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'70 Grande

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About '70 Grande

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  • Birthday 06/12/1959

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Peoria, IL
  • Full Name Mark Doolittle

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  1. '70 Grande added a post in a topic (2) 1/24 or 1/25 Goodyear tires wanted   

    Maybe a reference picture will help; I'm looking to trade for (2) Goodyear tires that would be slightly larger, (particularly in outside-diameter), than the Goodyear ZR40's shown in the picture below. These tires could be found inside a large variety of kits; especially inside 1/24 Monogram and/or Revell mid-1980's to late-1990's Corvette, Porsche or other "performance/street" car kits.
    I have a fairly-extensive parts box to trade from.  Thanks!

  2. '70 Grande added a topic in Wanted!   

    (2) 1/24 or 1/25 Goodyear tires wanted
    I am looking to trade for (2) 1/25 Goodyear Eagle ZR35 Directional-tread tires that could be found in a few different AMT/Ertl kits, (one of which was the 1989 Corvette ZR-1 kit #6277; these were the bigger/rear tires inside that particular Corvette kit).  These tires were also inside the 1972 GMC Street-Machine Pickup kit #6081.
    I have a fairly-extensive parts box to trade from.  Thanks!
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  3. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 1/25 Goodyear Tires Question   

    Can-Con;
    Thanks for educating me.  I did not know exactly what the different letters and numbers meant and your information is very helpful to me... thanks again!  I also apprecaite the possible kit sources you have mentioned; my search begins!
  4. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 1/25 Goodyear Tires Question   

    Can-Con- Thanks for the info.  Do you have any idea what Monogram kits might have those Gatorbacks in them?  I could probably revise the rear wheels that I'm using on this build to have a larger-diameter rim measurement.
    Also; weren't there some 1/25 AMT/Ertl or MPC kits that came with VR-__-sized tires; I wonder if any of those "VR" tires might be what I'm looking for?!?  I'm open to any suggestions.
  5. '70 Grande added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    1/25 Goodyear Tires Question
    I am working on a 1/25 MPC 1985 Camaro project and have found that Goodyear ZR40 tires will give me the "look" that I want for this build when used as the front tires, but they seem alittle too short in height when being used for the rear tires.  My question is this; is there another 1/25 Goodyear performance tire out there that has the same style of tread-pattern and treadwidth, but is slightly-taller than the ZR40 tires are?
     I know some AMT/Ertl kits of the past have had Goodyear ZR35-sized tires in them, and also ZR60-sized tires.  Are either of those tire sizes close to what I am seeking, (a taller ZR40 tire)?


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  6. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Torino Talledega   

    Here's one that looks possibly-restoreable:
     
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Talladega-junkyard-lot-/252924072020?hash=item3ae3731054:g:spgAAOSw~y9ZB~Tg
  7. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 65 Comet   

    Love this build!  Great color, stance, engine detailing!  Sure would like to see some pics showing the front and rear ends, (I especially wanna see how fat those tires look from the rear)!
  8. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Moebius - Now that the Comet is out, What's Next   

     
    I'm thinking the 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass F85 or 442 would be a good choice for a new tool.

     
    http://www.ultra-high-compression.com/sitebuilder/images/redlines-1-951x457.jpg
  9. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 1965 Mercury Comet   

    Love your build SFD!  And the story is fabulous, too!  Bet there are many forum members that have a very similar story from their past... my was a '65 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 with the 400cid V8 under the hood for $1,000 in 1976, (I was 17 at the time).  Dad heard that 400 start-up and immediately said, "Nope."  
  10. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Revell Q2/Q3 Flyer   

    That Porsche race car caught my eye; did anyone know that one was coming?  Any idea if its a reissue of a Revell of Germany kit, anything like that or something completely new?  Wonder if it has a complete engine in it or is more of a curbside.
  11. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 1/24 Monogram 1970 Mustang Front-end piece   

    My mistake; yes, its the 2 vent slots just like my Profile pic shows... duh!
  12. '70 Grande added a topic in Wanted!   

    1/24 Monogram 1970 Mustang Front-end piece
    I am looking to trade for the 1/24 Front-end piece from any of the Monogram 1970 Ford Mustang kits.  The piece I am seeking is the grill-surround piece with the lower front valance panel with turn signals molded into it and it also has the 2 vent-slots molded on each end/fender-front.  This part can be fresh-from-the-tree or from a built-up if its in good, reuseable condition.
    I have a fairly-extensive parts box to trade from.  Thanks!
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  13. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 1969 Oldsmobile?   

    I've always thought these kits have very good detail and smooth, not-too-complicated construction.  I'm in the middle of building one right now, and have had no issues with putting it together.  To my eye, the end-result looks to be spot-on to the 1:1!
  14. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 1968 Bengal Charger   

    Love seeing these 1:1 Dealer "Special" cars being built!  I've seen one of these Bengal Chargers several years ago; they certainly stand-out wherever they're parked!  I'll be watching you finish-up this build; it sure looks good so far!
  15. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 66' Chevy C10   

    Looks like you've done some mods to this build other than the excellent paintwork and weathering.  Do I detect some flares added to those rear fenders?  Sure would like to see some more pics from the side and rear of this build!  It looks great!