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  1. 1978 Chevy Nova 4dr POLICE

    There is a Thread on SNS the nova fourm that is dedicated to the restoration of the 9c1 Ex police novas. For those guys a base nova (dead granny's) car won't cut it... they were nothing like the real thing... Lol! Ironically the Amt nova has the 4 spoke steering wheel known as the Sport wheel because it was standard equipment on the 75-76 Super Sport. That steering wheel was part of the 9c1 package as well. The problem with the back seat on the mpc car is as you know it's a hatchback so the seat is shorter because it's made to fold down. I've built lots of these kits and have converted some of them to trunk versions. What I would do was add to the ends of the seat not the most conventional way but I don't consider myself a fabricator. I would struggle on that 4 door interior conversion. I could take on that 77-79 dashpad though, that seems fun. Here is a pic of my current hatchback...
  2. I need the Mpc 87 88 89 mustang GT

    Thanks, let me know what you're interested in trading it for. Not really my subject but I told my repair guy I'd build one like his real car so now I'm on the hook lol!
  3. 1978 Chevy Nova 4dr POLICE

    Perfect fit Dwayne! It looks like it was always molded on the car. totally looks like a 9c1 nova. One step closer to the finished product. Those other parts are in the mail, should be there in the next few days.. I'm not sure if you're familiar with the history on the MPC nova, originally started out as a 75 Pontiac Ventura. The original tool was modified to create the 77-78 nova and then modified agian for the 79. Through the years those interiors were unchanged. I'm excited what changes you're making on that interior. Creating the package tray, backseat, and rear doorpanels could be challenging. I don't think I've ever seen bucket seats in the cop cars either. The bench seats were plain with no patteren so that may be an advantage. The 60 chevy Amt pick-up may be a starting point for those seats. Depending on what direction you're heading with the interior could get pretty involved. Also in 77 the dash changed from the 75-76. Here are some pics for reference...
  4. I need the Mpc 87 88 89 mustang GT

    I'm in search of the Mpc fox body hatchback mustang. It can be started but I would like for it to have 99% of the parts. wheels and tires can be missing. Let me know what you'd like to trade for it. I may have it or be able to get it. Thanks.
  5. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Hey guys, I've been plugging away at the Cannonball challange. From the moment I got this kit the idea was always to build a neglected shop truck. The patina/weathered look seems to be a popular paint theme here this year. It's the like that old sayin "great minds think alike". Anyway I painted this a month ago and I've slowly been gettin it together... I've got more weathering to do but here is how it looks for now.
  6. 1978 Chevy Nova 4dr POLICE

    Dwayne, I have no doubt that you are the best guy for the job... It couldn't have worked out more perfect. The friendships we form here on the fourm is a great foundation for building the best models. Greg has an Awesome reputation in casting some non-ordinary resin projects. I'd say this project fits in that category. The Mpc car best represents the 4th gen nova although it has it's accuracy issues that said, I think Dwayne's 4 door conversion is better than the orignal two door example by far. From the window frames to the correct roof angles this is what it was meant to be. You have breathed new life into a once forgotten model kit. Everytime I see it, makes me think "dang I wished I'd thought of that myself". Lol! Mulsanne blue with black intereior. Jay Leno featured one on his TV show. Here is the link.https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DfNMpfFuFwc4&ved=0ahUKEwjbgcmm1svaAhUIk1kKHenrBdoQwqsBCCAwAA&usg=AOvVaw22JUqltYRcZp0RiWloDHaQ
  7. Post your RVs here

    Here is one I seen at the IPMS show back in February.
  8. This truck was at Carlisle Pa. in 2000 and it was the first ford powered F series truck that I had ever seen. That's why I was so drawn to it. I live in Va. and when I would see them at shows they all were SBC. This guy in my town had a real nice 56 called the "California Raisin". Purple with the Cartoon Raisins painted on it. lots of billet aluminum on a chevy 383.. Show winner! I'm not a purist I'll take any combination. But it's nice to see Ford power in a ford. These days it's not as uncommon to see Ford engines in them. I guess swap kits have been invented making it easier to put a moderen ford V8 in a 50's ford truck.
  9. Wow that is stunning! Showing off some Amazing Modeling skills Joe! I've been working on one for awhile mocking it up mostly. This makes want to get back on it now! I've swapped in a SBC only because every one I ever seen in the 80's and 90's were Chevy powered. I want to replicate something I might've seen at a show back in the day.
  10. 1978 Chevy Nova 4dr POLICE

    I had a buddy (Roy) in high school that had a 75/78? LTD with a smog 460... he would get that thing up to 100 on the back roads... Scary! The only real difference in the two hoods is the trim that matches the fender extension trim around the headlights. (can be sanded off). While we're on the topic, the chassis from the Revell 69 Nova is a close fit to the MPC 4th gen Nova... In reality it wouldn't be correct but it's better than the one provided in the MPC kit. I've got a bunch of parts left over from the local slot car guys. I'm ready to get a few of these built. I have a 77 body that I'm willing to donate... PM your info and I'll get it out to you...
  11. The short version of the story is my furnace quit on me and the repairman geeked out on my model collection and asked if I'd build a model of his 90 mustang. Without doin any research I said sure, now I'm wondering what is the best car to even start with?... The mpc 88 looks like a good one but is it too expensive? I'm just not that up on the history and availability of a hatchback foxbody... He sent me some pics of it. I'd like to do it as accurate as possible with rear window louvers and Cobra R wheels and if possible the small hood scoop. Maybe I'll do the weathering like his, I don't think he'd mind he seemed pretty proud of the car the way it is. I need help on what kit to use and louvers,wheels etc. etc.. Thanks in advance.
  12. 1978 Chevy Nova 4dr POLICE

    I converted a 79 (Squad Rod) to a 78 when I built a scale replica of my real car. I had it in the hatchback at a show last summer and it got hot and warped the hood, bumper filler, and grill. Luckily it only ruined peices that can be replaced. So it's in the repair shop until I get around to fixing it and it won't be goin to any shows after I get it fixed.
  13. 1978 Chevy Nova 4dr POLICE

    The difference between the 79 and 78 are minimal but I'll show the differences here. I have a fresh 79 body (blue) and a fresh 78 body (white). The 79 fender extensions are square in the top corners and this prevents the 78 grill from working also the 79's bumper filler goes all the way across and the 78 is only raised in the middle allowing the headlight buckets to rest in the correct location. Corrections can be made to the 79 body to allow the 78 grill to fit by cutting the center out and seperating the bumper filler panel away from the body. Not an issue. Some filler putty can be applyed for the turn on the 78 fender extensions. Hopefully you can see the differences in my pictures. I have a front end from the 78 that I would sacrifice for the sake of making a seperate frontend to glue onto the 79 body. Please don't think that I'm nit-picking the project I am your #1 fan.. I love what your doing here and I'm happy that it's going so well. THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT HAPPEN.
  14. 1978 Chevy Nova 4dr POLICE

    I'm excited that this is being done. The dedication to accuracy is impressive. I thought it was good before the change but but that panel between the deck lid and window is a nice touch. I do understand that if it's gonna be cast it has to be as correct as possible. One thing that would be Awesome is if the frontend from the 77-78 could be cast in place of the 79. The grill for the 77-78 represents 4th gen the nova better. The 79 grill was 1 year only with rectangle headlights. I never knew there was a difference in the two kits until Round 2 released the Squad Rod. I've had a few of each but had never compared them. I will be happy either way I'll buy as many as I have ideas for.
  15. I'm not sure where they're located but they have a Facebook page and a contract link. They sell all kinds of goodies. https://m.facebook.com/bnlresins/?ref=content_filter