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PostSubject: 1978 Chevette   Wed 14 Feb 2018, 11:07 am

Another ebay promo model, and, boy, is the plastic brittle. Arrived damaged, but a new bumper is on the way,and some fabrication & filler will repair a small rear quarter area
I tried to get the front seats out, succeeded in breaking the backrest of one, so I gave up that struggle. Getting the dash out broke a large chunk of the passenger door trim out, So I quit before I did any more damage.

Now if someone would make a 1/25 Vauxhall Chevette or Holden Gemini..............
Here's the WIP thus far.

Floorpan before:



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Interior before:


And after:
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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Chevette   Wed 14 Feb 2018, 4:55 pm

Great start.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Chevette   Wed 14 Feb 2018, 7:27 pm

The MPC company came out with some decent Chevette kits back in the day. I always wanted to convert one to a Vauxhall rally car, but by then I'd gotten out of building. I wish u the best with the kit. Not many Chevettes built!
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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Chevette   Thu 15 Feb 2018, 1:20 am

Go harron! The interior looks like you spent a good amount of time on it. 

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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Chevette   Thu 15 Feb 2018, 9:59 am

Excellent!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Chevette   Sat 17 Feb 2018, 11:02 pm

Weekend update. I've been busy with a Lockheed Connie build for a mate so I not much time has gone into the Chevette. I got stuck in yesterday and repaired the damage to the RHR corner.

I've had to sacrifice the side marker light, nothing that some BMF & clear red won't hide.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Chevette   Sat 24 Feb 2018, 6:33 pm

Great work! The brittle plastic issue can often be a stopper but you've handled it brilliantly.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Chevette   Wed 28 Feb 2018, 9:09 am

PITA. Got it painted, gassed out and was giving it a trial fit. LH front guard/wing/fender broke off. Not impressed at all. Especially when it was after other damage repair, sand & paint.

It nearly went under my boot, I'm sure it would have shattered in a most satisfying way. Instead its mouldering at the back of my stash, far from my wrath.

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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Chevette   Sun 04 Mar 2018, 5:06 pm

I feel for you, this sort of thing can be so trying to ones patience. Here's to hoping it will one day be a fine addition to your collection.
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