It's been busy here at Montana Diecast the last few days. Here is a a 1983 Chevy Blazer project I am working on customizing. I found two of these the other day, and thought I would give one a little custom detailing. The other one I will keep stock for my collection.
Here it is in the Western Montana Speed Shop. Here it is in the process of being taken apart. This will be a complete body off project. It will be getting a new interior, new paint, etc. Hey check out that lifted Batmobile in bay 2! I will have to do a blog post on that in the near future.
Here is the Chevy Blazer with a new red paint job. No interior yet, and we have the all glass and roof rack still to install. As you can see in this photo, we have a few other things going on in the shop today as well. Lets take a closer look at the blazer then we will look at those other projects.
We have been putting the little 4x4 Dodge A100 to work picking up supplies. Here we have a good supply of Zerex anti freeze, along with some tires and Hooker headers being unloaded.
This is a new 4x4 project. A nice 1979 Dodge pickup is getting a lift and new tires. Here the tires are just sitting in place. We still need to install the lift kit and build new axles.
And last but not least, this Hot Wheels Jaded has a fresh coat of purple, and is having the interior put back in. The green tires will be swapped out, and then this will get decals. This car will get the name Plum Crazy when it gets the decals added.
You may have noticed we got the garage doors installed in the shop. They can be open or closed. You can see more about how they were built in my video on my youtube channel. Building shop / Garage Doors for my 1/64 Dicast Cars and Trucks
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This morning the black Bone Shaker returned on the transporter. Last week we shipped it off to Big Jake's Auto Body to have a few last details finished. Since we are still under construction here, we don't have our paint booth up and running yet.
Here is a shot of it just after we unloaded it. Bill is going over it to make sure everything got done right. As you can see the shop is busy. We are trying to keep the wrenches turning and get some work done on cars as the new construction continues. It will be nice when it's all done, but we have a way to go still.
I am loving these tires and rims.
Check out the detail on that skull. Bone Shaker Badness!!
Well, time to get back to the construction work on the garage. Hope you enjoyed these pictures of the custom Hot Wheels Bone Shaker. Have a great day.
We have a new garage under construction here at Montana Diecast. A bigger and better shop for the little people to work on the cars and trucks. They could not wait to get in there and start turning wrenches, so during a break in the construction, they went to work on some of the Richard Petty Matchbox and Racing Champions cars and transporters.
Check out the Richard Petty Matchbox van waiting for an oil change and lube. That is my current favorite stock Matchbox van in my collection.
This is the Petty car that was banned by Nascar because it was to fast.
From bleacherreport.com~ "On Oct. 19, 1964, NASCAR issued new rules for the 1965 NASCAR Grand National campaign designed to curb speeds and increase the focus on safety. The engine displacement remained unchanged, but special limited edition engines were banned, including the Chrysler Hemi."
"Chrysler packed up and pulled out of NASCAR in protest. Richard Petty would not defend his championship, and top contenders David Pearson, Paul Goldsmith, Bobby Isaac, Jim Paschal, and LeeRoy Yarbrough were on the sidelines. It was a season marked by protest and controversy. "
1962 Plymouth Savoy~ Racing Champions
Lets just finish this blog post with a couple more pictures of the cars in the garage. Sometimes pictures are best with out a lot of words cluttering things up. Have a great day.