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    Richard "Call Me Snake" Mesner

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  1. 1966 Falcon Gasser

    Very Most Way Cool! Looks like a couple of antiaircraft batteries coming through the hood! Drive on! BTW, I've been going through some old Car Model magazines from 1966-72 or so lately, and I've been amazed at how popular these '66-'69 Falcon funny cars and gassers were at the time.
  2. Very cool! You don't see these built often. When I saw how many votes the '58 was getting, I almost went back and switched my vote to the Austin 'cause I'd rather see that. Glad it all worked out!
  3. Weird cars Post em here.

    Okay, I posted a link to that Jeep on one of my gun boards and asked what it would be used to hunt. A couple agreed with my guess on feral hogs. A couple said "night hunting of predators" (coyotes and such, I assume). And two others said it's for "quail hunting, following dogs over open country. The guys up top can see the dogs working," and suggested I google "Texas High Rack Hunting." So I guess it's a legitimate vehicle, and a real thing in Texas (at least). Who knew!
  4. '66 Falcon B/FX

    Great stance! And you're giving me an idea for how I want to build a chassis for that Paul Sable '65 Mustang I'm restoring. Since it didn't come with its original chassis, I have a bit of a free hand in creating one. I think I'll build up a Weber-carbed B/FX 289 something like yours, using all correct period parts. Drive on!
  5. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    Yah, those Revell snappers are SWEET. I've done four of them and will do more if they bring them out in other colors I like. If painting the wheels, you want to do them body color, not black.
  6. Car Model History in My Hands!

    Tim, I've been going through my library of old Car Models and ran across the pics of your 4th Place Dodge the other day. You wuz ROBBED! You shouldn't have gotten 4th, you should have gotten 3rd! And the model in 7th Place should have been 2nd--of the Top 25 shown, it was the ONLY model that looked like an actual, real-world 1968 funny car. IMHO your model was second only to Jim Keeler's famous Dodge Fever among the other 23 "Funny Cars from an Alternate Universe," as its engineering and craftsmanship were superior to the rest. BTW, I'm up to reading the June 1970 issue and just saw that another funny car model of yours (a Charger) won First Senior and Best Detail at a big MPC contest in Flint MI. Do you still have that one, too? Does it need restoration or is it still in good shape? (That's a NICE model, BTW.)
  7. And yet the overall shape and body detailing of the AMT '66 Mustang are not only adequate, they put those of many much newer "superkits" to shame. If you want/need a better chassis/engine/underhood, you'll have to scrounge them up elsewhere--AMT's '67 Mustang fastback, perhaps.
  8. Some odd and cool old drag cars

    That one was actually a Street Freak--I remember it from Car Craft magazine. If I remember correctly after all these years, it had a Pontiac engine in it.
  9. AMT 67 corvette decals Kit # 6927

    Sad news. I checked the box of the unbuilt kit and it doesn't have either decals or instructions, which I hadn't remembered. I bought a glue bomb with original box last year and checked that one too, and that one had instructions but no decals. Sorry to get your hopes up.
  10. Myd Lyfe Crysis ?

    I'm dealing with mine by building lots of car models, especially the same ones I built in my teens. Sometimes the VERY same ones.
  11. Weird cars Post em here.

    Well, here's some more details and pics of the thing. Definitely built for "hunting" but no details about what kind. It's in Texas so I'd suspect feral hogs might be involved. https://www.autoblog.com/cars-for-sale-detail-6187401239664930816-Jeep-CJ-1983
  12. Weird cars Post em here.

    Doing what you suggest would get everyone in the car arrested for "jacklighting" in Maryland.
  13. Weird cars Post em here.

    No. The thing would be driven to the shooting point, at which point it would become a stationary shooting mount. But I'm just guessing about this particular vehicle; I have no idea what it's actually for.
  14. Fabulous! I TOLD you you could have another one done by Wednesday! Too bad you didn't go ahead and declare it in the BOYD build. You'd have a score of 2 for Round 3 now!
  15. Weird cars Post em here.

    My guess would be that it's set up for the big prairie dog shoots, or perhaps feral hogs, both of which are considered noxious vermin in parts of the country.