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  1. Nice save! looks really good! That's one I've wanted for a while too.
  2. Thanks for the replies! Before acquiring this, I had no idea the GMC and Chevy were that different, but looked so alike.
  3. Looks great. I have the Burgundy standard version, but always wanted a Bond.
  4. Great work! I feel your pain. Many years ago I made a Ford Ranger Supercab. The cab was not so bad, but the chassis and interior were the most difficult part and caused me to put it away for awhile.
  5. Thanks for the compliments. It was nice to get this completed and it inspired me to finish my hobby room and start building again. I'm slowly getting into it and on my third build since this one. Now that I'm not on overtime, I hope to be a bit more productive
  6. The 1950 GMC truck is a slightly bigger, more powerful and stronger version of the 1950 Chevrolet truck. The GMC and Chevrolet trucks shared identical transmissions, suspension and bodies, but the GMC featured a thicker frame and larger engine. Chevy pickups shared its engines with General Motors’ automotive lines. GMC had specially manufactured truck engines. Although GMC and Chevrolet shared most of the same sheet metal, GMCs had a distinctive grille, tailgate, hubcaps and exterior colors. The 1950 GMC base engine for the half-ton pickup was the 228-cubic-inch in-line six-cylinder. In contrast, the base Chevrolet model featured the smaller 216.5-cubic-inch straight-six. The 93-horsepower 228 had a 3.6-inch cylinder bore and a 3.8-inch stroke. The 228’s compression ratio was 8-to-1. The optional 110-horsepower 248 straight-six had a 3.7-inch bore and 3.8-inch stroke and 7.5-1 compression. The biggest powerplant available on the GMC truck was the 115-horsepower 270 six-cylinder with a 3.7-inch bore and 4-inch stroke. The 270’s compression ratio was 7.5-to-1. Canadian versions of the 1950 GMC truck were equipped with Chevrolet’s 216 straight-six with 228 and 248 available as options. Another significant difference between the GMC and Chevy models was that the GMC used a six-volt positive ground electrical system, while Chevrolet was equipped with a six-volt negative ground system. Like its Chevy sibling, the GMC pickup included the half-ton, three-quarter ton and 1-ton models. The Chevys featured wheelbase of 116, 125.25 and 137 inches, while the GMC wheelbases were two inches longer for each of the three models to accommodate the larger engines. Body dimensions, however, were identical with the cargo boxes measuring 50 inches wide and 78, 87 or 108 inches long. The 1.5-ton and larger GMC stake bed and flatbed trucks rode on either a 137-inch wheelbase with a 105.5-inch bed and 9-foot total length or a 161-inch wheelbase with 148-inch bed and a 12-foot total length. All GMC trucks featured all-wheel drum brakes, a forged steel I-beam front axle and hypoid single reduction full floating rear axle. The rear suspension featured steel leaf springs with the front and rear both equipped with tubular shock absorbers. A three- or four-speed manual transmission matched the engines. The four-speed was optional on the half-ton and three-quarter ton models and standard on the 1-ton and larger versions. For 1950, General Motors engineers abandoned the process of bolting together the cab and welded the cab to minimize road noise and vibrations caused by the stiff frame. The cab also rode on the frame cushioned with a three-point suspension system for a smooth ride. The gross vehicle weight rating ranged from the half-ton’s 4,100 lbs. to the 3-ton’s 26,000-lb. rating. (ROB WAGNER) The 1950 GMC Long bed Pickup. Known for truck-like ruggedness and auto-like comfort, "Jimmy" light trucks were at home on the job or on the range. All this was wrapped in modern styling that was to serve this handsome truck for seven years. Franklin Mint's version of this truck boasts all the features we look for, working suspension, fully detailed engine and undercarriage, a drop-down tailgate, and a wood-lined bed. All chromed parts are flawless (the windshield wipers alone are works-of-art), as is the glossy, red paint job. But this is merely where the fun begins. FM has included a ?-ton's worth of extras: two sets of side rails, four fence posts, two hay bales, and a lantern. As if these weren't enough, there's a saddle and lasso (really!), a bedroll, and a cowboy hat with removable band. Oh. Don't forget the jug of whiskey(!?) Had enough? Well, don't cry uncle yet. Also included are stick-on 1950 license plates and a reproduction 1950 dealer's brochure (full size). (Tom Pine) Well, that's a bit of information about the real truck and the review of the diecast a few years after it was released in 1999. Mine came only with the two pairs of side rails, two heavy resin hay bales, and all the paperwork. That sales brochure is neat! And a broken mirror from poor packaging. That was an easy fix. This was a happy accident. I've wanted a GMC pickup, well since I've started collecting Mint vehicles. The problem is they're either too expensive or too busted up. I know I could have gotten a busted one and canned from a Chevy, but by the time you've purchased two with shipping, you could have bought a good one to start with. So I waited, and this popped up with a $30 buy it now and it was in the state and that meant cheap shipping too! I've seen worse sell for triple! Now granted the Franklin Mint 1950 GMC is not as robust with detail as the Danbury Mint 1953 GMC, but it has a flip up gas cap! Pictures Flip up gas cap I think they forgot the parking light/turn signal lens. There not in any pictures I've found on line. Houston, we have a problem. That spare tire wheel is, is, just wrong. It's the backside of the wheel center, and no holes for the lug nuts or hub. The other set of side rails
  7. Your 1960 Phoenix Convertible turned out spectacularly! That interior! I built the hardtop from Modelhaus during the pandemic. Not the greatest kit, but like you, it was important to me and the first car in my life. Also like you I wished my dad could have been around to see it when it was completed.
