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1969 Pontiac Grand Prix wip
Posted by us carnut on Sunday, March 03, 2013 5:31 PM

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Posted by us carnut on Sunday, March 03, 2013 5:56 PM

don't know what happened there??,it's supposed to say:

pulled this one out of the stash the other day,i bought it through epay with a missing stock front bar/grille,

I replaced it with a modelhaus item(fits great),cleaned up the body with 2000 grit wet paper,removed the seams and shot it with tamia metalic red out of the can and finished it with testors clear,done some BMF after about a week drying time,tricky stuff around the top of the door glass,did the c pillar vents with gold BMF and brush painted the top with semi gloss black

Also done some black parts,the engine(after alot of sanding to remove the seams) was done in a testors artesian turquoise(it looked real close to the factory paint)

i've got some photo's but can't seem to load them up,will post them as soon as i work it out

marc

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Posted by us carnut on Sunday, March 03, 2013 6:11 PM

        got it,

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Posted by lazyman on Sunday, March 03, 2013 7:45 PM

   Love those 50yard hoods. Nice choice of color,I'd like to see how this one turns out.

Lazyman, AKA Thread Killer

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  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Sunday, March 03, 2013 9:25 PM

Great car to build nice color matches cant wait to see it when its done

''LOVE THOSE OLD PONTIACS''

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  • From: Bracevill, Il
Posted by Ohlly on Tuesday, March 05, 2013 10:15 AM

nice work. I love these cars, Ive got a 1:1 so I think I need to put this kit on my wish list

on my bench- USA-1,  62 Bel Air Gasser, old 1/20 scale MPC 81 Corvette, old Monagram ZR-1 Corvette to match my 1:1

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, March 05, 2013 3:27 PM

Nice paint on the body and brush work on that top! Looks good! CoolThumbs 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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Posted by eshaver on Wednesday, March 06, 2013 6:04 AM

I once sold a Pontiac Grand Prix that was exactly like this one . That car had some of the most comfortable seats of any factory seat I've ever sat in . Having the adjustable insets helped too. I'd have bought it , but hey, I was there to SELL cars ................ Ed Shaver

See ya on the road folks

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  • From: South Central Pa.
Posted by CarGuy1963 on Wednesday, March 06, 2013 7:58 AM

Wow what more can I say. Cant wait to see more.

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Saturday, March 16, 2013 9:31 AM

i keep finding myself looking at this grand prix love that color have you considered any wheels yet

the ralleys that im useing on my grandville would look great on your grand prix those pontiac kits all come with the same 2 sets wheels and they just kill the whole look of the kit  those rallyes were a great find there also on my 71 grand prix let me know if you want them il give you the info

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  • From: Peoria, AZ
Posted by DARKRAPID on Sunday, March 17, 2013 1:36 PM

I'm rebuilding one of these right now in the same body color.Did you use Tamia TS-39? Yours is looking great.

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Current projects: 69 Charger 500 Revell, 69 Grand Prix MPC, 60 Impala, 66 GT40, 70 AMX, 69 Camaro Pace Car.

 

 

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Posted by us carnut on Sunday, March 17, 2013 8:20 PM

Hi people,

Thanks for the comments & likes I should have some more engine and interior photo's soon

progress is a bit slow lately,

The color is tamiya TS-18(and lots of it,about 12 thin coats),with testors ultra gloss clear coat(2 coats)

I am planing on using the hubcaps that came with the kit(thats the only set i have,I bought this kit incomplete),most of the grand-prix's i google have the rally's and some have the hubcaps my kit has

i plan to do some trial fits soon to see how they look

Marc

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  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Monday, March 18, 2013 8:05 AM

take a peek at my grandville if you like those rallyes il give you the info to get them cheap to

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Posted by us carnut on Monday, March 18, 2013 7:45 PM

  Got the engine done last night,nothing special here just what came with the model with some ignition leads,boots,a fuel line,coil and a rough bracket for the alternator I know there's a lot more stuff hanging of the 1:1 engine but I'm nowhere near good enough to scratch-build all that,so I just went with the box parts and added some basic additions,the firing order probably isn't correct but i'll fix that when i tune the carb.Stick out tongue

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  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 7:40 PM

She looks great so far, and I'm looking forward to seeing this big old beast complete.  Cheers

Steve

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 10:57 PM

Wow, that GP is lookin' sweet and great choice of color also.

