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Offline zenrat

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1958 Impala with NASCAR Chassis.
« on: November 12, 2020, 03:42:24 am »
As requested by Kit, more pics of this build - fresh out of the display case.

'58 Chevrolet Impala - NASCAR chassis  - 4 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Way back when, probably about 2006ish, when I rediscovered the joy of building models I set out to build a decade of satin black 1950's Chevrolets (1950 to 1959).  For 1958, inspired by a RW car I saw in Hot Rod magazine (a 1950's Hudson body on a NASCAR chassis) I took a 1/25 AMT '58 Impala body and mated it to a 1/24 Monogram Chevrolet Monte Carlo (I think) NASCAR chassis.

'58 Chevrolet Impala - NASCAR chassis  - 1 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Wheelbase was IIRC pretty close and I think I just had to relocate the suspension mounts slightly.  I even managed to retain the AMT kits opening doors.

'58 Chevrolet Impala - NASCAR chassis  - 5 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Interior is stock NASCAR kit converted to RHD and with the original single seat replaced by a pair of resin sports seats with Eduard PE belts.

'58 Chevrolet Impala - NASCAR chassis  - 8 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
'58 Chevrolet Impala - NASCAR chassis  - 9 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Engine is a carburetted Chevy V8 straight  from the NASCAR box.
'58 Chevrolet Impala - NASCAR chassis  - 10 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

'58 Chevrolet Impala - NASCAR chassis  - 12 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

I have also used one of these chassis (a Ford version) under a Nissan Cherry body.  That one had to be shortened.  I took some pics today of that which i'll put up tomorrow.
I have built up one of the Monogram NASTruck kits OOB (albeit with a different paint job) but not one of the NASCARs.  I have on vin the stash and one day will get to it and put together a race car sponsored not by tobacco but by Organic Marijuana Cigarette makers (and zenrat industries subsidiary) High Lights.
High Lights by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
« Last Edit: November 13, 2020, 02:05:13 am by zenrat »
Fred

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Re: 1958 Impala with NASCAR Chassis.
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2020, 04:05:07 am »
ALRIGHT!   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

That's stupendous Fred, I love it!  :wub:

And those are some SERIOUS traction bars you have on there, most impressive.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: 1958 Impala with NASCAR Chassis.
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2020, 04:29:50 am »
That's looking sexy:wub:

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Re: 1958 Impala with NASCAR Chassis.
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2020, 02:06:51 am »
Thanks folks.
Fred

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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