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R. Thorne

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  • Location Indiana
  • Full Name Ron Thorne

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  1. R. Thorne added a post in a topic 1974 GTO Nhra stock eliminator   

    Some progress on the rear tail lights and license plate area.


  2. R. Thorne added a post in a topic 1974 GTO Nhra stock eliminator   

    Thank you, Dan.  I am working on the rear tail lights now.  I have decided to use the ones from the less than average 67 gto kit (with modifications, of course).



  3. R. Thorne added a post in a topic 1974 GTO Nhra stock eliminator   

    Thanks, Steve and Jeff.  Firebird kit is a possibility.  Some progress today on rear bumper.

  4. R. Thorne added a post in a topic 1974 GTO Nhra stock eliminator   

    Thank you, Mike.
  5. R. Thorne added a post in a topic 1974 GTO Nhra stock eliminator   

    Craig, as with most other stuff on this build, I'll probably have to make them myself (how I don't know yet).  The grilles started out as .010" sheet styrene, then 020", wrapped around a wooden plug, then formed with a lighter.  Didn't like them, so, glued 2 pieces of 060" sheet together drilled, cut and sanded the inside out to form the taper on the inside top and center of the grille.  I tried to make the parking lights, but gave up and cut the lights out of a mpc 1967 gto kit that I bought for the Pontiac motor (it is pretty crappy looking motor and I will probably get another motor later).  Honeycomb mesh from detailmaster.  

  6. R. Thorne added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    1974 GTO Nhra stock eliminator
     
    I started this model a couple weeks ago.  It is a model of my 1:1 race car.  I am using a jimmy flintstone resin of a 1972 Pontiac Ventura.  This is my 2nd model I have built since I started modeling back in February (after a 60 year hiatus).  My first resin body, first time scratch building, first photo etch experience.  I have made some progress, but it is slow going (OCD kicking in, I guess.  Grille is almost finished (try to post a pic tomorrow).  Help and criticism always welcome.  Ron












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  7. R. Thorne added a post in a topic Deepening Panel Lines   

    I like the trumpeter panel line tool, but the umm-USA scr-01 scriber has a better feel and I rarely ever go "off line" with it.  I had a lot of trouble with the back of an x-acto blade.  It worked better using the blade only, but never as good and consistent as the scribing tools.  Ron.
  8. R. Thorne added a post in a topic 1970 Buik GSX   

    How about a piece of tool box liner?  Ron.
  9. R. Thorne added a post in a topic 57 ford galpin gasser   

    Outstanding job.  I don't agree with the classification (A/GS) as this denotes a supercharged gasser, but a beautiful build.  Ron.
  10. R. Thorne added a post in a topic 1969 Camaro Z28   

    Thanks for info.  Love the emergency brake cables and brackets.  Ron.
  11. R. Thorne added a post in a topic 1969 Camaro Z28   

    Beautiful job.  What carb is that?  Curious as to why no thin white stripe on the sides of the large white stripe(s)?  Ron.
  12. R. Thorne added a post in a topic 1940 Ford Business Coupe Deluxe   

    Outstanding, as usual.  Did you do the fold down rear seats?  My brother had a 40 ford business coupe many years ago and I remember the fold down seats on that car.  Guess they were for Mr. Businessman's briefcase, hence the name business coupe.  Ron.
  13. R. Thorne added a post in a topic First post, question about '68 Roadrunner class   

    A/S and A/SA were 8 lb classes, I believe.  The weight breaks were in half pound increments down to I or J (8.5 for B, 9.0 for C, etc.).  Divide Nhra shipping weight by horsepower ( 335 for the 383, I think).  So, I would guess the car to be in E or F stock.  Headers were allowed, aluminum intake only if it came stock on the car from the factory (roadrunner did not).  7 inch "cheater" slicks (had 2 grooves on tires).  Hope this helps.  Ron.
  14. R. Thorne added a post in a topic 1974 GTO/Ventura body   

    Thanks, guys. I was afraid of that.  I have a 1:1 1974 gto (race car) and would like to build a model of it, but my skills are limited (have only built 2 models since this model car "addiction" hit me 3 months ago).  Ron.
  15. R. Thorne added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    1974 GTO/Ventura body
    Anybody know if this body and/or kit is available in regular or resin mode?  Thanks, Ron.
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