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#341 MLMDesign

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:54 AM

HEY !!!!!!!...........wher'd everyone go ???

I haven't done much to the Dart, I did take some pics last week but I still haven't uploaded them...........I need to remember to do that sometime.



I'm still here too, sorry for no recent posts. I'm in the same boat, I've got pics but haven't posted them yet either lol.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:47 AM

My work will be slow to nonexistant until I can replace the window air conditioner in my attic workroom. It's currently about 95 degrees outside, so past experience tells me that it's in the 130+ range up there at the moment. Some time, I gotta insulate the crawl spaces off to the sides of the workroom area, and drop the ceilng panels and insulate up there too. I know that I need to sweat off some weight, but I'm no glutton for punishment!

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:11 PM

Hey Jim, e-mail me some of that heat would you...

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:23 PM

Your attic sounds exactly like mine. I just never got up the courage to actually put my studio up there, though that was the plan upon purchase. Too bad, it's a nice retro room typical of those 40's post war cracker box houses. Zen, I'd love to set up a seasonal exchange program with ya.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:14 PM

The self-employed guy we bought the house from used the attic as his home office. For the first several years it served as our oldest daughter's bedroom until she moved out. That's when I took it over for my workroom. The first A/C unit died that summer. I bought a new one, which lasted all of 2 years - until my then-teenage son accidently fell against it while clowning around, PUSHING IT RIGHT OUT THE WINDOW!!! (You shoulda seen the sparks from the electrical outlet that was pulled halfway out of the wall!) I found a used unit cheap to replace it, and that's the one that died last fall.

Fred, I'll box up some heat for you and send it off by Express Mail tomorrow (I don't think e-mail will work). You're welcome to all I can cram in the biggest box I can find. I don't know if it will stay fresh until it gets there, though. Give me your address and I'll let you know how much it costs to ship it. B)

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:23 PM

Tonight I'm putting the belts on my Bel Air, looks kind of Mickey Mouse with eveyrthing but it's good enough for me.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:02 PM

Is it safe to assume a 1939 Chevy Sedan Delivery would fit the build? Any idea where I can source an acceptable motor in 1/24 scale? Thanks


The 39 Chevy SD would be a nice addition to the Cannonball, I was wondering why there haven't been more Street Rods entered. As far as an engine goes you would have to look for other Monogram based kits. If I remember right that 39 has a 427 big block which wouldn't fit the build. You might try the small block from the black 55 Chevy that Andy is building, you could always use the 427 in that so that you wouldn't just have a parts kit left over.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:31 PM

Is it safe to assume a 1939 Chevy Sedan Delivery would fit the build? Any idea where I can source an acceptable motor in 1/24 scale? Thanks


Well if it was my build the I-6 from the 1/24 Revell '53 Chevy is the obvious choice. It comes with some speed equipment. If not the 283 ci V-8 from the 1/24 Monogram '57 Chevy.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:14 AM

Well post something up on the WANTED section. Lots of folks don't care for anything but big V-8's so all the oddball stuff sits in the parts bins. Good luck.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:43 PM

If you're looking for a Stovebolt Chevy with speed parts try to find a Monogram 53 Corvette, it has 2 different intake options.....2 or 3 carb intakes and it is in 1/24 scale unlike the Revell 53 Chevy.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:13 PM

and it is in 1/24 scale unlike the Revell 53 Chevy.


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I also compared the body side by side with the Monogram 1/24 Badman Chevy. They sure look the same size to me.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:30 PM

That looks like the old Monogram '53 Chevy. It is a really nice kit for its age, and builds into a neat model. It also has a straight six that goes well with the '39 Chevy kits. (Although it would represent a later engine than the actual '39 would have, but you can just call it a swap .) The old revell 53/54 kit had opening doors, a V-8 and lots of Gasser parts. It was 1/25 scale. It was also a cool kit, but took a bit of fiddling to get everything together.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:19 PM

My bad, I was thinking of the old Revell tooling with opening doors that could be built as a 53 or 54 Chevy.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:46 PM

My bad, I was thinking of the old Revell tooling with opening doors that could be built as a 53 or 54 Chevy.


Ah I understand now. I was unaware if the other kit completely. No worries.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:12 PM

Here is my entry. As in the last pictures I put were moved and now you can't see them.
Revell 1950 Ford F-1 Pickup
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:31 PM

That ol' Effie definitely looks stealthy enough, Lane. Is that a Hemi in there? That should be enough to get it there pretty quickly, but I sure hope the suspension is softer than stock or you and your navigator will have very sore backsides before you get halfway across Pennsylvania! :wacko:

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:30 AM

Come on Jim this is 1962! Everybody was used to the bumpy rides :lol:

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:57 PM

Come on Jim this is 1962! Everybody was used to the bumpy rides :lol:


Hey, I once had a '61 Corvair Lakewood wagon that rode smoother than the '73 Chevelle wagon I had at the same time. Personally, I don't want the fillings to be shaken loose from my teeth by the time I arrive in California! Maybe I'm getting soft in my middle age (I'm DEFINITELY getting soft in my MIDDLE! :D), but I like my comfort.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:47 PM

That ol' Effie definitely looks stealthy enough, Lane. Is that a Hemi in there? That should be enough to get it there pretty quickly, but I sure hope the suspension is softer than stock or you and your navigator will have very sore backsides before you get halfway across Pennsylvania! :wacko:

Negative Ghost Rider, that my friend is a flathead.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:48 AM

Negative Ghost Rider, that my friend is a flathead.


Well, sorta....Its a Flathead with an Ardun Hemi head conversion.