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Sportabout

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  • Location Vantaa
  • Full Name Kari Tapanainen

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  1. Sportabout added a post in a topic Resin 69 AMC Rebel   

    You are right but only with 1:1 Rebels. Those had normal rear spring suspension and drive shaft in 1967-70, not old torque tube that dropped away in 1966. Only Rebel 1966 had torque tube chassis.
    Despite it Jo-Han Rebel kits 69-70 have old gen 1 327 V8 engine, unknown manual tranny and torque tube chassis from '66 Marlin. Interior is from Ambassador. A real  jigsaw puzzle like sadly famous Jo-Han '69 SC/Rambler ('66 body, convertible interior and so on).
    Luckily those kits bodies are quite nice and it is possible to build correct models.
  2. Sportabout added a post in a topic Resin 69 AMC Rebel   

    This is not correct way to build 1969 Rebel.
    1970 Rebel Machine kit has wrong dash, engine, tranny and old torque tube chassis. A bit the same as putting X-frame chassis to 1969 Chevelle. It is a challenge to build correct AMC but you can use Mustang/Torino/Talladega chassis and AMT Gremlin/Matador engine and modify them.
  3. Sportabout added a post in a topic XXR 962s wheels   

    Thanks for the suggestions. I bought Fujimi TW08 Nismo LM GT4 19" Wheel & Tire Set

  4. Sportabout added a post in a topic XXR 962s wheels   

    Wheels looks like this

     
  5. Sportabout added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    XXR 962s wheels
    Does anyone cast XXR 962s 16-18" wheels? Is there styrene wheels or in any kit?
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  6. Sportabout added a post in a topic Plymouth Savoy 4-door 1964   

     
    Thanks guys.
    Savoy has styrene body (Lindberg Belvedere 2DHT '64) and resin roof from Flitstone Belvedere 2D resin body.
    Flintstone resin Belevedere 2D sedan is made from Lindberg '64 2DHT with Lindberg Dodge 330 '64 2D sedan roof and trunk. Trunk and rear window is wrong for Belvedere and I wanted at least trunk to be right. Belvedere '64 2DHT and sedan has different rear window and 330 rear window was better choise.
    Work in progres link is in the first post.
  7. Sportabout added a topic in Under Glass   

    Plymouth Savoy 4-door 1964
    Old Plymouth grocery getter, not shiny or powerfull but reliable.





     
     
    On the workbench: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/115970-plymouth-savoy-4d-1964/
     
     
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  8. Sportabout added a post in a topic 1969 AMC S/CRambler   

    Cool car and nicely done. My favourite Rambler.
  9. Sportabout added a post in a topic 1968 AMC Ambassador SST convertible   

    Cool car, cool brand. This is a piece of art.
  10. Sportabout added a post in a topic Plymouth Savoy 4D 1964   

    Some progress has happened since last year.
    I built new door frames with styrene stripes.

    Body is painted and clearcoated with semimatt future (future+Tamiya X21). Paint was Chrysler Nassau blue '64 (Motip 54900). Windshield and rear window are made with clear PVC sheet (0,2 mm thin).

    Engine will be slant six.


    Chassis is nearly ready too but pictures later.
  11. Sportabout added a post in a topic 65 Belvedere 4Dr by Missing Link   

    I can't wait my kit coming.
    Kevin you have nice profile photo. Do you own one?
  12. Sportabout added a post in a topic Plymouth Savoy 4D 1964   

    Some interior work done. Front seat is modified Belvedere rear seat and door panels are from Belvedere kit but right panel went to left and vice versa. Savoy style panels created to flat side. (bad English, sorry)

  13. Sportabout added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Plymouth Savoy 4D 1964
    I wanted to build Belvedere 4d-door sedan but Fintstone 2d sedan body was too thick casting and needs lots of sanding. Solution was combine 2d ht body with 2d sedan roof.

    After some sawing I had needed parts.

    And after some glue and putty. Unnecessary moldings was sanded away.

    Gluing cracked somehow and I had to remove roof.

    When rear door panel lines was done  roof was mounted again. Test fitting with interior and engine comparment.

    Engine will be Commando 426 because no slant six was left.

     
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  14. Sportabout added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    R&R Plymouth wagon '65
    This kit should be Plymouth Belvedere wagon 1965 but interior looks quite strange. Any idea is it Plymouth at all. Dashboard may be from Dodge Coronet and chassis from different brand. To build correct model I need parts from Moebius Belvedere.





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  15. Sportabout added a post in a topic Moebius Belvedere   

    UK ebay seller has 4 door Belvedere kit. Is this true?
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moebius-Model-kit-1-25-1965-Plymouth-Belvedere-/291662887001?hash=item43e8767859:g:g~4AAOSw-zxWnRkD