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Johan Kits Updated 2/25/13


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#1 Porscheman

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

I found these at a hardware store northwest of Chicago 2 weeks ago for 2 bucks a piece. I painted them up, added a lot of Bare Metal Foil and new white walls.

Hope you enjoy them.

Al


Edited by Porscheman, 25 February 2013 - 12:23 PM.


#2 bondo bill

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

i like em



#3 charlie8575

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:15 AM

Very nice, especially that Olds.

 

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#4 cobraman

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:04 PM

I agree, nice.



#5 vintagercr

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:10 PM

Nice score!

#6 rmvw guy

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Man, you hit the Jackpot!!!  Nice score for sure and you did a nice job of finishing them, in two weeks?  Wow!!!!!



#7 realgone58

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

Wow, that was a score! I've got all three and did the same with mine too, but I sure didn't get them for two bucks!! Fantastic. Beautiful foil work too. Great colors, especially the Olds. 



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

Great score, they all look sharp..



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

Great job on all of them Al.  You sure were lucky to find that Hardware Store..!!



#10 crazyrichard

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:19 PM

very nice !!!!!!!!



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:13 AM

Very nice!



#12 Mike 1017

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:58 AM

All of them are beautiful

#13 Tom Geiger

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:47 AM

Two bucks? That's the original price from 1960!  Nice work on those!

 

I once was at a hobby shop and the owner had me follow him through the back room.  I spied a stack of 5 Johan '62 Studebaker convertibles on a shelf.  I stopped and asked about them. The owner said that was old stuff nobody wanted, so I asked how much. He thought for a minute and said, "Give me $20 for the stack."   I quickly reached for my wallet!  And that was a double what you just paid!  LOL



#14 Ron35369

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:35 AM

Well, at two bucks each I certainly hope you bought every one he had! Great find & great build on all three!



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:44 AM

Good for you!!! I'm very happy for you and your find! Sometimes we get lucky but that is happening less and less these days with the old stuff 'cause it just isn't out there any more like it used to be. They look great and it's good to know that a few more were saved from the landfill. :D  :D  :D



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:01 PM

Not only did you get quite a bargain on the purchase, but you finished them up very nicely! Bully for you, I say.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:04 PM

That's the kinda "Jackpot story I like hearing about !



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

Very nice collection!!!



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

Very nice, I like 'em all!



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:48 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I always make it a point to stop at old hardware stores. When I was a kid growing up in suburban Chicago, I found some of my best car model finds at these places. Now living in New Jersey, there's a whole lot more to explore. Think outside the box, they're out there.

BTW I also got the 59 Dodge and 56 Plymouth, Bought everyone they had.

Al


Edited by Porscheman, 24 February 2013 - 04:53 PM.