Bob Ellis

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  • Location Concord, MA
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  1. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic T.V./Movie Cars (show em')   

     Raiders of the Lost Ark?
  2. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic 79 Firebird Formula   

    Great interior
  3. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic Honda 750 MPC Released   

    Heller is probably a K2 (sold as 1972 in USA). I never owned that kit. But I had a Nagano CB750 that was definitely a K1. The smaller rounder side covers are K1 or K2 as are a flat seat. The photo of the Heller that I saw had ruby diamonds on the side cover which is a K1, not K2 (had yellow diamonds). But chrome fork ears are K2. Just research the bikes well and I'm sure you will make it correct.
  4. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic AMT 1939/1940 Ford Sedan   

    1967 AMT annual kits were the first year of cellophane sealed kits. Those kits are very unusual.
  5. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic AMT Retro Deluxe '63 Corvette   

    Some people called hubcaps poverty caps. I guess because they couldn't afford the upgrade.
    Except in the case of the 1963 Corvette. You got wheel covers when you couldn't afford the upgrade. Apparently a restored Kelsey-Hayes aluminum knock-off set restored gets $9500 today. LOL
  6. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic AMT 1939/1940 Ford Sedan   

    What year did AMT release those kits? Sold at dealers or at stores?
  7. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic Honda 750 MPC Released   

    If you do print the instruments from google image consider this; Almost every Honda 750 instrument is a one year only part.
    The K0 and K1 gages had idiot lights in the gages, but K0s had black faces and iridescent numbers and higher redline (8500-9300).
    The Heller kit versus MPC had gages with no idiot lights. They were between the handlebar bolts.
    Check many images for gages as many bikes are incorrectly restored using the wrong parts. They fit, but are not correct.
  8. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic Honda 750 MPC Released   

    Why don't you google image CB750 instruments, save the image and print to scale, Then glue them on,
  9. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic 1962 Dodge Dart 440 Hardtop Jo Han C-4162 "USA Oldies" series   

    mark, I thought there were 2 1964 Cadillac kits; $1.98 kit with steerable wheels and custom parts and a 98 cent kit with non steerable wheels and no custom parts. I figured the USA Oldies came from the 98 cent kit.
  10. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic Honda 750 MPC Released   

    The upper triple tree holds the tachometer and the speedometer. They are attached to the triple tree quarter circles. In real life, a chrome band encircles what the triple tree does not..
    Speedo on the left, tach on the right. Speedo cable drops on the right side of the wheel to the center hub.
  11. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic 1962 Dodge Dart 440 Hardtop Jo Han C-4162 "USA Oldies" series   

    Good commentary Casey. You took the words out of my mouth.
    Anybody ever get the tail lights to fit the '69 Rambler Scrambler? I couldn't and if I ever did, they would be incorrect.
    Typical AMT, MPC and Johan to have a one interior tub fits all; convertible tub used for hardtops as well. Saves money and back then the picky builders didn't exist. The only exception I can think of is the 1961 Impala 4dr had a unique interior tub. But it was not available in a kit.
    Johan Promos (1964+ it seems) had bench seats but the kits had buckets. I'm not too crazy about the Caddy buckets in the 1964 and 1968 Oldies kits. The Plymouths were the same when they were new promos/kits.
    But we can't cry too much. USA Oldies kits, as flawed as they are, are a great starting point for a model project.
  12. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic Johan 1962 Dart 440 dash   

    I don't think the QC dept of Johan existed from the 70s on. I remember picking up multiples of the Johan 71-72 Eldorado only to find broken rear bumpers. Sometimes the USA Oldies kits had missing parts too. At Woolworths they were cheap, so I just bought another.
  13. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic T.V./Movie Cars (show em')   

    Burn Notice 1974 Charger

  14. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic Mystery Motor 'Vette   

    The bumper slots in the back of the AMT Corvette seem perfect to duplicate the Mystery car.
    I don't go crazy about the chassis as this is an area most photos don't show.
    This model looks good so far. I forgot about the modified hood to accommodate the Mystery engine.
  15. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic What are the best kit Magnum 500s with trim ring?   

    What about the AMT '70 Challenger wheels?