howsthat1959

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  1. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon 2'n'1   

    RE: Bumper Guards

    I own a 1959 Ford retractable hardtop and have a copy of the full Ford parts books (1949-1959).

    Under the bumper section it only shows the 57 Wagon/Sedan Delivery/Ranchero with a bumper and bumper guards (with the license plate lamps mounted in the guards). The low line Fords have a smaller bumper with the license plate mounted on the body and lamp as part of the plate holder. The Fairlane 500 bumpers are much bigger and have the license in a bumper recess with lamps mounted in the side of the bumper recess.

    I suppose it could have been possible to get a different bumper on the Wagons with some other configuration of license/lamps and not guards via the dealer.

    They got rid of this foolishness in 1959 and had one bumper/license/lamps for all cars (except TBird, of course).
  2. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic 1965 IH co 190 truck and trailer pt1   

    Opened fine for me (running Windows 8.1.) Nice work on the truck.
  3. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic Mack DM600 Interior Green?   

    Well, that settles it.....thanks
  4. howsthat1959 added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Mack DM600 Interior Green?
    The kit instructions state that hard parts (dash, heater, etc) are painted a light (mint) green (unless the buyer specifies something else, I would think.) Is this correct
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  5. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic Mack DM600 Kit Engine   

    You're correct. Looking closely the air compressor is part of #290. I assumed it would be on the belt assembly somewhere.
  6. howsthat1959 added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Mack DM600 Kit Engine
    Just received the Mack DM600 kit and, unless I'm missing something, the engine does not seem to have an air compressor.

    How would the air compressor be mounted on the kit engine (as well as an A/C compressor?)

    Thanks
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  7. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic AMT 1965 Riviera Curbside Custom - DONE!   

    Fantastic interior...what technique do you use to attach the piping so neatly?
  8. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic 1960 Lincoln Continental   

    I own a 1960 Lincoln convertible and it truly is a big car (but surprising easy to drive). There are longer cars (Cadillac and Lincolns from the 70's with 5 mph bumpers). But the 58-60 Lincolns are by far the biggest unit body cars ever made.
  9. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic 1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO BROUGHAM,,quality questions?   


    Nothing other than putting on tires/white walls from Modelhaus or perhaps from the Monogram 59/60 Cads and chevys.
  10. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic 1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO BROUGHAM,,quality questions?   

    It's the revell model.
  11. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic 1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO BROUGHAM,,quality questions?   

    Here's the database:

    http://cadillacdatabase.com/Dbas_txt/Brg13a1.htm
  12. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic 1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO BROUGHAM,,quality questions?   

    I've attached a few pixs of a car I built a few years ago. It's done in an unusual color and features cloth insert upholstery. I got the scheme from a online registry for these cars and looked until I could find one with cloth (and not black, white or silver.) I don't remember the site but I'm sure it can be googled.




  13. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic 1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO BROUGHAM,,quality questions?   

    With a little work it can become a fine model. But I believe it's based on the Eldorado Brougham show car rather than the production model. Still nice though.
  14. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic Compressors?   


    That's the site I was referring to. Thanks
  15. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic Compressors?   

    I can't seem to get a picture to attach here but there was a long series of detailing truck engines and such from one of the 70s car model mags (Tidewater Trucker or something like that). Air compressors were addressed and there were both water and cooling lines to the thing.

    The info was downloaded from some model trucker site where he had images of countless model truck pages. Perhaps someone on this board can point you in the right direction as I can't seem to find the links....