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Models of my Canadian cars




A few years ago I was on a kick to build models of all the cars I had owned.....Heres my Pontiac
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and my 68 Beaumont that I had years ago.

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Well done! Is the Beaumont a modified Chevelle model? Does anyone know if GM of Canada ever released promo's of Canadian Pontiacs?
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yeah...made it from a Chevelle.......made a grill piece........hardly exact, but looks fairly realistic.

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Great models!

I am also an avid modeller. So far I have yet to find any specific Canadian cars of any type. I am currently building a 1962 Laurentian Sport Coupe. I used 3 kits, the AMT '62 Catalina for the body, the AMT '62 Belair for the frame and basic interior, and thew AMT '60 Chevy pickup for the engine. Yes, it's going to have a 261 six with a three speed stick.


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Now that's cool! There's another member on here who's handle is Rewis. He builds some amazing models as well. Check out his Bonneville:
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guidematic wrote:

Great models!

I am also an avid modeller. So far I have yet to find any specific Canadian cars of any type. I am currently building a 1962 Laurentian Sport Coupe. I used 3 kits, the AMT '62 Catalina for the body, the AMT '62 Belair for the frame and basic interior, and thew AMT '60 Chevy pickup for the engine. Yes, it's going to have a 261 six with a three speed stick.




 I did pretty much the same with my 62, except V8 and cut the roof off.




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Nice build!

And a '69 as well. A hard to locate kit. AMT has re-relesed the '70 in the last cpouple of years, but combined it with a boat. I remember the kit well from when I built it in '71 (long gone now). but the $50 price is a bit steep for my tastes.

Lately I did an out of the box build on the '65 GP. In my opinion, one of the prettiest Pontiacs ever built.

Mike

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I tried to find a 59 pontiac and the guy at a hobby shop here in london said they only made them in 59 and its really rare and they go for $100 or so!! He had onr in his private collection but i would rather put that money towards the real one!

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I tried to find a 59 pontiac and the guy at a hobby shop here in london said they only made them in 59 and its really rare and they go for $100 or so!! He had onr in his private collection but i would rather put that money towards the real one!




 



Heres a couple I found on eBay............

http://cgi.ebay.com/59-pontiac-bonneville-conv-promo-friction_W0QQitemZ220196932885QQihZ012QQcategoryZ2592QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-models-59-Chevy-Wagon-59-Pontiac-hardtop-custom_W0QQitemZ170189478841QQihZ007QQcategoryZ145968QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

A lot of the time with some years and makes....you have to find a promo as they were not made by the model companies. I had to do that with my 63 Falcon ragtop, which was my 1st car..........

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The '59 Bonneville is nice, but pricey still. A nice promo can still go for some good bucks. The other 2 are pretty much scrap. A shame. It will tak a lot of work to make either decent again. I've been involved in a few resto projects with beat up old models, but nothing that ambitious.

60's Falcons are hard to find, period. I have a '68 unbuilt, but the roof is heavily warped. That '63 is nice.

BTW, Harry, you look to be a bit of an avid model builder as well. I have a club based here in K-W, and we have a couple of members up your way.

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I got back into modeling about 7 years ago...........did it constantly in my teens. I wanted to build as many of the cars that I had through the years. I just retired last year and moved up here...I was going to dedicate an upstairs room to my models, but our granddaughter ended up moving in with us, so she gets that room.......In the summer, i may do some in the garage.

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I got back into modelling in a big way about 15 years ago.  Those ebay junkers look pretty rough, but if you have the patience and skill you can restore those old beaters and save alot of $ (no way you will find a mint unbuilt '59 kit for $100.00 if the seller knows what they have)  My '59 didn't look much better than that ebay hardtop when I got it-neither did the '69 Todd posted.  BTW, I thought Todd might like to see the little yellow one I picked up last year.       

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That '59 is sweet.

Nice score on the Corvair as well.

I picked up an '62 Bonneville convertible a few years back. Built and complete, although it needs a restoration. I got it with a '62 Monterey as a package deal, and cheap. When I retire, I have enough to keep me going for a long time.

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 I've also been building models for quite a while. Here are a couple pics of projects I have right now(I know 2 of them are chevs) The 60 pontiac wagon and the 60 chev wagon are resin models I bought off Ebay, and the chev 2 door is the Revell "lowrider" kit that I'm attempting to convert.
  the Poncho will be built like my wagon, as well as the 2 door, The 60 chev wagon will be like my buddys

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1960 Pontiac Strato Chief Safari
1960 Laurentian Safari 
1960 Laurentian 4door(scrapped)
2001 Grand Am Traded on a '96 Suburban 2WD
2002 Hyundai Accent(SOLD)
1968 Grand Parisienne Scrapped and SOLD

 

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