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restoman

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  1. Thanks. I searched and came up with virtually nothing... Looks like a fun build!
  2. This was in a big box of mid-seventies stuff I picked up this summer... I'm not quite sure what to think of the box contents, but the box art is kind of cool. There was a Gluebomb Maverick body in the pile that actually doesn't look too bad, proportion-wise.
  3. Has anyone ever built one of these? I picked this up along with a pile of unbuilt and built kits from the mid-seventies. Not my cup of tea, but it might be good for a slump buster... ?
  4. I plan on using one of the many '70 Coronet kits I have for most everything. I've one or two Revell Chargers for donors if need be. I may take you up on that grill. If a PM lands in your in-box marked "grill", it'll be from moi. Thank you for the offer!
  5. I ordered the interior from Ed a week or so ago. He said it would be a bit of a wait before he could ship it, but it's ok: his stuff is worth the wait time. I also picked up a '68 Coronet body that he repaired, along with one of his resin hoods.
  6. Digging through the multiple boxes of parts that came with the AMX, I found the headers and 1 exhaust pipe. The original Mini-lites are not to be found, but I did come across some Fireball Mini-lites that I forgot having... and those velocity stacks came off the grill without leaving a mark.
  7. I know! When I first looked at what the seller had, they were all just tossed into boxes. He asked which ones I was interested in and I said "I've got $80, how far will that get me?" He said "Take all of them!" There were a bunch of transports and trailers in with them. I sold those to a friend for $40. A lot of the GBs are parts-only, but there are a few that are worthwhile, like a '72 Javelin AMX Trans-Am racer, the L A Dart, a 70's Ventura, BRE Datsun... I feel pretty lucky.
  8. Lots of good info. Thanks a bunch! When I spotted it in the box, I kind of got a little tingly. It might be a bit before I get to re-doing it, but it's destined to live as a Trans-Am race car.
  9. I picked this Chevelle up a couple weeks ago. Lucked into it, as I got the pictured L A Dart, quite a few built gluebombs, a few decent built-ups, and a pile of parts and tires, all for $40 CDN. The body has a warp to it, but the kit is opened, un-built and complete. I'm happy for this thread. I was sort of wondering if I wanted to build it or not. I do now!
  10. That figures... this one was with a bunch of other GBs, and the builder was... uhh... creative, to say the least. He also really, really liked lots of cement.
  11. I picked up this built gluebomb for a couple bucks a few weeks back. Complete except for manifolds/headers and exhaust. I'm not sure what I have. Is it a Jo-Han kit? AMT? I haven't measured it, but it looks to be 1/24 scale. ? Any help would be appreciated.
  12. I owned a '75 Dart Sport in 1980. Second owner, first was a priest at our parish. He passed along all the paperwork when I bought it from him, for the princely sum of $725. His cash price was $3800, PDI and tax in. He got a discount for military service. 318, 3 speed floor shift, 2.94 rear, up & over stripe, AM-FM, deluxe wheel covers, 3 speed wipers, PS, PB, HD cooling,, HD suspension. Wish I still owned it. Had a lot of fun with that car.
  13. I picked up a couple of those rooves from Ed. They're beautiful, but pretty much everything he offers is top-shelf!
  14. My VW Volksrod from a while back... Revell's VW and a some scratch building.
  15. My Pontiac 2+0 from a few years ago. A gluebomb 2+2 and parts from the '70 Bonneville.
  16. Finished up the Revell '29 Roadster pick-up... can't say I'm overly pleased with the fit on final assembly. A slight twist in the fender plate throws the grill off, which throws the hood off, and also wouldn't let me keep the opening door feature. I couldn't get rid of the twist, noticed only after it was all painted. But... it looks good in it's case! Ford Toreador Red Pearl base/clear Comments always welcome!
  17. Nice job!!! I've got one of Ed's sedan bodies, they're soooo nice.
  18. Just about the final mock-up before paint. When will paint hit the plastic, you might ask? Whenever it gets warm enough in my garage, hopefully soon. I think if I were to do this again, I'd be chopping the C pillars a bit, to lower the backward slope of the roofline. It looks ok as is, but the required size of the liftgate window is a little reminiscent of a funeral hearse... I had briefly thought about it early in the build, but in bare styrene, the slopping rood just didn't fiy with the boxy, high-shouldered look of the Lincoln, and it meant the quarter windows would end up as a tapered window. Who knew, eh? Comments always welcome.
  19. I like your thinking! Love the tire & wheel set-up...
  20. I think you're right: a little lower all around... A light gunmetal or medium charcoal is in my thoughts too. Thanks!
  21. I think I'll paint the skirts to match and make the final decision at assembly time. The skirts really do change the look. Thanks!
  22. Yeah, the original theme was something some rich-kid's Dad might have commissioned when the car was new, but as a "I wanted a Lincoln wagon, but Lincoln doesn't offer one, so I paid a shop to built one for me, with a few custom touches". Thanks!
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