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  2. Sacrilege or really cool? Hmmmmm...

    I'm sure that has purists gnashing their teeth, but I like it. I don't even build customs and that has me wanting to track down a 356 kit. Pete has a good point too, the starting place makes a huge difference to me. If I knew a guy butchered a pristine Model T to make a bucket T, I'd be disgusted. Same guy takes a rusted chassis with a few bits of car attached he yanked out of a blackberry patch have fun, at least as a hotrod it will be on the road instead of rusting away. The quality of the work plays a big part as well, there have been many monstrosities posted here that are an insult even if they started with the creature from the brier patch. There is a guy Gary Wales building retro touring cars from old fire trucks which is causing a minor bruhaha among fire apparatus collectors. Some feel it is better to let them rust in peace rather than be rebuilt as something else. This I kind of agree, I mean your money, your truck, but.... no thanks. But that isn't what this guy is doing. He is taking trucks that would otherwise be scrapped and making them into something interesting. Anyway I think they are pretty neat even overcoming my biases to cutting up old fire trucks. If I had the means I'd buy one. An idea of what these looked like at one time. He says he only uses a chassis that is beyond having a reasonable of restoration. The car on the right had been stripped and left out in the woods for a few decades when he got it.
  3. Autoquiz 358

    My thought was "when did the Japanese ever make a Mustang?" I have absolutely no idea.
  4. What AMT/MPC Molds Might Still Exist at Round 2?

    Yep: IIRC it was a very simplified (almost toylike) kit; might have done better if it was a real tractor instead of a generic one (it looked somewhat like the Chevy but wasn't based on any real truck).
  5. Window cranks?

    Or you can make 'em out of assorted scrap material.
  6. potvin supercharger

    The Allison engine already HAS a huge centrifugal supercharger on it...
  7. Been so long, I forget. I have every kit they made but they’re all sealed.
  8. Garlits Drag Pak Challenger

    the black one ?
  9. Today
  10. I have one on my 1954 Mercury. I'll try and get out to the garage tomorrow and get a picture of it. Back in the day some of them had flippers, they would actually flip down out of the way. Dennis
  11. Stock up on Humbrol Paints now!

    Thanks John!
  12. potvin supercharger

    thanks for all the info,I'm planning a steampunk build using an allison engine and trying to add the supuercharger...
  13. Stupid Is the New Smart

    How appropriate...
  14. GM and Chevy Quality

    They also sold new for less than most couple of years old economy cars, they were cheaper than a Hyundai which at the time were freakishly cheap themselves. People in that market don't usually have the money to follow the recommended maintenance. Most of the people I knew who bought a Yugo were high school or college students. It doesn't help a cars reliability image one bit when most of the owners are deciding between an oil change and a big box of ramon noodles at Costco. I remember looking through an old car buyers guide and under the Yugo it mentioned the scarcity of A/C on the used market. That was one of the few options offered and it would raise the price by about 50%.
  15. potvin supercharger

    that would be even better...thanks
  16. What AMT/MPC Molds Might Still Exist at Round 2?

    Uncle Scott & Ellen, what say you? Dennis
  17. Stupid Is the New Smart

    No need for a find-my-phone app. Apply the K.I.S. S. principle How to prevent one from losing his iCrap devise : Use a dummy cord It's called a dummy cord for obvious reasons. You appear less stupid than you really are because you won't lose your friggin' phone at the artisanal kaleteria or while attending your weekly flugelhorn repair course.
  18. What AMT/MPC Molds Might Still Exist at Round 2?

    Here is a picture of one that looks close to the image on the box. Dennis
  19. 69 Camaro (Revell)

    What modifications did you make for poseable wheels?.
  20. What AMT/MPC Molds Might Still Exist at Round 2?

    After enlarging the picture, the Van Lines tractor looks like a early to mid 60's Chevy cab over similar to the Ford C-series cabs. That's just what it looks like to me! I have never seen the kit in person. Dennis
  21. 69 Corvette 427

    Looks good so far,i didn't realize you asked on my thread about the 69 i'm building,it's still going I've been dragging my feet a little bit.
  22. Nice to see you're back at it,the colors really pop.
  23. 63 Tempest AWB

    Lookin' good Ken.
  24. 2018 MDA Model Car Contest

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    The MDA Model Car Contest and Swap Meet is a part of the MDA Car Show that is held on the first full weekend of March at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, Virginia. The Model Car contest and Swap Meet is a one day only show that will take place on Saturday March 3, 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00 pm. All entries for the model contest are free with your paid admission into the 38th Annual MDA Car Show that starts on Friday March 3rd and runs thru Sunday March 4th. For more information on the MDA Car Show and other activities for the weekend please go to: mdacarshow.com
  25. C7 Corvette Convertible 3LT

    Hello, Interior is done and in place. Molded tail lights painted. Black trim was a royal pain everywhere. This will go to the back of the display shelf. It looks good from a distance but don't get close... Thanks,
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