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The Junkman

Member Since 14 Jul 2008
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You just don't know what's behind garage doors

27 September 2014 - 05:15 PM

During a gap in games that I wanted to watch today, my wife wanted to visit a local art tour.  This is a pretty rural, relatively (esp. for Calif) low income area unless you're growing some "alternate crops".  Anyway, I've got to keep up deposits in the "Good Husband Brownie Point Bank".  Hit a couple of  places, nothing interesting.  The last place (the owner's wife has a separate studio for stained glass art) I spy in the garage a 2015 Corvette-7k miles in 4 months.  First I've seen in its nest.  Next to that-a late model CTS-V.  In front of the Caddy, a Crossley Formula Ford and next to the Crossley, an immaculate 66 Mustang Fastback.  I start talking with the husband and he allows that he has a F Production MGB and a Bugeye but the Sprite's in the shop and the MGB is in the trailer about to go out really soon for another run.  It still has the dirt from Indy deposited in the wheel wells where he got to run it in a once in a life time experience.  The only other car with any bug splatters was the Caddy-apparently the wife's car.  He also has a brand new F-150 for use as a tow vehicle.

 

I'm just not doing something right with my life.


Are the 1969 Boss 302 tape stripes close enough for a 2012 version?

26 September 2014 - 04:34 PM

I bought the 2010 and 2013 Revell Mustang kits and am going to duplicate my 2013 GT (check signature for photo).  Cobbling those together leaves me with a good basis for a 2012 Boss 302.  Just like this:

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One problem: no one is doing late model Mustang stripe sets (are you listening K Marks?  An orange stripe set would be awesome for a Laguna Edition)  So, I've got several 1969 edition sets-Last Detail, Fred Cady-with the correct "C" stripe.  Would they work or should I wait.

 

A second question: anyone got a line on "5.0" logos/badges for the front fenders?  Detail master Mustang set has exactly one and it looks too big for the fenders.  Along with the fact I'd have to buy two DM sets.


Something wrong with me?

20 September 2014 - 01:20 PM

We had our local car show today with a meet-n-greet last night.  Of all the cars I saw this one last night caught my attention more than the buffed and polished ones.  Oxidized 392ci hemi, rust and corrosion and the gas tank was a beer keg.  Am I a rat rodder after all?

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Do you need a new photo resource/drag on your productivity?

09 September 2014 - 04:42 AM

Stanford University has digitized their photo archives and one in particular could hold much promise.

 

https://revslib.stanford.edu/

 

For instance the Jean Charles Martha Photography Collection has beautiful Kodachrome photos of mid-60's European races, Martha being the official Ford company photographer. Long time author Karl Ludvigsen has over 50K photos in his collection. You can search by person, event, model (Porsche 911, Mustang, etc).  Some things are not as useful, we don't need 30 photos of Zora Arkus-Duntov's files, but there is a lot of wheat in the chaff.  i.e. prototype progression of the classic 55-57 Thunderbird

 

Hint: find the photo you want, click on it and when the photo pops up in another box use the controls in the upper left hand corner to expand it.

 

There, that ought to waste most of your afternoon.


Nurnberg Toy Show announcements

29 January 2014 - 09:45 PM

The big winter toy show in Nurnburg started on Thursday.  Here's a preliminary list of announcements-autos under the "Ziviles" listing.  Not much for us to get excited about.  Mostly stuff we already knew about and re-releases.   I know the plane and armor modelers are stoked.

http://www.ipmsdeuts...nberg_2014.html

 

Here's a photo gallery

http://www.ipmsdeuts.../Bilder_VH.html