Edited by mrmike, 19 May 2013 - 03:37 PM.
1972 Hurst/Oldsmobile Convertible Is Finished!
Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:22 PM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:32 PM
Nice man....I got another one of these kits in the stash...Already built one lol
Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:28 AM
Thanks Shane! So far, I really like this kit! No flash, very little in the way of mold lines, and great parts fit.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:17 AM
Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:28 AM
Nice work so far!
Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:21 AM
Thanks Erik! Yes, this is a great kit indeed!
Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:12 AM
I am going to follow this built has well.What color are you going to paint the interior.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:58 PM
John, the interior will be painted various shades of black.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:21 PM
This is a very outstanding kit and can't wait to see your outcome of it. The engine looks really great, good job..
Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:20 PM
A good kit in good hands is always a good thing to see.
I'm a little disappointed to hear about Purple Power; seems more mandated "improvements" from on high may be to blame. For paint removal, looks like I might be going back to Easy-Off fume free.
If I may, Mike, try bleach for the chrome stripping. I find putting that in a plastic jar with a threaded plastic lid works very well- seals tight and doesn't stink too bad. While I haven't tried it on newer Revell plating, I've found on mid-late 1990s vintage AMT plastic, it doesn't take more than around an hour to remove the plating. I then use the clear lacquer beneath as a "primer" coat.
I'll enjoy watching this come to life.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:01 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:01 AM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:39 AM
Charlie, I will keep bleach in mind when I need to strip chrome next time.
Jay, the October 2010 issue is available for purchase through Scale Auto's site.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:50 AM
Mike, this stuff strips off chrome and it's undercoating in less than an hour...a few minutes in some cases. Cheap, too. Get the big jug because you will love it. Great at stripping enamel paints, as well.
LA's Totally Awesome Concentrated Degreaser.
Edited by Gluhead, 09 February 2013 - 04:51 AM.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:29 AM
Looking nice, Mike.
Hope your post-snow clean-up is going well.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:10 AM
Note, the article isn't correct in how he painted under the hood. The only black on the body should be the cowl and rad wall tops. the sides of the opening should be body color. All GM cars of that era were done like that.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:32 AM
Nice car, Steve. Thanks for the link on that.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:34 PM
Better put a bracket on that floating alternator or Harry's gonna jump on you.
Edited by sjordan2, 09 February 2013 - 01:36 PM.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:41 AM
Chris, I'll have to check out the LA Totally Awesome.
Charlie, snow removal was completed early yesterday afternoon...I think...
Steve, thanks for the link. Some good pictures there and I'll refer to them for reference.
Skip, I suppose I'll have to make a bracket for the alternator now. I don't need anybody jumping on my sorry and sore bones.
The chassis is complete.