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I needed to blow off some stress earlier in the week, and like I have done in the past, I turned to hacking away at a diecast.

This started as an Ertl Hardtop that I bought for $8 in a bad box and it had some paint scratches from the factory.

I dremeled away the top and made a top boot from and old leather chair that was being thrown away.

I usually use a Jeweler's saw, but it was taking forever so I bought a #199 Dremel bit and it cut it like it was butter.

I kinda rushed it as the BMF is sloppy and the cut is not the best.
 

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Good job, Al! It looks great! Was the GTO ever offered as a convertable in that year? Regardless, I love to go cruizin' in a 1:1 anyday!!!

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Thanks Sean! :cheers Yes, the '69 GTO was offered as a vert and it also was offered as a vert Judge (which this was a dry-run into making one :wink )

This is far from a great job, but it was a learning experience.
 

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Like all your customs, this looks great, Al - looks like a really good job on the boot!
 

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Thanks guys! BTW, this is how it started. I just remembered that I also replaced the broken antenna.
 

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I would say 2-3 hours total over a couple of days. I disassembled it, cut the top, cut the plastic 'glass', worked on the top boot and the reassembled it. The cutting is what took me the longest. The carbide cutting wheels were going slow. I changed to the fiberglass cutting wheels, and it went faster, but the #199 cutting 'saw' did the trick.
 

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Great job, Al!!

The car looks sweet!

Thanks for sharing the kinds and types of tools needed to do a job like this. Many times folks want to do some mods, they have the determination and motivation, but are reluctant because they are frustrated by their lack of knowlegde of the correct tools and equipment to use.
 
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