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#101 Custom Mike

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:54 PM

Mark, that kit would be a horrible choice, just pack it back up and send it to me so I can save you the aggravation....

 

Just kidding, I'd sell your kidney for that kit!

 

And no, I'm not kidding, I'd sell my dog's kidneys too! :lol:



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

The Lincoln is a fine kit to join on in with.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:54 AM

 

Yep! The AMT Pro Sreet '68 Road Runner has 'em. They have a plain sidewall,but the tread looks like the M/T Sportsmans. That's what's on the rear of my Duster. I can get the exact dimensions of them if you need. There had to be other AMT kits that had them. I'm thinking the pro street '69 GTX had them also. I think I may have that kit in the stash. I'll have to check and see. An easier to find kit would be the pro street '41 Willys by Revell.

Thanks! I'm prety sure I might have a set from the Revell Willys anyway. I always assumed the GTX/RR Pro Streets had the same M/T tires as the Super Bee.



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:13 AM

I just got a "parts pack" in the mail that came in the '68 RR pro street box. It came with Good-Year drag radials. That makes at least 6 different pro street rear tires that l know of-- in 5 sizes.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:29 AM

I just got a "parts pack" in the mail that came in the '68 RR pro street box. It came with Good-Year drag radials. That makes at least 6 different pro street rear tires that l know of-- in 5 sizes.

 

Do you have a photo of them? I've never seen any drag radials by AMT.



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:08 PM

Time for more? You bet! I got the engine wiring done, I used white 30 gauge wrapping wire and some yellow jacket from some 26 gauge wire for the boots. I was going to paint the wrapping wire with some Tamiya Clear Yellow, but it wouldn't dry (I waited about 5 hours and it was still tacky), so I just decided to go with the plain white wire.

Resin distributor from Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland, these things are great!
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Wiring in place on the distributor...
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2 boots on each wire, time to get it installed on the engine!
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Right side of the engine complete, more to come!
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

Another shot of the engine wiring, and then onto the coil. Since there was no coil in either one of the kits Sam sent, and I'm out of 'em, I tried to make my own from some sprue. I chucked it in the Dremel, hit it with a sanding stick, drilled a hole in it and called it good. I painted it semi-gloss black, then made a strap from a piece of PE fret, drilled a hole in the block, and glued it in place. That's all for tonight, see ya later!

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:31 AM

Just a quick update on the coronet. Have opened up the boot and separated the rear chrome trim from the tailights. Installed a flat trunk floor, do you guys in the US call it trunk or boot?, and started to make up pieces of evergreen to enclose the trunk so she is all neat and tidy. Have also made up a fuel cell that still needs work but it is getting there, its large but if im going cruising i dont want to be stopping at every gas station to fill this baby up. Still undecided what motor to use but im swaying to do the DOHC 426 for something visually different and a bit more streetable.

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Cheers and thanks for looking


Edited by vc273, 22 January 2013 - 02:44 AM.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:20 AM

Just a quick update on the coronet. Have opened up the boot and separated the rear chrome trim from the tailights. Installed a flat trunk floor, do you guys in the US call it trunk or boot?, and started to make up pieces of evergreen to enclose the trunk so she is all neat and tidy. Have also made up a fuel cell that still needs work but it is getting there, its large but if im going cruising i dont want to be stopping at every gas station to fill this baby up. Still undecided what motor to use but im swaying to do the twin overhead cam 426 for something visually different and a bit more streetable.

 

 

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Cheers and thanks for looking

keep postin, i'll be looking.... and i would go with this hemi along with a hemi hood scoop.



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:28 AM

here is some more progress on my coronet. i have the side scoops in place, got a good start on an outlaw hood, ripped the origional tunnel out, made a new one, ripped that out and started tunnel #2, started up a cage, modified that a few times. the bars in the back are too close together to fit the fuel cell under it, so i have to scratch a new one. there will also be 2 uptima batteries and maybe some nitrous in the trunk. i think i am going to change the color to "go-green" instead of orange. started scratching up some new door panels, dont know if i want the interior tubs, floor body color w/ black seats, door panels or do an aluminum looking iinterior?

