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PostSubject: My 1957 "El Camino"   Sun 24 Mar - 3:30



Good day for painting so here she is. It's the OLD Monogram kit that is just too much work to make a decent model from.

Kit engine, converted to OHC using parts box pulleys & Dedosoto Firedome rockers. Cam belt from tape, inlet manifold is for sidedraft Webers, with hollow rivets as tubes.
Scratched the dizzy & used copper wire for the plug leads.

Calipers are Brembos from the parts box, using steel washers, dulcoted as discs. Wheels & tyres are parts box.

Bed is scratch built from sheet styrene salvaged from RV refrigerator doors ( I kid you not- I've got miles of the stuff)

Interior is still a WIP. I did split the bench, & add headrests, not sure if I'll use them or not.

The paint is only 4 hrs old,so polish is some way off. Its Tamiya TS-53, a very dark blue metalic.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1957 "El Camino"   Sun 24 Mar - 4:01

That looks AWESOME !!!

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PostSubject: Re: My 1957 "El Camino"   Sun 24 Mar - 10:56

Way cool webbs.

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PostSubject: Re: My 1957 "El Camino"   Sun 24 Mar - 17:05

That engine bay is rocking. Nice work, Chris.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1957 "El Camino"   Wed 3 Apr - 14:00



This is my first "El Camino" conversion. I did this some time in the 90s, as a rebuild. I cheated a bit & did without wheel arches in the tray, and the back window is a flat one, rather than the curved one on the WIP. Roof was merely cut & smoothed.

It was going to be scrapped but a mate wants it, so it gets a reprieve!
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PostSubject: Re: My 1957 "El Camino"   Wed 3 Apr - 16:07

This is going to be a stunning build! Love the color and excellent job on the conversion. The Seat sounds like it fits the build perfectly. Keep up the great work!

The other 57 is a nice one as well. The first is always a rough draft for something better in the future. 8)
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PostSubject: Re: My 1957 "El Camino"   Wed 3 Apr - 17:06

There is quite a difference in the two. I like the roof line on the upper one best. Looks sporty. Good job.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1957 "El Camino"   Wed 17 Apr - 5:49



Paint polished- and I'm delighted with it too :cheers: Screen & BMF done & headlights in. Still playing with the interior, I've gone for a narrowed '59 bench with maybe custom door panels.

Whatever it the interior is, it'll be done in gold & dark blue.

Cheers,

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PostSubject: Re: My 1957 "El Camino"   Wed 17 Apr - 5:54



And the worms eye view. Front suspenion from a Revell '56 Chev, replacing the 'orrible kit one. Rear is the stock axle, converted to a 4 link coil & panhard rod setup.
Mufflers in BMF, and the pipes are the original moulded-to-the floor kit ones. They've turned out suprisingly well, I reckon.

Cheers,

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PostSubject: Re: My 1957 "El Camino"   Wed 17 Apr - 6:32

That's awesome, can't wait till the int's done cause blue and gold are my fav. colors. John
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PostSubject: Re: My 1957 "El Camino"   Wed 17 Apr - 10:18

LOL.......... when I saw the first photo, I thought you'd screwed up the paint.... THEN I realised it was a reflection. :lol:

Super paint job Chris. Great stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: My 1957 "El Camino"   Wed 17 Apr - 13:13

That's great work, Webby !
Engine is killer!
Nice model.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1957 "El Camino"   Wed 17 Apr - 16:11

Chris that reflection looks sunlight dancing on the water in a lakebed! Great work! The underside is shaped up nicely! Excellent touch on the BMF on the mufflers. Keep up the great work! Sounds like the interior is gonna rock! 8)
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PostSubject: Re: My 1957 "El Camino"   Wed 17 Apr - 17:21

Super paint job. I think you have an excellent idea on the interior also. Keep it up nice work.
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PostSubject: Interior   Thu 18 Apr - 23:25

No pics, until I'm sure that it will come off, but some custom door trim pieces look promising. I'm away with Anne over the weekend, so no modelling.

Cheers,

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