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1966 Chevelle Malibu

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  • Member since
    February, 2009
  • From: Galloway, Ohio
1966 Chevelle Malibu
Posted by Repstock on Monday, October 13, 2014 2:54 PM

A homely, unloved six cylinder 4 door. Built from the Chevelle wagon kit. Pardon the black blob on the interior door panel, I didn't catch it in time.

  • Member since
    January, 2004
Posted by Ron Hamilton on Monday, October 13, 2014 3:04 PM

There is nothing homely about that one. Well done.

  • Member since
    June, 2011
  • From: nepean ontario
Posted by c300g on Monday, October 13, 2014 3:51 PM

i really like this build!

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

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    April, 2013
Posted by Retro Joe on Monday, October 13, 2014 5:25 PM
This is awesome! I'd love to see a how-to for transforming the wagon. The 66 is the only year Chevelle I don't have yet. I did build a plain-jane '72 Malibu earlier this year (but still a 2 door).
  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Monday, October 13, 2014 6:01 PM

Beautiful build love it !!

  • Member since
    January, 2010
  • From: Drummonds, TN
Posted by Rotorbolt on Monday, October 13, 2014 7:25 PM

Nice 4dr conversion! Big Smile Would love to know what kits you got the roof and rear quarters to splice on. Linberg 66 chevelle rear taillight panel / bumper section attached to Revell 67 chevelle quarters / trunk lid with the roof from a Revell 65 Chevelle?  I saw the bare plastic body conversion in another thread.  Awsome work. The conversion is soo clean looking that it appears to have been molded that way. It wouldn't be hard to do a 67 4dr either. Please share your secret.

If you can't find or afford to buy it, Build or make it yourself.

 

On my bench: 57 Ford skyliner, 56 chevy gasser, 57 ford gasser, 2- 72 Novas , 69 nova, 54 chevy fieldcar, 61 Galaixe ,  63 Buick electra convertible..along with  a handfull of stalled builds I need to finish. Basicaly too many.

  • Member since
    February, 2009
  • From: Galloway, Ohio
Posted by Repstock on Monday, October 13, 2014 7:47 PM

I used the wagon body, the Lindberg trunk and tail panel, and scratchbuilt the rest. I modified the wagon quarters to look like the sedan. The Lindberg kit wheel wells look smallish to me, so i wanted the wagon wheel wells both front and back. That's why I modified the wagon quarters. Thanks for the compliment!

  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Monday, October 13, 2014 8:12 PM
Fantastic build! This conversion looks awesome!
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    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Monday, October 13, 2014 10:18 PM

Very nice work!  The alterations, detailing and weathering are top notch!  Very realistic appearance overall. Thumbs Up 

chucky

  • Member since
    June, 2004
Posted by Tom99 on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:14 AM

Very well done, it's awesome..

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    February, 2013
Posted by 1940fORD on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 8:36 AM

Nice job

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    August, 2012
Posted by mod3llover on Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:27 PM

    I think this is one of THE NICEST conversion

works of this level I have seen!!

   There are certain cars that just look great in a

plain-ish four door model. This is for sure one of

those cars. Amazing work, and I too would love

to see more details on how you went about it.

     David S.  

Hobby time is Happy time!

     David S.

  • Member since
    February, 2012
Posted by Bonkster69 on Monday, March 19, 2018 4:10 PM

I absolutely love this conversion!!! Any chance of you making a resin copy of this body?Big Smile

"Bonkey"

  • Member since
    May, 2018
Posted by medix218 on Friday, June 01, 2018 1:52 PM

That is an awesome clean build. I'm just getting back in to the hobby after a 10 year break and I was curious, how did you weather your engine to give such a realistic appearance?  Oil washes, chalk or other powdered pigments?  Thanks!

  • Member since
    February, 2009
  • From: Galloway, Ohio
Posted by Repstock on Saturday, June 02, 2018 1:32 AM

Thank you. I had forgotten all about this model, but with Photobucket back, all my old builds are showing up again. Anyway, I dry brush with enamels, and use acrylics for washes. I've used powders before, but not on this build.

Somewhere on here I also posted a '65 Malibu 4 door made from the superwagon kit.

I've never made a wagon from a 4 door, though.

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