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#1 TLes

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:23 AM

This is the first of the PT Cruisers. I love Panels and Sedan Deliveries, so I had to do it. Of course it needed a 340 V8 for power.

 

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:28 AM

This was the second one, without putting in an engine. It was tough enough just with bobywork.

 

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:46 AM

This was #3. I've seen a few in magazines so I had to try it

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:48 AM

Had to have an "Almost Stock" one

 

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:57 AM

This was the last one. Had to get same muscle in a Cruiser

 

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:58 AM

They look good Tom, nice collection of Cruisers.  I like the one with the V8.  B)  Oh wait, you saved the best for last, nice!


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:59 AM

Cool ! Number 2 reminds me of a Chevy SSR.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:00 AM

Those are some really nice builds and super cool....



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:50 AM

really like 2 and 3....but all add up to a really nice collection... B)



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:01 AM

If only my 1:1 looked so nice!



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:34 AM

Wow it's awesome what you did to them. #4 looks just like a 1:1 that I've seen around town. All of them look great, you did an excellent job making them.

 

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:37 AM

I like #3 the best. They should have built that one in real life!



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:51 AM

Really cool set of 'cruisers!  I've always liked the PT. As close as I've gotten to owning one was renting one for a week in Florida a few years ago. I still check out the ads for used low mile ones.  The best ones are usually in colors I don't want on a car,  white or black.  Now that I've seen your two tone, that could be an option if I found a black one!   Too cool.

 

I think I've got three resin PT bodies.  A van by Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland, a custom that looks like the Jimmy Flintstone one but is much older, and the woody done by a west coast company.  I need to just build them!  Thanks for the inspiration!



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:59 AM

The two tones were typically done by Chrysler as part of their Dream Cruiser series. They had some great colors in it. I have a convertible which is black. Cool convertible colors are rare. I've seen a couple of blues and a candy purple. I'd love to have the purple. If you buy one only get a GT. If you plan on hammering it, get a five speed. Properly modified, it can stay up with most cars until 85-90 then aerodynamics kick in.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:59 AM

Thanks guys for the great comments. I did have a '02 Cruiser, Taupe Limited Edition. I loved it. Would have been nice if they did come out with a coupe. I bet they would have doubled their sales. They ran great for 4-cylinders and naturally the 'turbo' was quick. The best part was they reminded me of an old sedan, which I can't afford to build. 

 

Tom Geiger; I'll be waiting for your finished cruisers. Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration to get the adrenalin going. I still want to build one more, a "Gasser". I'll have to pick up one more kit. I do have some photos of the building of the panel and the coupe. 



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:03 AM

Insane, as usual, Tom! Very cool!

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

Man you did a better design job than Chrysler!!! I love the white-purple with pick up style!!!!



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:51 PM

Nice Cruisers! The coupe is really cool! How about a roadster version of the coupe? I always thought the PT should have been rear drive.

 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:49 AM

Wow! Great job Tom. You'll have to change your profile name to; Tom& the Cruisers!



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:59 AM

The yellow one is awsome with the V8 in it. I did one following a prototype I saw in a brochure at the time back in 2001 and took it to the LIARS show.