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#21 horsepower

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:43 PM

O.K. I have to ask, pictures don't show, & the ol' memory is fuzzy, were the rear wheels knock off type Halibrands or did they use lug nuts? I'm looking for a set of the front tires & wheels, & the rear wheels if they are of the knock off type for an early sixties Super Modified. Any help out there? Thanks, Del :)

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:49 AM

O.K. I have to ask, pictures don't show, & the ol' memory is fuzzy, were the rear wheels knock off type Halibrands or did they use lug nuts? I'm looking for a set of the front tires & wheels, & the rear wheels if they are of the knock off type for an early sixties Super Modified. Any help out there? Thanks, Del :)


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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

nice looking build there novadose!

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:42 AM

hopefully they fixed the hood and made it from plastic instead of the crappy resin.i have 10 of these all resin hood versions..want to build a time line of the car..

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:01 AM

The kit I got has a resin hood with the intake holes in the side.


You bought the just-reissued version or an issue from the last reissue, about ten years ago? Just trying to clarify if the just-reissued version includes a resin hood or not.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:53 AM

Looking forward to building this one. Have a couple of the pre- resin hood. What stopped me was when all of the chrome is cleaned up it needs to be replated. Plan to use alclad for the chrome.
Hope they clean this one up a bit

What is the best orange to use for this?

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:01 AM

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Beautiful build, Rob, from a tough kit!

Looking forward to getting at least one. Worth it just for all the early '60s parts and those great wheels and tires.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:51 AM

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Thanks, those are the wheels I'm wanting, now I just need to find some foo,,er kind sole that doesn't want their set. :rolleyes:

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

Looking forward to building this one. Have a couple of the pre- resin hood. What stopped me was when all of the chrome is cleaned up it needs to be replated. Plan to use alclad for the chrome.
Hope they clean this one up a bit

What is the best orange to use for this?

bobthehobbyguy

Omaha orange (state orange to most of us) but competition, or bright orange is very close.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

Omaha orange (state orange to most of us) but competition, or bright orange is very close.


Horsepower,
Thought that was the case but its hard to judge from photos.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:21 AM

Why waste your time on a little model and buy the real thing?! Nothing 150 grand can't get you. :lol:

Some good reference photo if nothing else.....

http://www.racingjun...nge-Crrate.html

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

Kinda strange, the ad says that it's in "unrestored original condition", but the original didn't have all of the flames, or the dark orange pearl paint that I see in the pictures they show. Either this isn't THE Orange Crate, or it has been re-done, (I would bet on that).

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:22 PM

I noticed that, too - looks like it's had a full restoration to me.

Also, "arguably the best selling model in hot rodding history"? Not so sure about that, either.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:22 PM

Kinda strange, the ad says that it's in "unrestored original condition", but the original didn't have all of the flames, or the dark orange pearl paint that I see in the pictures they show. Either this isn't THE Orange Crate, or it has been re-done, (I would bet on that).


I believe that it had been redone for the 75th anniversary of the 32 Ford at the roadster show .display
Just love the guy selling it. doesn't give builder credit and doesn't know that it has been restored. For that asking price he should know what he's talking about.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:33 PM

Has anybody gotten this kit and know if the hood is plastic or resin?

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:42 PM

i think 150k$ is a pretty fair asking price for a car with provenance like the orange krate. if i had the money i would consider it. the ad writer is obviously a bit not with it on several fronts, including that "arguably the best selling model in hot rodding history" part. the model hasnt even been in production over the years since its inception, has it? and sometimes when selling a car its best to separate yourself from the car as much as possible so when it wont start on monday morning, you dont go back saying "you said this and you said that". the car does speak for itself very well especially in the case of such an iconic rod.

i wish i had the money. and the museum space to store it.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:57 PM

One of the past HRJ's had a detailed feature article on all the history of the car with extensive photos of the restored car. Revell said at last falls hobby show in Chicago the release will have a plastic hood.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:14 PM

I'm pretty sure the kit I got is the new release but I'm not positive. It does have the resin hood. Does any one know how to tell by the box numbers or if there is a date on there somwhere? I'm at work now but can check when i get home.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:12 PM

Does any one know how to tell by the box numbers or if there is a date on there somwhere? I


It will have the silver "Car Show" logo at the upper left on the box top, as well as the "12+", "Skill 3", etc.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:12 AM

OkI just checked mine out. It is the last issue fo it. Theres no skill level on it and it has a 1999 copyright date. I had assumed it was the newer one becase the guy I got it from had 4 or 5 five of them and mostly new kits at his table. So its still a question whether new one has the resin hood or not.