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About smellyfatdude

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    D.W. Graves

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  1. 1963 Plymouth Fury Max Wedge

    That's a sweet looking Fury! I love the wheels, they give it a real performance look. I think the Mopars of that era wear that color very well.
  2. 1962 Studebaker Lark Regal hardtop

  3. 1962 Studebaker Lark Regal hardtop

    When my cousin did the body work on his wife’s car the first time, he didn’t need to cut out the center door posts. He simply twisted them out, with a large pipe wrench. The whole floor needed to be replaced, as well as major repairs to the rest of the body. The final time he fixed it up, the roof had actually started to rust through, on the passenger side. Somehow, he managed to cut out an area about a foot square, without removing the headliner or setting it on fire in the process. Now, this was a daily driver, that saw year round use. But, several years after that when rust bubbles started to appear, again all in places that hadn’t previously needed repair, they finally bought a new Jeep and scrapped the car. Twenty seven years, 270,000 miles, it’s time had come.
  4. 1962 Studebaker Lark Regal hardtop

    Those cars rusted in some unique ways, that’s for sure. My cousin restored the body on his wife’s ‘ 64 Daytona sedan, a total of three times. It seemed to manage to rust through in every spot that hadn’t been touched, the previous times. 😗
  5. 1962 Studebaker Lark Regal hardtop

    Probably not quite as experimental, as you might think Starting in ‘ 63, even a plain Jane Lark sedan could be had with the full Super package, or any component of it. Avanti engine, four speed trans, disc brakes were all options even on a 4-door. Studebaker did have a police package, which included a certified speedometer. But, you certainly didn’t need the police version, to own a fast Stude!
  6. 1962 Studebaker Lark Regal hardtop

    One of the 80's promo re-issues. Nothing sacrilegious about taking it apart to pretty it up, so I did just that. Two things about this body: 1. It had more mold lines that anything I've ever seen, and I had to fight the good fight with a few of them, before I could lay any primer on. 2. I think it's dead on accurate. Never owned a hardtop, but I did have a ' 62 Lark sedan. Seems like the proportions are spot on. Krylon Dual satin ivory, over Rustoleum satin Lagoon. Tamiya TS-13 clear.
  7. Ford GT40 66 Fujimi Street Version

    You built what was in my head! I have one of the ancient IMC kits, and always wanted to do a street version. That, is beyond stunning!
  8. Johan 1960 Plymouth restoration

    Gorgeous paint and foil work, you really nailed that one!
  9. 1960 Pontiac Laurentian & Scratch Built Travel Trailer

    Great job on the Laurentian! As a canuck, I love seeing a Canadian Pontiac. And that trailer is cool!
  10. The 1968 Chevelle SS396- Grotto Blue

    I love the color, the stance, the wheels . . . . I love everything about your Chevelle!
  11. 1976 Cadillac Coupe DeVille by Modelhaus

    Talk about gorgeous! I wanted to get one of these, but sadly I waited too long, and Modelhaus shut their doors. A friend and co-worker of mine, who passed away three years ago owned the real thing, and I was going to build a replica of his car. You did an awesome job on that Coupe de Ville!
  12. AMT 1957 Ford Thunderbird

    Totally stunning, Randy! The first model I ever built was a gift, but the AMT ' 57 T-bird was the first kit I ever bought for myself, the Modern Classics issue. I did the typical horrible job of a ten year old at building it. brush painted, glue everywhere, etc. Never, in all those years since then, did I think that it was possible to produce such a beautiful scale replica from one of those kits. Great job!
  13. 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

    What a gorgeous build! And I'm partial to that color combo, for obvious reasons. Congratulations on not losing the mirrors!
  14. Moebius 1961 Pontiac Ventura

    Totally sharp Randy, and it looks terrific with your other Ponchos!
  15. Ford 5 Window coupe

    There's nothing quite as appealing to my eye, as a full fendered street rod. And that one's gorgeous!