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  1. Corvair rampside

    Regarding the chassis, only Mike Hanson (who mastered this kit) can tell you for sure, but my guess is that he took a casting of the engine and drivetrain from an AMT '62-'64 Corvair car kit; the front suspension likely was copied from an SMP '61(?) Chevy pickup kit (with the "A-Frames" cut off to make room for the wheels). Trust me; having owned many 1:1 Corvairs, the AMT '69 Corvair "chassis" bares NO resemblance to the actual Rampside "chassis" (other than the location of the engine). I agree with Bob Downie - what's provided with the kit is good enough for me for this particular replica. I'm so pleased to finally have a decent Rampside kit! ๐Ÿ˜€
  2. Corvair rampside

  3. '66 Ford Falcon

    Thanks, Kevin. I've got the Falcon on my evilBay watch list. Problem is, I'd have to sell a kidney to afford that one! ๐Ÿ˜
  4. Wanted Johan 64-68 Caddy convertible

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  5. '66 Ford Falcon

  6. Cincinnati Model Car Show & Swap Meet

    I'm sure that the Cincy club will be posting some much better photos of the contest cars. I saw someone running around with an expensive-looking 35mm camera, so the pix will undoubtably be 100% better than those from my humble cell phone The club's website is cincinnatiautoreplicas.org
  7. Cincinnati Model Car Show & Swap Meet

    It was perhaps my favorite at the show! Well done job on the โ€œweatheringโ€, rust, etc. Note the miniature magazines laying around. Of course, this is the kind of vehicle my mother told me to avoid as a child.....๐Ÿ˜
  8. Cincinnati Model Car Show & Swap Meet

    I was looking for you, Bill! Ran into a lot of old friends today....
  9. Moderators - feel free to relocate this article as you see fit. Today I attended the annual model car show and swap meet hosted by the Cincinnati Auto Replicas (C.A.R.) club in suburban Cincy. Lots of good looking models on the show table, and lots of temptations in the swap meet area. As usual, I ran into some old friends from the hobby, and had a good time hanging out together. Many thanks to the guys at โ€œC.A.R.โ€ for hosting the event. Following are a few snapshots of some fun stuff I saw on the contest tables:
  10. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    Attended The Cincinnati Auto Replicas (C.A.R.) show & swap meet today in suburban Cincy. Lots of good stuff in the swap meet, but Iโ€™m broke as usual. picked up the following little unbuilt gem for $5.00๐Ÿ˜† Revell reissue from 1976.
  11. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    A couple of recent additions to my collection. Both are unbuilt and complete. Love that old box art!๐Ÿ˜„
  12. Can anybody HELP

    No, it's a version of "Murphy's Law"....a model car part dropped on a perfectly clean floor in an empty room will disappear.... Sorry to hijack your thread, Bill. I think we could start a new one about lost/found parts. Many, many years ago, I lost the grill to a built-up "Orange Hauler" custom truck, which was in a shipment I received at my then current place of employment. I searched high and low for it; never could find it. It wasn't until I was cleaning out my humble cubicle years later on the eve of my departure from the company that I finally found it under some file boxes. I have no clue how it could have wound up where it did๐Ÿ˜ฎ BTW, I think I have one of those Lindberg kits of the '64 Dodge. If no one else has already come to your aid, drop me a note and I'll see if I can find it in my stash.
  13. 1965 Lincoln Projects

    Andy: Limo looks great! I've got an AMT '68 Lincoln that I cut up to build a Limo. The project kinda stalled, as I couldn't decide how best to go about building the chassis. Can you provide some details and photos showing how you built the chassis? thanks!
  14. '66 Ford Falcon

    Looking for an old original AMT kit #5126, 1966 Ford Falcon. Would prefer an unbuilt kit, but will consider a decent "rebuilder" (no glue bombs). I realize that this request is a long shot, but you guys have always come through for me before. I have a good selection of vintage kits to trade! Not to be confused with another "want ad" here on the Forum; I'm looking for a complete kit. thanks! Mike
  15. Johan Amx

    Brandon: Check with Okey Spaulding at JoHan. The last I knew, he still had some of the AMX parts. eMail = okeyisnow@gmail.com