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#1 W-409

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:13 AM

Here is an other Stocker on my bench right now. I bought Monogram Pro Modeler Series '70 Torino from Stockholm, Sweden last year. Now I'm starting to build it as E/Stocker.

I haven't done too much yet, but rear slicks are from that Monogram kit. I had to make some room for Centerline wheels, so I removed some material from them, to make wheels fit. Those Centerline wheels are casted by Marko Piironen, and they are really great quality. Front tires are from my Parts Box, those what came with the kit, didn't just look good.

I've also done some sanding for that engine, and it's ready for primering now. Maybe I can primer it later today, but let's see that later. This kit is great quality, so I hope this will turn out good.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:37 AM

This car brings back sweet memories for me, Its the first real car (1:1) that I ever worked on I helped my cousin pull the tranny out and put a new one in his. I was 12 and he was 16 talk about an all day event but we got the job done. Anyway Im looking forward to seeing what you have instore for this build .

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:01 AM

I'm in love with this

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:07 PM

Not to usurp Daves reply, but those fronts originate from the AMT 59 El Camino issue from the late 80's early 90's and in actuallity are Fentons ..... I am building a replica of a Buddy of mines 55 Chev for him and those were what he had on the front of it soit was nice to see them replicated in scale.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

some "correct" domed center Supertricks would be super nice to see in 1/24-25 scale.

Hey Dave - I'm working on some..., including the double-drilled rears. If you want to e-mail me at scott@futurattraction.com, I'll send you a pic or two.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:32 PM

I mastered and cast some but I am not in the resin biz :)

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:34 PM

Actually those Fentons from the Camino kit are so nice, if you look at them under magnification you can read the Fenton engraving on the center caps !

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:58 PM

Here are a couple of pics of my 15x3.5 inch Super Tricks I did

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:12 PM

This is going to be a sweet build!

Here are a couple of pics of my 15x3.5 inch Super Tricks I did


Did you make the Super Tricks?

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:38 PM

Thanks Mike, yes I made the master and then resin cast them ..........

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:59 PM

I remember the '59 camino from maybe '74 (?) had very nice centerlines.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:25 PM

Bart, those are Fentons in the 59 Camino

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:13 PM

Bart, those are Fentons in the 59 Camino

I don't doubt you a bit, I do remember them being very nice.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:38 AM

Thanks Guys!

Didn't know about the wheels, thanks for correcting my mistake! They were sold as Centerlines, but luckily I know, what they are really. What Dave said on his first post, that center cap will stay there, since those wheels are resin and I don't wan't to do too big modifications to them. But "drill the alternate bolt pattern into the wheels between the lug nuts" is something, what I should try. So I hope I can post some progress pictures soon, stay tuned.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:23 AM

Nice looking project Niko. I'll be following this one. Speaking of rims, this Torino kit is to have the best looking Cragars SS rims. Niko, can you post a picture of them please? I'd like to see if they're as sharp as I've heard.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:56 AM

Thanks, Brad!

Speaking of rims, this Torino kit is to have the best looking Cragars SS rims. Niko, can you post a picture of them please? I'd like to see if they're as sharp as I've heard.


Yeah, sure. Here you go:
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I have to say, that those Cragar wheels look really good to me. Don't know yet, where I'm going to use them but maybe in some Street Car. :)

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:43 AM

Just don't drill the front wheels as the Fentons did not have the dual bolt pattern like The Super Tricks did. Note : the earlier ST did not have the dual bolt pattern.

Re those Cragar SS's in the Torino kit, they are wrong for the Ford, yes they are nice but those are in fact for the small bolt circle "A" body platform Chryslers .. Duster, Dart, Cuda, Valint and, re the Cuda, that is pre 1970 before it switch to the "E" body platform. So if you use those Cragars in the Torino kit on anything other than what I mentioned, it would be wrong.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:44 AM

Please forgive me, but how in the ----------- can you tell a modelcar wheel is for a certain brand car?

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:12 AM

That is quite simple actually ......... First thing is, when you are a car guy, as in one to one not models, and have been all your life and have had many cars along with parts wheels etc. as well as a huge resource of vintage magazines, you acquire knowledge. Do a little research and look at some Cragar SS wheels, including the small bolt circle "A" body Mopar Cragar SS wheels , you will see a noticable difference in them, then look at the scale Cragar SS in the Torino kit.........
I am not trying to be smug, just trying to inform so those interested in details like that can build a better replica ...

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:22 AM

I want to add one more exclusion, the 68 Hemi Darts and Cudas used the larger bolt circle so even though they are "A" body cars the small bolt circle wheels will not fit ...... here is a pic of a Hemi Dart and a 340 Dart .......... The Cragar SS is a two pc. wheel with a steel rim and an aluminum center section (spokes) This is where the difference is ....

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