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1969 Olds 442 W-30

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  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: western WI
1969 Olds 442 W-30
Posted by bogger44 on Sunday, September 11, 2016 2:03 PM

I wrapped this one up last weekend. Just a pretty straight-forward build, adding some wiring under the hood and I did raise the suspension some as this kit has always seemed to sit a bit too low in my opinion.  I went with Model Master GM Light Gray Metallic Lacquer for the color, which was a nice change of pace for me as most of my builds lately have been in loud colors.  The kit went together very well, just a little dissapointed in that the decals silvered a little bit but oh well.  Thanks for looking and any comments.

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: western WI
Posted by bogger44 on Sunday, September 11, 2016 2:06 PM
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  • From: western WI
Posted by bogger44 on Sunday, September 11, 2016 2:10 PM
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  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Sunday, September 11, 2016 2:56 PM

For being near box stock, your detailing and painting really stands out. I like it....

Dennis

 

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:24 PM

Very nice, Bogger! I like the color and the very clean assembly! I've got one of these in the closet but haven't gotten to it yet. Imagine that - a kit that you have to raise the ride height! Nice work! Cool

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:39 PM

Very very well done sir.

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Posted by TnT on Sunday, September 11, 2016 6:39 PM

I like it. Great job . Need to find that kit.

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Posted by litespeedsae on Sunday, September 11, 2016 6:59 PM

You nailed the color of that big Olds engine.Super clean.Always liked the 442's.

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Posted by Retro Joe on Monday, September 12, 2016 8:46 AM
Awesome! Love it, and that stance looks really good!
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  • From: western WI
Posted by bogger44 on Monday, September 12, 2016 8:30 PM

Glad you guys like it, thanks for those comments.

litespeedsae

You nailed the color of that big Olds engine.Super clean.Always liked the 442's.

 

Believe it or not, I brush painted the engine with plain old Testors gold from the little bottle.  I thought it seemed like a pretty good match, too.

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  • From: the redlands, Fl
Posted by crown r n 7 on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:12 AM

Yes it's a awesome build 

Nick.

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    January, 2016
  • From: Cleveland Ohio
Posted by Fordman on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:00 PM
looks great i like the color and the stance and engine color and wheelwells are spot on very nice work

Jim    so many kits so little time  Sigh

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Posted by Plowboy on Friday, September 16, 2016 7:50 AM

One of the nicest 442's I've seen! The color really makes it stand out. Nice work!

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  • From: western WI
Posted by bogger44 on Wednesday, October 05, 2016 8:46 PM

Thanks again for the comments guys.  I should also note, after taking the pictures I did touch up a few spots that I had overlooked somehow (notably the driveshaft and brake master cylinder).

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    September, 2007
  • From: Melbourne, Fl.
Posted by rickr442 on Sunday, October 16, 2016 5:27 PM

Well done!

I owned a 1:1 69 Cutlass Supreme hardtop for six years, still regret letting it go. I consider that body style to be one of GMs handsomest ever, not a wasted line on the whole car. AMT did a beautiful job on that kit and you did it justice!

 

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Posted by MikeFo on Sunday, February 18, 2018 10:06 PM
Had to bring this back to the top. Really fine job!

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  • From: Melbourne, Fl.
Posted by rickr442 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 12:49 AM

One of GMs best-styled cars ever. Nice work!

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Posted by PotatoCam on Monday, February 26, 2018 4:24 PM

I'll just add my praise to the pile, here, bogger, very nicely done!

 

PotatoCam

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Posted by Patcardz on Friday, March 09, 2018 8:02 PM

Looks really good. Good job raising her up. Mine def sits low.

Building again!

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, March 10, 2018 11:46 AM

Great job Tony!

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