1946 Chevy Fleetline Kustom

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1946 Chevy Fleetline Kustom

Postby MoparGreg » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:37 pm

Hi all, Thought I would share a quick build I did last week. In total about 5-6 hours build time over 4 days. I didn't detail it as much as I usually do as it was only a fast build but it came out pretty good. The inspiration for this came from a Facebook video of a Fleetline tail dragging down the road. I did some research & found a photo of it. This is not totally my style of car but for a fast build it was instant fun.

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The kit is a 1/25 Galaxie 46-48 Chevy Fleetline. Chassis is MJK sidewinder, tires are my own cast urethane, motor is an old fly motor from the parts box, wheels are narrowed H&R with resin Artillery wheel inserts, paint is Model Master 50s Aqua. The kit was pretty nice but I wouldn't say it was easy. I did have a few fitment & attachment issues along the way. The side chrome trim is all photo etch style with adhesive on the back which came with the kit. In theory its great but it keeps unsticking its self so its kinda annoying. So Ill probably end up replacing those chrome stripes with bare metal foil. All in all a great kit to build.

The photos of the car don't give a true indication of the colour of the car. Its a light green aqua over light blue it looks in the photos. Ill wire up the motor & guide tonight & tune it up & get it running. Have to say it was fun to turn over a car within a week as my previous cars took a lot longer. Thanks for looking.

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Re: 1946 Chevy Fleetline Kustom

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:28 am

Looks pretty impressive to me. Not sure how it could get much better.
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Re: 1946 Chevy Fleetline Kustom

Postby 32lbking » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:04 am

THAT is a cool car. Very nice work.
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Re: 1946 Chevy Fleetline Kustom

Postby lotuscortina » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:52 am

Looks great to me.
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Re: 1946 Chevy Fleetline Kustom

Postby Wobble » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:31 pm

For a 'fast' build that is just too good.
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Re: 1946 Chevy Fleetline Kustom

Postby glasshorsevh » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:44 pm

Quick build!?. You're killin' me here....

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Re: 1946 Chevy Fleetline Kustom

Postby dge467 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:56 pm

That is a beauty Greg!! Very nice!
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Re: 1946 Chevy Fleetline Kustom

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:28 pm

Great job, Greg! The color choice is period correct, too. There weren't many of the Dreyfus-inspired GM cars in my town, and I used to drool over them in magazines and color brochures from the dealerships.

There was a Cadillac Fleetside Sedan, a Buick Fleetside Sedanette and Sedanette Station Wagon and Panel Delivery, a Pontiac Fleetside Silver Streak Sedan Coupe and Silver Streak Panel Delivery, and a huge Oldsmobile Fleetside sedan and Sedan Coupe, as well as the Chevrolet Fleetsides. There were convertibles in Fleetside trim, too, but without that long sloping rear, they were less spectacular. I love them all, made for 1947-1948, and some of the ones from the 50s.
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Re: 1946 Chevy Fleetline Kustom

Postby ShotgunDave » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:35 am

I've always loved the "German Helmet" Chevy. You knocked this one out of the park Greg!
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Re: 1946 Chevy Fleetline Kustom

Postby TuscoTodd » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:43 am

You did that in six hours?!?! WOW!
That turned out GREAT!!!!
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Re: 1946 Chevy Fleetline Kustom

Postby Mebrown » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:41 pm

That's a car I'd be scared to drive. It might get damaged. Great work.


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Re: 1946 Chevy Fleetline Kustom

Postby ourwayband » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:18 am

Beautiful build!!!!
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Re: 1946 Chevy Fleetline Kustom

Postby Broman62 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:47 am

That is just gorgeous...and one of my all time favorite car colors...great job!!
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Re: 1946 Chevy Fleetline Kustom

Postby noddaz » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:55 pm

That looks good.... How does she run?
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Re: 1946 Chevy Fleetline Kustom

Postby 007jag » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:19 pm

Hi MoparGreg,
Man that is so cool and you've done a fabulous job!!!!
I so wish I could find builds like that in 1/32 ----- Jealous --- why can you tell????
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