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fury3

Member Since 11 Jan 2007
Offline Last Active Jul 22 2014 11:04 AM
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In Topic: Moebius at the NNL East

02 May 2014 - 10:19 PM

I'm not going to bore Dave, or anyone else with what I'd like to see tooled. That's really not important right now, as Dave has mentioned. The following has been mentioned before, but I want to clearly state it again. What Moebius is offering us that is new and refreshing is a company that is listening to our wants and needs, and has raised the bar on quality substantualy. The beautiful/correct tires, bodies that are mostly tooled correctly, careful consideration to packaging, the list can go on. Since Revell is the only major model car manufacturer that has been releasing any new tooling as of late, (Round 2 is still restoring the old toolings...thankfully!) they (Revell) need to re-group and discuss their business practices if they want to be competitive. If Moebius keeps on the same path they are on, I can only see success in their future. Revell, seems to be run by the "bean counters". It's a stated fact that the last major automobile manufacture that did business in that form was General Motors. Look what almost happened to them( :unsure: and is currently with the ignition lock recalls). By the way, thanks Moebius. I'm buying most of your factory stock kits simply because you are the new (and needed) trendsetters of this hobby. Fury3


In Topic: '66 Chrysler 300

25 April 2014 - 10:22 PM

Looking forward to your build of this beautiful Chrysler. It's also nice to see someone other than Ron Hamilton doing it...He seems to have just about every scarce kit around, just ask him, LOL. Don't be offended or surprised if he posts a photo(s) of his own 66 300 build. No offense meant, Ron. The color scheme you are doing was indeed available from the factory, so go for it! Fury3

In Topic: 1963 Dodge Dart GT ?

04 December 2013 - 12:48 PM

The last year for the push button Torqueflite transmission was 1964. All 1965 Torqueflite built passenger cars used either a column mounted shift lever, or a console mounted shift lever.....both connected to the transmission via two cables. Starting in 1966 they adopted  the familiar linkage connections.  :) Fury3


In Topic: Seats - Johan 1969 Road Runner avail ?

02 September 2013 - 11:32 AM

If you are trying to build a correct Jo-Han style 69 Road Runner Hardtop interior, the Jo-han and AMT interiors are both incorrect on a couple of levels. First, both kits utilize an incorrect 1968 style instrument panel. The lower instrument panel pad switch panel opening should NOT extend over below the radio area in 1969 (unless A/C was ordered, where the center discharge vent would be located). Also, the 69 upper pad has a beveled edge. The original issue Jo-Han interior does indeed have the GTX wood grain side panels (FYI...These are are incorrectly shaped on the AMT kits!) as you have mentioned. I worked with Don Holthaus (of "Modelhaus") to create a correct 1969 Road Runner/Satellite Hardtop interior...with a corrected 1969 instrument panel, door panel/qtr. panels (which are separate components!), and 1969 front and rear style bench seats w/ applied headrests (standard on vehicles manufactured after January 1969 (optional at extra cost prior to that), a Federal Safety Mandate. If you prefer the optional bucket seat option interior, simply purchase the "Harts Parts Resin" bucket seats and rear seat package separately. They will fit the Modelhaus/Jo-Han based interior perfectly. Note: Unfortunately, Don did not correct the radio knobs on his instrument panel...the are still round knobs, not "thumbwheels", as ALL 1969 B-Body radios utilized from the factory or Mopar over-the-counter (specifically the Bendix AM-FM radio) were. FYI...The Modelhaus instrument panel will also correct the incorrect 1968 style panel in that Jo-Han 1969 GTX kit that you have, Ron. :rolleyes:  Fury3


In Topic: 69 Firebird

22 August 2013 - 10:35 AM

Nice build. By the way, your Firebird is a 1968, not a 1969 as your thread title states. :) Fury3