1956 Chevy SURPRISE! SURPRISE!
Talk about serendipitous DUMB LUCK! I came across a USB flash drive that I was about to erase!
It contains pics from my 1/18 1956 Chevrolet 2-door 150 Sedan build from 12+ years ago. At that time, I had used Photobucket but let the service expire. Until 20 minute ago I thought these pics were LOST TO HISTORY!
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEureeka!!!! nice progress on a swell project Chris......maybe run it by the museum to have it carbon dated?
Well, unfortunately those are ALL the pics I have, from about 600 taken & posted in a 34-part project posted on Forum 18 about 15 years ago. At least I have these! I haven't seen these pics in YEARS!
Anyway, here's the BRIEF backstory. I built a 1/18 replica of my mother's first car. I started with an Ertl 1955 Chevy sedan and cannibalized & modified parts from about 9 other 1/18 models.
I have never seen another 1/18 1956 Chevrolet 150 2-door Sedan, this might be it. 🤔 🤔
A great set of pictures. I am glad you found them.
Inverness, Illinois, USA
It looks great ! Clearly a lot of work but the results are worth it. Really nice color combination, too.
Nice to see those pics again Chris. I did remember that it was going to be a replica of your mom's car. Thanks for posting them again. Do you have an idea as to how many hours you put in on that build ?
outstanding result Chris. Thanks for the detailed coverage. See you had a 'little' bit of help though!
Do you have an idea as to how many hours you put in on that build ?
On the last installment (Part 34 ) I broke down all the specifics. I barely remember anything now... 🙄 🙄 🙄 I'm guessing I put in about 60-70 hours, spread over 2 months.
See you had a 'little' bit of help though!
HA! Not really, laziest bunch of guys I ever knew; they just stand there! 😏 😏
Geez Chris, maybe you should have thought about paying those guys a little bit more to help you out more. That's a humongous amount of time to spend on that project but it sure as hell looks great !
That's a humongous amount of time to spend on that project but it sure as hell looks great !
Thanks, but it averages out to about 8 hours a week for 2 months; I thought that was rather conservative AND, once again, illustrates my laziness. 🙄 🙄
But, thanks! 😀
You're welcome Chris. That's still a lot of hours of dedication you put into that project.
Chris, I'm DELIGHTED that you found these photos. This was a monumental tribute to your Mom and finding the photos makes it even extra special. It would be a shame if they were forever lost! Now, that will NEVER happen!