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Two Lane Blacktop Style 57 Build Up; Two Lane Blacktop Style 57 Build up
Topic Started: Feb 22 2016, 03:29 PM (496 Views)
Jhulljr
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Here's the story on this build. I received this metal model of a 1957 Chevy Bel Air when I was about 16 or so. It set on my shelf untouched for awhile and then I decided I would make a Gasser out of it... So I took the bumpers off and changed the ride height and wheels and tires and painted it etching primer green....And then it sat on my shelf for years and then was packed up to never be heard from again.

Then a few years later after getting married, moving, and having a son, I found this in a box... I decided to do something cool with it... My inspiration was thinking about Two Lane Blacktop. So I took this metal model car and decided to build a Two Lane Blacktop style 57' even though the movie car is a 55'. The pics that follow are my documentation of sorts of me building it up. I stripped the metal of the primer green and opened up the wheel wells. I changed wheels and tires and motor options. I added a roll cage and weathered the body. This was my first attempt at weathering a model car. Now its finished!

Thanks for looking and check out this link to my photo bucket link to see more pics of the car and progress.
http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/jhhjr/li...P?sort=3&page=1



First pic of the first build of this car.
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More pics during building.

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More pictures during the build. The wheels I found in my parts bin, then I refinished them with some grey metallic paint. They turned out great.

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More Pics during the build.

A body pic after I opened the rear wheel wells and painted. Before weathering.

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First fitments of the body on chassis pics. Almost done.

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Done!!

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Finished!

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Thanks for looking!!
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:))) fbr :)))
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Very nice :))) :))) :)))
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:))) lookin good :)))
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Thanks guys for the compliments! :)))
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Oh yeah, that is kool!!!!!!!
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