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Posted By: John Quilter
Posted On: Tuesday January 21, 2014 at 3:04 PM
Chevrolet station wagons
As requested here are a few more station wagon conversions in my never ending quest to recreate automotive history 1:43 scale. Chevrolets this time.

This is a 1955 four door wagon that was a conversion of a Road Champs Belair hardtop. I have no problem chopping Road Champs, they were inexpensive and relatively plentiful at the time.

And two 1957 Chevrolets a wagon and sedan delivery both conversions of Road Legends items.

And a 1959 Chevrolet two door wagon which was a modification of a Kagar transkit for the Vitesse 1959 Chevy. In this series of Kagars there is also a four door wagon, a sedan delivery, an El Camino and I modified a four door into a flat top before they were available as fully built models.

And a Franklin Mint Corvair sedan into a Lakewood wagon. Again the opening doors present a challenge. The door frames on this Franklin Mint were over thick so even on my stock sedan I carefully filed them thinner for better appearance.

Jumping ahead to the 80s and 90s here are two Caprice wagons, the square one, a conversion of a White Rose police car and the "fat" one a conversion of a Road Champs police car.

And finally something completely different that was Chevrolet powered. This was a modification of a resin body by a maker and source I forget. Checker Aerobus, circa 1965. I hope I don't get sued for no trademark license.

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Chevrolet station wagons by John Quilter #17208
You are a man who knows no fear! by David Crowe #17208.1
I wouldn't want to push my way into John Q's parade by Graeme Ogg #17208.1.1
Didn't PTH do one of these "barges" ?.... by Peter Tait #17208.1.1.1
PTH is an Impala SS with open rear wheels. (EOM) by Albert Kopans #17208.
I believe PTH did the '96 Impala SS and this was discussed on the Forum. There seems to be differing by Thomas Kinney #17208.
And I think it might have been Western that did the IIGW taxi cab, too! (EOM) by Peter Tait #17208.
Whenever I see Graeme's stuff I always say, geeze I wish by John Quilter #17208.1.1.2
John, I see your conversions and say the samething! (EOM) by Peter Tait #17208.
You left one of the family out. Your Roadmaster has awed me since I first saw it ages ago. (EOM) by David Crowe #17208.1.1.3
John, very admirable results! (EOM) by Randall Olson #17208.1.2
WOW! Great conversions John! I really.... by Peter Tait #17208.2
Some amazing conversions, John! Graeme, while I'd seen your sedan, I'd not seen the wagon. Nice!!! (EOM) by John-William Greenbaum #17208.3

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