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72 Chevelle...Re-Build....It's All Finished........9/4

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72 Chevelle...Re-Build....It's All Finished........9/4
Posted by Space Cowboy on Thursday, August 12, 2010 9:36 PM

I got this poor thing some time ago in a trade. I hope to bring it back to life.

Hang in there i should have something soon...

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Posted by CLASSIC770 on Thursday, August 12, 2010 10:17 PM

Well, if anybody can bring that mess back to life, I'm pretty sure you can!

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Posted by Quintillus on Thursday, August 12, 2010 10:53 PM

There must be an interesting story behind that paint job. It is tie dye meets demolition derby!

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Posted by SLUSHER on Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:18 PM

bruce,that one is in pretty bad shape. have you ever thought about weathering one? slusher

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Posted by macattack80 on Friday, August 13, 2010 4:10 PM

You are a braver man than I.  Good luck.  I am looking forward to seeing this one.

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Posted by wraith on Friday, August 13, 2010 5:52 PM

Waiting to see the end result from this save!

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Sunday, August 15, 2010 10:02 PM

Got it out of the bath and it cleaned up well..

Will have more for you to see soon..

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Friday, August 20, 2010 9:24 PM

Got it primered and i am working on the front grill and rear bumper..

More work to do soon check back...

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Posted by macattack80 on Saturday, August 21, 2010 3:38 PM

Wow!  Looks like she was a brand new kit.  Nice job on the recovery  Bow

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Posted by streetrod on Saturday, August 21, 2010 3:53 PM

Hi Bruce,

I have to admit I had my doubts on this one but I have to take my hat off to you Bruce. Great job!!

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Posted by wraith on Saturday, August 21, 2010 6:12 PM

WOW! nice save! but nothing surprises me when it comes to you and saving models!

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Thursday, August 26, 2010 10:19 PM

Got it painted the color is Krylon Yellow with Brown Leather interior,

Hope to have more soon..

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Posted by Snake45 on Thursday, August 26, 2010 10:39 PM

Looks like you found the right hood for it, not the 1/24 Monogram hood it came with. Good job on it so far!

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Posted by henri1 on Friday, August 27, 2010 1:48 AM

I guess You took care of that hood yourself! Indeed looks like a brandnew body. You must have quite a collection of odd vehicles by now? Still amazes me where You come up with so many junkers to rebuild! But in all You do a great job on these rebuilds....

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Posted by 01jeepxj on Friday, August 27, 2010 7:02 AM

I've seen this movie before. Space can take a box of empty parts trees & build a Rolls Royce!! I think Space is the guy who trainned the "A" team on how  to improvise!!

GREAT recovery Bruce!!! as usual...

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Posted by SLUSHER on Sunday, August 29, 2010 11:51 PM

bruce, i really have to say you can work with anything. yellow really looks great on there. i never would have thought that was the same car without the pictures..slusher

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Saturday, September 4, 2010 9:49 PM

I would have finished it sooner but i had to repaint the hood.

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Saturday, September 4, 2010 9:50 PM

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Posted by Snake45 on Saturday, September 4, 2010 10:04 PM

That came out REALLY nice. Who'd a thunk it? You're a magician.

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Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

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Posted by wraith on Sunday, September 5, 2010 8:19 AM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FANTASTIC SAVE on this one! You are like the Chip Foose of the plastic model car world!  i am not a big chevy fan (GO MOPAR!) but I have always had a soft spot for the 72 Chevelle. IMO th best looking Chevelle!  So i was hoping this ressurection would be a good one and WOW! It is!!!!

What are the mirrors from? They look like Dodge Viper mirrors.

Keep up the amazing work!

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Posted by plasti-shack on Sunday, September 5, 2010 9:36 AM

WOW, that turned out nice. You really made a silk purse from a sows ear...way to go !

Toss that stupid diecast in the recycle bin and build something !

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Posted by SLUSHER on Monday, September 6, 2010 12:51 AM

i think allof your rebuilds is like the show overhaulin, you really make nice models out of not very much really..good save...slusher

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Posted by badco on Monday, September 6, 2010 11:27 AM

i always look forward to your restoration projects...what did you strip the old paint with?

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Posted by macattack80 on Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:26 PM

Nice save Space Cowboy!!!!Bow  Nobody can polish a terd quite like you......

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Posted by rickr442 on Saturday, September 11, 2010 3:36 PM

Well done!

Always good to see an old pile brought back to life!

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