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About Rotorbolt73

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  • Location tenessee
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  1. Rotorbolt73 added a post in a topic Lindberg Trailer tires needed. TRADE DONE.   

    Thank You Paul! Great trading with you!
  2. Rotorbolt73 added a post in a topic Great Traders List   

    Just finished up a great trade with Paul Gardner / Gardnerpag44. Thank You!
  3. Rotorbolt73 added a topic in Wanted!   

    AMT 1965 Buick Wildcat Taillight needed.
    I just obtained my father's only surviving model car build from his childhood today. Was in my grandmother's possession for the last 48 years at least until her recent passing last week. 
    It is an original old screw bottom AMT 1965 Buick Wildcat built in the late 60s by my father before he joined the Marines. Was my original inspiration for building model cars and after 40 years of eyeing it, I finally have it as willed to me by my grandmother.
    Over the decades, some of the parts have fallen off and gone missing. I would like to fill in the missing items, if possible. I know its a long shot since this kit has never been reissued in my lifetime that I know of..My father built it as the custom version.
    Missing one custom tailight bezel / lense for it. Considering restoring it, but just want to add back the missing pieces for now..Any condition acceptable as the model itself is quite rough looking from deterioration. Thanks for any help.
    Here is what the tail light looks like if you have one in your parts box.

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  4. Rotorbolt73 added a topic in Truck Kits or Parts to Trade, or Wanted / Requests   

    Lindberg Trailer tires needed. TRADE DONE.
    I am in need of 4 tires from any of the Lindberg Dodge L700 kits. My "Little red wagon" team kit is short 4 tires to build the long version of the flatbed trailer.  
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  5. Rotorbolt73 added a post in a topic The Chevelle is done.   

    Excellent work! One of my favorite Chevelle kits. I also convert them from flip nose back to stock. Most of the time I just fill in the hood with flat sheet to make it a Malibu standard hood. looks like you used a Revell 66 wagon for the donor and the Monogram 70 Chevelle for the wheels/ tires. Last one I built, I used the engine bay from a monogram 64 GTO and the front frame/suspension clip from the Lindberg 66 Chevelle to convert the front back to stock.
  6. Rotorbolt73 added a post in a topic School me on the MPC 1970 Coronet Super Bee   

    I've done that. I would buy the 70 coronet bodies people would sell from the pro street issue and use the interior and chassis from the old "general lee" 69 charger kit. Fits pretty good. Kinda' like restoring it back to MPC specs. As it is in its current AMT "stock" issue, It takes some work to get the late 80's 68/69 roadrunner chassis parts to fit. Trimming the glass is a must for sure. I call it the "kitbash in a box" kit.
  7. Rotorbolt73 added a post in a topic Great Traders List   

    Excellent trading with Larry Ray and Partsmarty. Thank you guys!
  8. Rotorbolt73 added a post in a topic 68 Dodge Charger back yard project   

    Very nice..inspiring . I have a 70 roadrunner build that I started into a backyard project like that..need to work on it some more..Very well done.
  9. Rotorbolt73 added a post in a topic Two Lane Blacktop 55 Chevy   

    Yep. Walmart colorplace/ homeshades primer.
    Thanks, I had to make those myself. No kit made today comes with these rims. luckily, I had a couple old ones in my mismatched rim parts box that I used for masters when making the mold. One of the rims I modified to make it the deep rim for the rear and the spare tires inside. But you can find these on ebay in resin as well . 
    Thanks, Yeah, it would be nice to see a kit of it..would save a ton of work on the AMT 55 stock kit..Would make an excellent basis to build as various 55 flip nose gassers commonly seen in the 60s. It could just be a generic kit with all these same mods and features but not actually advertised or marketed as the "two lane blacktop" car itself to avoid the hassle of licencing and trademark fees and royalties to whoever owns the film or actual cars. But allow the builder to leave the body in primer without gasser decals to build it as this car..Just a plain 55 chevy sedan flip nose gasser kit. Doubt it will ever happen though. too simple of an idea..
  10. Rotorbolt73 added a post in a topic Two Lane Blacktop 55 Chevy   

    Thanks. I did it using evergreen .030"  rod. Glued to the outside edge of the wheel opening. Glue and primer just blended it in..back in the day, they used conduit tubing to flare the cut out openings on real cars..so I just sorta duplicated that in scale..
  11. Rotorbolt73 added a post in a topic Two Lane Blacktop 55 Chevy   

    As far as I know, that bumper is from the kit. No mods to it. Straight off the parts tree I had.. 

    Yeah, I considered it..lol.. good luck to me on that..hard to find kit.
    Thank you guys for the interest and comments..
  12. Rotorbolt73 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Two Lane Blacktop 55 Chevy
    This is my most recent build. The 55 Chevy from "Two Lane Blacktop". I've been wanting to build this one for years. Finally got around to it..It was built for my model club build off "contest".
    This was built from a very cut up gluebomb body that someone started to turn into a custom. I had to restore it back to stock before I could do the modifications to build it as the movie car. Took me 4 months of work to salvage what was literally junk into this.
    The basis was the AMT 55 Bel Air 2 dr post sedan kit. I used a lot of the optional drag parts from the AMT 55 nomad kit and the big block Chevy engine from the AMT 67 chevelle pro street kit with headers from the AMT 37 Chevy kit. I resin cast the American 200S "daisy mags" myself. As simple as it looks, it takes a lot of modifications to build this car. Enjoy.

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  13. Rotorbolt73 added a post in a topic 55 Chevy Two Lane Blacktop   

    Sometimes you got to work with what you have. Looks good so far..I just finished up a two lane black top 55 build. Made it from a very cut up gluebomb parts junk kit that I had to restore first before I could do the modifications to build it as the movie car..Took me 4 months to build. Some would call me crazy to do it that way, but it was all I had as far as a 55 chevy goes in my stash..Whenever the weather gets nice here, I'll get some pics of it to share with you guys.. Keep at it man.
  14. Rotorbolt73 added a post in a topic AMT1958 Impala   

    Thank You..Here is what I have to trade. I got this in a group buy with a bunch of other parts..Someone built this pro street chassis for the 58 chevy body..I want to build it with the stock chassis / suspension etc...Last pics show how it looks with a body on it so you can get an idea how it fits and sits..Body is not included in the deal..Only shown for reference. .Chassis set up might could be made to fit other kits / bodes..

  15. Rotorbolt73 added a topic in Wanted!   

    AMT1958 Impala
    Looking for a complete floor plate chassis / suspension / interior bucket/ open rims / tires / engine for a AMT 58 Impala. I have one that somebody had converted to a pro street chassis and I want to build it with the stock parts. I will trade the complete prostreet chassis/ wheels tires/ engine for the stock items from the kit..Also need a rear end for another 58 i am building..
    I will post pics of what I have to trade soon..
    Thanks, Matt
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