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Harold

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  1. thanks guys. i've had quite a few fox fords over the years. the red one is going to get fresh paint over the winter. the turbo (aka blue voodoo) is my collector car and the the v6 is my work car, or soon to be again. some idiot backed into it in january, taking out the grill, lights, header and hood. thats when i bought the red one. it had 119,600 on it. even the ac works. the v6 is the best one in the snow. toss the snow tires on it and it is almost unstoppable.
  2. The turbo sat for a while. It has 86.000 miles on it. Oddly. though it doesn't have many options on it. Premium sound, sunroof, auto and that's it. Even the passenger seat is manually operated and there's no cornering lamps or headlight delay.
  3. These are like Lay's potato chips. The red one is an .88 LX V8, the blue one is an '87 Turbo Coupe and the brown one with the TC hood and white nose is my '87 V6 base model. Can't have just one...
  4. Really nice Ranchero. Was that mastered from an old toy? I had the wagon and Ranchero when I was a kid.
  5. Nice little Merc you got there. A wolf in sheep's clothing.
  6. Harold

    1957 Del Rio

    I think I might have been away for awhile (work and playing with my Thunderbirds). However< I haven't been idle. Here's one I just finished. Its Revell's '57 Ranch Wagon. I love this kit. It fell together vey nicely. I did a few minor changes. The tires are AMT Goodyears from a ,66 Fairlane with Cragars from a '65 Galaxie. The taillights are from the .56 Ford and the headlights came from an AMT parts pack.
  7. last year, i found this 1987 thunderbird for 1400 bucks. It had 95,000 miles om the clock. its the base model with the 3.8, and it runs like a champ. i did all the stuff that gets neglected on cars (shocks, struts, tune up, exhaust and a flush, fluid and filter change for the trans). brakes are next, and when warm weather starts, i can begin adressing some cosmetic issues.
  8. Since the only place I have to paint is outdoors, well, you can imagine the bodies stacking up around here (no, not human).There's an '81 Ford flareside waiting for the final color coat and some clear. Then there's the '63 Ford, '55 Chrysler, '69 Dart, '62 Pontiac and '66 Fairlane all awaiting the same fate. Warm up, dagnabbit.
  9. One of my sources is Collectible Automobile, especially when they profile, say the '61 Pontiac and they have old photos of clay models from the styling archives. Stuff like this is just full of ideas that were good but rejected due to complexity or cost.
  10. Wha tI like is the restoration of the original custom bits. Got one on the bench right now.
  11. hope this works... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5Y9alw5B0I Gov't Mule (with the late Allen Woody on bass) doing 'War Pigs'.
  12. Now having said this, it seems as though another reason cars appear the way they do is the fact that so many government regulations have dictated what should and shouldn't be on a car. Hardtop rooflines?? Forget it! Pointy tailfins?? Not on your life! Yet we get such far out designs (Nissan Cube anyone??) at times that I don't know how they got out of the styling department's board rooms. It would be nice for car designs to be a bit more daring and not be ugly, and yet still be distinctive from one another, than for the appearance to be nothing more than a mundane account of the styling department's time. Of course we know that styling is subjective..............jus' sayin'......... Just my 2¢............ We can't forget focus groups- usually a bunch of pensioners with nothing else to do on a Saturday afternoon...
  13. Not a fan of Barrett- Jackson. All it ever is can be thought of like this- tri five Chevies, Chevelles, 'Vettes and more Hemi muscle cars than Mother Chrysler ever produced. I had to laugh when some poor schmuck paid 55 large for a '50 Suburban which meant it sold for more than the '57 Thunderbird that preceeded it. I'd much rather watch reruns of Top Gear UK because its hysterical and I get to see something different in terms of cars.
  14. Got this for Christmas and I'm pleasantly surprised. There seems to be a few more variants on this kit. The chrome tree has the Paxton blower for the F code 312. I'm hoping for a Ranchero and (I may turn blue holding my breath) a '58 Edsel wagon. You can use a lot of the custom bits from AMT's '57, and that beatiful stock grille from Revell's offering will spruce up the Fairlane. A few oddities, however- the carbs are molded to the intake and though there is a heater under the hood, but no controls on the dash. The interior us a reall plain jane office, with good engraving and decals for the door and seat upholstery and the speedometer.. Mine's becoming a mild custom- I should have some in progress pics up soon.
  15. I think maybe the Mayans were charting the stars as an exercise, sort of like spending your life trying to figure out where pi ends. They got five thousand years into the future and decided 'enough'.
  16. Great looking bird. However, the Hayes kit is an '88.
  17. Love the paint. It looks like the car was carved from a chunk of onyx.
  18. Dang, that's a nice build.
  19. Waiting for paint to cure on bodies. Plus sometimes its lack of money.
  20. Lemme see- Lindberg's '53 Fords, AMT's '53 Studebaker, AMT Dodge Stealth, Monogram '87 Thunderbird, Revell '89- 92 Grand Prix, Mercury Cougar and Thunderbird.
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