The Cars of Rock 'n' Roll and Country Music
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How is everyone else doing? Any updates?
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Hey, I didn't know that about David Clayton Thomas singing lead for Ides of March! I
That's because it's not true. There was no conection between The Ides of March and BST and they made that clear on stage because a lot of people who heard "Vehicle" on the radio would say that they were using the BST horn section and they wanted to stop that rumor. I heard them live more than once back in the day. Pretty good band until they would do "Vehicle" - then they were killer!! They just couldn't follow up that hit. Their singer was Jim Peterik who was later in Survivor.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:54 PM
Manuel: Yeah, I did a little personal research into that, and found the info that was given on here wasn't right. I didn't want to make a big thing about it at the time, but thanks for setting the "record" straight . Just running Survivor's "Eye Of The Tiger" through in my mind, I can definitely hear the voice. It would have been nice if Ides Of March had charted with more songs. "Vehicle" shows the kind of potential they had. Here's a link to the band's Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia...._of_March_(band)
Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:18 PM
I'm still toying with the idea of substituting the old Jo-Han '64 Ploara body for the Lindberg 330. I have a couple of photos I took at a car show last summer of one of the five Super Stock Polaras Dodge bolted together back in 1964, so I thought I could do a replica of that car. Too bad the Lindberg 330 interior is so much better than the old Jo-Han Polara stuff.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:17 PM
Next up: BMF. I can hardly wait...
Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:07 PM
And now that you're in the proper frame of mind, here's the model:
The photoetched grille was a lot more fragile than I expected. I wound up breaking one grille bar out of it completely and breaking a couple more of them loose at the bottom. A lot of guys love to use photoetched details, but they take a lot of work to get them to look right. I got frustrated with the fiddly little letters for the hood and deck lid, so I went with the kit supplied decals for those emblems instead.
In back, you can see that the photoetched Dodge "Fratzog" went on OK, as did the Dodge naeplates on the quarter panels. I blacked those out with a Sharpie before polishing them with a polishing cloth while still on the fret. It highlighted the raised lettering and surround while leaving the recessed areas that are black on the 1:1 car black. The license plates are computer generated replica 1964 California tags with the exact colors and typeface. I found the guy who makes them on eBay - a set of 5 pairs cost $2, and got him to make me some personalized plates for other builds at $1 per pair. How cool is that?
I don't wire too many engines, but I had to do this one. I got this kit in a package deal over a decade ago and it had the pre-wired distributor and the photoetch fret in the box. I did my research - the coil IS supposed to be chrome!
The interior was done as closely to the standard color scheme as I could do it with the research I could do on it. The photoetch set had a full instrument panel for the dashboard, complete with gauge surround and printed gauge faces. The shift lever is one of my homemade straight pin jobs, and the turn signal lever is a piece of polished piano wire with a paint blob knob on the end.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:23 AM
David, consider yourself in with your "Little Deuce Coupe". I'll post your entry on the first page of the CBP when I have a little more time.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:18 PM
On an ironic side note, just yesterday I saw an early 70's-style Microbus Westfalia pulled over by the local police - for what I don't know...
Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:03 AM
This is where I left off, and I hope to make some progress this evening...