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Posted By: Clifford Read
Posted On: Friday September 11, 2020 at 2:11 PM
(PICS) Danbury's '58 Impala sport coupe
This fairly early DM diecast (2002) admittedly has a few shortcomings: a bit of droop on the upper rear fender trim, an overly bulky rocker-panel molding, and a really deep spare tire cavity that hangs down visibly in some outside views. The model was done during the 'dog-leg' door hinge era.
But, all that said, it's still an attractive model that I enjoy looking at often.
I've removed the supplied fender-skirts and taken the liberty of thinning the overly bulky rocker-panel moldings on mine and replacing the plastic rear mounted antennae with plated metal straight pins

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(PICS) Danbury's '58 Impala sport coupe by Clifford Read #57227
I'm not the '58 Chevy's biggest fan but that looks really good in your excellent photos! (EOM) by Tony Perrone #57227.1ModeratorZone Diplomat
Super sharp / outstanding pics. Have it - love it. (EOM) by Billy Collins #57227.2
This is the only 58 I dont have but want (EOM) by Ron Dietrich #57227.3
Looks better with the changes. A really nice model overall. I have all of DM's '58 Impala models. by John Merritt #57227.4
Having owned a 58 hardtop with skirts, Continental kit and dual by Bob Jackman #57227.4.1
From the bottom. I removed the bottom two ribs.......... by Clifford Read #57227.4.1.1
Thanks very much for the information. The transformation makes the by Bob Jackman #57227.

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