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  1. I have this 66 Chevelle wagon roof and rear quarter section .
  2. Looking for the cardboard drive in diner display that came in the monogram "highway scenes " 37 Ford kit.
  3. Yeah. Having worked in the auto restoration field professionally , I've seen cars come in where things were replaced needlessly , sometimes well over 3/4 of the car would be new reproduction aftermarket parts...personally, I try to keep as many of the actual original parts as possible..flaws and all. Many cars are over restored..looking better than they were originally new. It's a misconception these things were perfect off the line..they were not originally show cars..but production cars. Next time you're at a car show and looking at those beauties, think and ask yourself: how much of what I'm looking at is original vintage stuff that physically existed back in that time is was made? How much of that car was recently manufactured and put together? It's possible now to build a new 55-57 Chevy and not one bit of the car even existed in the 50s. Same goes for a 32 Ford. So the " Lee 1" charger is actually gone. What's left is just some pieces of it on another car. What they should have done is kept it and preserving it as is. Maybe using other original general Lee pieces scavenged and saved from other chargers from the show used to fill in the blanks..like the missing door on it..keeping it as original tv car . By the way, you did an excellent job on your build here..especially that teal paint color..I've got a glue bomb general Lee that I've been considering re building in this version..just not wrecked up..
  4. Nice colors too. The stock flat hood is a unique touch.
  5. Man that turned out great looking . I've got several of these. Some from Ollie's too.. I can't see what you guys go on about them being a terrible kit..I see nothing wrong..it turns out great with some work..you showed it could be built . Just takes a thing called skill to do it. Which you have..I recently built the 72 GTO with no problem showing it too can be built. these kits are the same as they were when I was a kid 30-40 years ago. I've built the more recent revell 69 Nova..it was ok..but lacking in a challenge to my skills..given the choice, I would still buy the AMT kit here. Which I'm grateful that it is still available all these decades later. So you did a superb job on building this. It's a testimony to your building skills. excellent.
  6. Built this one a year or so ago for a club contest..got what was left of a cut up Lindberg 53 Ford victoria body shell from a friend . Pieced it back together and used a hood from a AMT 56 Ford and custom pieces from the AMT 49/50 Ford kits. Found a Revell 89 Thunderbird SC parts kit at our club show in Memphis . Kit bashed the two together based on an old early 90s SAE magazine feature of a light blue AMT 49 Ford using the same Thunderbird kit. The 53 is similar dimensions as a 49 and I knew it work just the same to build a updated version of a 53 Ford. I used the complete chassis, engine bay, wheels and interior from the Thunderbird kit . The fit require very little mods to work the two together..the t bird donor kit was missing some of the V6 engine parts..notably the factory supercharger setup..so I substituted it with a parts box Ford FI V8 from a mustang kit I think. I used the T- brid optional wheels with monogram tires with handpainted whitewalls. Color is Testors firey orange and duplicolor silver.
  7. This is the wooden ship kit I have..my uncle got a nice start on the hull. Looks likes it's all there but I don't know anything about these kind of kits..not my thing. So if interested, let me know.
  8. I have a wooden ship kit collecting dust. My uncle started on it but has since passed away..somehow I ended up with it. I don't build ships so I'll never do anything with it. I'll dig it out and get a pic later.
  9. Excellent work..I've considered this project as well , but wanted to do it as less damaged as it was before it was " wrecked" ..but can't figure out that wierd color. Looks like teal blue/green? They restored that real car ..which I thought was a mistake since so much had been replaced that little of the actual original car that to made that iconic jump is left. Shoulda left it as it was in it's "petty stock car" configuration .
  10. Thank you. That is neat. I had thought about scratch building my own. But that is a much more attractive alternative . It would cost that much just in evergreen material to build it.
  11. Man ,I dig the car crusher. You scratch build that? I've thought of doing the same..buy a bunch of old prebuilts and weather and wreck em up..much easier than using new kits since most of the paint and assembly is already done.
  12. Thank you. The color is Valspar 84230 Rugged.. I picked it up at Ollie's ..I think Lowe's might have it too.
  13. Lol..ohh that's wayyyy off man.lol..all these years and you're the only one that's ever asked about it. I thought somebody finally figured it out.. Ive only built one chopper ( military cobra I think) and that was well over 30 years ago.
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