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Pontiac Ed

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About Pontiac Ed

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  • Birthday 10/02/1959

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  • Location Suburban Chicago

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  1. Pontiac Ed added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Who Makes Alternative Hoods For The '71 Johan 'cuda Ps?
    I would like to use a different hood on the Johan Pro Street / Pro Stock '71 Cuda. Does anyone make anything different than what is in the kit? It would still need to clear the kit's tunnel ram & carbs. Thanks in advance.
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  2. Pontiac Ed added a post in a topic Mild Custom 57 Chevy   

    Good call on the wiper blades. I meant to do that and forgot. I tried to BMF them separately and I couldn't get it to work so I took the easy way out.
  3. Pontiac Ed added a topic in Under Glass   

    Mild Custom 57 Chevy
    Well I finally finished one. Its just the basic Revell snap kit except for a scratch built shifter porch, boot & straight pin shifter plus the wheels from '63 'vette snap kit. Paint is Testors Model Master lacquer dark bronze metallic with their one shot clear. It was polished with Meguire's Scratch X and waxed with Meguire's NXT. Interior is Tamiya Champaign Gold with body color accents. It was a fun build and hopefully it wil break my slump. Enjoy!

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  4. Pontiac Ed added a post in a topic '57 Chevy Mild Modern Custom   

    Painted the gun sights & the 1/4 emblems and got it cleared with the new MM lacquer. I'm not completely happy with the way the clear laid down. It seemed kind of rough. I blacked out the grill cause I had problems with the wash. Polished it quickly with Meguire's Scratch X & waxed with Meguire's NXT. I should probably go back after it again. Anyway here it is dropped down over the frame.

  5. Pontiac Ed added a topic in On The Workbench   

    '57 Chevy Mild Modern Custom
    This is my first full foil job. The paint is Testor's MM Dark Bronze Metallic over white Tamiya primer with Tamiya Mica Silver on the insert. The emblems, fender gills and door handles were removed. It still needs the gunsights painted, cleared over the foil job, the grill black washed and the dash needs detailing. The interior is the body color with Tamiya Champaign Gold and has a scratched shifter porch and shift boot with a straight pin shifter. I'm using the large Torque Thrusts from the Revell '63 'vette snap kit. Enjoy

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  6. Pontiac Ed added a post in a topic Skull Shift Knobs?   

    What does this Hot Wheels Rigor Motor car look like? I'll go try to find some and it would sure be easier to find it if I know what I'm looking for. Thanks in advance.

  7. Pontiac Ed added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Skull Shift Knobs?
    Does anyone make 1/25th resin "skull" shift knobs? It seems to me that Parts by Parks did but I cannot find any source for those parts. Anybody help???
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  8. Pontiac Ed added a post in a topic Today's Raid On Big Lots   

    Hit a different Hobby Lobby last night and found 2 Big Deuces on closeout at about $29. Grabbed them both, one for me to re-live my original build (~1969-70) and one for my son so he can have that experience too. I've been in three different H-L's lately and I've noticed while they are all running closeouts on the AMT kits and an occasional Revell kit, the pricing has not been consistent from store to store. Still some good buys though.
  9. Pontiac Ed added a topic in Big Boyz   

    Opening Doors On The Big Deuce?
    I just picked up a pair of the most recent issue Big Deuces and I noticed that the hinges form earlier issues were there along with the separate inner door panels. It also looked like the doors were molded with partial connection to the body like you could easily cut them out and make them open. Am I interpreting this correctly? Are there any pieces missing? Has anyone opened up the doors on this kit? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  10. Pontiac Ed added a topic in Big Boyz   

    Big Deuce Tires
    Is there a source for resin copies of the original tires from the Revell Big Deuce kit? I just picked up 2 of the latest issue of the kit for my son and I and I'd really like to get the older whitewalls that I seem to remember from my first late 60's issue. Just as a by the way, does anyone make pie crust slicks for these kits? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  11. Pontiac Ed added a post in a topic What do you drive?   

    First, my daily driver is a Laser Red '02 Mustang GT 5 speed convertible with a black top. Sorry no picture.

    Next my toys...

    1962 Pontiac Grand Prix. 54k mile car from Montana. 389 tripower, AT and a 3.23 Safe-T-Track. Factory 2 tone, Caravan Gold & Yuma Beige. Its got a beautiful original interior. I bought this car at the POCI Nationals in 1996. The GP is a riot to drive and quicker than a lot of people would expect.

    1968 Pontiac GTO. 37k mile car from Cleveland, OH. 400/350hp, close ratio 4 speed and a 3.90 Safe-T-Track. Original vinyl top and interior except for new carpet. No power steering or brakes. I bought this car in 2000 with a very bad paint job and had it painted the next winter.

    Finally 1970 Torino Cobra. Mostly original 51k mile car from Iowa pulled out of a 22 year slumber this spring. Factory 429SCJ, 4 speed and 4.30 Detroit Locker. Shaker hood, slats, 5 slot styled steel wheels, ribbon tach, PDB, but manual steering. I got this car from a relative who decided he'd never get a chance to restore this car and figured that my son & I might be able to get it done or at least back on the road. It had been under a cover in a garage and looks about the same as it did when he got it in 1981.

    Into the day light for the first time since 1985

    After a wet rag wiping and removing the ugly non-original stripes...

  12. Pontiac Ed added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Amt 1969 Chevelle Hoods?
    Are there any 1969 Chevelle cowl hoods in resin? Or L-88 type hoods?
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  13. Pontiac Ed added a post in a topic 87-93 mustang LX coupe/Hatch   

    I missed the AAM LX hatch years ago and have been hoping someone would do this so I could do a replica of my '92. Thanks for your efforts. I won't miss it this time.
  14. Pontiac Ed added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Trumpeter '63 Nova Convertible - kit issues???
    Does anyone recollect any issues with the Trumpeter '63 Nova convertible kit? I seem to remember someone mentioning an issue with the rear of the interior not closing off the front of the trunk. Am I right? Any other issues? I found a screaming deal on this kit and the '60 Bonneville hardtop and I just couldn't help myself.

    If the Nova is really bad I could try my hand a a weathered parts car and steal the 6 cylinder engine for my AMT '63 Nova wagon.

    Thanks in advance,
    Pontiac Ed
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