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Rat Roaster

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  1. Truly ahead of it's time in the engineering department. And faultless in the appearance. General Motors was on top of the world at the time. Very nice execution!
  2. Rat Roaster

    Junk pile

    Can't go wrong with bullet holes~!
  3. LOVE the heater core nipples sticking out of the firewall. Very creative!
  4. You ignored the unsolicited advice. YAY
  5. Thank You. They looked like Mustang but i could not think of one with what appeared to be opening doors. Yo, trash man: got something for you
  6. For precision block sanding you want something with a ground finish or close to it. Various solid tungsten carbide shapes. Triangles are really good for gripping the sandpaper and they come in various sizes and various corner radii. But i'll use steel dowels, high-speed tool bits with sharp corners, a 6" stainless rule and even sandpaper wrapped over the edge of a single-edge razor blade. The beauty of the carbide is that it does not rust. Good because nearly all my block sanding is done wet.
  7. They look like they could be semi-important and am gonna ask before i drop them into the trash hamper
  8. It's amusing, isn't it? Strangers with their uncontrollable sense of superiority and self-righteousness trying to force their values down the throats of other strangers
  9. Would have to check but am pretty sure that some MPC Corvettes from the late 1970's have that wheel. Just looked: it is in the MPC Chevy Monzas which is kinda weird because it is incorrect for that car. It was standard equipment in the real Chevy Vega GT and many Camaros of the 1970's
  10. PM me if you're up to the challenge
  11. Might trade all or part for Hubley/Gabriel/Ertl Packard junk but could better use a Johan 1931 Cadillac Phaeton body shell with no problems
  12. I have one of these, nearly as bad. Didn't have the skirts but was brush painted with auto lacquer that bonded to the plastic. I cut it up with the hot knife in order to kill any lingering fantasies about making something out of it '59 Pontiacs and '60 Oldsmobiles are practically impossible to make right after they've had skirts welded to them. '58 Pontiacs can be saved but they take up a lot of hours to fix the craters. BTW i fix broken W/S frames like that all the time by grooving the underside of the frame on both sides of the break then supergluing in a section of sewing straight pin.
  13. Thread works by melting the plastic. It works on styrene but can be hard to steer. It does no good to use lubricant because that prevents the styrene from getting hot enough to melt. Heavy-Duty thread holds up a little better but be prepared to deal with a LOT of broken threads. Never tried it on resin for obvious reasons. Obvious reasons? Ya, we don't mess with rosin down here on the farm.
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