RancheroSteve

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  • Location Los Angeles
  • Full Name Steve Roullier

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  1. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic El Ponchomino   

    The interior is done. Nothing elaborate here - I used the custom tuck & roll from the kit and added some seat belts.


    Maybe I should add a tachometer - on the dash or column?
  2. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic El Ponchomino   

    While the paint's drying on the body I've been doing some work on the chassis. The frame is painted the same color as the body.

    Since this is a custom, I'm not too worried about being factory correct.

    Even though I'm obviously not building this "out of the box", I have to put in a plug for this kit - everything fits and goes together really nicely, with a good level of detail.
    Engine and interior are coming along, too - more on that soon.
  3. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    That sad Ranchero (seen here a week or so back) still hasn't moved and is now attracting commentary:

  4. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic MPC trikes   

    Cool find, Casey. I'm thinking this means the Black Max and Cobra trikes were issued slightly later? And as far as I know, they've never been re-issued, so finding one of them for a bargain price is probably pretty unlikely, unfortunately.
  5. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic El Ponchomino   

    Getting some color on. Dupli-Color BGM0539.


    Still needs some sanding, probably another coat, and some clear.
  6. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    I didn't see it happen, but several thousand dollars in damage (and likely some injuries) because at least one of these guys was driving like an idiot.

    Be careful out there.
  7. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic This Day In History: American Graffitti Released.   

    I started attending college in Los Angeles in the fall of '73 - I happened to be walking around Hollywood one day taking photos when I saw this coming down the street:

    It parked in front of a theater where they were showing the film.

    This must have been several months after the film came out - towards the end of '73 or even early '74 - but they were having some kind of event to promote it, maybe a re-release already as the buzz grew?
  8. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    In the grocery store parking lot:

  9. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic 1961 Ford Starliner Street Machine   

    Wow, really lovely! Great stance and color choices, too.
  10. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic MPC trikes   

    Nicely done, Tim! I'll second what you said about the Retro Hobbies re-issue.
    Here's the only one I've built from that set - the Taco Trike (aka Wedge Chopper) - pretty much out of the box with just some ignition wiring added.


     
  11. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic MPC trikes   

    I'd be inclined to go for that if the price was reasonable.
    A little while back there was someone who was going to do a more correct version of the Mail Box Chopper (including the Crosley engine) but I guess there wasn't enough interest to make it feasible.
  12. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic MPC trikes   

    I have the Retro Hobby re-issues - I'd like to get a Black Max, but it seems they are fairly rare and go for pretty big $$ when they come up. As you can see on the box, the Black Max was designed by Harry Bradley, who also designed the Deora, among other cars.
    http://www.kustomrama.com/index.php?title=Harry_Bradley
  13. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic MPC trikes   

    Great score, Chuck!
    I think there's one more - the Cobra Chopper:

    http://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/mkiba-build-under-c/mpc-instructions/motorcycles--atv/mpc-cobra-chopper-1/
  14. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    This rather sad looking Ranchero has been parked in the same spot for a couple of weeks. The driver's door is held closed with a strap.

  15. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic ?? Picture of HRM - 421 Chaparral Wheels & Tires??   

    Well, those LS wheels are the best Chaparral wheels I know of, so that would make sense.