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Dave Darby

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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 12/11/1960

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    Irmo, South Carolina
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    Dave Darby

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  1. It might look something like this old survivor.
  2. The second generation Courier was still Mazda based, but the 2.3 liter Ford engine was an available option.
  3. I like it. Definitely has the box art vibes.
  4. AMT 49 Ford is a direct interchange, and any issue newer than 1991 will not have the hole in the block. It will also have stub axles so you won't need the metal axle.
  5. I don't have one. But if I see one at Hobby Lobby, I'm grabbing at least one. Maybe 2 or 3.
  6. I remember being 11 years old and absolutely despising that sort of stuff. Now I can appreciate it for what it is. Not that I personally would buy one.
  7. I think most of what was obliterated chrome tree wise of the XR6 was for the Cinder Bug issue. I believe the two trees in the tool were end to end with each other. So the longer chrome tree for the Cinder Bug encroached on the XR6 tree. The tree for the touring was changed a great deal for the post My Mother the Car release, losing the quad headlights and the cycle wheels and other parts. AMT also tooled up a new front axle and Frontenac head for that tree. The photos below are top to bottom; My Mother the Car, Cinder Bug, and Original 27 T / XR6.
  8. It was also available in 1962. Guessing it was Chestnut Poly.63 Ford Colors Here is crummy pic of my old Fairlane. Doesn't do the color justice at all.
  9. It's a beauty, with impeccable craftsmanship. I had 63 Tudor post back in the day. A copper bronze color. I still miss that car.
  10. Happy Birthday Dave.

  11. Well guess what, Casey? My parts pack wheels finally turned up. Here's a couple pics...
  12. Keep in mind AMT's assets were moved at least twice from East Troy Michigan due to the company being sold first to Lesney, in Baltimore, then to Ertl in Dyersville Iowa. The paperwork for tracking all of that smaller tooling probably didn't make the trips. When I spoke with AMTs John Mueller in 2013, he told me he had just finally gotten to go through all of the AMT and MPC tools and inserts and get them sorted out. And that's no conspiracy theory.
  13. Dave Darby


    I like that Aston Martin!
  14. I recall a thread about the AMT Corvair where Mark mentioned decontenting the clear parts. They tooled up a new fan shroud that was a poor fit.
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