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Towmaster Dave

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About Towmaster Dave

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  • Birthday 09/20/1968

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  1. Revell 55 Chevy Bel Air

    Must be a traveling paint guy that likes red and white, hmmmmm. Your looks great, i like the rear suspension set up on it. The same guy didn't get ahold on my Vert, It got painted Testors Lime Ice.
  2. Revell 55 Chevy Bel Air

    The mini tub was just deepening the stock wheel wells to the frame, then just add some styrene to fill in the new part of the wheel well and done, easy except with this car the stock leaf springs run inside the frame and coundn't be used. I used the suspension from the Revell 32 highboy for this, Here is the underside of the car and a stock chassis for the convertable i am building. Thanks again for looking and the compliments
  3. Revell 55 Chevy Bel Air

    Thanks evryone, This is the first model i named, Candy Kiss, thats what the decal on the trunk says. It was a great build, i have the Convertable next, just triing to decide on a color for it. Thanks again for looking. Dave
  4. Revell 55 Chevy Bel Air

    This is the end result of a 2 week build, mini tubbed the rear and added a ford 9" rear end, wide low profile tires on 23" sleeves using the kit custom wheels, used a TPI from a 90's Camaro on the kit engine and parts box headers and air intake. paint is Duplicolor Med garnet Red and Tamiya white. Thanks for looking, Dave
  5. Another Hobby Shop Closing

    American Eagles Hobby in North Seattle will be closing is door for good around April 9th. I think they are the last haobby shop in the city of Seattle. Right now everything in the store is 10% off or more and they still have a lot of models and supplies left at this date.
  6. I Bought this as an incomplete kit for $4.00 at the last show we had in Albany, Oregon. It is missing the frame, suspension, engine and the photetch parts. I decide to build it into a prostreet car. So far i have opened the doors and trunk, made the door jamb for one side and fill in a few things. I still have to fab a frame and suspension, and have plans on using the Dobbertons J2000 prostreet for the engine, once i find one. Here are pics of the progress so far.......... And the inspiration for this build is this 3D generated picture Thanks for looking, Dave
  7. Dodge Ram VTS

    I dont remember how many pieces are in the kit, i dont think its a high parts count. Nick the bumper sticker came from the dodge magnum kit
  8. 1/18th scale 50s MIDGET

    This is a great build, The pictures do it little justice. This Midget has got some great detail and resin added to an old original kit. Nice work Gary!! dave
  9. American LeFrance Car Hauler

    Those are gonna be the taillights, didn't want to go with the standard square taillights, but they do look like little jet exhaust, lol, paint it all back and it could haul the batmobile.
  10. American LeFrance Car Hauler

    Got some more work done this weekend on the car hauler. I got some white promer on the cab for checking the bodywork, so far so good, a little more work and its done, ;D . Spent most of my time working on the bed. I got the angle trim all around the the top edge of the bed, the engine cover done with latch. ficed my misscut on the wheelwell, got the taillights cut into the back panel and finally started on the ramp storage slot. Here are a couple pics for ya guys and also THANKS for all the great comments!!!!! Dave
  11. American LeFrance Car Hauler

    Thanks for the pics of the Mack, Somebody did a nice conversion on it. I got a few more things done over the weekend, I cut the engine access and another area for storing chains and straps towards the end of the bed top. I also found a small mistake in the cab, it was 2mm shorter in length and highth on one side, so i had to do some cutting and refilling, glad this is plastic!!! Here are a couple new pics, Thanks for all the great comments, and thanks for looking, Dave
  12. 37 Ford Pickup that i decided to throw some paint on while i'm working on the car hauler, need a break from watching bondo dry. This is mostly on OOB build except the white walls and 5 spoke mags. Paint is Garnet Red with Testors wet look clear. Thanks for looking, dave
  13. American LeFrance Car Hauler

    Jim, I am using the Ladder Cheif frame for this build, I also have some parts from the pumper and the frame is about 4 3/4 inches shorter and is closer to a standard box frame. This truck will have a driveline about an inch long and full access from the top of the bed. I have to make a trip to my parts guy to see if he has any semi kits I can get some wheels and maybe a turbo charged engine. Dave
  14. American LeFrance Car Hauler

    A couple pics without the bed for you Jim. The frame is the stock frame from the kit except the notches cut out for the motor. which is getting moved back closer to the rear axle so the cab will have a lower floor and won't have to be tilted up for engine access. I also have one side of the bed done except the door on the cargo box. Dave
  15. American LeFrance Car Hauler

    I did end up changing the dove tail area of the bed. I reduced the angle of the breaking point and also angled the lower portion of the tail area of the bed so if the truck were driving up hill it wouldn't drag and get stuck. Here is a picture with the bed sides done. Thanks for looking, Dave