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1/18 CMC 1956 Chevrolet 150 2-dr sedan.

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Christopher Moroni
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"CMC" ...meaning "Chris Moroni Creation" (sorry folks 😉 ) 

I'll be brief, about 10+ years ago I decided to replicate in, 1/18 scale, my mother's first new car.  I started with an 1/18 Ertl "American Graffiti" 1955 Chevy.  A ton of work later (posted here on this very forum in a 34 parts series) resulted in this. Unfortunately, she never got to see it.

Basically, this '56 has been in a showcase since completion. No nit-pic-king please; I see about 15 things I can fix or could've done differently. Included are just a few pics from the original posting....so many years ago. 

Tomorrow will be the 20th anniversary of her passing. Here is her car.

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Rich Sufficool
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It's absolutely no fun if I can't nitpick. Seriously, that was a helluva project. Well done, sir.


   
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Mike DeTorrice
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Excellent ! What a great-looking 1956 Chevrolet and in a very neat color scheme.


   
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Bob Jackman
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I am super impressed with this very difficult transition from a 55 to a 56. Excellent work Chris.


   
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Posted by: @rich-sufficool

It's absolutely no fun if I can't nitpick. Seriously, that was a helluva project. Well done, sir.

Yes, yes it was. It's hard to believe 10 years have past.


   
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Posted by: @mikedetorrice

Excellent ! What a great-looking 1956 Chevrolet and in a very neat color scheme.

Thanks. You're one of those who might remember this project from "long ago."


   
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Posted by: @bob-jackman

I am super impressed with this very difficult transition from a 55 to a 56. Excellent work Chris.

Thanks. There was alot involved including finding the correct 1/18 6-cylinder engine block then scratch-building all the value-added components. As I recall, that 34 part series (the project) lasted about 5 months. 🤔 🤔 

Here's a fun pic....   I pirated a "cheapy" 1/18 Chevy Belair for the front clip, rear quarters and several odds & ends.  This is what was leftover...

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Marty Johnson
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This is hands down one of the most impressive diecast modifications ever.  The level of work and detail is just extraordinary.  Folks, Professor Moroni neglected to mention that the removable dipstick reveals oil that was in the pan and the realistic hood hinges that replaced the doglegs! 

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Thanks Marty. It was a project for sure. Hard to believe it was several years ago.


   
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Marty Johnson
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@chris - We did side-by-side projects.  I was doing my first funny car, the Butch Leal AWB Plymouth.  That was in late 2009, about 12 1/2 years ago.  Time flies. 


   
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Bob Jackman
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Chris and Marty I have been here the entire time watching you two outdo each other's builds. Fun times.


   
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john barry
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WOW.....just WOW


   
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Posted by: @bob-jackman

Chris and Marty I have been here the entire time watching you two outdo each other's builds. Fun times.

"Fun times"    ??   There's nothing fun about it. I do these mods because I'm nuts!  Marty's painstakingly replicating every drag car (and a few trucks) ever raced.

"Fun times"    ??    Yeah right!  LOL 😉 🙄 😮 😉 🙄 😮 


   
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Posted by: @john-barry

WOW.....just WOW

Thanks John.


   
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@chris I didn't say fun for you but certainly fun for me.


   
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