Kit: AMT 1951 Chevy convertible
Windshield frame chopped a few scale inches & reshaped with new trim & cowl as well as scratch built vent windows. The top is from the Monogram 1948 Ford kit, & highly modified to fit the Chevy. The catwalk was rebuilt with a larger radius on rear corners at beltline, & beltline trim rebuilt. The hood has been lengthened to look more like the 1:1 & a peak was added down the center. Frenched 1950 Ford headlights & the taillights are 1951 Chevy turn signal pods frenched into the fenders. Smoothed & reshaped body sides with modified, shortened side trim. Flush fitting fender skirts have been extended to the bottom of the fenders. The front bumper is a stock 1949 Cadillac unit, the grille is a modified version of the stock 1949 Cadillac grille & the rear bumper is a modified version of the stock 1949 Cadillac grille, all from Modelhaus. Front & rear gravel shields molded into body. Appleton spotlights are from Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland, modified to be able to pivot. Tires are Modelhaus T-270 with modified whitewall inserts. Cadillac Sombrero wheel covers are from Model Car Garage.
Modified, sectioned, seats with tuck & roll inserts made from acrylic craft paint. Modified door panels with tuck & roll inserts. Door handles, window cranks, armrests & dash knobs are resin copies of scratch built items. Dash was repositioned & modified to fit the reshaped windshield opening. Scratch built steering wheel (except the rim), steering column, shift lever, turn signal pod & rearview mirror. Painted with a mix of various lacquer & acrylic paints. Seat piping is 32 ga. wire painted with craft paint.
Stock engine from the AMT kit with dual carbs. Added linkage, fuel lines, hoses & wiring. Air cleaners are from Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland.
The body is painted with Sally Hansen Wine Not nail polish over a black base. DuPont lacquer clear coats. The top is a mixture of different shades of Testors Acryl acrylic paint.

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