  8. I have a mostly original Ming Green promo, which is a factory built stock version of this kit. I had to replace the gunsight fender ornaments with Modelhaus resin versions, but it's in good shape otherwise.
  9. Oh, you are going to have fun building this, this, this, plastic thingy! Just to let you know, it's mostly 1971 Promo that was barely updated to 1977 looks. The Pinto and Runabout emblems on the side do not belong, and the Ford letters (you've removed them) also must go. Those front parking light/turn signals are an aberration. With the way it's trimmed, there should be a bodyside molding down the side and a rocker molding. The interior is still 1971, the steering wheel is incorrect for the decor group. The engine and accessory drive is incorrect, the alternator should be up high in front of the intake manifold. Everything under the hood except maybe the radiator hose is wrong. The chassis is just wrong, but the wheels are passable. It's got nice tires, but I'm not sure they are correct for the car. Anyways, you have your work cut out for you and I wish you luck. You appear to have worked out many of the issues already. Good luck!
  10. Thanks! It's Rustoleum 2X and the first time I've tried it on a model. Takes forever to dry Thank you Appreciate the compliment! I looked at the color chips for the year and tried to find something in a shade I didn't have on my shelf Thanks! Thank you! For a simple kit, AMT did not make it easy. Thanks! Thank you! Thanks! good luck! Thank you! Thanks! Thanks! Thank you! Thanks! I've see yours, I like the color on your build. It turned out well considering the obstacles to building this kit.
  11. Everything you've heard about building this kit is true. It's not so much difficult as it is poorly engineered, simplified, and barely developed from a promo six years older. It has the same interior as the 1971 promo, and the Runabout, Ford, and Pinto emblems (those I forgot to remove) from earlier versions that no longer exist on the '77 Pinto. Attachment point locations for most parts...forget about it. The engine is the same 2.0 liter from the first kit which was no longer available in '77 also it uses the big fat front axle to locate it because there are no motor mounts, just one trans mount. Oh yeah, no master cylinder or interior mirror. The tires are nice. After I had painted it, I discovered this nice site. These are great decals for an Accent Stripe Group version if someone has the patience and skills to fabricoble the appropriate interior. He has other great decals too. Not a lot of parts. Sits too low in the front at this point. Great place for ejector pins...nope That giant breather/filler is OK for a 2.0 liter, but it has to go Painted, awaiting final assembly. Wrong upholstery pattern! Pleats are horizontal! Those windows had to be cut to pieces. I could not get them to lay flat enough when I test fitted them. There's my giant GM master cylinder and booster looking like a dingus on the firewall. I pinned the mirrors too. My colors were a bit darker than what I was hoping for on the carpet and dash. I made little walls to go between the chassis plate and interior because you could see all the way across when you looked through the side Should have removed those Pinto emblems! The headlights that came in the kit were chrome blobs. I found some parts box lenses and foiled the buckets. Added a mirror too. I'm pretty sure whoever was running the milling machine the day they made the parking lamp lens recesses was phoning it in. In fact, the whole front end is a mess I've seen this kit completed several times with the taillights installed behind the panel and wondered what was wrong with the builder?! Now that I have the kit, it's on the instruction sheet! Argh! Made an engine mount and crossmember. Funny, it didn't look that crooked before I took a picture Got rid of the magic mushroom sticking out of the valve cover
  12. 2006 Hyundai, yes Hyundai Azera has this feature. Also, rain sense wipers. Ask me how I know. Windshield is four times more expensive when you replace it.
