Chevelle Rebuild- Unknown year

09-08-2010, 07:40 PM
Hey everyone this is my first post ever on this site. I used to think of myself as a decent modeler, until i came here lol. but im hoping to become more of an enthusiast and with some helpful crits here i think i'll be well on my way.

This here is a Chevelle I built once about 6 years ago, I am un sure of the year is as i no longer have the box. I recently found it in storage, but shortly after my 2 year old daughter discovered it and procceded to play "vroom vroom" with it, so it got a little banged up and iv decided to tear it down and rebuild (possibly modify) it.




Iv just finished the tear down after the pictures where taken hopefully i can put some hours in this week and see what i come up with.

I've been reading this forum for about 6 hours now and can't believe the amount i have learned already (proper stripping of plastic, spraying small parts instead of brushing etc) hopefully you guys can pick out some of my mistakes and maybe give some pointers hoping to have more done soon!

09-09-2010, 01:59 PM
i think it might be a 69 chevelle correct me if im wrong guys!

09-09-2010, 02:20 PM
yes if memory serves me right its a '69 i have an obsession with that year. lol

09-09-2010, 10:42 PM
Welcome to the forum, looking forward to more progress and more wip's from you. I used to think i was a very decent modeller too until I joined this site. Learned a million things since I've been here.

09-09-2010, 10:52 PM
It's a '68 or '69 but I (personally) would need to see the front grille in order to specify. Perhaps somebody else is more knowledgeable than I am. Good luck with the rebuild!! You will learn more here than you can imagine if you pay attention.

Welcome to AF.

09-09-2010, 11:17 PM
Thanks alot everyone. Iv learned so much already an have started to apply those techniques to this rebuild.(pics soon)
Here is the requested grill picture so we can finally clear this up!


Ps please let me know if my picture quality is alright!:smile:

09-11-2010, 04:27 PM
Making Slow progress, my wifes working evenings so i have to watch my little one.:eek7:

Parts in 99% Isopryol Alcohol

Some scratch-built headers using household copper wire (first time scratch building a part, quite enjoyed myself.)

09-14-2010, 08:02 AM
Hey everyone! Iv had a few hours here and there to get some work done.
Took about 2 days in brake fluid to strip the body and about 1 day to strip the parts.

Here is the Body After priming
I decided after taking these pictures that i was going to fill in the body line running across the bottom panel, so my putty has been drying all night(very unimpressed with the testors countour putty)
Iv also tried my hand at my first ever wash on the front grill.
Let me know what you think! i think im gonna keep the same green i had(need more i think) but now that i know what im doing for paint i shouldn't have runs and a crappy finish!
More Pictures tonight i hope!

Ps: if anyone can see the gouge in the driver side door can you give me some hints on how to fix that?

09-14-2010, 08:38 AM
Fill it with miliput or tamiya putty and sand it back to shape.

09-14-2010, 08:52 AM
K thanks for the tip i'll have to wait till the weekend to get some, Im trying to model on an extremly tight budget lol

09-14-2010, 05:34 PM
Also, you can glue a strip of scrap plastic onto that gouge and sand that back to shape too. Thats how I restored all the edges and window trim on my latest project.

09-19-2010, 08:31 PM
Hey everyone hows it going!
Finally picked up the color i plan to use
(Dupli-color Gm's Emerald Green)
And layed a few coats on today whilst my little one was sleeping

Also included is the photo im basing the car off of

Ref photo

Iv added the Hood Scoop and shaved the indicators and door handles
but its your standard chevelle.(The paint was slightly dull so before i took the picture i tried to dry buff it with my dremmel, it work but i pushed just to hard around the area where the door handle would be, guess im sanding tonight:()
These are the rims had original planned on using but my camaro Kit has the proper slotted rims to match the photo so i think i'll be using those.
I will hopefully be assembling the motor tonight once my girls asleep!

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