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Here's a restoration of mine, an MPC '71 Grand Prix


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#1 Ron Hamilton

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 10:03 PM

I stripped the paint off this one, and put it in primer.

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I replaced the kit wheels with a set of "honeycomb" wheels on Goodyear "Polyglas" whitewall tires, and added a body side moulding ( I may remove it).

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I have a new steering wheel for it(Pontiac Custom sport wheel), and I plan to paint it a 1971 Pontiac color combination.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 12:38 AM

Havent seen one of those in awhile!
good direction from the sounds of it!

keep us post on this build.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 01:58 AM

Looks great! Honeycombs are a nice touch.

I'm not digging the photo host at all because there's no way to adjust the images down to a viewable size. Ginormous images of model cars = :cry:

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 04:31 AM

Nice restore. You don't see many of those around. Keep us updated.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 07:39 AM

Lookin' good so far Ron!.......I wish someone could see fit to repop this one in plastic or resin!

Bob, as far as the photo host..............I agree. I think you have to resize the pics on your hardrive (I have Paint Shop Pro) to keep them a reasonable size, but it would be nice if the photo host did that automatically. :?

Maybe 600-700 pixel range wouldn't be so bad..........


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Posted 03 September 2006 - 07:55 AM

The honeycombs look awesome on there.
I would definitely love to see that get re-issued, but I don't think that is possible is it? Wasn't it turned into the superfly or whatever they called it?

That kit has so many possibilities. Hurst edition comes to mind.
I look forward to your finished resto!
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Posted 03 September 2006 - 10:31 AM

Help! I can't see your photos Ron

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 12:16 PM

Help! I can't see your photos Ron


Irv, here's Ron's pics.........just resized a bit so they'll fit on the screen..........:)

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