fat50

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About fat50

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  • Birthday 09/05/1968

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  • Location Garden City, Mi.
  • Full Name Chris Traskos

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  1. fat50 added a post in a topic post your homemade tools for building!   

    This doesn't fall under tool, but it has made life easier. Instead of picking through a drawer, looking at only the tops of the jars, never grabbing the right one the first time. I cut apart an old bed frame, fired up the MIG welder and now have a nice paint rack at $0 cost. I've since made 2 more for holding brushes, files, glues, solvents, etc....



  2. fat50 added a topic in Under Glass   

    1976 AMC Gremlin
    My first car was a 1977 AMC Gremlin, Powder Blue, Black interior, 232ci I-6 3speed auto. handed down by mom on my 16th birthday.
    There is no '77 kitted as far as I know, so the next best thing is a '76. This is a box stock AMT re-issue.. and a shot of my dirt track car I did a couple years ago.



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  3. fat50 added a post in a topic check this auction out.   

    I agree with you, Marty. But, you'll have to speak up, we can barely hear you......
  4. fat50 added a post in a topic History of Monogram's Dodge Ramcharger   

    I've had all three of the releases too. I loved the "High-Roller" series.
    Here's what survived;
    The High Roller is now camo/black-out and the top removed.
    The original issue was built box stock and is on the rebuild list.
    The Bass Buster version got crazed plastic from too hot a primer and is now junk.



  5. fat50 added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    License plate swap?
    Hey All, Anyone interested in a license plate swap? I have around 30 of the 50 states hanging in the garage already. I'm in Michigan, and can swap Michigan plates for your state plate.
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  6. fat50 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I got a Ronco dehydrater at a yard sale for $1.50. I've got the centers on 6 of the 7 trays cut out and now I'm dialing in the new dimmer box for 105F. Can't wait to put the first body of the season in it.
  7. fat50 added a topic in General   

    Garage sale finds...
    Okay, which one of you knuckleheads keeps beating me to the kits at garage sales in the Detroit area? LOL

    I always ask when I'm at a garage sale, "you wouldn't have any model car kits, would you?" I'd say 6 out of 10 times this summer, the answer I get is "we had a bunch of them that sold this morning". I have only found one this summer, a AMT '66 Fairlane that I got for $10.

    Fess up you guys.....


    And anyone else score anything good so far this summer?

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  8. fat50 added a post in a topic 70's Ford Econoline   

    Thanks guys. I had to tell my kid it was a vase while I was making it, Just like we told gramma when she found our 1:1 back in the 70's LOL
  9. fat50 added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    70's Ford Econoline





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  10. fat50 added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Park Ranger Wrangler


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  11. fat50 added a post in a topic Cop Car guys... Unity Spitfire "gumball"?   

    I bought a over sized red dice from a hobby shop dealing in Dungon & Dragon play. Drilled the center enough to chuck it up in the moto tool and turned it to the proper size.

  12. fat50 added a post in a topic upholstery piping question   

    I've used sewing thread, dipped in white glue. You only have a few minutes to get it where you want it before the glue starts to set up.
    Bonus: If you dont get it where you want it the first time, a wet Q-Tip softens thing up enough to adjust the thread some.
    I'd post a pic, but my work locks out Flicker photo site (any and all social media).
  13. fat50 added a post in a topic Custom Van´s of the Seventie´s   

    Lol great timing. I'm working on a AMT Ford van. I made horseshoe bench and table for the back. I'll post up some pics as I get closer to finishing it. Word of warning... this kit was very warped out of the box. Nothing is lining up, and the way things are going so far, it looks like I'm going to have to glue the hood down to get it to look right.



    Edit.... the revell chevy van went together much easier, less warp.
  14. fat50 added a post in a topic Hi from Royal Oak, Mi   

    Welcome from Garden City, Mi. I've been to the DISC for a meeting, well worth the trip. Great group of ppl. I just wish my schedule was'nt so screwy, i'd join in a heartbeat.
  15. fat50 added a post in a topic AMT Chevy Moster truck   

    Thanks Guys
    I just started a thread with the Nugent Bronco pics. I really gotta start paying attention to those treads! There's 3 or 4 more monster trucks on the shelves to go...