ChrisBcritter

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  • Location Northbrook, IL
  • Full Name Christopher Brame

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  1. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic A Car Everyone Can Hate Equally   

  2. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Under dash air conditioning unit?   

    Looks like another one, from the AMT '64 Imperial:

    This is from a batch of parts on eBay right now.
  3. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Under dash air conditioning unit?   

    Some AMT kits came with them in the early sixties; right now I can recall the '63 Buick Electra and Riviera had them (the Riviera's was supposedly chrome per the instructions but looks the same otherwise).
  4. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic 1948 to 1947 Chevys - Galaxie Ltd   

    OK, I gotta ask - with all the new tooling work, did they fix the '46 grille?
  5. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic 1963 Lincoln Continental HT - Updated 7/29   

    As everyone no doubt is sick of hearing, I've got '61, '62, '64 and '65 projects going. Nice kits with a few quirks (hood contours on the early ones, front bumper/grille fit problems with the '64, window shape at the drip rail on '64 and '65, installing the '65's hood without breaking the pins off, etc.) You were lucky to find a '63 sedan; seems like '62 convertibles show up much more than anything else.
    There was one '61 two-door hardtop made, a factory prototype; it looked as you might imagine - same roof, longer door, that's it.
    As for an engine, maybe a Ford 427, 460 or SOHC to keep it in the family?
    Sonny Corleone probably would have had a slabside Continental if he'd lived long enough...
  6. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic '60 Ford F-100: Hacking Away at an eBay Find!   

    Oh, man... I'm still kicking myself for giving one of these to a friend when I left CA (decent shape - missing wheels and engine, grille modded with the "V+" from the '57 Meteor grille, but unpainted and not a gluebomb), but I wasn't in my right mind... plus it had a pedigree; it was one of the lot of models I got from H.B. Halicki's estate. Maybe my friend would sell it back to me? Hmmm...
    Actually those are the chrome reverse rims that came with the kit; I believe the '60 Vette kit had them as well.
  7. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Ford Hubcaps   

    Earlier issues of the '59 Skyliner have the stock wheelcovers; not hard to find. '59 and '60 T-bird kits have them as well.
  8. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Different clearance prices depending on which Michaels you go to   

    No kits on clearance at the Glenview (IL) store yesterday.
  9. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Next up from Moebius ?   

    Remind him that the tooling has been lost since about 1969 when it was last issued in the "Baja" series - if it still existed AMT would have reissued it several times by now (like the '61, '63, '64, '65 and '66).
  10. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic 1400 mile 1974 Ford LTD Country Squire (Sorry, couldn't find the station wagon thread)   

    Let's Switch! (1975)

    Actually she calls it the SS Poseidon. (There's also a brief shot of a white '60 Edsel convertible in the opening scenes.)
  11. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Next up from Moebius ?   

    Didn't that have more to do with one or the other being molded first, and survival of leftover stock, or something like that?
  12. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic What's your next model purchase?   

    Tools, paints, parts - anything but another kit (he says... )
  13. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Look at all the dash boards   

    Many did not.
    My Spanish teacher in junior high gave us a graphic description of the collision that killed one of her friends (driver, crushed by the steering wheel), disfigured another (middle front passenger, face hit shift lever and dash) and injured her (right front passenger, leg broken in two places against the dash - and further injured when an equipment box fell on her in the ambulance). It was probably the only time I saw her get emotional.
     
  14. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic 1400 mile 1974 Ford LTD Country Squire (Sorry, couldn't find the station wagon thread)   

    There is a certain subset of collectors who will fight each other tooth and nail (or checkbook and platinum card) at auction for very-low-mileage cars even if the car itself isn't too exciting a model. Key term being "at auction". If this had been consigned to some vintage car dealer at that price, I bet it would have sat for a long time.
  15. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Next up from Moebius ?   

    True, but I'd want opening side and rear doors (modeling masochist that I am) - isn't the resin body pretty thick?