John Goschke

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  1. John Goschke added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I thought you would appreciate this one, Ron!
  2. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1925 Ford Model T Track Coupster   

    Very cool! Great stance and wheel/tire choice.
    Whatcha got yourself here is a Track Coupe!
  3. John Goschke added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Actually got this yesterday... Candy apple red '60 Bonneville for a resto/rebuild. I love when the original builder actually follows the instruction to "use cement sparingly" and ignores the one to "scrape plating and paint from parts before cementing!" The result is that this beauty has very minor skirt rash. The fact that there are no antenna holes atop the quarter panels is even better! She's already been stripped and scrubbed and is ready to receive a roof from a rough hardtop in the stash.
    More here... http://public.fotki.com/Froghawk/smp-59-corvette-kit/candybonne3.html
     

  4. John Goschke added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    There you go. The profit men are always looking for ways to expand the market!  Nice to know that's a "Genuine Product!"
  5. John Goschke added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I remember when the "Battle Aces of the Road" series was issued and thought it was a really nutty idea. But Aurora was having a tough time then, so I guess they were trying to make their comparatively good car kits appeal to airplane builders (like I was at the time.) MPC was going the other way, selling Airfix 1/72 scale aircraft with chrome plated customizing parts and wild decals to get car builders to build planes!
     
     
  6. John Goschke added a post in a topic Post pics of your fave paint jobs!   

    Wow!
  7. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1961 Chrysler 383   

     
    Maybe you could do it as one the rare cars with the three-speed stick shift....
     
    Another one, in red.....
    https://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2015/01/07/gentlemans-express-rare-option-code-281-chrysler-300g-to-cross-the-block/
     
     
     
  8. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1961 Chrysler 383   

    What?
    Bill, I thought you were gonna take a break from fins and chrome for awhile after finishing the Impala...
    But, hey, what better way to jump back into the flames from the frying pan than contemplating a project like this!
    I didn't see it mentioned in the thread so far, but the engine in the 300-G was a 413, not a 383. Not that it matters much since they were externally identical, I think. Perhaps a serious Mopar Motorhead can verify or clarify this for the record.
    What is definitely worth noting if you're doing a high-effort build, is that the 300-G (and '60 300-F) were on the longer 126" wheelbase of the New Yorker versus the 122" Windsor/Newport wheelbase. The problem is Johan made their '60 and '61 New Yorkers to match the 122" wheelbase, probably to allow them to use the same basic pattern for the short-wheelbase '60 Desoto Adventurer and the Chrysler. I think one of the reasons the AAM resin kits command such big bucks is that this discrepancy was corrected for their model.
    I'm pretty sure the added length is all in front of the cowl, so that the fenders and hood need to be four scale inches longer.
    It's also worth noting that the '62 300-H and non-letter 300 were on the 122" wheelbase, so that Johan kit is correct in that respect.
     
  9. John Goschke added a post in a topic FINALLY! 67 Dodge Charger   

    Wish I had dollar for every kit that couldn't be built to look like the box art without tons of sweat equity!
    Good luck with the build – this is a nice kit! Since this is only your second build I've got to say you're makin' me nervous showing the body on the paint stand already – don't paint that thing before you do some prep and plenty of test-fitting. "Just sayin'."
     
  10. John Goschke added a post in a topic Going Overboard With Progress   

    Careful, one shouldn't go overboard with too many "Going Overboard" topics.
  11. John Goschke added a post in a topic AMT Ford 49 Custom " The Fordiac"   

    Outstanding work on that chop!
  12. John Goschke added a post in a topic 59 Edsel Reincarnation.   

    Beautiful job! Very attractive color combo.
  13. John Goschke added a post in a topic 60 Edsel Ranger convertible   

    Really sharp!
  14. John Goschke added a post in a topic Al Gaby's Golden Rod - Model Car Museum Clone   

    Great work! Sure captures the look of the original!
  15. John Goschke added a post in a topic Round2 August Announcements Video   

    Scott, it says Cameo Stepside on the box.