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Post by DeeCee on Sat 13 Apr 2013, 7:57 pm

Well, its been 2 days since i finished the Challenger, wondering what to build next, spent a bit of time just looking at kits with the cogs turning over very slowly.
51' Chevy Fleetline. Ugly as all hell in stock form, ( thats just my personal opinion, lots of people love em,) sooo i found a roof in the parts bin, will maybe extend the rear guards a bit, fill in the rear wheel arches and sit it on it guts.

NOT!!

BUT, i think this will work.


fingers crossed, it will work out OK.
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Post by allan on Sat 13 Apr 2013, 8:46 pm

No on the roof from me, build it with out a top
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Re: 51 chevy Bel Air

Post by DeeCee on Sat 13 Apr 2013, 9:13 pm

No worries Allan, but i really dislike convertibles of this era, and i'm in the mood for some serious body mods, so look out!! Twisted Evil
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Post by mgy125 on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 5:17 am

popcorn
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Post by allan on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 7:48 am

What about a newer dash with four bucket seats with custom work around them,smooth the body skirts on the rear wheels,pan cake the bonnet and rear deck lid,Ya this model chevy is not the best looking,thats why I have not gotten one Laughing cut off the windscreen put a frameless one the layed back,dechrome it and paint all bumper bars grill body colour. Twisted Evil you could even do it as a two seater roadster like a corvette,mold in the rear area,put a corvette engine in it and running gear,with a candy colour on it. Laughing
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Re: 51 chevy Bel Air

Post by DeeCee on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 8:47 am

Sounds like you need to get one Allan, you've already got it built in you mind mate.
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Post by allan on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 12:56 pm

No not getting one just yet got to finish a few before I start anymore rolf ,got even some more coming from the states rolf
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 10:58 am

Lookin' good. I'll be watching this.
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Re: 51 chevy Bel Air

Post by DeeCee on Sat 20 Apr 2013, 6:27 pm

Hi guys, got a bit of bench time during the week, made the roof fit , did some wheel spats, extended the rear guards and filled in between the boot and where the bumper will go. Hoping to have it sit this low too.




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Post by allan on Sat 20 Apr 2013, 6:37 pm

looking good, the roof at the bottom needs to be blended in at the front edge,over all looking interesting.
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Post by 70cudatj on Sat 20 Apr 2013, 7:50 pm

Nice Dale...very nice.
This is really starting to take shape and I like it bigthumbsup
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Post by mgy125 on Sun 21 Apr 2013, 10:11 am

That is shaping up nicely. Keep at it.
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Re: 51 chevy Bel Air

Post by DeeCee on Thu 25 Apr 2013, 6:22 pm

Got a bit done on the interior today. As i am channeling the chassis up into the body, the interior tub needs to be modified.
Started by taking a few scale inches out of the seats, then the door linings.



And removed the shaded area from these.

And ended up with this.

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Post by allan on Thu 25 Apr 2013, 8:15 pm

that look's cool.
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Post by zenrat on Thu 25 Apr 2013, 8:23 pm

Like your colour choices.

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Post by 70cudatj on Thu 25 Apr 2013, 9:40 pm

Nice interior work buddy, good colour combo bigthumbsup
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Post by mgy125 on Thu 25 Apr 2013, 10:20 pm

Gets better and better!
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Re: 51 chevy Bel Air

Post by Kane on Fri 26 Apr 2013, 5:35 am

How do you guys work so fast? Seriously.
Looks really good, I like the way the roof sits, adds another dimension to the design I think.
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Fri 26 Apr 2013, 10:38 am

Umma gonna curse here....Holy freakin' shit!! DeeCee, that interior is KILLER!!! I love it!! The body... looking sharp mate, Sorta reminds me of Billy Gibbons' Cadzilla
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Re: 51 chevy Bel Air

Post by DeeCee on Sat 04 May 2013, 9:40 pm

Thanks for the input guys,and Kane, i get alot done coz i have nobody to tell me NO!! I live alone except for the weekend when Adam , (my son), comes down and models with me, and Retro, yes mate, i love the Billy Gibbons Cadzilla, so a few builds of mine have that style about them, particularly this one, thats why i lengthened the rear guards, to kind of take a piece from his own.
Got a bit done this week, plumbed up a flat head motor and layed down a gold base coat, which i don't mind on its own, BUT, more paint will be done tomorrow, don't exactly know what, but something will be done. I am figuring some lace work with some subtle striping to go with it.




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Post by Antwon on Sun 05 May 2013, 1:06 am

Very smoooooooooooth. Cool
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Re: 51 chevy Bel Air

Post by mopar68 on Sun 05 May 2013, 1:36 am

What the????? How have I missed this?? Love that wedge shape, I reckon a subtle paint job on this will compliment all the mods well.
Can't wait to see the next step anyway twothumbsup
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Re: 51 chevy Bel Air

Post by allan on Sun 05 May 2013, 8:42 am

look's like a modern custom
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Re: 51 chevy Bel Air

Post by DeeCee on Sun 05 May 2013, 7:54 pm

mopar68 wrote: Love that wedge shape, I reckon a subtle paint job on this

Thanks guys, Zac, ??what does this SUBTLE mean?? Razz
Here is the next up-date, not sure if its finished or not.??

Bit of masking.



Ta-Daaaa




A few more bits to fix up yet, we'll see where it ends up.
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Post by doorslammerfan on Sun 05 May 2013, 8:07 pm

wowwee thats coolman
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