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PostSubject: '72 Chev Vega   Wed 15 Aug 2018, 12:06 pm

A promo from ebay. Part of the 'fun' with these old promo kits is undoing near 50 year old glue or in this case heat welded bonds. The Dremel got a work out. The plastic on this one is still flexible, unlike the Chevette I build several months ago.

It's not bad for a promo. Moulding is crisp, separate pieces for shifter & hand brake are nice touch.
Before starting: The body is good, still glossy. Chrome is passable.




The usual one piece under body. Not much to do other than pick some details out in paint here



After I attacked it with screwdrivers and the Dremel. Body sanded and the underside & interior done by next week is my plan.

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PostSubject: Re: '72 Chev Vega   Wed 15 Aug 2018, 2:42 pm

Nice project. I had a '72 GT. Silver with a black stripe. Terrible car - the rear shocks ripped loose from the body sheetmetal. A common occurrence.

But they're great for models!
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PostSubject: Re: '72 Chev Vega   Thu 16 Aug 2018, 3:42 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '72 Chev Vega   Thu 16 Aug 2018, 4:25 pm

Thanx for a memory. At least plastic doesn't rust the way cars did back then!
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PostSubject: Re: '72 Chev Vega   Thu 16 Aug 2018, 7:36 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '72 Chev Vega   Sat 18 Aug 2018, 2:26 pm


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PostSubject: Re: '72 Chev Vega   Sat 18 Aug 2018, 7:10 pm

This should be interesting. I have one of these promo cars (Ford SHO Tarsus) but not sure what I should do to it if anything at all.
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PostSubject: Re: '72 Chev Vega   Sun 19 Aug 2018, 4:04 pm

Always fun watching this sort of enhancement to promo and pre-built models.
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PostSubject: Re: '72 Chev Vega   Mon 20 Aug 2018, 10:37 pm

Despite some kitchen & lounge renovations, I still had time to model! ( ya gotta prioritise the important stuff, like modelling & motorsport)
Here's the latest. I tried to duplicate a factory finish of blue overspray over the red oxide primer.



The interior got a new column with indicator & the key bump, as well as some scratch built pedals.

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PostSubject: Re: '72 Chev Vega   Tue 21 Aug 2018, 7:12 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '72 Chev Vega   Wed 22 Aug 2018, 11:39 am

Looks good Chris.
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PostSubject: Re: '72 Chev Vega   Wed 22 Aug 2018, 12:28 pm


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PostSubject: Re: '72 Chev Vega   Wed 22 Aug 2018, 3:34 pm

Looking good so far
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PostSubject: Re: '72 Chev Vega   Thu 23 Aug 2018, 2:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '72 Chev Vega   Sat 25 Aug 2018, 11:50 pm

Nearly there. Some BMF touch-ups, number plates and a final clean to come. I'm fitting a new stereo to my wagon today, so it will the NMA should be later in the week.

The Vega was & still is a pretty car, it's a shame GM stuffed it up so badly.

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PostSubject: Re: '72 Chev Vega   Sat 25 Aug 2018, 11:58 pm

Looks sharp. Nice work on the BMF.

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PostSubject: Re: '72 Chev Vega   Sun 26 Aug 2018, 3:00 pm

Great job.

I have a soft spot for the Vega myself. It was my first car. Great body style, almost like a mini 70 Camaro but so poorly designed in the front end it the just didn't last. Rust and unibody stress breaks were the death of them.
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PostSubject: Re: '72 Chev Vega   Sun 26 Aug 2018, 4:01 pm

Great work! The BMF is crisp and the lines are classic and clean. I, too, have fond memories of the Vega, love that it 'lives' on even if only in scale form.
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