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  2. gtx6970


    My 2cents. Your not trying to build replica stock. So all bets are off.....build it the way you like. My gut tells me its going to be killer either way
  3. I unwrapped the sheet after my last response and they are printed on very thin flexible film with a mild adhesive. So all that is required is to cut around the edge, peel it off of the backing, lay it on the inside of the glass and burnish it down. Seems like it should work pretty slick. Steve
  4. A great save. These kits were tough to build to begin with and you did a good job. I have mine from when it was built in 1965 and just might do what you have done. Mine has long since yellowed. I have re-visited an IMC kit (Chaparral 2E) and they can be made into a decent model with new paints and techniques. Yours is proof of that.
  5. Okay guys. I was pretty sure that it was not a factory thing, but it's really not necessary for this build anyway. I'm assuming that this is what I was thinking of. I thought it might be nice to add a little extra flash to the engine. Steve
  6. Reminds of the period British car magazine that road tested a newly-imported Pacer, complete with dodgy RHD conversion. They were not impressed. In a container on a ship, probably. It didn't rust out completely on its ocean cruise?
  7. Those are two great looking Deuces. The contrast between the two is very dramatic.
  8. Al I have a scrambler body that is painted, just the body no trunk or hood. If your interested I’ll send you some pictures.
  9. Congrats on your Grand Sport. Looks good. Really like the interior photo. More photos please. I hope to build one someday.
  10. Looking good so far. I can't wait to start in on mine.
  11. This has been my #1 Holy Grail kit since the mid-1990's. Prices are just plain out of my budget. The story that I heard in the early-2000's was that AMT/Ertl was evaluating all of their model car kit tooling buried in a warehouse somewhere in the US, and knowing that there was consumer-interest in this kit being reissued in its stock form, they were pleasantly surprised to find tooling with "71 Cyclone Spoiler" lettering handwritten on the outer-surfaces of the tooling they found. The tooling looked to be in good condition and ready-to-go, so they ran a test-shot and poured some liquid-styrene into that mold. Problem was, what came out of that mold was the MPC Hemi Dart! Well, that kit was also on the "consumer-wants" list, so that's what got reissued! I don't know if that story is true or not; I just remember that it dashed my hopes!
  12. Performed the runningboardectomy. Found some that might fit with a bit of filing. And, of course, we are not discounting Eric's suggestion. I suppose that would be brown or gray battleship linoleum.
  13. Yesterday
  14. Okay, took it apart again and painted the firewall white, the wheel wells and radiator wall aluminum. I like the red engine so I'm gonna leave it even though Grumpy painted them black.
  15. Carroll Shelby giving the GS Corvette a good look over. It's not perfect by any means, but it is finished. I struggled to get it this far with blind instructions, weather, paint and time issues. I learned a few things along the way and hopefully the #003 car will go smoother for it. This is the one of the A.M. kits, without P.E. parts and painted with Model Car World color match Pelham Blue. I use various Tamiya and Alclad on the chassis, wheels and engine. The flaws are pretty obvious but overall I'm happy, (To have it Done)
  16. gtx6970


    Tan COIL ? Never on a mopar. They're always black ( lettering color on said coil is usually a light green, but some have been found with yellow lettering) That said; Tan dist caps started showing up 1966, MAYBE ,,,,just MAYBE very late 1965. But by part number the tan cap arrived in 1966 Distributor itself is black body if dual point ignition system. bare aluminum body if single point system Dual point dist body shown Single point dist body with correct tan cap Correct ignition coil
  17. I've seen this truck running around for a while and finally found it sitting to snap some pics. It's a Ford Louisville cab that's been narrowed to a single seater. This truck is used to haul telephone poles offroad for installation, you just stack them up on either or both sides of the cab and offload them with the crane. The cab has a rear exit door so you can block both sides if you want.
  18. Sorry, my dry (arid!) sense of humor.
  19. Nice breezy partly sunny day to work outside on a car!
  20. Repairing rear window channel and have to use flux core. Keep burning through the metal no matter how I adjust!🤐
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