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1954 Chevrolet hardtop

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1954 Chevrolet hardtop
Posted by FenderMender on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:13 AM

This 1:24 scale diecast model of a 1954 Chevrolet lowrider is by Malibu International Ltd. "Long Beach Lowrider Repair". Malibu did a decent job with the interior, the straight six engine and the underside. Fairly well built and hefty, too. The hood won't close tightly for some reason. And the exhaust pipe was just a rectangular plastic glob which needed to be altered.  It was colored silver and two holes drilled to improve the appearance. The scallops are water slide decals which you don't see often on diecast models.
 Its most notable and unusual feature, however, is a fully poseable suspension which I found fairly difficult to quickly change from slammed to raised, but much easier vice versa. And in the slammed position the lines look so fine, hence it's pretty much left in that position all the time. Who knows how long the poseable mechanism will last anyway, so why overtax it. LOL
 The shaved hood and truck lid, as well as the frenched in tail lights, provides some old school custom charm.

Thanks for looking....


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