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#1 George Bojaciuk

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 05:48 AM

Just wanted to let you guys know that GMP has given the "green light" for 1:24th wheel and tire sets. Their first set will be a '68 Shelby set. These wheels will be detailed and "Goodyear" will be tampo printed on the tires. If this venture proves to be successful, more tire and wheel sets will be made available. The retail will be $9.95 for a set of 4. Obviously, you will need to modify these to fit your models. I've used "mint" type wheels and tires in the past and it really adds a new dimension to the model.

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 06:28 AM

I'm looking forward to these! What's the distribution of them going to be like? Through GMP or will they be widely available?

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 06:42 AM

Initial test run thru GMP. Then thru their dealer network. I know we've done GTOs , Cyclones and '67 and '68 Mustnags and Shelbys. Lot of wheels to make a lot of people happy. Any new program will have set done as well.

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 06:58 AM

Yippee!! :( :P :D

Tell me George............are these the ten spoke mags, or the 5 spoke "hubcap" type wheels?? Either one and I'll be VERY happy!!

#5 George Bojaciuk

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 08:29 AM

These are the 10 spoke wheels.

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 08:45 AM

Thanks George!

Do you know a time frame when they'll be available?

I've got a '67 Shelby that's been callin' my name for years! :(


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Posted 22 May 2006 - 09:27 AM

They will look great! I also have tooled the 5 spoke Kelsey Hayes wheel. No dates on the sets yet. I only got word on Thursday of last week while I was in Hershey at the Goodguys event.

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 03:57 PM

All sounds great!!! and welcome to the forum, George. I have admired your work for a loong time!! I was very fond of the red Monte Carlo you did and featured in your book!!!

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 05:34 PM

Great news George and welome aboard I too have admired your work.
On those Kelsey Hayes wheels the type found as an option for
66 and 67 Fairlanes?

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 05:46 PM

Thank you all for your kind words. I've been out of circulation for so long I figured I was forgotten by now!
I've been bugging GMP to do wheel and tire sets for quite a few years. I even started getting others to write in. This is a market test and if sales are good, there will be more to come. The K-H are the 5 spokes that look like double spoke Magnums. It was distinctive to a '67 Shelby. I should also point out that the GT type wheel could be done as well as the steel slotted wheel w/cap and trim rings. GMP also did '69 Cyclones and GTOs. The GTOs have a nice selection of wheels and tries. As programs evolve, new sets would be introduced. You will have to adapt them, but this bunch should be good at that. I did managed to get GMP to agree to keep the sets under $10. I'd like to see them made easily available and affordable. When I built my '70 Nova SS I used Mint type wheels and tires and that model popped. I know I can paint tire letters pretty well but I have to say the detail is pretty crisp and I wondered why I wasted all that time!

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 07:13 AM

heres what i want:

lotus "wobbly webs" with dunlop tyres

some magnesium halibrand (i believe they were) ten (?) spoke front wheels like used on gasser fiats in the sixties

nice halibrand kidney bean wheels front and rear

and the last two in 1/8th scale for big drag/deuce/rod etc

good luck, i know.

one love
jah bill

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 08:37 AM

Thank you all for your kind words. I've been out of circulation for so long I figured I was forgotten by now!


You may not be seen often but you'll never be forgotten George.

Any chance that GMP will consider doing their new 1/12 (?) driver figures as recently reviewed in HMM as in our scale?

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 09:58 AM

Thank you all for your kind words. I've been out of circulation for so long I figured I was forgotten by now!

Forget you? Your article on polishing (years ago) got me to the next level in the hobby. I consider this one of the most important steps in my modeling in the last decade or so. (The other one is using lacquer paints). I eventually adapted your method slightly to my own needs and now whenever I post a finished model I'm usually asked about polishing. Of course I always mention you as the inspiration.
On behalf of all my recent paint jobs, THANK YOU!

Thanks,

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 12:41 PM

I might be a little dumb, but what is GMP

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 01:36 PM

I might be a little dumb, but what is GMP


The folks that George works for. :)

http://www.gmpdiecas...FTOKEN=56852736

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 05:48 PM

I appreciate the kind words. I actually work for myself, but GMP has been such a great bunch to work for that they are my only client right now. That's by choice. Real car guys making models.
On another note, I did propose an idea to Gregg and he liked it. Once I get my act together here at home. I may be writing again. I do miss it. When you do what I do for a company, you wind up with little time for yourself as far as building goes. I recently put together 2 dioramas within a weeks time. They were both 14 x 18. If I show you...well, that laser dot would be on your forehead.

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 09:55 AM

And we never forget, we just go blind sometimes :-)
I'm going to make up a custom shirt for you, that says
"Hey, GREGG, it's me, GEORGE!!!!"

:-)
And tell Tom he's going to get one too.

Glad to have you on the board

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 10:44 AM

I appreciate the kind words. I actually work for myself, but GMP has been such a great bunch to work for that they are my only client right now. That's by choice. Real car guys making models.
On another note, I did propose an idea to Gregg and he liked it. Once I get my act together here at home. I may be writing again. I do miss it. When you do what I do for a company, you wind up with little time for yourself as far as building goes. I recently put together 2 dioramas within a weeks time. They were both 14 x 18. If I show you...well, that laser dot would be on your forehead.


I stand corrected.

Please do your best to make the return to the world of the written world.

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 03:49 PM

Not a problem John. Once I get my car running, I hope to get back to the articles. There aren't enough hours in a day. I did pose the question of Sprint car tires and wheels to GMP and they are open to the idea. Question is: Do you want just tires? Tires and wheels? What? I'm open to a few suggestions.
Oh, Gregg....the shirt size is XL.

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 12:52 AM

Not a problem John. Once I get my car running, I hope to get back to the articles. There aren't enough hours in a day. I did pose the question of Sprint car tires and wheels to GMP and they are open to the idea. Question is: Do you want just tires? Tires and wheels? What? I'm open to a few suggestions.
Oh, Gregg....the shirt size is XL.


Personally, sprint car wheels and tires are not something I want/need. However, I'm sure the others might have other ideas.