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About Straightliner59

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    Daniel Himmel

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  1. Bill Jenkins' Black Arrow 1965 Belvedere

    Excellent work, Jim! That baby looks just right!
  2. Figured I was far enough along to put everything together for a test fit, and put 'er on the wheels. No tierod, at this time, because I haven't assembled it with the teeny-tiny nuts and bolts, yet. I feel that moment is coming soon. I like the way it sits. It looks pretty badazz--like a '70s race car!
  3. 1962 Chevy

    That is nothing but cool, man! Subtle, low and sleek. Beautiful model!
  4. Dow7 coating

    Paul said:"This is about as close as I've been been able to get as far as used Magnesium dow coated. Its Alclad Mag over white primer. Of course the make up of the Magnesium will change the color of it" Hahahahaha! That looks almost perfect! And, that's closer than anybody else has got, as far as I've seen!
  5. Thanks, JC. Now I need to figure out my next bit of insanity!
  6. Got a bit more done! The drivetrain is assembled, complete with driveshaft loop. The interior is coming together. Seats are from a '74 Vega promo. I butchered the interior tub to extract them! I'm not sure if I'm happy with the trans u-joint. I may be able to rotate the assembly, to hide its shortcomings, but the diff yoke is tacky glued in place, at the moment.
  7. Swapped out the diff for one that's more of a Dana 60. Had never paid attention to the one in the Johan Sox and Martin, but, it's really only a Dana 60 in the rear cover. The new one is from a Monogram kit, I am pretty sure, but I'm not sure which one. Anyway, here are some shots of the new diff, with the driveshaft. I have the retainers formed for attaching the u-joint to the pinion yoke. I also got a bit farther along with the interior assembly.
  8. After a few tries, I am finally happy with this bit of weirdness! I the sixth photo down, the kit driveshaft is alongside, for size reference.
  9. What makes you decide to "curb-side" a model?

    I enjoy building curbside stuff, if I think I can generate enough visual interest. In fact, I think most of my builds are curbside, since most dragsters, especially with bodies on them don't have much of anything to look at, on their bottoms.
  10. Thanks, Ted! It's been a ton of work, but, I am happy with it, so far! After about six attempts, I finally have a pinion yoke that is small enough (the one pictured above is too big.). Going to head in and work on finishing the driveshaft, in a few.
  11. Detail Master 1427 Coolant Hose

    It appears that Slixx may have some left. http://www.slixx.com/dm-1427.htm?id=2902
  12. Dow7 coating

    I picked these up several years back at various locations (Michael's, maybe Walmart, and Crafts Direct in St. Cloud, MN). I've used them for replicating different metal finishes. Yesterday at Hobby Lobby, I saw a can of Krylon that looked as if it might be perfect for replicating newly-treated Dow 7. Sorry I can't recall the color, but it was in a large can, and looked very close, and the flake appeared more metallic than metalflake. I wish I'd picked it up.
  13. '70 Cuda T/A

    Absolutely beautiful work, JC! It sits just right; Excellent detail. Love this model!
  14. Old Monogram Midget Kit

    Now that is cool, Bill! I didn't have a ton of research, when I started this, but found enough to get this close. I'm glad you like it! Thanks for saying so!
  15. Old Monogram Midget Kit

    That's cool, Art. I guess I wasn't aware that it was their first!