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Hidden Figures 57 Chevy 4-Door

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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Hidden Figures 57 Chevy 4-Door
Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 7:10 PM

I don't do a whole lot of '50s cars, but this seemed like a fun project so I'm giving it a shot. I'm using AMT's #638, sadly missing the custom parts from earlier releases but still buildable:

The 4-door body is from Steve at STAR Models, generally pretty good but still has a flatter hardtop roof.  I'm fixing that by adding a skim of Bondo to round it off a little:

I'm nearly done with the chassis. Most of it is box stock, the biggest change being that I replaced the kit's manual transmission with a Powerglide I had in my parts box (necessitating a new driveshaft to go with it). I also replaced the poorly-molded starter and oil filter with scratchbuilt pieces, and shortened the wheel stubs so they'd fit inside the fenders a little better:

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: arlington, tx.
Posted by rusty32rod on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:34 AM

     Nice project. looking forward to seeing more. what color(s) do you plan to go with? 

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 9:48 AM
I'm going with Tamiya TS60 Pearl Green with a white top. I did a test shot of it on the wheels, and it looks pretty close to the "1950s Green" I want
  • Member since
    January, 2016
  • From: Cleveland Ohio
Posted by Fordman on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 4:12 PM
Looking good so far i too will be watching this build. Jim

Jim    so many kits so little time  Sigh

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    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:37 AM

Hmmm;

 Das is veddy nice - Yah !  T.B.

gjgeracci
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    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, January 14, 2017 6:30 AM

Looking great so far.

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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 8:44 PM

Thanks guys!  Got some more done on the engine and interior, plus a first coat of primer on the roof:

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:05 PM

The interior paint looks great! Nice work, Spencer! I'm sure the rest will turn out great too! Cool Thumbs Up

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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