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Where I have been spending my time...

29 May 2014 - 03:17 PM

Most of this winter has been spent re-building this 79 FLH. Fresh engine from top to bottom and my first paint work in 15yr.

Took it out for a little hike this evening, I'd say better than new...



Maybe I can build some models now, but only on rainy days!

"TANG" Custom 49 Mercury

17 May 2014 - 02:15 AM

This model is from the AMT 49 Mercury Customizing Kit reissue. 

Modifications include:

Shaved and De-chromed

Pie Section

Chopped and Hard Top


Vintage Fender Skirts with Extensions

51 Chevy Grill and Custom Roll Pan

Custom Head Lights

Reversed Hood Hinge

License Plate molded 

Custom Rear Bumper 

Custom Exhaust

SB Chevy and Four Speed

Tamyia Bright Orange and Testors Light Ivory Paint

Stock Interior with Black Piping and Matching Colors 

The build:



And as always, Thanks for the interest...





26 April 2014 - 03:17 PM

Almost 6 months to the day but I think I can say this one is finished...


Pretty happy with the she turned out too!


26 January 2014 - 05:21 AM


​I have four or five serious builds going. Very unusual for me to have more than two at any given time. But with winter bearing down here in the north eastern Buckeye state, painting is almost out of the question. I have a nice spaybooth set up in the pole building but just to cold to heat up much. So I build and wait.

The problem now is I continue to have new ideas and am strongly tempted to start more projects! Last thing I want is a bunch of non-finished builds sitting around. I'm thinking a build list is in order.

  • Mercury Hardtop
  • 50 Buick
  • 77 Ford 4x4 
  • Tobias relec racer
  • Underslung 32
  • ​And so on...

How do you keep FOCUS? 


16 January 2014 - 11:17 AM

I have a slightly warped hood. (77 F250) After heating and straightening, it returns to the warped shape when cooled off. I have tried to straighten several times with the same result each time. I am now concerned about damaging it.  


Any ideas?