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Hi all. As you know, I had intended to get this for the Car GB, however due to the Covid situation in our country it all got delayed. However, I did finally get it and decided to build it now. 

I intend to make it stock as the modified one looks rather unappealing to me. 

Anyhow, photos :

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This is the colour I plan to do and the interiors will be gloss black. 

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Model table all set up (with guest appearance by Khukri) 

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The sprues. 

So, let's get started (I am looking at @Mad Steve for guidance) 

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Niiiiiice.

I like the colour.

Blue is associated with Coventry due to the colour which was used in the medieval weaving trade in the city. There is an old saying “as true as Coventry blue” which is why the strip of our useless football team is sky blue.

Well… it would hardly be because of the colour of the sky over Coventry would it? :no:

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32 minutes ago, Gorby said:

Niiiiiice.

I like the colour.

Blue is associated with Coventry due to the colour which was used in the medieval weaving trade in the city. There is an old saying “as true as Coventry blue” which is why the strip of our useless football team is sky blue.

Well… it would hardly be because of the colour of the sky over Coventry would it? :no:

I have an idea, maybe reread this and figure out the point of this statement and write it below under the heading POINT

This would aid those untrained in Gorbyspeak to understand

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11 minutes ago, Vaastav said:

POINT

 

1 hour ago, Vaastav said:

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This is the colour I plan to do

BLUE:yes:

I like blue.

Thought you'd be interested in the association sky blue has with my home city.*

 

* Although it's debatable why anyone would be interested in Coventry. :sad:

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2 minutes ago, Gorby said:

 

BLUE:yes:

I like blue.

Thought you'd be interested in the association sky blue has with my home city.*

 

* Although it's debatable why anyone would be interested in Coventry. :sad:

I'm interested in the association but I agree that I'm not too interested in Coventry (do you have covens there) 

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24 minutes ago, Vaastav said:

do you have covens there

:no:

Do you want me to threaten you with the origins of the name 'Coventry'?

I have questionable historical facts and I'm not afraid to use them. ¬¬

 

 

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1 hour ago, Vaastav said:

I'm interested

I wasn't expecting that. :o

No one knows for certain, the two most likely are (from Wiki):

 "Cofa's tree" (also spelt "Coffa's tree") is thought to be a most likely source of the name. Nothing is known of Cofa, but a tree planted by, or named after him may have marked the centre or the boundary of the settlement.[4] An alternative favoured by some is "Coventre" – derived from the words "Coven" (old variation of "Convent") and "tre" (Celtic: "settlement" or "town"), giving rise to "Convent Town".

Coventry has quite a surprisingly interesting history... for example, in the fifteenth century it was the capital of England (briefly).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Coventry  

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4 hours ago, Gorby said:

Blue is associated with Coventry due to the colour which was used in the medieval weaving trade in the city.

I thought it was the because it was the colour of Lady Godiva's skin as she rode through the town in the nuddies. 

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1 hour ago, Gorby said:

I wasn't expecting that. :o

No one knows for certain, the two most likely are (from Wiki):

 "Cofa's tree" (also spelt "Coffa's tree") is thought to be a most likely source of the name. Nothing is known of Cofa, but a tree planted by, or named after him may have marked the centre or the boundary of the settlement.[4] An alternative favoured by some is "Coventre" – derived from the words "Coven" (old variation of "Convent") and "tre" (Celtic: "settlement" or "town"), giving rise to "Convent Town".

Coventry has quite a surprisingly interesting history... for example, in the fifteenth century it was the capital of England (briefly).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Coventry  

My God, that's fascinating :no:

Meanwhile, in India....

Ask away young Sir, there's me and a couple other chaps happy to help with your Car build :) 

Very nice choice btw. 

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4 minutes ago, Mad Steve said:

My God, that's fascinating

I'm very glad you agree.  :smiling:

5 minutes ago, Mad Steve said:

:no:

WHAT! :o

Let me see... when was Nuneaton the capital city town of England....erm.... none. Arrr! Do you think that was why it was called Nuneaton as in NONEeaton? :yes:

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Actually Nuneaton Borough FC are better than Cov sh, er city, and they have nicer shirts 😬

And excuuuuuse me, Nuneaton is the Nowt capital of England. It used to be the sweet eff all capital, but that has now been taken up by Arran since a certain person moved there 😬

Please do Continue V 😬

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Well well, this thread has taken a turn down an unexpected road. However we have come back onto the National Highway. 

Some work was done on the engine. 

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The engine block. Its nicely moulded, but there is some flash on parts. (Would be much obliged if I could get a photo of it to show the wiring/cables) 

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The fan belt and alternator

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The carburetor/alternator combo. 

P.S- This Impala has the 409 V8

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Thanks for the pics Madman. I decided against wiring/cables (I don't have anything remotely in scale) but they did help with painting.

Work on the engine was done

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The kit supplies this piece of plastic purporting to be a fan. 

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The engine, all done up. Looks quite nice. 

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For the wheels I decided to go with the stock ones as the other ones are not to my taste

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The kit provides for two settings of the suspension - high and low. I decided on low, as I quite like the lowrider look

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Further work was done. 

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The engine bay area was painted gloss black and the engine was mounted. 

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I decided against doing the seats etc. in gloss black and chose dark blue instead. It will contrast better with the light blue exterior. 

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The central thingy was painted chrome. The floor is dark grey. 

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The rear seats. 

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All the seats went in. There are some ugly marks yes, but it's more trouble than they are worth to try and get them out. 

Next up - dashboard stuff

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Hi all. Some more work. 

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I painted the dashboard. Not the best job I know, but the best I could do. 

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The gear lever also went in. 

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The interior fully done and made shiny. 

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The body was also painted. 

 

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Ok last build update. 

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The firewall was painted gloss black. 

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And attached. The foggyish windscreen is a result of me being a clumsy clot and getting a bit of CA onto it. I tried to sand it and polish it as best as I could, but my range was rather limited. 

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The radiator also went on. 

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And the bonnet was also painted. 

Next is final assembly

 

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