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1969 Pontiac GTO WIP - Finished, Page 2

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  • Member since
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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, September 12, 2019 3:09 PM

The model room is not back together yet but I did receive the decals have applied them. So its finished! I did have one hiccup when applying the right side stripe, cutting it at the back of the door. But I've learned throught the year to repair it as best possible and then leave it alone unless one wants to buy a new set of decals!  Here are a few pics. 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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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 4:09 PM

I haven't received my decals yet so no progress. My wife suggested that Labor Day weekend would be a good time for me to labor and clean up the modeling room. So I packed up my organized mess (which took about 2 days) and started painting. Painting is all done now but I am still waiting on new carpet installation. It will take about 2 more days to restore my modeling mancave to its previous configuration. I should be back to modeling in a couple of weeks! Thanks! 

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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  • From: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Posted by heylonghair on Friday, August 30, 2019 9:15 AM

Thanks.

The problem with doing something really stupid to impress people is that they may just be impressed by how stupid you really are.
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Posted by nottheband on Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:34 PM

heylonghair

How would I get a hold of Best Model Car Parts?  I tried Googling them but their website is just a template that doesn't have any information about them or their products at all.  Are they still in business?

 

Have a look here .... https://www.ebay.com › str › bestmodelcarparts

Cheers.

Steve

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  • From: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Posted by heylonghair on Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:48 AM

How would I get a hold of Best Model Car Parts?  I tried Googling them but their website is just a template that doesn't have any information about them or their products at all.  Are they still in business?

The problem with doing something really stupid to impress people is that they may just be impressed by how stupid you really are.
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  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:01 AM

In one word. Stunning!

Just the usual beauty You keep putting out there to show your many talents. 

Always look forward to seeing your builds. Inspirational JR

Jeff

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:49 AM

Thanks, All! I appreciate your comments! 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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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:24 AM

Looking good, Jr. It should really pop with the decals applied. Nice work.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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Trevor

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Posted by oldnslow on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:29 AM

Wow , that really looks nice . Cool

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:35 AM

Well done.

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  • From: Smokey Point, WA
Posted by Stew on Monday, August 26, 2019 9:27 PM

Very nice!

On the bench: Where to begin...

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, August 26, 2019 6:27 PM

Three more:

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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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, August 26, 2019 6:24 PM

Its finished, except for the decals that will probably be a few more days. Here are a few 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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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, August 25, 2019 8:56 PM

Thanks, All! I really appreciate all the nice comments! 

Oops, something is wrong here! 

I put the wheelbacks on backwards! I thought the detail on the wheelback should face out through the wheel but under further inspection, I guess that is an engraved brake drum. So I turned the wheelback around and everything is good. Built the engine and added plug wires and a coil so it is ready to install.

Finally, I installed the window glass, interior and mounted the body onto the chassis. I had to shove the chassis in the nose with the front fascia installed but it seems to have worked out OK. The wheels look like they are in the right position and I was able to glue the chassis crossmember to the interior floor. Just a few more pieces to install while I wait for the Keith Marks decals. 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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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:32 PM

Looking sharp, JR! Nice save, too!  Thumbs Up

 

chucky

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, August 25, 2019 7:25 AM

Looking really good.

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

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  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by charger74 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 6:32 AM

That is going to be one nice looking gto

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:34 PM

Looking good Jr!  The color is a bit subdued for a GTO, but it does look really nice!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

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On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Saturday, August 24, 2019 2:07 PM

Wow, what a difference a few days makes !! Your progress is incredible and the model looks absolutely fresh out of the box !! Interior and paint are gorgeous. I understand fully what you are going through. Am trying to rescue a 70 Olds 442 that is a mess. Glue on everything and everywhere possible!! May just go for the resin cast Cutlass Supreme coupe trans kit, and use what I can save and make a 70 Cutlass Supreme Coupe out of it !!!

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:20 AM

The extra elbow grease polishing the paint was sure worth it.  Nice redo on the interior too.

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:01 AM

Finished rubbing out the interior and foiling the body. On to the engine! 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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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:57 AM

Assembled the interior after some foil work. I didn't foil the seat trim and the trim on the steering wheel was too tiny for me to do. Waiting for a Pontiac steering wheel decal. 

Assembled the rather sparse chassis and wheels and tires. 

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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  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:58 PM

Excellent work so far!!,nice to see a judge not painted carousel orange.

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:35 PM

Looks good.

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

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:44 AM

Thanks, MrMike! I appreciate the inspiration! 

Bought some gauges, radio face, and ventilation controls from Best Model Car Parts for the dash. These are not decals but are glue on card pieces. There will be some gauges on the Keith Marks sheet that I bought too but I can always use gauges. These were a bargain for $2.69.

I painted the body and related parts Testors Daytona Yellow Lacquer. Three coats of paint and three coats of clear. Unfortunately, it was very humid so it was a bit dull and a little more orange peel than I would like but it pretty much comes with the territory around here. So I worked a little harder rubbing it out with sanding cloths and Scratch-X and almost have it done! It will look different than most which is fine with 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.

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:50 AM

Glue bombs can be challenging!  I've rebuilt a few over the years from my own stash of completed builds and I sometimes wonder, why did I build it like that?  Your GTO is looking great, Jr.!  I have built a few over the years including the '69 Judge.  Here's a little more inspiration for you!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, August 19, 2019 2:52 PM

I taped off the front fenders and painted the firewall and radiator support flat black. Then I wondered if I could glue in the front fascia for painting purposes. I used the previous modeler's assembly of the interior, chassis and engine and some tape to tape in the front fascia. By removing the air clearner I could install everything. So I have glued the front and now only have to tape off the black (and interior ceiling which I painted tan) in order to paint the body which should insure a good paint match and avoid a glue catastophe later. 

I am thinking of painting the body a bright yellow. There was a color called Goldenrod Yellow for this year it looks a lot like Daytona Yellow to me. So I am going to use it since I have no Carousel Red or Hugger Orange (about the same color) like most of them. I have the basic painting done for the interior which is a medium tan (Krylon Khaki) that I saw on a number of photos that I researched. I'll also order some decals with a red stripe from Keith Marks. 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.

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, August 17, 2019 1:01 PM

Thanks, American and Prowler! I appreciate your comments! Prowler, that's a really nice looking GTO you've got there!  Certainly inspiring and I doubt mine will look as good! 

Here are a few progress pics. The first pic is the remains of the original glue bomb.  I was able to work on the body and now have it and several other parts in primer. 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.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, August 17, 2019 6:46 AM

Looking forward to it. I hope this serves as inspiration.

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

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