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  1. I second this method and they’re relatively inexpensive new ... even cheaper at garage sales
  2. I’d love to pick up one of those Shelby convertibles but the site already says sold out. I keep missing it. 🙁
  3. I don’t have Facebook but I can use a friends to try to get a hold of Dmitry. I’ve got 20x9.5 & 20x11’s CS66 on my 07 Shelby and want to do the same as you and build a replica of my car. I’ve got CS3’s on my 19 GT in the same size that I’d also like to replicate. Hopefully Dmitry can help out. What did you use for a source for tires ?
  4. Ed is a great guy and when I ordered he told the wait would be longer than normal. I don’t mind waiting ,as I said above worth the wait. Been great watching yours come along though.
  5. Looks absolutely beautiful ! Nice work . I’m still waiting for my order but obviously WELL worth the wait.
  6. Looks great ! What 3D printer did the wheels come from? Do they do custom orders? I’m looking for Shelby CS66’s and CS3’s
  7. I’d like to know also. I’ve been waiting to build some of my trucks because I haven’t found a large enough case without a huge price tag.
  8. Sorry, forgot to mention that this 64 tempest body was warped pretty good and worse the windshield frame was crushed on the driver side although nothing broke. All problems have been fixed using the above method..... and patience.
  9. I’m sure the subject of warped/ twisted bodies, windshield frames and frames has been discussed many times on here but I thought I’d take a moment to share my solution on here with everyone. If it’s been brought up before than I apologize in advance. Anyway here’s a few pics and brief explanation... FIRST..... you must be patient. It’s takes up to a couple months to conform depending on the plastic. I went out and bought a big tub of a basic lego set. I assemble the legos to form a solid,even base to clamp the part to. When I’m happy with the contact points I clamp the part to the buck. Do not clamp it really hard as it could cause more warping or distortion. I clamp it until the part is to the point I want it to end up then go a tiny bit more. Next you’ll need a heat source. I have electric baseboard in one of the rooms in my house. I position the buck and part about 3 foot above the heater and leave it alone for at least a month. At that point I let the heat cycles from the heater do it’s thing. This method has worked for me EVERY time but like I said earlier it takes time. During the summer months this will likely not work for most as your heat will probably not be on. I save most of these repairs for the winter time for that reason. I would definitely caution against constant heat or putting the set up too close to the heat source. Hopefully this helps someone.
  10. Thanks David, to be honest I had painted it so long ago that I can’t remember what particular colors I had used. IIRC they are testors brand rattle cans. Nowadays I make notes of the builds on my instructions so I can remember later. Thanks Bob
  11. Well I did reach out to the vendor and this was his response .
  12. Thanks everyone for the responses and good advice. I’m going to reach out to the vendor . In all honesty I believe the vendor will make it right without any problems. They seem like good people. I’ll keep you posted. This thought absolutely ran through my brain. However as frustrating as it is, it is still the lesser of the evils because the way they are now would drive me crazy EVERY time I looked at the model.
  13. Hello all, As the title says I’m unhappy with the results of chroming that was done. First, I’m not going to say who had done the work as I don’t want to turn this into a bashing session on the vendor. Let me explain a little. I’ve sent many racks out to this place and a majority of the time no big issues although the second to last order came back with some mild discoloration and what looks like dust in the chrome but overall I was still happy. This last order I got back was definitely worse than the last. I’ve included some pics but they don’t really do it much justice. The discoloration ( kind of goldish in hue) is more prevalent, more what looks like dust and tiny bubbles in the chrome, dull patches and runs in the chrome. I’ve used the same tedious process every time in my prep including even blowing off the racks with the computer canned air before putting them into new ziplock bags. The parts were stripped in super clean, rinsed thoroughly in warm water, than washed with warm water and dawn followed by another rinse and blown dry with compressed air. Not every part looked bad, some looked fantastic, especially all the wheels that came back. It was mostly on the bumpers. I don’t know if it’s just me being overly picky or if this result is not typical. I don’t want to be that guy complaining so I’m reluctant to contact the vendor. What do you guys think?
  14. It’s all good, it went through. I pm’d you back
  15. I’ve got that kit. I believe it’s still sealed but I’ll have to check it to be sure. I wasn’t really planning on trading it however I also don’t have plans to build it. I guess I’d be willing to trade with you. Pm me with what you have to trade and we can work something out
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