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RancheroSteve

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  • Location Los Angeles
  • Full Name Steve Roullier

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  1. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Chaparral car?   

    As far as I know, the fiberglass was always brown. I'm more of a Ford guy here, but I always liked the Chaparrals - it was very exciting at the time to see what innovations they would come up with next. I can still remember the buzz when the high wing 2E made its debut at Bridgehampton in 1966.
  2. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Ed Erbeck Jr; ie CrazyEd   

    Really sorry to hear the news. I never met Ed in person, but we corresponded several times a few years ago about our shared interest in '60s road racing cars and our collections. He seemed like a fine gentleman - condolences to his family and friends. He'll be missed here.
  3. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Riverside International Raceway Museum   

    Sorry I never made it out there - looks like they had some good stuff.
  4. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Dan Gurney's Eagles Show   

    Yeah, I guess I'm lucky - just a bike ride away for me.
    https://www.relive.cc/view/1150575143
  5. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Dan Gurney's Eagles Show   

    According to their website, until January 10, 2018.
  6. RancheroSteve added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    Dan Gurney's Eagles Show
    I visited the "Gurney's Eagles" show at the Petersen Museum a few days ago. Ten cars, a motorcycle and some cool ephemera from Gurney's career as a constructor. 


    Full album here (60 photos), which also includes a couple of Eagles that were in the lobby when I visited a few months back:  Gurney's Eagles
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  7. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone (update 8/2/17)   

    Progress is kinda slow - I'm not able to get much time at the bench these days and I want to get this as right as I can. The front suspension is now complete. Probably some unnecessary detail in here that will never be seen once it's all together but that's how we do it, right?

    Lower suspension, steering and spindles are from the Mustang; upper control arms from the Comet; springs, shocks, and spring covers are scratchbuilt.

    Next up: getting the engine finished and installed.
  8. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Orbitron model?   

    I do think it looks better in Ed Newton's drawing:

  9. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Orbitron model?   

    Yes, that is what Roth says in the book "Hot Rods by Ed Big Daddy Roth" and he also mentions that Revell was pressuring him to finish the car so they could model it, but model sales dropped drastically with the rise of The Beatles and that all fell apart. It's also interesting to note that the car looked quite a bit better in the drawings, but lost something in the translation to reality. By the way, the idea behind the three multi-colored headlights was that they would all focus together to form a white beam.
    I also agree that the asymmetrical cars pictured above all look pretty good - especially the Mantaray! I don't think asymmetry was the Orbitron's main problem.
  10. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Orbitron model?   

    I love that the guy built "both" versions! The story of the re-discovery of the car is pretty remarkable.
    A lot of people (myself included) feel that the Obitron was Roth's first less than successful car, after he had a good run with The Outlaw, Beatnik Bandit, Road Agent, and Mysterion, but it does have a certain historical charm at this point for me.
  11. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic 1970 Bud Moore Boss 302 Mustang   

    That speckled gray paint is Zolatone - it was used a lot in those days for underbody and interior surfaces.
  12. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Kurtis Sports Car (Update 1/27/17)   

    Sorry - not lately. Real life has been taking too much of a bite out of my modelling time, but I haven't forgotten it! Hoping to get back to it soon.
  13. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic 1970 Bud Moore Boss 302 Mustang   

    I believe they ran a Watts Link at the rear, with the center pivot attached to the frame and the links attached to the axle ends. Looks like the diecast attempts to replicate this reasonably closely.
  14. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic AMT '39 Wagon Rod   

    Yes, that's always been my idea, too. I've never test-fitted it, but my thought is to combine it with the front end from the Monogram '39 coupe.
  15. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Daytona Prototypes   

    Just my opinion maybe, but they're a lot better looking now than they were back in 2006.