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#21 realgone58

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:03 AM

Mike, that's coming out nice so far. You gave some depth to the engine compartment and made it look less toy like. Love the green, and it's right on. Did you have it mixed up or did you find it somewhere? Not to copy, but I'd be interested in doing one of these in green as well. My dad had a wagon version for a company car from 81-84. He hated it. It was WAY underpowered, and banged and rattled alot, but it never let him down. In '85 they replaced it with a new model with the 2.5 motor. That was alot smoother and had a little more pickup. In '89 they gave him a Taurus wagon V-6 and there was no comparison! 



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:07 PM

 Love the green, and it's right on. Did you have it mixed up or did you find it somewhere? Not to copy, but I'd be interested in doing one of these in green as well. My dad had a wagon version for a company car from 81-84.

 

The green paint is pretty official .. I got it from paintscratch.com. It's a 1981 color only. I got it in a spray can for the first time and was happy with the results. It's called  Light Seaspray Green Metallic  color code  VF2 (1981)

 

I usually get a bottle ans have to thin it down for the air brush, but since I hate airbrushing because of the hassle I did the spray .. first time I've seen them offer it.



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:55 PM

Foxman, it looks like if you just set the grille more vertical between the headlights might be enough to do it. So wats a little filein an cuttin? You can do it bro!



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:17 PM

 

The green paint is pretty official .. I got it from paintscratch.com. It's a 1981 color only. I got it in a spray can for the first time and was happy with the results. It's called  Light Seaspray Green Metallic  color code  VF2 (1981)

 

I usually get a bottle ans have to thin it down for the air brush, but since I hate airbrushing because of the hassle I did the spray .. first time I've seen them offer it.

Wow, 25 bucks a can!!!!! 



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:55 AM

Wow, 25 bucks a can!!!!! 

 

It was a bit expensive, but I wanted to try their spray as I've gotten paint for many of my builds of my 1:1 cars from them and was always pleased with the quality.. Just get a bottle of touch-up paint and stuff in your air brush. :)


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:57 AM

Foxman, it looks like if you just set the grille more vertical between the headlights might be enough to do it. So wats a little filein an cuttin? You can do it bro!

 

That's what I'll do, George. There's room to adjust it some with a bit of grinding, prying and pulling. :lol:   I'll just do what I can without spiting the headlights.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:56 AM

'At's the ol CAN DO attidute, Mike!  It's only plastic(or Die Cast in THIS case!)an it shouldn't be nuthin to mod. Like I said, YOU can do it,bro!!!!



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:16 AM

Awesome job, i have one of these diecast, its the blue one. I have a 1986 reliant wagon  sitting in the field, i pulled motor out because blew up, and around here you cant find a 2.5



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:30 PM

the 79 town country lebaron by this brand is also very neat, cool project so far i also have the blue reliant 



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:56 PM

I've had that T/C Lebaron wagon for a while; been thinking about swapping the Diplomat fascia onto it and smoothing the sides to make a phantom law enforcement car out of it. Far as I know, there were no diplomat wagons made. Now I'm thinking that little reliant might make a good start on a mid eighties Lebaron convertible like mine (think 'planes,trains and automobiles' without the woodgrain)  :)

 

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:24 PM

When I think of planes trains and automobiles, I think of when john candy is singing to ray charles, and drumming on the dash!



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:41 AM

Where is everyone finding these and the Horizons? I have yet to see one on one here in the NW burbs of Chicago.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:48 AM

Where is everyone finding these and the Horizons? I have yet to see one on one here in the NW burbs of Chicago.

 

Take a look in the 'bay.  I see all of those and the Chrysler wagons there.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:56 PM

 

Take a look in the 'bay.  I see all of those and the Chrysler wagons there.

 

That's where I found the one building in this thread --- ebay

 

This got stalled until my daughter decides to dig out her photos of the car .. :(


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:51 PM

I've had that T/C Lebaron wagon for a while; been thinking about swapping the Diplomat fascia onto it and smoothing the sides to make a phantom law enforcement car out of it. Far as I know, there were no diplomat wagons made. Now I'm thinking that little reliant might make a good start on a mid eighties Lebaron convertible like mine (think 'planes,trains and automobiles' without the woodgrain)  :)

 

mike

Yes, Diplomat wagons were available from '77 thru '81. Here's a pic of a 1980 model. 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:41 PM

 

Take a look in the 'bay.  I see all of those and the Chrysler wagons there.

LOL, I was afraid someone would say that.

I found my Town And Country wagon out of all the places, the small IL town I went to college at when I came for an alum meeting. Guess I will have to bite the bullet to add one of these '80s ecno cars I remember seeing all over as a kid.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:10 PM

Found my T&C wagon at WalMart of all places!!

Not seen any in a long time though. And never seen the Diplomat anywhere but that evil Bay place!!



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 08:05 AM

Found my T&C wagon at WalMart of all places!!

Not seen any in a long time though. And never seen the Diplomat anywhere but that evil Bay place!!

 

It's interesting that these saw limited distribution and disappeared. There are a lot of diecast that seem to have one run to Walmart and it's over. There was a 1970 Ford van I have that I only saw there once. If I had known that I would have bought the shelf full!

 

It's cool that they decided to do the obscure 80s cars. I want both the Horizon and Omni 4 doors,  the T&C wagon and the Diplomat sedans. And of course the Reliants... someone said they also did a Reliant wagon but I've never seen even a picture of one.

 

 

I have kept my eye open at flea market and model shows, but I guess I'll have to bite the bullet and place a sizable diecast order to one of those eBay store vendors.


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 05:42 PM

Diecast model wholesales website shows the horizon and the omni! Also they show the diplomat and the t and c wagon. Oh and we cant forget the reliant!



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:10 AM

 

It's interesting that these saw limited distribution and disappeared. There are a lot of diecast that seem to have one run to Walmart and it's over. There was a 1970 Ford van I have that I only saw there once. If I had known that I would have bought the shelf full!

 

It's cool that they decided to do the obscure 80s cars. I want both the Horizon and Omni 4 doors,  the T&C wagon and the Diplomat sedans. And of course the Reliants... someone said they also did a Reliant wagon but I've never seen even a picture of one.

 

 

I have kept my eye open at flea market and model shows, but I guess I'll have to bite the bullet and place a sizable diecast order to one of those eBay store vendors.

 

 

Great observations Tom. Yes, sad but true , Wal- Worl had several very desirable and interesting die Cast models that were "Limited Runs . I was fortunate in that as soon as I could , I did get the Ford Van and a Dodge Diplomat . For some unknown reason, they sent a slew of Chevrolet vans and I think my close by store got two Fords. I wasn't real crazy about the "Graphics" of either the Ford or the Chevrolet . I wound up disassembling the Ford and painting it in a Factory Mustard Yellow color . OF COURSE , I ADDED one of my snack trays ! I never touched the Chevrolet . I have several of them waiting for me to transform them with examples of products I used to manufacture back in the day ...............