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#1 camaroman

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 06:17 PM

This poor topic had no post so I decided to invite it to the party.


I have never buillt anything large scale but I do have the Big Duece and the old amt t bird hiding under my desk waiting for me to get the nerve to start them. I thought I might build to t bird first to kind of get my feet wet, then tackle the duece.


Is there anything I should watch out for on the Tbird? any special tricks to those opening doors? I have given some thought to gluing them shut. Any help would be welcome.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 02:29 PM

Mine had/has a broken windshield frame, was that way from the box.
So, I'll probably build it like that black one in Street Rod Builder or some other mag, don't remember.
Low, Mean, and Black as Black!
I would use the doors as is, they seem to work okay for me.
Project is back in the box though
Just don't have time for them all

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 03:54 PM

Thanks gregg. I am leaning toward Krylon Sun Yellow/black interior for the color on the Tbird. Are there any source for different wheel/tires for these kits out there.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 11:06 PM

That's a tough one
Hate to say it, but sometimes I can, uhm, erh, borrow wheels/tires from a 1/18 diecast.
I know, wrong scale, but you do what you gotta, right?
The Revel `34 Fords had some decent rims/tires.
There's not much out there
wish we could get more Aftermarket guys to do 1/16 rims.

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 12:32 AM

Has anyone put a scale ruler to those Wheel/tire things that they sell at wally world? You know the ones that have the handle and you pull a ripcord and they go flying off at ungodly speeds to terrorize the cat and other small mammals. They look like they might be close, but I have never checked.

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 09:47 AM

They are perfect 1/8 scale.
I have a review in #114 on them
But, to get four of same ones, will set you back $40
But then, you have four sets of four
Best thing would be to go in with some friends, share the pain

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 12:50 PM

Gregg, I picked up one today. It was a Weld Racing wheel with a Hoosier dirt tire. I only paid $4.26 including tax. They even have marked the tires and wheels on the inside with the diameter so they can be interchanged. Thanks for the info!!!

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 01:26 PM

$4.26?
I'll take a dozen!
Seriously, if you got time, and the dime, I would love to get a set of four matched ones, that has the American Racing Five Spoke.
4.26 x 4, sure beats $10 x 4

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 04:20 PM

Gregg, I'll keep my eyes open. i only average going to about four walmarts a day when i travel. But I only travel about 6 days a month now instead of 20-25 in the past. The trick is to buy the whole thing not just the wheel. They usually have at least 2 of each style per store.

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 11:25 PM

;-)

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 03:45 PM

Here is the layout, in Draft Form:
http://www.modelcars...BigBoyzRims.pdf

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 04:36 PM

Gregg, can't seem to get it to open. ????????

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 04:54 PM

Gregg, can't seem to get it to open. ????????

Strange, works fine for me.
But then, I'm a Mac man:-)
Email me and I will send you file
The link opens up in a new window, but it does take a few seconds to load, or download.

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 05:48 PM

PC or Mac, you have to have Adobe Acrobat reader installed to view .pdf files.

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 07:57 PM

Gregg, I picked up one today. It was a Weld Racing wheel with a Hoosier dirt tire. I only paid $4.26 including tax. They even have marked the tires and wheels on the inside with the diameter so they can be interchanged. Thanks for the info!!!

Where did you find these at this price?

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 12:25 PM

I hate to burst yall's bubble but the "Fly Wheels" and the other sets of 4 are 1/10th scale. The are a close fit to the old Lindberg 1/8th tires but still a little loose. The wheels on my Chopped Deuce (in this forum) are the Rally wheels with Lindberg slicks on the rear and the original tires on the front. You can really tell the difference when you compare them side by side with any of the new 1/8th kit tires.