High octane

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  • From: Ste-Julie, Québec , Canada
Posted by mrchevyblack on Friday, March 22, 2013 9:26 AM

Very nice 1969 Grand Prix, always like to see a old today built-up!

Great!

Daniel "The french Connection" Modeling help to eliminate a STRESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by us carnut on Wednesday, April 03, 2013 9:55 PM

  Finished the interior last weekend,BMF on the dash,wheel & door trims and flocked the carpets

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Posted by fabiolas4 on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:25 PM

im killing myself trying to find any gp's from 69-77 and 92-02 2dr. like looking for a needle in a haystack. great on this one though nice fine lines with the chrome!

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Posted by us carnut on Thursday, June 06, 2013 12:00 AM

   All was going great with this build untill i got stuck on a couple of things,

firstly,whoever had this kit before me must have been planing a custom exhaust or something as all the pipes broken off the diff/rear suspension assembly,my plan was originally to just glue it back together but now i've found that a small piece is missing,so I've decided to smooth off the diff and try and use an exhaust out of my parts box,as you can see it fits reasonably well but I still have to heat & re-shape some of it.

secondly,as i trial fitted the headlamps i thought this kit deserves better looking lights,as much as they look 'ok' with some pearl white paint,I just wanted to try something different(for me) and drill them out & replace them with clear lenses,It took longer to work up the courage to take a drill to a vintage kit than it took to actually drill the holes

this my first attempt at this so I hope they'll turn out good,I really want to do justice to a cool car and a great kit

I will update again soon to show you how I went

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  • From: Spokane, Washington
Posted by papadan on Thursday, June 06, 2013 2:05 AM

try some clear push pins, I used the on my 32 ford Sedan,  Looks good to me?

pappy

WIP,1953 Bel Aire 2 dr Hardtop, WIP, 1953 Ford Victoria, 1953 Ford F-100

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Posted by us carnut on Thursday, June 06, 2013 2:19 AM

G'day Pappy,

I've never seen clear push pins,is that 32 in this forum somewhere?,I'm very interested

thanks

Marc

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  • From: nepean ontario
Posted by c300g on Thursday, June 06, 2013 8:16 PM

im lovin this build! i've got an mpc 67 bonneville i'll be starting after i finish my mpc 66 monaco (just started the other day, thread will begin in a month or 2)

you dong stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing.

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  • From: Spokane, Washington
Posted by papadan on Friday, June 07, 2013 2:09 AM

Yep it's here on the factory stock forum, so far it's still on the first page, last one.

this was a mock up of the headlights, it is crooked.  check out the post "32 Ford Vickie"  to see completed build. 

Let me know what ya think?

pappy

WIP,1953 Bel Aire 2 dr Hardtop, WIP, 1953 Ford Victoria, 1953 Ford F-100

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Posted by gbeaird on Friday, June 07, 2013 1:14 PM

Nice work!  You did a great job on that engine.  I saw it when you first painted the long block, and though 'Ugh, grab a Ross Gibson Trans Am engine and use that instead.'  but you've done a nice job.  The air cleaner assembly isn't right, the intake is more conical and oval in shape, but it'll do.  

I have a couple of friends who used to have these cars, so I've spent a LOT of time in and under the hood of these cars.  The dash work is awesome!

Gene Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

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Posted by us carnut on Sunday, June 16, 2013 9:26 PM

   Thanks Gene,I apreciate your comments,I thought about using another motor but I really wanted to use as much of the original kit as possible

and thanks Pappy,those clear push pins look pretty good,only thing is that i've got no idea where to buy them in Australia?,I'll keep an eye out for them at craft stores?

Just some photo's of a trial fit for ride height,I think the front needs to come south a bit,I've also decided to use the wheels that came with the kit,not the pretiest wheels i know but they are different to anything I've got on my other builds

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Posted by Scalper on Sunday, June 16, 2013 9:39 PM

Looking nice. . I really like the wheels.

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  • From: Michigan city, Indiana
Posted by chevyvan93 on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:30 PM

Looking great, i have the custum front on mine wished i could find a stock front end.

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Posted by us carnut on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 6:23 PM

Hi Chevyvan93,My kit had no stock front either,got one from Modelhaus...fits perfect

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Posted by Ron Hamilton on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 9:22 PM

You are doing some nice work on this one. As a Pontiac nut, I have all of the '69-'72 GP kits from MPC. I have the one I built back in '69, stripped and waiting for a re-build. None are built at this time. One of these days....

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