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About montecarlo1980

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  1. Porsche 944

    Let me check Evans I may have you covered on this! I just have to check to make sure it's the right one you need. But I am pretty sure I have this body still. Update: I found the body it's painted black so it needs to be stripped down. But it's in excellent condition no cracks or damage whatsoever to it. Will PM pic's to you.
  2. 1959 Impala Convertible parts needed

    PM sent Rick!
  3. Clears Window, headlights and tail lights.

    PM sent David!
  4. Monogram Buick GNX

    Yeah I had gotten my kit's built up already in a trade and all 3 inside the GNX box, I assumed the instructions were the same. But now seeing yours and looking closer at my instructions they're all Grand Nationals from 88, so good to know for future builds Matthew. Been wanting to do something with these just never got around to it on the bench.
  5. Monogram Buick GNX

    I just checked the kits, is there a certain version of this you're looking for with wheel flares? I have the original '88 releases of these kit's and there are no wheel flares in them or listed in the instruction sheets. Are you looking to cut them out of the body?
  6. Monogram Buick GNX

    Let me check my stash I know I have three of these kits laying around. I'll get back to you later today.
  7. Chevelle body

    Okay cool thanks was wondering that too. I got the blue one as an extra built up, never knew if it was original or a later release.
  8. Chevelle body

    Is this the molded in light blue plastic one?
  9. 66 Impala

    PM sent!
  10. What won't Super Glue stick to?

    Thank you everyone for the tips! I'm currently trying out of the suggestions. I have some teflon tape as Andy suggested and trying this out. I'm also trying your method too Harry of using clear to brush on and see how it works out as well. I'm checking my plastics I have on hand too and seeing what won't stick to them, found a bondo spreader in in my old tool box. I also didn't think of using Vaseline as a release agent on the pencil as Andy and Art both suggested. Another great tip to employ. I'll come back and let you all know how they turned out. Now if I just had small enough fingers to work with these small chain links lol
  11. Adhesive wide white walls

    Mike very interesting about the wide whitewall vinyls there. I'm wondering if its a climate issue as well? Possibly maybe with the wide whitewalls themselves. I have a set of tires with the Pegasus thin white walls on them that are about 15 years old and they're still stuck on like the day I placed them on. I also have another set the same age and builds, that are still on, minus some deformation on the back white walls. I used that set for a few test fits on some bodies, I had pushed them down into some fenders that stretched the white walls out on one spot. They're still stuck on to this day though. I live in California I don't know if its a climate issue as to why I have never experienced that issue. Also I'm wondering if maybe the wide whitewalls may have too much surface area over time it does curl up like that? One thing I did do before I put the vinyls on, was I washed the tires and scrubbed them with some dish washing soap first. I think I'm going to try a set of the wides myself and see how they do over some years time. I have a set of the wides from Pegasus I haven't used yet. Thanks for sharing the picture Mike, I never seen that happen before, always heard of it.
  12. What won't Super Glue stick to?

    Thanks Carl! I will try that a well right now. I got some tires I can cut up and see what happens with them. Brushing on the glue as well I think will help. Thats the main problem I'm using my fingers as a brush in way to roll the glue onto each link. Great tips thank you!
  13. What won't Super Glue stick to?

    Thank you Mike for the tips! I think I may have some silicone rubber candy trays laying around in the kitchen I can try a small sample on. Great idea! I'll have to look into the abs plastics. If the silicone rubber works I could probably cut and shape some into forming ring and get these made easier. Thanks again Mike!
  14. So I've been tinkering with making my own chain link steering wheels for some projects. Its been easy taking the chain and making the main wheel piece, the only trouble I'm having is gluing them. What I do is the take the piece of chain I've assembled and place it over a pencil tips top to keep the round shape. Then drop some super glue over the links to keep it stiff and intact. Only thing is its hard to keep some of the pencil's wood and yellow paint from not sticking to the rest of the chain. I try to move fast and rotate the chain wheel around the pencil to keep it flowing and not sticking. It works doing that but well its messy still. I've also tried soldering the chain links, but with the size of the chain is so small, the links end up getting filled in and not open. Which is what I'm trying to get away from that cheap closed link look the molded chain steering wheels come in kits. I've seen people solder other chain material before to make these, but the chain link they were using was very big in scale so it soldered up easily. So my question is, do any of you know a material that super will not stick to and let the chain glue up on.. I can easily slide the chain off of when its dried? I was thinking teflon maybe but I don't have any to play with at the moment. I was thinking of taking some sticker backing and roll it into a cone shape to slide the chain over, not sure if that work either. Any suggestions I'd love to hear and will try.
  15. Alternatives to toxic glues?

    I remember few years back at my brothers we were working on some kits, I forgot to bring any of my glues over. He had regular Krazy Glue and this other stuff called Rapid Fix. It's a two part glue, one being the actual glue like a super glue, and the other a powder hardener. Basically like using super glue and baking soda. But the stuff actually worked really well I was surprised, I had used it on a front and back suspension so I gave it a good testing. The stuff held the parts with lots of prying on it to see if it would break. Now I don't remember the stuff smelling at all like Testors or other Superglues on the market, it was very light only smelled if I was sticking my nose in to look at the bonds. I wonder if this stuff might work for you Chris? I've included a link to a pic of the glue and a MSDS link to read whats in it. Maybe it'll work for you. Also the stuff worked really well as a filler for some body work, sanded excellent. Good luck! http://www.youngautoprofessionals.com/storage/new-products/rapidfix/RapidFix-YAP-Web-Image-sm.gif?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1360330417372 http://www.rapidfixaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/MSDS-RapidFixAust2011.pdf