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OneTrickPony

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  1. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Waterspots on windshield of diecast car   

    If the spots disappear when wet, maybe a light coat of Future would hide them.
  2. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Bright white, is there such a thing?   

    Back when I mixed automotive paint for a living, the brightest white to my eyes was GM Frost White, used on lots mid-70s Chevy trucks. The base white paint was a yellowish color out of the can. To turn it into Frost White, a bit of blue toner was added.
  3. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic A Pinto with serious attitude.   

    I built a 75 Pinto with the drive train from a wrecked Maverick. 302, C4 trans, 8" rear, and 100HP shot of NOS. It was tons of fun and mostly a bolt-in job except for welding up a set of adapters to connect the Maverick engine mounts to the Pinto frame rails.
  4. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic My next modeling project... Maybe.   

    I like the colors, too. My GM had a 58 Impala with a similar two tone job.
  5. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic No more Centerline racing wheels....   

    I owned Centerlines, Super Tricks, and Street Tricks back in the early 80's. The Super Tricks were the bolt together wheels, Centerlines were riveted. The Street Tricks sort of looked like chromed Super Tricks if you squinted just right ;-)
    The Centerlines and Super Tricks were the drag racing versions. The Super Tricks were recommended to only be used with tubes because they did not have the safety bead to hold a tubeless tire. The Centerlines had the safety beads.
    I wrecked the car with the Street Tricks and 3 of the 4 wheels broke the center section out from the rim. They were cast aluminum centers welded to steel rims and all three broke at the welds from sliding sideways. I decided at that time that I would never own any wheels built like that ever again, and I haven't.
  6. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Graveyard Ford   

    Or a small cannon!
     
  7. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic 3D printers are one thing, but what about a 3D scanner?   

    My crystal ball is broken, but having a few years behind me in the technology industry, let me just say that what you are asking about will be available in the future. How far in the future is the only question.
    If someone can imagine it, it will inspire someone to build it. It may not work quite the way we imagine it, but the end result will be the same.
  8. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic 55 F-100   

    I like it.
     
    (but turn the valve covers over, they are upside down. Wide edge to the outside of the engine.)
  9. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Revell Starsky & Hutch Torino - Has Anyone Encountered This Problem?   

    Dunk it in the purple pond and start over. Attempts to fix or patch it are not going to work out well in my experience.
  10. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Early ‘20’s Oldsmobile Racer   

    Whatever you think you did wrong on the radiator, it came out looking like aged brass. I like it a lot.
  11. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Carl Casper`s : Phonebooth: Finished Pictures   

    Amazing! The first pic, I thought you were showing us the real thing for comparison. I was totally fooled.
    After staring at the pictures for several minutes, I was able to pick out a few things that said "model" but they were very subtle.
     
    There just are not enough superlatives...
  12. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic When did color fall out of favor?   

    The color options also used to include the interior.
    I knew an old guy who had a Pontiac dealership in Louisiana right after WW2. Cars were on strict allocation (the car companies were still converting back from war production to making cars) and he was livid when a transporter pulled up. One of the few cars he was scheduled to get that month was a 4 door Pontiac that he had ordered green with a green interior. The car came in and it was green outside but the interior was red! He immediately called he Pontiac rep and screamed at him for sending him a car he would never be able to sell and he wanted them to take it back. The rep compromised with him and told him if he would accept the car, he would see that it was not counted against his allotment.
    The car's wheels had hardly hit the ground when a little Cajun man came up saying "Mais, cher! I been looking everywhere for one jus' like dat!" The deal was done within the hour!
     
    ;-)
     
  13. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic 41 Willys Outlandish Paint   

    That's a real leaf under the clear, right?

     
    Awesome job!
  14. OneTrickPony added a topic in General   

    Nice Collection
    http://www.freep.com/story/money/nation-now/2016/03/21/minnesota-house-of-cars/82075114/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link
    I think he has me beat:
     
    "Dennis Erickson, 69, had collected more than 30,000 cars over his lifetime and meticulously displayed them in the hallways, laundry room even the bathroom walls of his home in Eagan, about 20 miles southeast of Minneapolis. The collection includes a full-size Model T Ford, a ‘59 Edsel and a ’66 Rambler.
    “I mean we, just kept finding cars,” Lundstrom said."
     
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  15. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic 1969 Jungle Jim Nova?   

    It looks to me like the Nova body was splashed from a 4-door. The roof looks longer and the back window is more upright than the 2-door.