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johnbuzzed

Member Since 25 May 2010
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Rear shocks

07 May 2015 - 02:20 AM

When installing rear shocks, is there a preferred way to orient the shocks?  My brief research shows pictures with the fat part up, toward the body on some installations, and down, away from the body on others. 


I saw this at a car show. Seriously.

05 May 2015 - 02:45 AM

Indeed, this was at a local car show...

 

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'29 Ford uh...not Woody...5/4 update

15 April 2015 - 09:59 AM

Not having enough works in progress, I decided to start on this '29 Ford to bring to Atlanta this year.  I've been working on it in fits and starts, getting what seems to be a lot done one day, then nothing for a few days.  The four cans of paint will be applied to different surfaces of the body and interior.  The bench is a mess, but as my wife would say, it's an "organized mess".

 

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The engine and transmission are from one of the Revell Deuce kits, the rear is from a Revell '98 Ford pickup- right now, the rear suspension is my hang-up.  There will be no wires or plumbing or linkages on this one, but there should be enough other eye candy to keep one's interest.  I hope it turns out the way I see it in my head.


"Unbuildable"

14 April 2015 - 08:35 AM

The term "almost unbuildable" was used in one of the other forums earlier today.  In my many years of modeling, I can honestly say that, while some kits were certainly not a joy to assemble, I found nothing to actually be unbuildable.  I remember my Dad helping here and there: fitting a stubborn chassis to a '65 'Vette, fitting wheel backs into un-cooperative tires, holding things while the "glue dried" or fixing stuff that I broke during assembly.  Heck, I built the first issue Revell '55 Bel Air when I was 9 or 10 with no problems.  OK, maybe the wheels didn't steer (too much glue on the tie rod ends), but I completed the model.  About 30 years ago, I destroyed a '73 Road Runner due to a decal problem, but that was due to my impatience.  And, I currently have a lot of work-in-progress projects that have stalled for various reasons, but they're far from box stock; most problems associated with those were induced by my modifications.  But, "unbuildable"?  Nope, none.  How about you- can you nominate any kit for "unbuildable" or even "almost unbuildable" status?


Sealing Testors Metalizers

07 April 2015 - 08:58 AM

For those who use Testors Metalizers:  What do you use to seal and protect the Metalizer that will neither dull the finish nor give it a way-too-glossy shine?