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  1. 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.)
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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!
  6. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic 41 Willys Outlandish Paint   

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

    Awesome job!
  7. OneTrickPony added a topic in General   

    Nice Collection
    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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  8. 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.
  9. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Why would anyone do this to a new car?   

    Brain damage?
  10. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Where do you buy your drag slicks ?   

    A friend of mine bought a new F150 when the local Ford dealership was running a $9.95 oil change for life deal. That was 15 years and 200,000 miles ago. They don't offer that special any more ;-)
  11. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Model Factory Hiro New Kit Teaser - It's Domestic   

    Ford top loader 4 speed and a real short drive shaft indicate a Cobra of some kind. That would include the possibility of a Daytona Coupe.
  12. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Another old rod to ponder   

    That not what I was referring to. According to the article, the rear bulkhead behind the seat and in front of the gas tank (where the turtle deck or truck bed would normally butt up) has been cut down several inches. to bring it down closer to the top of the seat. That is one of the identifying characteristics they use to link the car to Isky.
  13. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Another old rod to ponder   

    There is a thread on the HAMB on that picture. People with a lot more knowledge than me say it's a Dodge chassis with a T rear cross member and 2 speed rear axle. The body is a T also but it has been cut down behind the seat. Some speculation that it has a connection to Ed Iskanderian because of some of these features.
  14. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic barn finds you wish you had   

    About 30 years ago, I noticed a 69 Shelby GT500 sitting behind a paint and body shop not far from my house. After it sat there for several months, I stopped one day and asked the shop owner about it. He said the guy who owned it had brought it in for a paint job (it had a new black lacquer job) but had gotten busted for drugs and didn't have the money to pay for it. I kept checking with him to see what was up and the car owner eventually went to prison for a bunch of years. The shop owner said he was afraid of the guy and did not want to risk filing a lien on the car and selling it. The car ended up sitting there for years until I moved out of the area.
    A couple of years later, I was in the neighborhood and swung past to see if it was still there. The shop had closed and the lot was cleared of all cars. I never found out what happened to the Shelby.
  15. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Most fun you had in a car. KEEP IT P.G.   

    My senior year, I blew the engine in my 65 Mustang. My dad found a 55 Buick 4d Special that I could buy for $35 dollars. It had just been registered so it had a years worth of license plates ($32) on it. I drove that thing until it needed new plates and sold it for $35!
    The old Buick was a real beater but it was as reliable as any car could be. It had working AC (with rear vents!), dual heaters, and Buick's version of a Wonderbar AM radio. The Wonderbar was an early version of Seek where you could just hit the long bar-shaped button on the front of the radio and it would seek to the next strong station and lock in. This was very rare even in 73 when I bought the car. To make it even cooler, it had a switch on the floor next to the dimmer switch to activate the seek. The other unusual feature for the time was that the key did not have a start position. You turned the key to the Run position and floored the gas pedal to activate the starter. These two features are what brings me to the fun part of the story.
    My friend and I concocted a story about the car. We would tell people that the car was haunted by the previous owner and that she hated Rock and Roll music.  Then after riding around a while with some unsuspecting passenger (usually female) I would tap the seek button of the floor. Since I live in Texas, it wasn't hard to make the radio change from RnR to country! Then my bud and I would laugh while our dates would get nervous and usually slide over real close for protection. This worked especially well when parked. That's when the "can't start the car with the key" feature would come in handy! Let them twist the key all they wanted but the old Buick would never even give a grunt. "I guess she is punishing us for listening to RnR!"
    Of course we always let them in on the joke and usually there were no problems until one particular night when I ended up getting one young lady home late. She got so scared she jumped out of the car and started running. By the time we caught her, got her calmed down, and talked back into the car we were close to an hour after her curfew. :-(