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cobraman

Member Since 15 Jan 2012
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Lost that building desire........... again !

29 August 2014 - 04:28 AM

I was a building machine not long ago but I put my stuff away and packed up my table about a week before I was to fly to Chicago. I was gone about a week and have been back about a week and just can't get motivated to haul everything out and get started. Not the first time this has happened and most of you have gone through it as well most likely. Unlike other times I will not be selling or giving or throwing my stuff away. Coming here and seeing others work will spark me to get building again at some point.


Heading for Chitown this week !

10 August 2014 - 01:30 PM

Going back to my old stomping grounds on Friday. Flying into Midway airport. I am not a huge fan of flying but going back to help my sister move here to Arizona. I will be able to see a old friend I have not seen in many many years. I will be able to spend a couple days with him visiting our old haunts or at least which ever ones may still be around. As I said in another post somewhere the drive back will be an adventure. I will be driving her and her 4 cats in her Toyota Corolla. Should be fun (not ! ). Probably take about 2 1/2 days with as many pee breaks as she will need. Ones of the best things is I will be able to get some great food. Putting my diet on hold for a week. I will worry about loosing it when I get back home. : )


1959 El Camino mild custom.

29 July 2014 - 08:47 AM

AMT kit.

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Next up, 1959 Chevy El Camino

21 July 2014 - 02:40 PM

This will be the next one on the bench. AMT 59 El Camino. 1997 release. Got it on ebay for a good price. Wasn't sure what to do with it but I think I will go for a mild custom. Thinking light blue with a dark blue interior. Painted steel wheels with baby moons. Stock engine. No bumpers. Lowered a tad. That's the plan anyway.

 

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Corbra Cobrette ? It's finished !

18 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

Wrapped this one up today. It is a AMT 53 Vette body on a AMT 289 Cobra chassis. I had to stretch the Cobra frame a bit to match the wheelbase of the Vette. The Cobra stock engine ( way too narrow ) and chassis except for the stretching was used. The tires and wheels are from the parts box and I think were from the Foose 65 Impala kit. I cut down the windshield a little bit. The side pipes are from the parts box and were stripped of chrome and painted flat black. Roll bar is from the Cobra kit. The color is Light Grey Metallic and t he stripes were painted with red. Paint was all Testors. Any and all comments welcome pro or con.

 

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