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Elmer Fudd

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  1. Thanks, Jack! i never would've guessed. May have to just go with the Speedway tires but might try haunting the eBay tire sales for awhile.
  2. This is a 1/25 scale Goodyear Custom Wide Tread Polyglas tire in G70-15. It very closely resembles the MPC 1968 ½-up Goodyear Speedway Wide Tread tires. It even has the little steps in the I.D. just like the Speedway Wide Treads. But the tread on this one is wider. This tire landed here in a box of junk. What kits did it come from, please?
  3. For future reference it might be helpful to remember that ALL 1967-72 SS396 Camaros came with a blacked-out taillight panel which designated them as Big-Block Camaros. COPO orders were obviously excluded. Nice work. Boss!
  4. Had Roberta Flack on the mind but yours will work, too. Stay safe!
  5. That is exceedingly cool! You can see where you restored the wheelhouse moldings - SUPERB! A very cool kit that will never be seen again!
  6. I reckon that you Guardian Angel intervened. You dodged a high-speed projectile. This lathe was a POS. See the video.
  7. Ordered a current-model 1/25 car kit from an eBay Seller with over 50,000 feedbacks and presumably a brick & mortar store. Shipping was Free. It arrived today, not in a shipping box but in a bubble envelope, shipped First Class. The box was slightly crushed but no more than i see others come through after they were packed to withstand an atom bomb test. At least it was replaceable if it had been punted around before it got here. It's probably cheaper for him to replace damaged product than to pay double for Priority Mail with $50 free insurance. Rant over !
  8. It took only a couple minutes to find an unboxing and review of this exact same model on youtube. (60w mini lathe unboxing) It was a little shocking to see that the overall length of the machine was about the same length as the reviewer's hand. It was sitting on one of those green mats with 1" squares. It looked to be 9-10" long. The review speaks for itself. The comments below the video were brutal. In closing, the Chinese distributor for this lathe probably became a millionaire because of this product alone.
  9. A welding supply store will stock uncoated filler rod of varying diameters and materials. All those old AMT and MPC wire axle kits get upgraded with 1/16" stainless steel rod. And homemade headers? Aluminum filler rod bends almost as easy as lead and won't make you sick. Not to mention, it's much lighter, too.
  10. Of course, this sucks. But i know of no 1977-79 Novas with a regular vinyl top. Landau tops, Yes. But regular vinyl tops, 1977-79? No? Just Landau tops. I would know. I still have a few parked here at the farm. It don't matter, it's a model car. Models ARE NOT miniature replicas. Please build as you see fit!
  11. That's no surprise. If you can find a picture of a real 1977-79 Nova with a regular vinyl top and not the Landau top, i would be thrilled to see it.
  12. It looks like the grille opening in the body needs to be moved higher. You may want to check the fit of the hood, first, in case the whole header panel needs to be cut away and moved higher.
  13. Yep, You 're a fan of MPC Gen 3 Corvettes. Great pictures, Boss! The MPC kits from 50 years ago had their faults but IMHO, still better than the AMT or Revell productions. As for me, i prefer to build from junk, because i can. No offense to anyone who sees this. That said, i am humbled by your generous offer to make more seats for me. I needed 8 seats and found 8 usable. Then, after investing a little time in making the 8 right, i found 2 more which will be a cushion of sorts if 8 pieces do not make the finish line. i want to believe that i planned okay but if i run short i will be sure to write you! Thanks again for being so helpful and gracious!
  14. It was time to gather up some seats. 1970-74 seats are kinda hard to come by because so many had the racing seat belts welded to the upholstery patterns. One pair is gonna be 2 seats made from four. Two others need to have divots on the bottom edges fixed where part of the seat stayed on the interior floor when the seats were pried out. Got to fix 'em if they're fixable. The divot fix comes from heating up a piece of sprue with the micro butane torch then pressing the softened sprue onto the divot. After it cools it is removed then glued into place. All of the seats are having posts stuck onto the underside for gluing to the interior floor. It's just too messy to try to glue seat bottom edges to floors. So again, the 1/4" round piece of sprue had one end heated with the torch and pressed into the domed surface under the seat while using a thumb on the other side of the seat bottom as a heat sink to keep from distorting the seat. It sticks just enough to cut off most of the surplus with the hot knife. Then the stubby is picked off the seat and glued into place using a pencil mark on the stub that points to the front edge of the seat. Later the stub will be worked down to level with the bottom edges of the seat and a .020" thick piece of styrene glued to the stub to slightly elevate the seat for a good bond when it is glued to the floor. Similarly, styrene posts were added to the chassis to allow the spare tire carrier to be glued to a post rather than the poorly designed attaching points provided by MPC. The square posts were made from MPC Corvette chassis frame rails, filed flat on one side and glued together. The spare carrier that was windowed with the hot knife will serve as a gage when working down the posts to fit the spare tire covers. But the wrong side of the cover got windowed so another carrier will be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice. That about does it!
  15. Very Nice Work, Dear !
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