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  • Member since
    February 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
83 Malibu wagon
Posted by arcturus on Saturday, December 21, 2019 4:27 AM

This is a mixture of several kits. I bought an 83 Malibu wagon off an unknown resin castor years ago . Sadly it wasn't great but I built it anyway. I then ordered a 79 Malibu wagon off Perry Resins . When it turned up, I decided I preferred the Perry resin wagon body and all the rest of it was better detailed. But I also prefered the 83 front end from the other kit. So I grafted the front end of the 83 onto the Perry resin 79.
I was wheelless, so I took the wheels from an unknown 86 Buick Regal promo. As non of the chrome was ...chromed, I took the rear bumper off the AMT 86 Elcamino. Along with door mirrors, and engine (The door mirrors I have misplaced though)

The only thing I don't like about this, is the body came with no badging. And I don't know where to get some 80's chevrolet scripts from.

Anyway, I wanted to give the car a plain jane look. I'm a bit of a fan of underdog cars, and all my wagons have white bands, or wood grain so this I thought.... no, lets do a very boring plain jane version that the kids would be embarrassed to be dropped off at high school in.

 1983 Chevrolet Malibu (Perry resin / unknown resin)

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2i3gyf5] 1983 Chevrolet Malibu (Perry resin / unknown resin) 

 1983 Chevrolet Malibu (Perry resin / unknown resin) 

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    June 2004
Posted by Tom99 on Saturday, December 21, 2019 6:40 AM
Very nice
  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, December 21, 2019 7:55 AM

Where is a heart emoji when you need one? Excellent.

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    October 2017
  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Saturday, December 21, 2019 1:25 PM

Very nice build!

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    August 2007
  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Saturday, December 21, 2019 5:49 PM

Nice grocery getter!!

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  • Member since
    January 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Saturday, December 21, 2019 7:01 PM

That is REALLY nice! Flawless surgery and your usual realistic detailing. Congratulations on a unique and totally believable build. Your realistic appearances are unmatched. Thumbs Up

chucky

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 4:45 PM

it looks good. interesting idea to merge the two bodies. we need more wagons.

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