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TarheelRick

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About TarheelRick

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  • Birthday 06/16/1949

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  • Are You Human? yes
  • Scale I Build 1/25, 1/24

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  • Location Hamptonville, NC
  • Full Name Ricky Johnson

TarheelRick's Activity

  1. TarheelRick added a post in a topic Looking for clear detailing tubing   

    Check through the jewelry working section of your nearest craft/hobby store.  They use a semi-clear (a bit foggy, not crystal clear) tubing for jewelry work.  Just a thought.
  2. TarheelRick added a post in a topic From the mind of a 9 year old...   

    OK, everything I have is up for sale.  When a 9 year-old can build something that eye-catching I may as well give up and start doing counted cross-stitch.  That paint is fun to look at.
  3. TarheelRick added a post in a topic 1950 Austin update 6/21/17   

    Cool build, really like the cage work.
  4. TarheelRick added a post in a topic Purple Pond Surprise!   

    Learned this lesson several years ago.  I was wanting to strip a soda can so I could use the aluminum.  After a couple of days the can was toast, but the paint was still fairly intact.  When I finally broke down and read the directions on the jug of Purple Power it plainly said, "Do not use on metal".  Another painful lesson I learned is to ALWAYS check your rubber gloves for pinholes before immersing your hands into the tank to retrieve parts.  First thing I do is fill my gloves with water, twist the cuff closed, and apply pressure to see if water is leaking out anywhere, if it is they go into the trash.  Purple Power/Super Clean and the other caustic solutions we use will seep into a pinhole and cause caustic burns to any exposed skin.
  5. TarheelRick added a post in a topic wanted escort   

    Both of those Escorts are listed on Ebay at the present time.
  6. TarheelRick added a post in a topic Hmmmmm, this could be an entertaining daily...........   

    Maybe drop a 4.3 V-6 into it, not much for the econoboxes.  My question/concern is "refueling".  I can stop by the gas station and be in and out in a few minutes.  How long would it take to get a full charge in a battery powered vehicle?  My cell phone takes a couple hours for a full charge - that is a whole lot of cokes and chips at the 7-11 waiting for a fill-up.
  7. TarheelRick added a post in a topic Power Tour at Arrowhead Stadium   

    Wow, some really neat stuff.  That is one beautiful '65/6 Chevrolet drop-top.
  8. TarheelRick added a post in a topic Curb Feelers   

    Don't really understand why they were attached to the left side front and not the right side rear.  They would be more useful on the passenger side.
  9. TarheelRick added a post in a topic 26 T coupe   

    Cool looking SEDAN.  I really like the color, doesn't appear to be a really grainy gold.
  10. TarheelRick added a post in a topic Self Propelled Semi Submersible   

    Fantastic work on a very unusual subject. Thank you for your service!
  11. TarheelRick added a post in a topic 2 sets of Mopar Ralley wheels 1/24......Found   

    I am pretty much open to anything.  I am always on the lookout for small-block Ford or Mopar engines.  My kit collection is much larger than I will ever build so I am not really looking for much of anything at any given time.  Another thought is maybe some suspension pieces, late model stuff.  I do build  a lot of short-track stuff so I am always on the lookout for suspensions which can be worked into a frame.  Let me know what you have.  Oh yeah, it should be fairly cheap to ship.
  12. TarheelRick added a topic in General   

    Beating a Dead Horse
    I realize there are money flow issues, health issues, and probably other issues unknown to the subscription base.  That being said, we were told the magazine would be going to a six time per year rather than nine.  Just kind of wondering when this change is going to take place, it has been a while since my last issue.  Are we going to be getting an issue every two months twice a year?  Not trying to start anything, just would like to have another magazine sometime this year. 
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  13. TarheelRick added a post in a topic 2 sets of Mopar Ralley wheels 1/24......Found   

    I have one set complete on the sprues.  What do you have to offer?
  14. TarheelRick added a post in a topic AMT ALA-KART GEORGE BARRIS 29 FORD   

    PM sent
  15. TarheelRick added a post in a topic 55 Crown Victoria   

    Fantastic '55 Ford, Your attention to detail is excellent.  Mom has got to love it.