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  1. drilling the hole at an angle may be the simplest solution or drilling it straight on and bending a a wire connector pre-angled for the hole. I don't know, you may have to explore other aftermarket wiring kits for those rubber boot connectors... see what fits the best...🤔 Per the Norm though, great work aside I like that header! and I think I'd go for the Webber "stock" intake 👍 I commend your efforts, there is no easy task when working with that kind of project. I have his HHR Panel body, I tried mating the PT Cruiser interior and chassis with it. Currently a stalled project, I work on when the mood hits me now and then. I wanted to take a moment and acknowledge all the progress you guys are making! It's Amazing! You all are staying focused really early and it makes me feel like I'm in last place at the moment... I need to get my gears turning and figure out what I'm building!
  2. I think I'll get this kit, build it, design decals,and call the car "High Expectations" 🤣😂😆 in honor of all those kids that built the car back in the day who are now adults and expect it to be better than it was back then... 😆🤣😂😄😊
  3. You're not wrong, I'm Anthony Wayne... My mom named me after a historically famous insane person... 😆 "Mad" Anthony... A General from the Revolutionary War... He's also the founder of the town we lived in... Waynesboro. but mostly famous for his mental illness which caused him many failures at the end of his short life at the age of 51. 😐😁😄 Yeah Buddy! I'm glad to see you using the kit engine and nice fix to the axle hole oil pan.. I believe that is the big block from the 69 Chevelle... very puzzling why AMT did that... I'd bet there's been many p.o. Ford guys who opened the box on that kit.😆 And I love the wheel opening work you have done... that is superb! I wanna build mine now! Gotta stay focused on all these stalled projects that I'm committed to finishing in 2022 though...
  4. 2022 Cannonball Roster #1. Mattilacken - 1987 BMW 635CSi #2. Pat Minarick -1966 Barracuda #3. Fat Brian - 1981 Fox Body Mustang #4. 4mula1fan - 1958 Chevrolet Impala #5. MrObsessive - 1961 Pontiac Ventura STC #6. Oldmopars - 1970 Land Rover STC #7. Bullybeef - 1970 Mercury Cyclone #8. fivesuns - 1957 Ford Custom #9. Jantrix - 1968 Buick Riviera #10. Lunajammer - 1961 Ford Ranchero #11. Beans - 1970 Camaro Z28 #12. camaro69 - 1977 Nova #13. stinkybritches - 1966 427 Ford Fairlane #14. Spottedlaurel - 1970 Challenger #15. avidinha - 1977 Ford E350 Centurion conversion van #16. MeatMan - 1956 Club DeMer concept car #17. spencer1984 - 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB #18. cheyenne93 - 1962 Pontiac Catalina #19. landman - 1951 Studebaker #20. Koellefornia Kid - 1978 Dodge Monaco #21. KWT - 1978 Chevrolet Elcamino #22. Iarman - 1969 Dodge Super Bee #23. tooltime-fan - 1977 Lamborghini Urraco. #24. Jhedir6 - 1971 AMX Javelin #25. LouO - 1968 Chevelle SS 396 #26. Just Jim - 1969 Karmann Ghia #27. matthijsgrit - 1976 Lamborghini #28. Alexis - 1963 CJ-5 #29. 426 pack - 2001 Toyota hilux #30. stitchdup - 1976 Escort #31. TarheelRick - 1949 Ford #32. Misha - 1953 Ford Crown Vic #33. ybsluos - The Californian 1970 Toronado And counting... 😁
  5. According to the R2 YouTube channel it's boxed and ready for circulation. I'm kinda excited to have one myself. It's a neat kit.
  6. I really didn't know much about the kit before it was announced that Round II was working on restoring the tools to re-issue the kit. I think you are right that it was originally issued in 1969. As I did some research on the history, I learned that It's designed from Harry Bradley's Luxury Sports Car which started out as the 68 Oldsmobile Toronado. There are some slight styling differences between 68 and 70 but since the car is so modified I don't see a problem with you using that kit. I still haven't committed to what I'm building yet. I've been thinking about it but I'm gonna keep pondering for now...
  7. Mark, yes you may choose to build any kit from the year you were born regardless if someone else is building the same kit. There is no rule against that or any modifications you want to make on the car such as altered wheelbase or engine relocation. So please join if you will, love to see you build with us... To upload pics from a cell phone or computer files... down below beside the paper clip click Add Files you will be directed to your gallery or files just add photos from there... and submit reply. That should work our for ya.👍
  8. This would make a great diorama... I think? Snapped this shot outside in front of my house earlier this week... Virginia is getting their fair share of the white stuff...
