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1967 Beaumont Station wagon build is complete!


This is a continuation of another thread i started about some scale Beaumont model car parts.

https://canadianponcho.activeboard.com/t69153640/125th-scale-beaumont-parts/

I finally finished it.  Took me over 3 years to do.  All the decals are made by myself on photoshop, I scratch built all the trim, roof rack, and interior panels with strips of plastic.  The body is part 1966 chevelle wagon and part 67 chevelle HT all grafted together.  Its got a proper 283 with a powerglide,  the bottom chassis was all scratch built at the rear end to better resemble the station wagon floor and gas tank, and i scratch built the spare tire well.   The engine is fully wired and plumbed, tons of scratch built parts like the rad spacer, fan spacer, all the power steering, etc.  the grill is my own resin casting.  the hubcaps and air cleaner were turned out of aluminum on a lathe, then replicated with resin casting for multiple copies.  the wheels are special resin castings that i added authentic 7.75 tires to, whe a vinyl cut white stripe decal, i added all the valve stems too.  teh exhaust is scratch built single setup.  its got power window switches and a power tailgate switch that i made too.  The towne dealer decal, an expo 67 decal and a few national parks passes for fun.  i made up a sheet to resemble how the car would be documented.  yes i painted it with NPD interior medium blue left over from my convertible restoration. and the body is painted with PPG omni single stage Provincial white.



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MY BEAUMONT HAS 4 STUDDED TIRES AND 2 BLOCKHEATERS......AND LOTS OF OIL UNDERNEATH.  The other one has a longer roof.



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Nice. Incredible detail.

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Gorgeous! I'm surprised you didn't order air..



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This is awesome. I would not have an ounce of the patience that you exhibit here with this build. Definitely 2 thumbs up

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Fantastic!

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Feature car!

I love it Dave, amazing.

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cdnpont wrote:

Gorgeous! I'm surprised you didn't order air..


 Seriously thought about it, but there is only one documented 67 with air and its an export car.  The jury is still deliberating if any canadian ones recieved it, so i figured i would omit.



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MY BEAUMONT HAS 4 STUDDED TIRES AND 2 BLOCKHEATERS......AND LOTS OF OIL UNDERNEATH.  The other one has a longer roof.



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4SPEED427 wrote:

Feature car!

I love it Dave, amazing.


 I think it would be totally worthy of it for fun...

Write it up like it has a rich history and stuff.



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cdnpont wrote:
4SPEED427 wrote:

Feature car!

I love it Dave, amazing.


 I think it would be totally worthy of it for fun...

Write it up like it has a rich history and stuff.




 Totally agree Mark. I wasn't kidding but I should have explained I was serious.



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wow very nice

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You mean like it was bought by an "old" lady (who wasn't old in 1967). To tow an airstream to the Montreal exposition. Camping at various national parks along the way. Then parking it after the trip due to a blown transmission. And never to see the light of day again until now. Btw I still want to add a trailer hitch. Come on guys, nobody is going to believe that. Afterall those powerglides are bullet proof!

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Or blew the engine towing East under warranty, and had a replacement engine dealer installed in Toronto. But you'd have to alter the block stamping to make it believable...



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beaumontguru wrote:

You mean like it was bought by an "old" lady (who wasn't old in 1967). To tow an airstream to the Montreal exposition. Camping at various national parks along the way. Then parking it after the trip due to a blown transmission. And never to see the light of day again until now. Btw I still want to add a trailer hitch. Come on guys, nobody is going to believe that. Afterall those powerglides are bullet proof!


 Like you say, it was a good story until the blown transmission! Then all credibility went out the window.



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I have a 1/25 Shasta you could use for a photo shoot

 

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-- Edited by DANO65 on Thursday 30th of November 2023 09:36:29 AM

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Well, since the Powerglide couldn't handle the Airstream I think he better put a TH400 in before he pulls a trailer that drags even more air.



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Beautiful!

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The intimate knowledge of the subject car, lots of vision, patience & skill, talent, the latter 2 possibly picked up along the way. Excellent work!

So what's next, a 731-series convertible with a black rubber floor? Or maybe a '67 SD-396 convertible, Butternut Yellow with dog dish caps & redlines.

I've seen a few (very few) Beaumont models turned out in resin. All are modified kits that a true labour of love deals.

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Had a smile on my face both reading and looking at your incredible work!! Very well done Dave!!

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NICE !!!
Great work Dave !!

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I thought i had patience.

Wonderful work.  

My hands shake so much I would get glue in the wrong places.

My early years was in building balsam wood airplanes and then I tried to mount an 049 engine to a board and fired it up.... right under the bedroom where my father was sleeping.   Didnt plan that.....

Picked up the first thing that came to hand and jammed it into the propeller amidst a cloud of cursing from upstairs..... that model never got beyond the vise incident.

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Stunning Build! might need to pick your brain on some of your details. Great Work!

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Absolutely stunning detail!  Beautiful! If was only a 1966 then you'd have perfection (I'm a little biased.)



-- Edited by 66 Grande guy on Friday 1st of December 2023 12:50:53 AM

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Thanks every one!    was certainly a fun project

Ken,  the 66 would have been too easy!  i wouldnt have had to cut up all these bodies



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4SPEED427 wrote

 Like you say, it was a good story until the blown transmission! Then all credibility went out the window.


 My pops 67 beaumont wagon had over 400,000 miles on it by the time he retired it. it had a trailer hitch and spent most of its life with a utility trailer on it because dad was a carpenter with 5 kids and didnt have a truck for tools or supplies. im thinkin i made at least 5 vacation trips to ont while we lived out west between bc and man. good old days before seatbelts and we rode in the back.



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Great job! Very well planned and executed.

I was going to do some resin casting at some point, but never got around to it. Might I ask which brand you used, and where to get it in Canada?



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