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Vietnam Vet67

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About Vietnam Vet67

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  • Are You Human? yes
  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Michigan
  • Full Name Ed Poplawski

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  1. Vietnam Vet67 added a post in a topic Looking for 1/18th scale whitewall tires   

    Very cool................another idea to keep in mind in case the other ones don't work out. Thanks.
  2. Vietnam Vet67 added a post in a topic Looking for 1/18th scale whitewall tires   

    The sides are very smooth....................I did paint one side of the tire with white paint to see how it would look. Naturally, it looks like a "gangster" whitewall but worst comes to worst I will use them to just give the illusion of whitewalls. One  gentlemen is sending me some whitewalls off a of a Charger he has that he thinks will work. Do they make stick on vinyl whitewalls that you can buy?. I checked my local hobby shop and he said he never heard of any.
    Thanks for your comments.
  3. Vietnam Vet67 added a topic in Wanted!   

    Looking for 1/18th scale whitewall tires
    I just picked up a 1/18 scale Sun Star 1963 Corvair Monza in the exact colors of my wifes first car. ( See picture.) However it came with blackwall tires so I am looking for 4 white wall tires for it. Her birthday is next month so I am trying to get it ready for her as a gift. Can anyone help me out?????

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  4. Vietnam Vet67 added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    Looking for 1/18 scale whitewall tires for Corvair
    I just picked up a 1/18 scale Sun Star 1963 Corvair Monza in the exact colors of my wifes first car. ( See picture.) However it came with blackwall tires so I am looking for 4 white wall tires for it. Her birthday is next month so I am trying to get it ready for her as a gift. Can anyone help me out?????
    Thanks
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  5. Vietnam Vet67 added a post in a topic 1963 Rex White Mercury   

    Absolutely beautiful..........
  6. Vietnam Vet67 added a post in a topic Ken Schrader's Bud Monte Carlo   

    What a coincidence. I have a 1/18 scale die cast  car with some small differences in the decals and sponsors. 
  7. Vietnam Vet67 added a post in a topic 1992 Chevrolet Lumina #92 Stanley Tools   

    I worked in Dodge Motorsports at the Chrysler Engineering Center for 42 years. In 2002 we invited all the current Dodge drivers to come to the Tech Center for a show and tell and autograph and picture session for the employees. This included both Petty's and all the other dozen or so Dodge drivers. All the drivers agreed to come at their own expense.....................except Hut Stricklin.....................he wanted $10,000 appearance money. Needless to say we got along just fine without him.
     

  8. Vietnam Vet67 added a topic in NASCAR   

    NASCAR Championship poster from MOOG Suspension Parts
    http://www.moogparts.com/pdf/MOOG-51-Championship-Poster.pdf
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  9. Vietnam Vet67 added a post in a topic Parts box junker rebuilt Dodge kit car   


    Picked this one up at a model show last November but haven't had a chance to work on it yet.
     
  10. Vietnam Vet67 added a post in a topic 1962 Plymouth Fury Convertible   

  11. Vietnam Vet67 added a post in a topic Kurtis Sports Car (Update 1/27/17)   

    First cover car for Motor Trend magazine:http://www.motortrend.com/news/1949-kurtis-sport-car-drive/
  12. Vietnam Vet67 added a post in a topic 1968 Torino GT David Pearson's Gold # 17   

    Here is another shot of the car from a book called "THE NASCAR VAULT" which gives lots of detail for the front of the car.
  13. Vietnam Vet67 added a post in a topic 1968 Torino GT David Pearson's Gold # 17   

    Here is a picture of the car winning the Fireball 300 at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway on May 5th, 1968. Pearson led 299 of 300 laps that day.
  14. Vietnam Vet67 added a post in a topic 1970 Buick Skylark   

  15. Vietnam Vet67 added a post in a topic Moebius ' 65 Satellite box art build. . . . with a twist. Update 08/01 and pictures fixed   

    I worked at the Chrysler Engineering Center in both Highland Park, Michigan and Auburn Hills, Michigan from 1966 to 2007 in the High Performance/Race Engine Development area. Prototype cars were not built on the assembly line. They were hand built in the Road Test garage and then used for testing. Yes, they would have put a prototype engine into a current body style for development. It happened all the time. When they were developing the Ball Stud Hemi to be brought out in 1972 they built 2 engines, one 400" Hemi and also a 444" Hemi and put them into 1971 Plymouth GTX's for road testing. The Ball Stud Hemi program was cancelled due to Emissions and also insurance related issues. Up to the mid 1970's test cars of all kinds were sent to the Lynch Road Assembly Plant to a lot where employees could purchase these cars with no warranties at all. The program was killed off because of government regulations relating to modified vehicles  being sold to the public which if involved in an accident the company could be liable. As a side note when they were developing the Prowler they took a Wrangler Chassis and put in a Prowler engine and called it the "Prangler" and used it for basic development until a real Prowler chassis could be built.