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:36 AM

 

 

thanks, ill keep you in mind

 

for now im trying to get the body right

i painted it last night and it looks like poo-pooh

 

here are some shots before i tossed her in the purple pond (which in all reality is a big pickle jar filled with brake fluid)

 

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one a side note, here is the frame section i build

still need to clean it up but the idea is there

 

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i still need to decide on tires

 

on the left are the mickey thompson sportsmans that i had origenally planned but on the right are the firestones that came with my care-package i got from Roadhawg

 

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the fire stones didnt fit in the body the way it sits right now but considering the body is now in the pond i might have a chance to flare them a bit afterall

depends on how much or little room you need. i personally would not flair the wells. if you want the bigger tires, maybe take an exacto blade and scrape the inside of the body (wheelwell area) and shave some off the rails. or just use the smaller ones, i do feel the bigger the better, but you have alot of work iin the build already, plus the smaller ones will drop the rear of the car.



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:41 AM

Can I play along? Here is one I have been wanting to build. A 2004 GTO. Still not sure on what motor to drop in, I have many TF & FC HEMI blocks... maybe pull the Pontiac mnt motor from a PS kit.

sweet!! the more the marrier!!! for the motor, how about a simple 350 chevy (yea, i know) with a turbo or 2.....



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:27 AM

Hi Al really like what you have going on with the coronet. Will stay with the twin cam as i wanted to keep this build fairly simple so i can put more effort into the next build after such a long break away from the hobby. Though some of you may find these pics helpful in your builds. These shots are from sacle auto issue 75 dedicated to pro street but do remember this info is from 1991 so there may be some up015_zpsa59b1945.jpg016_zps8c6db8f8.jpgdates017_zpse779ae88.jpg since the018_zps28e6141d.jpgn. Cheers019_zps8f774868.jpg020_zps7382e0b7.jpg



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:31 AM

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:32 AM

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:33 AM

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

depends on how much or little room you need. i personally would not flair the wells. if you want the bigger tires, maybe take an exacto blade and scrape the inside of the body (wheelwell area) and shave some off the rails. or just use the smaller ones, i do feel the bigger the better, but you have alot of work iin the build already, plus the smaller ones will drop the rear of the car.

 

ill keep that in mind

i guess ill see how everything looks once i mock it up with both sets of tires

ive been working a little on the tubs and it might be too much effort to make the tubs fit the big tires since the rear seat would be in the way

 

flaring the well would be relatively painless though, since im back to bare styrene again anyway



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

a small update from my build desk.

The GTO has been hacked apart, started with a small backhalf job then felt it needed more...so a full frame has begun. I have kept the side rails so there is some GTO in there. I go for a late 80's early 90's style Pro Street look - stock looking body, Big motor with blower...etc.

I started a second poject Pro Street "car".... well okay it's a Toyota truck. hay why not?


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:48 AM

a small update from my build desk.

The GTO has been hacked apart, started with a small backhalf job then felt it needed more...so a full frame has begun. I have kept the side rails so there is some GTO in there. I go for a late 80's early 90's style Pro Street look - stock looking body, Big motor with blower...etc.

I started a second poject Pro Street "car".... well okay it's a Toyota truck. hay why not?

hey, why not is right!! looks very, very cool!! both of them. always liked the modern GTO but never found a kit. its on my want list. great job on the frame also. here is a picture for some inspiration on the truck..... this thing is soooo impressive in person.... love how the tubbs extend out of the bed, don't know why.... by the way, where did the resin blower pieces come from?

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:13 AM

Well, I've already lost interest in the Chevelle (not saying it won't make a comeback later), but I did get this '66 Falcon a while back.

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I'm thinking with an AMT '67 Mustang front clip and the remainder of the underbody from a '66 Pro Street Nova, I might be onto something.

Thoughts?