  9. She sure got the last laugh though huh? Everyone was waiting on her to turn 100 and they were just so sure she would. She died peacefully in her sleep 18 days short of her birthday. And just so there wasn't any doubt, she made sure it was 2021... One day shy of 2022... kinda ironic, and serendipitous. I always thought she was the star of Golden Girls. They'll never be another Betty White. RIP
  10. If it's the Red 55 Vette pictured on the box that's in question... according to scalemates it's just a rebox and should have the hard top included in the kit as it was previously issued in Red with a top up version in 1995. If not, I have a dozen of those kits and could spare a top otherwise lol Also a company in China has built an electric car (SS Dolphin) using styling cues from the 1958 Corvette but on a modern driveline and all the comforts of a new car. Sold only to foreign countries not avaliable in the U.S. Hmmm? 🤔 It would be cool to see a 55 Vette in simular fashion. Or maybe a long roof if you're feeling a wagon vibe?
  11. Well I'm fighting back on the 57 and at the moment I'm winning! I have repainted the car and it's better now, not as thick as the first paint job. Here is a sneak peek at the paint color and hood flame decals. This process has provoked some old memories of the first time I built it over 30+ years ago. I recall setting the hood scoop on and thinking it wasn't the look I was going for and I remember thinking I wanted to save it for a future build. Flames on 57 Chevy are Iconic. As I was applying them I had flashbacks of when I did it the first time! Amazing how the human brain works like that... These decals are old though and I had to take extra steps to clean all the old brown glue stains off the back. They turned out better than I expected... so far🙄 I attempted to cover all the silver trim up with BMF then remove after the paint dried so it would look like my original buld and I wouldn't have to hand brush paint the trim on like I did on the first build. Unfortunately, with the straight enamel, it got buried in the paint so the only way to fix it will be to apply BMF over it. I didn't want to use bare metal foil because as a kid, building his first model in the mid 80's I didn't even know that existed. 😆 Oddly enough, I did know it was a thing by my 4th or 5th build because as I studied the boxarts it seemed like the trim looked like real chrome. I bought the AMT Prestige series 63 split Vette and it actually came with a small peice of BMF and I wondered what it was supposed to be used for. Does anyone know the origin of the product and when it first came to market? I suspect it was an actual model builder who got the idea to glue aluminum foil to a model and trim off the edges.😁 Anywho, I'll update again when I get the car trimmed out.
  12. My opinion is Round II to keep releasing those classic kits with improved tooling and expanded decal sheets. I buy them all if for nothing but for nostalgic reasons. I'll build just about anything truthfully... they have a good thing goin' It's exactly what we need in the car modeling world. That is one beautiful example of the 68 Impala... If that holy grail kit was mine I'd trade it for your built one in a heartbeat! 😁
  13. Time to update the Roster... 2022 Cannonball Roster #1. Mattilacken - 1987 BMW 635CSi #2. Pat Minarick -1966 Barracuda #3. Fat Brian - 1981 Fox Body Mustang #4. 4mula1fan - 1958 Chevrolet Impala #5. MrObsessive - 1961 Pontiac Ventura STC #6. Oldmopars - 1970 Land Rover STC #7. Bullybeef - 1970 Mercury Cyclone #8. fivesuns - 1957 Ford Custom #9. Jantrix - 1968 Buick Riviera #10. Lunajammer - 1961 Ford Ranchero #11. Beans - 1970 Camaro Z28 #12. camaro69 - 1977 Nova #13. stinkybritches - 1966 427 Ford Fairlane #14. Spottedlaurel - 1970 Challenger #15. avidinha - 1977 Ford E350 Centurion conversion van #16. MeatMan - 1956 Club DeMer concept car #17. spencer1984 - 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB #18. cheyenne93 - 1962 Pontiac Catalina #19. landman - 1951 Studebaker #20. Koellefornia Kid - 1978 Dodge Monaco #21. KWT - 1978 Chevrolet Elcamino #22. Iarman - 1969 Dodge Super Bee #23. tooltime-fan - 1977 Lamborghini Urraco. #24. Jhedir6 - 1971 AMX Javelin #25. LouO - 1968 Chevelle SS 396 #26. Just Jim - 1969 Karmann Ghia #27. matthijsgrit - 1976 Lamborghini #28. Alexis - 1963 CJ-5 #29. 426 pack - 2001 Toyota hilux #30. stitchdup - 1976 Escort #31. TarheelRick - 1949 Ford There's some really unique builds here on the workbench this year. I can't find one build that I want to see finished more than any other. I'm still brainstorming my options with my entry, not fully committed to anything just yet... I have time.
  14. Probably would be close, the interior panels may be the difference. It would be a cool to see a 68 come to market agian. I doubt this MPC copy I posted will ever get built. Highly unlikely 😆 If I owned it, I would cast/3D print the kit first. It's the only one I've ever seen in person... BTW it's not mine either it belongs to one of the members in our local club. Knowing him, he'll never build it. 😆
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