Pete in Lincs Posted January 15 Share Posted January 15 This one came from the bay as 'missing parts'. Well the price was right but it's the Barris version, so it's ugly. What to do? Search the spares boxes and forget historical authenticity. It's a restomod. Make it up as you go along! It's taken a while due to life/lack of time and the cold weather getting in the way. But here we are at last... The George Barris version has a different front end so no Pontiac split grille I found a Cadillac grille in the spares box which, with fettling, just about fits. That meant I had to lengthen the hood (bonnet) the join is almost invisible, but the hood isn't a perfect fit. In my haste to get it finished and photgraphed this afternoon I forgot that I hadn't put a wash into the grille. Drat! It doesn't go up into the front of the fenders here which are supposed to surround the original stacked pairs of lights. So I've put a gob of Elmers glue in to fill the holes and I'm calling them riding lights. I've seen quite a few real restomods on TV where they strip the chrome and paint the trim body colour. So aside from the quarterlights (I forget the American term) which the Molotow pen coloured in, it's all blue. It's a Ford blue BTW. Hycote acrylic rattle can. Nice stuff. And I haven't added clear. This is 'scale shine'. Rear lights and bumper were missing. So it's a spares box bumper and Thunderbird tail lights. And that's yer lot. It's not perfect but I enjoyed it and it will join the others that have survived the years. I bought quite a few car kits back in the '90's when they were very cheap, and built them when I worked in Riyadh. I had lots of spare time back then, sigh... The WIP is here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235115814-amt-65-lowrider-grand-prix/ I still need to finish the '70 Impala. We'll see what life and the weather have to say about the speed of that! Thanks for looking. I hope you found something to like. Pete 22 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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