Jump to content


SMP 1911 Chevrolet


  • You cannot reply to this topic
140 replies to this topic

#1 Chuck Most

Chuck Most

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,756 posts
  • Location:Michiganistan
  • Full Name:^See Above

Posted 30 November 2011 - 03:40 PM

This was done for GM by SMP for Chevrolet's 50th anniversary in 1961- in an agreement with GM the tooling was destroyed after the limited run of kits. Resin guys... if you ever track one of these down... pleeeze, pull a mold off it and repop it! The Chevy II four-banger I just built needs a home! :lol: I think it might make a neat little hot rod, and might be interesting enough to build box stock.
Posted Image

#2 Craig Irwin

Craig Irwin

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,712 posts
  • Location:Pendleton Indiana ( near Indianapolis)

Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:05 PM

Someone cast that one years ago, before I'd ever heard of resin. I'm a buyer if its done again.

#3 Chuck Most

Chuck Most

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,756 posts
  • Location:Michiganistan
  • Full Name:^See Above

Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:14 PM

Sometime in the '80's, I'm told, by Mike's Miniature Motors. Only a handful were cast.

#4 Craig Irwin

Craig Irwin

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,712 posts
  • Location:Pendleton Indiana ( near Indianapolis)

Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:23 PM

OK, that explains it, Mike passed on at a young age. Modelhaus got at least one of his masters / molds, so who knows.....

#5 kevin

kevin

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 382 posts
  • Location:metro detroit michigan
  • Full Name:kevin lutz

Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:55 AM

i would cast one if i had it!

#6 Chuck Most

Chuck Most

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,756 posts
  • Location:Michiganistan
  • Full Name:^See Above

Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:26 AM

OK, that explains it, Mike passed on at a young age. Modelhaus got at least one of his masters / molds, so who knows.....

I know Don ended up with his '59 Chevy sedan delivery. Sure hope somebody got this one!

#7 jas1957

jas1957

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 228 posts
  • Location:Northern Ohio
  • Full Name:John Strick

Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:36 PM

Yes it was about 1990 that Mike cast the 1911 Chevy. He did two versions, a complete stock kit & street rod without the wheels & such. Mike was a good guy unfortunately he died I think within a few months of producing it. I know of one person that has one of those & have heard of another that supposedly has one. I have asked the one person about getting it cast. So far no word, I would LOVE to have one & imagine many others would also. Especially with the NNL Nationals theme being 100 years of Chevy next year.

#8 Chuck Most

Chuck Most

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,756 posts
  • Location:Michiganistan
  • Full Name:^See Above

Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:00 PM

Hot rod parts would be a real bonus, either way, I'd be up for one or ten of 'em!

#9 Danno

Danno

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,074 posts
  • Location:Okay. By now you all know ~ Aridzona.
  • Full Name:Nameless Natural Luminary

Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:27 PM

Ditto!

#10 jeffs396

jeffs396

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,048 posts
  • Location:NE Ohio
  • Full Name:Jeff

Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:29 PM

Just searched eBay for 1910-1923 diecast Chevys, found a few pre-1920 in 1/32 scale, but nothing in 1/25 until 1923...

Possibly something like this one could be used as a basis for a master???

http://www.ebay.com/...=item415e87c287

#11 Chuck Most

Chuck Most

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,756 posts
  • Location:Michiganistan
  • Full Name:^See Above

Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:47 PM

Years ago I had a diecast 1915 Chevrolet in roughly 1:25 scale that would have been a cool master, but I have no idea what ever happened to it.

#12 Art Anderson

Art Anderson

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,754 posts

Posted 02 December 2011 - 05:15 AM

The late Mike Watgen of Mike's Miniature Motors managed to cabbage onto the rare AMT kit of the 1911 Prototype Chevrolet Touring car (the 50th Anniversary 1911 Chevrolet Promo was this kit, factory assembled). Those kits and promo's were available ONLY from Chevrolet Dealers in 1961, and once the production run was completed for Chevy, their representatives audited the destruction of the tooling.

Mike cast the kit parts in resin, sold them as parts, or as a partial kit (Street Rod version) or as the full stock '11 Chevy prototype kit. Mike died, tragically, early in the morning of the first Sunday in May 1994, as he was loading his van with product, to attend the Hoosier Model Car Association's annual swap meet and contest in Indianapolis IN.

Modelhaus did acquire a few masters from Mike's widow; Jimmy Flintstone acquired Mike's excellent 1966 Chevy II 2dr sedan transkit masters.

Art

#13 jas1957

jas1957

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 228 posts
  • Location:Northern Ohio
  • Full Name:John Strick

Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:08 AM

Thanks for clearing that up Art, I knew it was the early '90s but not exactly when. I hate to use Mike's death as a commercial but it is a very strong reminder that if you see something from the after market that you want. Get it you never know when or why it won't be available. After many years regretting not buying Mike's '51 Studebaker conv. when he was alive I found one at Toledo a couple years ago.

#14 Eshaver

Eshaver

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,868 posts
  • Location:Richmond Virginia for now
  • Full Name:Ed Shaver

Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:35 PM

This car needs to be cast , end of story. Ed Shaver

#15 Craig Irwin

Craig Irwin

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,712 posts
  • Location:Pendleton Indiana ( near Indianapolis)

Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:17 PM

Yes, but who has one to cast?

#16 Chuck Most

Chuck Most

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,756 posts
  • Location:Michiganistan
  • Full Name:^See Above

Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:39 PM

Yes, but who has one to cast?

And who will let a caster borrow it?
Got to be somebody! B)

#17 Eshaver

Eshaver

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,868 posts
  • Location:Richmond Virginia for now
  • Full Name:Ed Shaver

Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:52 PM

Chuck, here is the start of a New caareer............................................... Mostus resins UNLIMITED !!!!!!!!!! :D

Ed Shaver

#18 Chuck Most

Chuck Most

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,756 posts
  • Location:Michiganistan
  • Full Name:^See Above

Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:55 PM

That can wait until I don't suck at making molds and casting anymore. :lol: The process is taking longer than I'd like, but I'm getting there. B)

#19 paul alflen

paul alflen

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 219 posts
  • Location:highland,mi
  • Full Name:paul alflen

Posted 22 December 2011 - 03:38 AM

JIMMY FLINTSTONE WAS GIVEN THE 1911 PARTS TO CAST YEARS AGO, HE NEVER DID THEM. WE SHOULD ALL BUG JIM TO DO THEM .

#20 dimaxion

dimaxion

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 965 posts
  • Location:NE Indiana
  • Full Name:John JR. Landgraver

Posted 22 December 2011 - 03:54 AM

Thanks for clearing that up Art, I knew it was the early '90s but not exactly when. I hate to use Mike's death as a commercial but it is a very strong reminder that if you see something from the after market that you want. Get it you never know when or why it won't be available. After many years regretting not buying Mike's '51 Studebaker conv. when he was alive I found one at Toledo a couple years ago.

I did buy the 1952 Studebaker Converteble . I did the research , used the Fred Cady Decals to make the Pace Car from this casting . I think I'll do a bug in Jimmy's ear . Thanx ..