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About DerthDeboblo

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  • Birthday 06/06/1980

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  • Full Name Ben Pewterbaugh

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  1. DerthDeboblo added a post in a topic 1962 AMT Pontiac Bonneville Grille and Glass   

    Thanks SOOOOOO much!! I honestly didn't think to search in the parts section of eBay. The $8 shipping seems a tad steep to me, but I'm watching it and will more then likely bid on it. Thanks again!
  2. DerthDeboblo added a post in a topic 1962 AMT Pontiac Bonneville Grille and Glass   

    In all honesty, I don't know. I'm still looking for the genuine parts, and I'm striking out on eBay. 
  3. DerthDeboblo added a post in a topic 1962 AMT Pontiac Bonneville Grille and Glass   

    It is a neat piece of model car/AMT/Slot car history. From what I've read so far, it was a tremendous failure for AMT at the time. Cost, size, unusual drive set up seemed to be what killed it by the mid sixties. It was a completely random find at one of my favorite small antique/thrift stores. I have yet to put the track together due to it's size. The T-bird is missing it's entire chassis, so I'll now need to scratch around and try to find one of those also.
  4. DerthDeboblo added a topic in Wanted!   

    1962 AMT Pontiac Bonneville Grille and Glass
    I just picked up a AMT Authentic Model Turnpike slot car set on Friday. No packaging, but came with the track, filler pieces, two controllers, and two cars. A '62 Thunderbird and a '62 Bonneville. From what I've read so far, these bodies were actually promos. Anyways, as the title states I'm looking to see if anyone happens to have the grill assembly and the glass for the Bonneville. Great chrome would be nice, but as long as it's unbroken, I don't care what the chrome looks like. Granted, this might be wild goose chase, but I'd really like to restore the cars for the shelf. So, that all being said, my parts bins are NOT near as large as most of y'all. If need be, I'll pay or do a kit for the parts (honestly, I have NO idea if the Bonneville is a super rare promo). Regardless, does anyone have what I need? Let me know, and thanks!!

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  5. DerthDeboblo added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I'm always a few days late in posting. Picked up these two from my local model guy at the flea/farmers market this past Sunday. They were part of a recent built collection he just bought out (he has a ton of others I wanted also). I just needed the body from the Monte Carlo Kit (have a complete kit, just with no body). The Courier was just something I had to have (ALWAYS been a fan of compact trucks) and for a total of $15 ($5 for the Monte, and $10 for the Courier) and both looking like easy rebuilds, I think I scored. Besides, I'm a sucker for built kits.

  6. DerthDeboblo added a post in a topic AMT 1966 Mercury Cyclone GT...restomod of a 43 year old AMT kit   

    ARISE LONG DEAD POST............ARISE!!!!!!!

  7. DerthDeboblo added a post in a topic Ollie's strike again   

    Oooooooo........want a Little Red Wagon (never picked one up after all these years), and another Color Me Gone car. I hope my local one gets them. 
  8. DerthDeboblo added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    My hauls for the past month to date (yeah, bending the rules).......

    The Folgers Mustang and the VW were trades. The MPC El Camino was an antique/junk store find. The three Firebirds and the Ramchargers 330 are from a local model vendor in my local farmers/flea market. All complete and sealed in the boxes.
    Also, just snagged this off eBay today. I love the Deals Wheels line! Good price (I think) for a sealed bag kit.

  9. DerthDeboblo added a post in a topic IMC model car promo poster!   

    Hmmmmmm......I *might* just have to put a bid up for that. I don't care all that much about the IMC aspect, but it would go great with my collection of vintage car mags (Hot Rod/Car Craft/Drag Racing Illustrated) and my love for all things vintage drag racing. 
  10. DerthDeboblo added a post in a topic Mr Buick, trying to get a hold of you.......   

    He has also contacted me. All is well.
  11. DerthDeboblo added a post in a topic Show me how you pack your kits for shipping......   

    I go to the dollar store, hit up the little shipping/stationary section and load up. I've been using the collapsible file folder boxes in conjunction with their (albeit small) rolls of bubble wrap and padded envelopes for padding. Everything is a dollar (obviously) so it's easy and cheap to stock up. Also, I wrap the glass in tissue, and slide it into a ziplock bag. Easy as that.
  12. DerthDeboblo added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I won't lie, I'm jealous. Wanna trade? 
  13. DerthDeboblo added a post in a topic Trading   

    First off, I'm sorry to all those who've been had in this scam. Second, beyond me believing that this person(s) is a complete and utter dirt bag, this situation also hurts us low count members/lurkers. I don't post much on here or any other forums I've ever been or are still on. I read, learn, laugh, but hardly have anything to add. So for us low post members, this can (and probably will) hurt us in the long run. Again, not saying that being scammed out of kits/money is less important, but this person(s) known identity(s) are/is now known.
    Basically, I just hope people like me, and others, won't be subjected to unfair scrutiny by the community.
  14. DerthDeboblo added a post in a topic The Packin' Pacer   

    Thanks! I'm sure that I'll be picking up a few of the R2 re-issues of this Pacer once they hit the shops.
  15. DerthDeboblo added a topic in On The Workbench   

    The Packin' Pacer
    I'll start off by saying this:
    -Expect mistakes
    -Expect frustrating lengths of time between updates
    -Expect mediocre quality as I hone the "skills" I have
    With that out of the way, I know introduce you to my first (and soon to be most challenging ) project in a long time.....The Packin' Pacer. The story and idea behind this is built on another favorite line of cars from kids to adults alike......Hot Wheels. The Packin' Pacer is a Hot Wheels designed AMC Pacer wagon. Powered by what looks like a blown engine, it is a rear mounted setup. The header collectors exiting out where the rear hatch glass was. I've always loved this model from Hot Wheels, and AMC Pacers in general. So when I came across one on here from DrKerry, I jumped on it. This will be my first build of this scale I've ever taken on (I've normally only built box stock, and that was when I was a teen, 36 soon). I've never scratch built an entire chassis, which by all accounts I'm going to have to do. My basic plans so far are these....
    -Blown Hemi sourced from some kit (AMT '70 Super Bee Pro Street most likely)
    -Full custom built frame (I need more Evergreen)
    Not much to go on huh? Yeah, like most things in life, I'll figure it out as I go. Thanks for looking, and feel free to drop any hints/tricks/criticisms/insults/etc.  

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