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About Kruzn

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    Mahomet, IL
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    Dave Sproul
  1. 65 Dodge Van Flintstone resin

  2. Excellent job on both! This is our 1:1 64 Tempest wagon and recently acquired 71 Smokey camper. I'm already working on 1/25 replica of the wagon and hope to eventually build a replica of our camper to go with it. Of course, I also need to restore the 1:1 camper too!
  3. Great idea! I even have a couple of those signs laying around!
  4. Beautiful! Love the camper!
  5. Thanks. Kit-bash is the term I've always used. I have robbed parts from 7 different kits to build this. I probably would not have gone quite that far if I wasn't trying to replicate the 1:1 as closely as possible!
  6. Thanks guys... One more thing I should try to duplicate is the left side bolster/storage compartment that is in our 1:1. I built that using 1/8" bendable plywood over a wood frame. Not sure how to do it in scale. The styrene sheet I have it too thick I think. Any ideas?
  7. Progress has been slow due to other committments, but I finally got the rear console and rear speaker box built and some color on the seats.
  8. Dodge L-700

    This is a build I started a long time ago and haven't yet finished. Actually I built it up box stock and then decided to convert it to tandem drive, so the frame was stretched and a second driven axle installed. When finished it will be mated with a custom drop-deck trailer to haul my matching A100 monster truck.
  9. Split window, seemed like a good idea at the time

    True story... Back around the early-to-mid '80's when the '63 split window Vettes were starting to jump in value, I was working at a Dodge dealer. We did a lot of business with a local auto glass place. The owner (and sole employee) was an avid T-bird fan and had quite the collection of '57 T-birds. However, he was also very knowledgeable on just about anything automotive and he did a lot of window glass work on Corvettes. One day I was dropping a dealer car off for some glass work and he had a very nice "64" Corvette coupe in the shop with the back window out. Seems the customer had brought it in with serious water leak issues around the rear one-piece glass. The guy had recently bought the car at a very reasonable price, even for a "64". When Ted pulled the backglass he discovered that it was an original split window that had been converted (crudely, hence the leaks) to one-piece glass. Upon further VIN research, it turns out the car was indeed an original numbers-matching '63 split window that was purchased in 1964 hence the '64 title. He called the owner and explained the situation and asked if he wanted the leaks fixed and one piece glass reinstalled OR the correct center piece, split glass and trim ordered to return the car to original factory spec. Wisely the owner opted to return it to original 63 spec, because it was the right thing to do and because it was now worth at least twice what he had paid for the car!
  10. Diecast trading/selling sites?

    Thanks guys!
  11. Diecast trading/selling sites?

    Anybody have recommendation for a good site to trade/sell/buy diecast models? I have been selling model kits on Model Car Marketplace on FB, but that is for plastics only. TIA!
  12. '65 Fury. Back on the Bench.

    My brother built this Johan model back in 1965. Glad I kept it all these years! I like the Fury with and without skirts. I really should foil the trim someday, but this is the way he built it except I changed the wheels somewhere along the way.... He was a volunteer fireman at the time, so it is supposed to be a Fire Chief's car. Notice the 2-way radio under the dash. There was an antenna on the rear deck, but it is long gone. I've always loved the 65-66 Furys, beautiful design. Good luck with yours, I'm sure it will be nice whichever way you go!
  13. I do have a coupe of the 65 wagons, but have other plans for them. The El Camino only had buckets seats in the kit, so I robbed a 66 Chevelle wagon of it's front bench to use in the Elky.
  14. Paint stripped and ready for makeover. Super Clean works great!