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´62 Pontiac Catalina Pro Street

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´62 Pontiac Catalina Pro Street
Posted by Twist1967 on Friday, August 27, 2010 4:19 AM

 Hi there,
it´s been a long time since I posted something here but haven´t done much on modelbuilding...I started my Railroad model some time ago but this time I´ll show you an project I´m started on about three weeks ago.
I use the AMT ´62 Catalina Kit and added the rear parts of an AMT Superbee Streetmachine kit.I found a picture while I was searching the net and decided to build this nice car...


I started with the chassis parts and made a cut in front of the rear wheels on the catalina and also made a cut at the same position on the superbee....glued it together,started with the rollcage and also the hood.....





Have a nice day Twist1967 aka Twist67
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Posted by Twist1967 on Friday, August 27, 2010 4:20 AM
I removed the doorhandles and the wipers on the body and made a first try on the paint...Automotive base color and automotive clear coat on tamiya fine primer.






I think I´ll stay with those wheels for now....

More will follow soon,
THanks for looking,
Regards,Chris
Have a nice day Twist1967 aka Twist67
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Posted by PRO MOD NOVA on Friday, August 27, 2010 6:39 PM

HEY REAL NICE CAR SIR, I USUALLY HANG AROUND THE RACE CAR SECTION (DRAG RACING). I NOTICED YOUR CAR. TOOK A LONG LOOK AT IT,  AND LETS JUST SAY I LIKED IT RIGHT AWAY......WHERE DID YOU GET THE HOOD 

 

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  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Friday, August 27, 2010 9:20 PM

wow thats going to be a great pro street car. i have not seen one prostreet using that kit. great color..slusherMake a Toast

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  • From: Little Rock, AR
Posted by streetrodnut on Saturday, August 28, 2010 10:07 AM

Hey, Twist1967, that is one mean ride you got going there. I like the subject you chose. Where did you get those wheels? Were they out of a kit or did you have to modify them? I like those and might consider using them on a '38 willys project of mine. Btw, my name is Ken. I like your Catalina.Big Smile

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Posted by ace-garageguy on Saturday, August 28, 2010 10:29 AM

 I like it !!! Nice sub-frame, reinforcement, tubbing and roll-cage work. Cool, unusual treatment for a big Poncho.

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Posted by nascarkeith on Saturday, August 28, 2010 5:08 PM

That is a unique build you've got going there.  I have been trying to get better at building rollcages without completely building a tube chassis.  The way you have braced yours up using the stock floorpan is a great idea.

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Posted by Twist1967 on Monday, August 30, 2010 8:38 AM

 Hi there,

thanks for the nice compliments....It´s my first try building such a type of car

So let me try to answer to your questions:

The hood is from the kit an I started to modify it with some sheet and a lot of sanding...It isn´t finished,there is still some work to do but I´ve primered it to see the points of work better.

The rollcage isn´t finished also,I have to put some round tubes on it and have to sand the whole thing.

The tires are from the AMT Dodge Superbee Streetmachine kit and the rims are from the partsbox.Sorry but I don´t know the kit they are coming from....

THanks again for looking,more will follow,soon

 

Regards,Chris

Have a nice day Twist1967 aka Twist67
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    May, 2005
  • From: northern ohio
Posted by mr tubbs on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 3:30 PM

 i believe the rimes are from the MPC charger 500 or daytona kit. great build you have there. that car is from around my area and is very impressive. tons of suttle details. ill be watching, i have one started myself...

have a great day, Tubbs http://s700.photobucket.com/albums/ww10/tubbs1969/
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Posted by Ragnar on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 4:45 PM

Very Nice Work! It looks great!

CHEERS!

CHEERS!

Tom

 Old Hot Rodders are Like Old Hot Rods, We may not be as Fast as The New Guys, But We Got There First!

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Posted by Lugi31 on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 8:49 PM

 Very cool, can't wait to see it when it is finished.

Would be even better if you could find the owner of the 1/1 and show him your hard work!

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Posted by ford freak on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:01 PM

this is a cool idea for a great car love the idea looks awesome good luck looking forward to see it completed.

John

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