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    New 55 chevy body

    So here are some pics of my 55 chevy body I airbrushed. I used red irredescent paint so it shifts color in the light. made a few mistakes with layering and the flames. Theres some red fasglitter mixed in with the flames too. But not a bad job I think since I'm still learning to airbrush.


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    Dude that body is sick and so is the paint jobIf only the body was smaller so it could if my pede 4x4......peace
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    Thanks, I didn't realize how big the body was until I picked it up. had to remove both the front and rear bumpers. It's thin but looks sweet. Glad you liked it.
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    What is the make of that body dude.......peace
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    Parma Fifty-Five SC Baja
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    welcome to the club did this one for my brother for his birthday working on mine nice job Dknuckles this is a sweet body do the shoo glue and drywall tape on the body , it will last longer and make it more stronger. haven't decided on my colors yet will post them here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dknuckles View Post
    Parma Fifty-Five SC Baja
    Thanks dude my lhs is a 5 hour drive away and has got a pama pse 57 chevy bel air body which is 200mm wide i am going to find out how long it is and if i can mod it to fit its going to be my next missionSo thank you for the inspiration because i am fed up with the pro-line 50s pick shell done so many different paint jobs need a new old school look.........peace man
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    Quote Originally Posted by spenniepoos View Post
    Thanks dude my lhs is a 5 hour drive away and has got a pama pse 57 chevy bel air body which is 200mm wide i am going to find out how long it is and if i can mod it to fit its going to be my next missionSo thank you for the inspiration because i am fed up with the pro-line 50s pick shell done so many different paint jobs need a new old school look.........peace man
    Glad I can inspire you.

    Blknryzn Looking good there. I really like those colors. btw I know a lil about shoe goo and drywall tape lol...
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    np Dknuckles i feel ya. im close to trying the airbrush too. Is it more time consuming when you airbrush D?

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    It's more time consuming for sure. But that could be my inexperience too. I just started the last couple of months. But you can certain get more detail and elaborate with airbrushing then with a spray can.
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    They should allow that body in a race.. like a throw back open 4x4 with whatever body and wheel combo lol.. on a short course track of course lol..
    Whatever I just said.. I'm probably wrong..

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    That would be sweet to see this style of body in a race.
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    Nice looking cars. I used to Drag Race 55 Chevys. We are building 2 of these Baja 55's in to Street Drag Racers. Would love to see other paint jobs. Keep them coming.

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    ok finally finished my 55 chevy

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    Here is a picture of my Pro-Mod Car - sending off a clear shell to a custom painter to have it duplicated (as close as possible).

    I'm doing it a little different instead of putting it on a 4x4 for clearance, I'm putting the body over the top of a Backslash for the low Drag Race look.



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    I like this body and great paintjob!

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    i do too clutch gonna do son and grandson next. jussbad i see your in cali pm with the custom painter info if you dont mind. Dknuckles gonna try the next few cars with the airbrush let you know how it goes

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    All these 55' Chevy's look awesome!

    Has anybody tried the Traxxas Funny Car rear Wheels on their 55' body conversion....now that's some drag racing I could go for.

    Photoshop anybody?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobL View Post
    All these 55' Chevy's look awesome!

    Has anybody tried the Traxxas Funny Car rear Wheels on their 55' body conversion....now that's some drag racing I could go for.

    Photoshop anybody?
    I couldn't agree more about how awesome they look!
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    those are amazing

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    hey dknuckles what airbrush do you use? im waiting on a Renegade Volocity by badger to go with the one i have.did another 55 have to post the pics here put them in the gallery already will post it here later. All equip should be in by fri and i can start on it this weekend.

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    I'm using a Paasche Talon and a Talon Siphon feed too. I also shoot fasglitter with my paasche VL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spenniepoos View Post
    Thanks dude my lhs is a 5 hour drive away and has got a pama pse 57 chevy bel air body which is 200mm wide i am going to find out how long it is and if i can mod it to fit its going to be my next missionSo thank you for the inspiration because i am fed up with the pro-line 50s pick shell done so many different paint jobs need a new old school look.........peace man
    Haha that's not a very "local" hobby store. It takes me 5 hours to get me across the border into that states! Not even hah and I live beside the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I feel bad for you man haha.

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    Nice paints on the 55's guys......
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    Quote Originally Posted by vladsly View Post
    Haha that's not a very "local" hobby store. It takes me 5 hours to get me across the border into that states! Not even hah and I live beside the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I feel bad for you man haha.
    But lucky for me its run very well indeed and everyone who works there are awesome man but it does suck a little not having a super close lhs.....peace
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    I'm sort of lucky to have 2 hobby shops within 12 miles of my place...... And both of them stock a lot of parts for most everything except boats.
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    candy rootbeer and pearl white

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    What size bodies fit the Slash? All of these incredible 55 Chevy's have me wanting a new cover for my Slash!

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    My 55

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    I have been off the board for too long...i need a new body..great work
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    Quote Originally Posted by blknryzn View Post
    welcome to the club did this one for my brother for his birthday working on mine nice job Dknuckles this is a sweet body do the shoo glue and drywall tape on the body , it will last longer and make it more stronger. haven't decided on my colors yet will post them here
    What are those nuts you are using for body clips? Did you have to change the posts to use them??

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    Those are proline extended body mounts

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    Quote Originally Posted by thumperc25 View Post
    Those are proline extended body mounts
    I see Proline sells the replacement kits, how often do you need to replace the posts and caps?

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    They last pretty well. I have bought 1 replacement set, but that is because i only needed 1! I bash hard too!

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    Awesome Parma 55 bodies. I just got mine yesterday. My Slash is in pieces for repair so i dont have a pic with it on the chassis yet but youll get the just of it. I won mine from the BigSquidRc show, Charlie Barnes did the custom paint job at RCX at his booth. I still have yet to add my own flare to decal wise. And ill probably remove the Team Parma decal from the door so i can put my car number there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nvdesertrat96 View Post
    awesome parma 55 bodies. I just got mine yesterday. My slash is in pieces for repair so i dont have a pic with it on the chassis yet but youll get the just of it. I won mine from the bigsquidrc show, charlie barnes did the custom paint job at rcx at his booth. I still have yet to add my own flare to decal wise. And ill probably remove the team parma decal from the door so i can put my car number there.


    thats to cool. Great body man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Yes that does look very nice!!!!
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    That is just plain sick dude ........peace
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