  13. The Internet is sometimes a difficult thing to navigate. From everything I can find, Roy Clark had two 1965 Plymouths he raced, this one and an altered wheelbase, fuel injected "funny car" called the Hee Haw Hemi. This picture is after it was sold and his name was removed from the doors. From everything I can find, picturewise and information, those Weld Prostar wheels are what Roy Clark used on both cars and have been around a long time. As you can see in the background there's a Parts America sign. It's been gone since 1999. I know because I worked for them when Sears sold out to Advance Auto Parts. There were a couple in the world left as independents, but I doubt this is their sponsorship. JMHO, but the web is useful and also contains bad information. Mecums, says the car has original paint and decals from 1965 and Roy was the original driver/owner. Another post I found says Roy sold the Super Stock to Phil and Donna Hayenga in 1993. One final thought Roy Clark released an album in 1969 called Super Picker.
  14. I was speaking of the prestige release. Hence the picture.
  15. Yeah, no. Not an easy couple of hours kit. I don't think any of the Lincoln Mint kits I've built were ever easy. It does look pretty good when finished. Even if there are no lugnuts.
  16. This was a great kit to build. I did build mine when it was new thirty some odd years ago. One of the first kits I ever foiled and all the paint was pure guesswork. No access to the web until about twelve years later and probably another five or ten until good information and pictures were well established. I painted the engine black for some reason. I think the box-art and instructions were my reference. I had the 2+2 kit too until I found out it was supposed to be on the shorter Catalina chassis.
  17. And today the pictures are gone
  18. Well... would you believe I've sold almost 150 kits over the past few years?
  19. Thanks! Hopefully someone will issue them again. Thank you! I appreciate that! Thanks a lot! Thank you! Thanks! We can only hope the dies exist and they will be released again. Thank you! Thanks! I appreciate the compliment! Thanks! I miss ASA racing too. Went to one race at I-70 speedway in Missouri. Thanks! I think my son will like it.
  20. I've been working on this Revell ASA Camaro since October of last year, got serious in March, and worked on when I could. Its for my son. Lots of overtime at my job cut into my ability to finish in a timely manner. I converted it to a third gen ASA or late model Firebird front end. It’s for a one-off car Mark Martin drove in 1983 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. In the early ‘90s Racing Champions released a 1/64 “replica” of it in their Short Track Champions series cars based on Camaros. I found some decals that kind of work and I used plastic strips and filler to change the front. Here is the build if you are interested The model is completed. I've been off for a couple of weeks due to use or lose, so I was able to finish it up. Turned out OK and I hope my son will like it. I only had one hitch. The windshield lower brace cracked when I put the chassis in the body, There's a structural brace molded in that's removed prior to assembly because these windshield braces are very fragile. My other cars show damage too. must have had the same problem. Anyways, I used a toothpick to spread the fenders, repair the brace, and install the glass. It's all good now. I also added a small piece of aluminum to the aft part of the driver's window. Thanks for looking! The decals came from a white Thunderbird subject with a Capital 300 race sponsor too. I used Microscale decal film for the stripes and windshield header. The contingency stickers are various makers The diecast inspiration my son asked me last year if I could duplicate it. I wasn't sure, but I said I'd try The actual car from the race at Indianapolis Raceway Park in 1983 Looks like a post race photo. Mark finished seventh. These are the only two photos I could find of his car from the race No pictures of Marks front or rear for this car. The front ends on 3rd gen Late Model Firebirds are often different, I'm guessing it depends on the company making them. I found one like this and it was easy to duplicate, so there you have it Fortunately, the rears on 3rd gen Camaros and Firebirds appear to look the same in photos I found, so no change Lots of room and major set back for that engine Here's the piece of aluminum from a pop can added to the aft part of the window. It was in the photo, easy to make and add, so I did it Simple. easy to build, and sturdy chassis. I hope whoever has the dies for these, be it Salvinos or Atlantis. Somebody starts reissuing them again Thanks for looking!
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