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#1 FuelishSpectator

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 06:26 AM

Hey Now...
I just happen to be on another message board regarding another type of Top Fuel Hydro. There is this website that is helping promote this Top Fuel Hydro. I am picking up just a few of them. They look Way-Kewl...


Click on the link..

 

http://www.alteredstatesmodels.com/


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#2 Mal.au

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 10:38 PM

Hi Guys

I have one of these resin T/F hydros that come out of the old molds

I emailed and emailed Chuck ( Altered states models) and begged him to pop one more out for me and had just about given up when one day to my surprise one just turned up in the mail here in Australia, Chuck is a great guy and wrote me a note to say that the mold was just about at the end of it's day and it wasn't the best one that had come out of the mold, it's great to see he is going to re re release it cause it is truly a unique subject, just don't forget the engine goes in backwards and the injector scoop face forwards


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#3 Bernard Kron

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:31 PM

Does anyone have any experience with these folks? I'd like to order a front engined TFE chassis and some bodies from them but they don't take credit cards so I'd be sending them a check. I did a search on the board and several builders referenced parts from Altered States Models. The parts looked good and they were included on some pretty sweet builds. I PMed them but I'm wondering if anyone else can provide impressions of quality, delivery times, communication, etc. from this caster.

Thanx for any help,
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 03:14 PM

;) Bernard, don't worry about this co. his stuff is really good quality.I ordered his T/F hydro and was real happy with it very good quality.he's got a 51 Chevy Deluxe that I was real happy with too.He's reasonable on his pricing,and he ships pretty quick,about 2 weeks from when I first sent him my money orders, to when Igot my stuff.I'd deal with him again,no problem. ;)

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 04:35 PM

I have been buying from Chuck Meir aka Altered states for many years and have had no reservations at anytime. I recently ordered the hydro kit (2) and some other parts and got them within two weeks time.

down load the order form and go to it.
you will be pleasantly surprised.
BTW which chassis are you Looking at?

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 06:03 PM

I made one small order from Chuck about 5 years ago, and he treated me like I was his only customer....in customer service, that's crucial. I don't use too many resin parts, but I will not hesitate to deal with him again. :wub:

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 07:20 PM

I've gotten several responses to my query already and it's virtually 100% positive. Most replies are from long time customers. I'm so glad because I've seen several items on Chuck's site that I would really like to get. It's always great to here about people who are recognized for the great work they do. Thanx to everyone for the prompt replies!

BTW which chassis are you Looki ng at?


It's the 186 Chassis to build a California style early 60's Blown FED, of the no frills style seen at LADS on a Saturday night. Also looking at the Shorty FED Body for the same project, although I've got a modified Hemisphere rear section already done for this build. Additionally I'm interested in the 34 Ford Chopped Coupe (although it's for a strteet rod project), and the Drag/flats Roadster (for its intended purpose).

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:44 PM

Couldn't agree more with you guys

Chuck has more than looked after me


"I made one small order from Chuck about 5 years ago, and he treated me like I was his only customer"


I thought I was his only customer cause that's how he treated me

Mal



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Posted 06 August 2009 - 10:43 AM

How is the quality and build of the Altered states models' 40 Willys pick up? or anyone used one of their kits?

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 11:10 AM

Steve, I'll be honest with you , I never knew of aresin Wyllis truck . I wasdesperately trying to find anything from 1938 to 41 in Wyllis whhen I finially got a A M T re-issue to do in a hobby shop that got a returned kit . I was trying to do s stock ( GASP ) He really said that too Wyllis truck . Flathead Gary sent me some real good photos of a somewhat stock Wyllis and more or less pulled my hide out of the fire and for that Gary , I;m gratefull to ya ! I did the A M T wyllis as a service truck for the Amoco Projek down in Dioramas . Yeah , I need to post some mo pictures too. Ed Shaver

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:52 AM

I have the '41 Willys Coupe in my "works" . It is indeed a challenge to revert to stock . Please post your's . There was a Feature in 'Collectable Automobile' of a '41 Willys Stock . Probably the only one left in this condition . The engine for all these Willys is sourced from the WW II and Korean MPC Jeeps . The dual carb setup, found in these kits , was available from 1940 and newer as the "Go Devil" Engine . The Jeeps used the tamer version . R&R casts '38 Sedans I believe . Contact Steve Kohler on this one . I am glad to find someone else making all out Dragsters into Factory Stock . Thanx ..John Jr.



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Posted 18 August 2009 - 03:19 PM

Here is the Altered States '40 Willy's PU, and '40 coupe. Top quality stuff, and dealing with Chuck at Altered States is always a pleasure.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 05:54 PM

I saw someone on Ebay selling resin 1932 Ford Roadster pickup kits. I don't remember the sellers name but I was wondering if anyone has bought one? If someone has, how is the quaility of the casting?

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:45 PM

I saw someone on Ebay selling resin 1932 Ford Roadster pickup kits. I don't remember the sellers name but I was wondering if anyone has bought one? If someone has, how is the quaility of the casting?

The 32 rpu is cast by Chuck Miers at altered states resin and its very nice. CF

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 06:11 AM

Anyone on here from Alered States ? I would like some info on some of there products.
Thanks.
Chris Downs

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 06:27 AM

Chris,
Check out: http://www.alteredstatesmodels.com/ and you should find what you're looking for.



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Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:48 AM

I was wondering about there resin Bantams, if they fit the Bantam Blast & Winged Express kits? Also wondering if the prices on website are current? & about turn around time?



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Posted 21 August 2010 - 11:41 PM

Looking for a resin body of the Greer Black and Prudhomme front engine dragster

thanks Chuck

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 12:32 PM

I could've sworn I answered this before,but Altered states makes a body to do The G-B-P- rail. I'm not sure what chassis you'd use as I don't have any reference material unpacked.The Ramchargers kit may be one and the newly reissued Ivo car?



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Posted 29 August 2010 - 02:52 PM

I'm afraid it's probably not Altered States. I don't see a GBP body on their site.