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Bill Newcomer (musclecarfan)


1970 Chevelle SS 396 (red with black SS stripes)

This model is an approximation of the real Chevelle my friend Mike M. had right after we graduated high school. It was a true SS 396 in red with black stripes, black interior and black vinyl top. It was a 4-speed and the engine was built up with Holley, Edelbrock and Hooker parts. The thing was bad fast too. We had to go WAY out to the country to look at it which helped as they only wanted $1000 for it. If it wasn't, it would have been snatched up long before we got there. This model is the closest to box stock as I have ever built. I did add some photo etch emblems. I am about 70% happy with the paint and 95% happy with all the details.

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2. April 2019, 05:57
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Bill Newcomer Detailed/assembled the front and rear bumpers for all five of my Chevys today. Blue and red rear valences painted, Red rear bumper black insert painted, Brown front grill blacked out, Blue, Black and El Camino front turn signals colored. all headlights installed with flutes dead vertical :), Blue Brown and black tail lights BMF backed and installed, Red photoetched tail lights colored and installed, El Camino tail light lenses installed.
4. April 2019, 06:22
Bill Newcomer Worked on the interior this weekend. Took the pre-painted interior from the black Chevelle kit and added minor touches with chrome Molotow pen.
22. April 2019, 02:59
Bill Newcomer Made more progress today. Did all the Bare Metal Foil and added the black SS stripes. Unfortunately they are so old they look gator grain vinyl. But they are all I have. Next up are some photoetch emblems.
20. May 2019, 05:26
Bob Hall Now ! I want to see a Little Tom Cruise behind the wheel !

20. May 2019, 05:34
Bill Newcomer I don't think so. He didn't take very good care of the last one someone gave him LOL
20. May 2019, 05:38
Bob Hall So True ! I cried,
20. May 2019, 05:39
Bill Newcomer I got the photoetch emblems on today. I have to let them be. Next step Future clear coat. I am not brave enough to clear coat an off brand paint with any real solvent based clearcoat. (I don't have any more SS stripes to start over.
21. May 2019, 03:21
Bill Newcomer Well.... My Future clear coat didn't go as planned. Played with the roof too long and left brush strokes in it. Also got a run AND a kitty hair in the driver's side quarter panel. The good news is with Future you can erase your boo boos with a Q-tip and some ammonia cleaner.
25. May 2019, 05:15
Bill Newcomer Decals, BMF, photoetch and clearcoat done. I learned I CAN put teeny tiny decals on tiny photoetch parts AND I can put tiny photoetch parts on decals. YAY!
26. May 2019, 05:12
Bob Hall Jack Reacher would be proud !
26. May 2019, 05:14
Kerry COX I am curious as to what type of paint you use. Acrylic or Enamel. ?
26. May 2019, 07:52
Bill Newcomer Craft store enamel. Clear coated in Future which I believe is Acrylic.
26. May 2019, 08:11
Kerry COX Thank you.
26. May 2019, 08:52
Bill Newcomer Body finally finished. (Took 4 tries to get clear coat on roof acceptable) Installed windows and rear view mirror. (Most of the time I forget to)
6. June 2019, 06:29
Bill Newcomer Finally got the engine finished
16. June 2019, 01:10
Chris Greathouse That engine is really amazing!
16. June 2019, 03:17
Bill Newcomer James and Chris, Thanks. Doing spark plug wires is kind of a pain but it makes engines look much more realistic.
16. June 2019, 06:47
Munkyslut Looks very sharp! I wish someone would make some decent scale headers
16. June 2019, 14:29
Bill Newcomer Thanks, You can make them your self with 16 gauge solid wire. That is how I made theses. "Hot Wheels" 1968 El Camino (not a donk) | Album by musclecarfan
16. June 2019, 18:37
Chris Greathouse Sorry Bil TL;DR but pretty El Camino :D
16. June 2019, 18:56
Bill Newcomer This one is finally DONE! I need to take some pics but I have been spending most of my free time preparing my house to paint it this weekend.
12. July 2019, 04:59
Bill Newcomer It only took 6 weeks but I finally got pics of the first Chevelle to be finished. Check out the album as I have added new and removed many pics.
23. August 2019, 04:43
Bob Hall That is Beautiful ! Love Red with Black Stripes on a Chevelle !
23. August 2019, 06:09
Kerry COX What a sweet build.
I am liking the chrome surrounds on the windows in bare metal foil.
Top job. :) :) :)
23. August 2019, 09:49
Tim Heimer Nicely done Mr.Bill!! Looks great!
23. August 2019, 15:31
Neuling Top build with stunning engine details!
23. August 2019, 19:28
Bob Hall Jack Reacher would be proud ! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
23. August 2019, 19:48
Munkyslut He's too short Bob, he cant Reacher the pedals ;)
23. August 2019, 20:34
Bob Hall BAZINGA !
23. August 2019, 20:35
Munkyslut Joking aside Bill, that's one good looking SS Chevelle
23. August 2019, 20:35
Gordon Sørensen Great looking Chevelle, Bill! First thought I had was Jack Reacher too...
23. August 2019, 20:58
Bill Newcomer WOW! Thank you all for your compliments! I'm looking forward to finishing the other Chevelles for your viewing pleasure
24. August 2019, 01:35
Kerry COX They will be nice to see mate. ;)
24. August 2019, 11:14
Chris Greathouse Stunning car!! Great work, and I love the outdoor pictures :D
24. August 2019, 17:47
Bill Newcomer Thank you Chris. I try to shoot outdoors so the color is true. My indoor pics are hit and miss,
24. August 2019, 19:13

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