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#1 MsDano85gt

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:00 PM

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at least enuff parts for 3 complete cj's and theres 2 commandos? one has the hardtop, also have the "soft top" one has the "jeep" style grated grille the other seems to be the same as model king mount n goat version but must be older original versions 2 came with "suburbanite" tires one was made to be rusty with holes in the body I am trying to figure out if I want to leave that? or fill the holes and fix the body? hmmmmm

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:04 PM

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:32 PM

I built an Original 72 Annual and a :Hombre" re-issue of the Commando.

Plus I have an Auto-Scape's issue of the "Mountain Goat" version

The Jeep type grill is the OLDER issue.

The red "Mount'n Goat" on the right is the Commando grill and in all the issues since the 72 annual

I have a Parts lot 68 that needs Stock parts to restore!!

 

The Sedan/Wagon type roof was Last in the 72 Annual!!

Surprisingly the Stock open rims, and even the Chrome Jeep hubcaps were

on both the Hombre's & Mountain Goat's chrome trees.

 

Also, to build a standard height suspension, I just reversed the Hombre/Mountain Goat

mounting points for the axles & springs.

 

My built is a Fire Department cruiser. Like an Older Chief's car.

It has the Snow plow from the Annual kit too!!


Edited by Edsel-Dan, 09 September 2013 - 03:35 PM.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:30 PM

neat info edsel; :) I would like a plow kit jeep, getting very hard to come by

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:43 PM

neat info edsel; :) I would like a plow kit jeep, getting very hard to come by

That plow is available in resin. There is an eBay seller that offers it as well as RMofMD.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:53 AM





 one was made to be rusty with holes in the body I am trying to figure out if I want to leave that? or fill the holes and fix the body? hmmmmm

 

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If you wanted to do a realistic junker, the holes in the body look just like drilled holes. To make them look like rust, take your exacto knife and twist it in the holes to make them jagged. You will want to connect some in a random pattern.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:19 PM

I got the  body in that  condition i'm not a fan  of  rusty's so I may  just fill in the  swiss cheese with  putty and   fix her up??



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:56 AM

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once squadron green has dried will be time to sand the fake rust holes down hopefully smoothe and body will be restored..... and I can figure out what color to paint it!....