=66098.0;attach=119112;image

    Once its done ill be back to the impala.

     

    Currently working on: DUEL Plymouth valiant, 1958 Biscayne 4 door RHD.