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    1/24 scale '66

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    Wilmington Ohio
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    Ric Hayslip

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  1. Does anyone know if there's an alternative to Testor's Decal Bonder, or is it still available anywhere? I've heard that clear lacquer will work. Thanks!
  2. You're right, it isn't salvageable. I'm still contemplating not opening the doors at all. I'd really rather pay someone to do it for me. I'm still contemplating not opening the doors at all. At this point, I'd rather pay someone to do it for me.
  3. Well, I didn't use a Sawzall, but I might as well have. That was my first attempt, and I did it with an X-Acto knife. Do the blades you describe fit in the X-Acto handle?
  4. Although I greatly appreciate the video and the tips, at this point, I don't have enough confidence in myself to cut open the fourth body. One of the main problems is how weak and easy to break the A pillar and the thin strip of the area that's left directly under the doors becomes. Is there a way to strengthen these areas before the doors are cut out?
  5. Hello fellow modelers, I'm building the Pro Street '66 Nova, turning into a Nitro Pro Mod car. I'd really like to open the doors to show off all the hand fabricated parts that I have (roll cage, etc). I've been through three bodies so far and have bought a fourth one that I haven't touched yet, trying to make everything line up/fit and the hinges open freely, but haven't had any luck so far. At this point, I'm either going to not open them, or pay someone a fair fee to do it for me. I'm not a kid, in fact, I'm 61 years old. That may be the problem, as my hands aren't as steady as they used to be. I'd obviously be willing to pay shipping fees to and from. I've watched several videos about how to do it, but I just can't make it happen. I also won't be buying any more bodies. All help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Ric Hayslip
  6. Thanks a bunch for the tips guys. This is the first time that I've modified a model car this much.
  7. I had a '70 Cuda a few years back, and thing I liked most about it was the interior color. Everything was black, except for the front buckets and rear seat. They were white! I'm not sure if it was factory correct, but it was beautiful! I'm planning on building the '70 Cuda myself in the near future, but I want to use the late model Challenger's chassis, interior and engine. In other words, replace the Challenger body with the Cuda body.
  8. Hello. I need to build a set of zoomie headers to fit a funny car engine into the '66 Pro Street Nova in 1/24th scale. How would I open the ends of the solder wire to make it look like tubing? The zoomies currently exit right into the front wheel wells. I need them to exit behind the wheel wells just in front of the doors. In the enclosed photo, I set the engine way back, but I'd rather not if I can replace the headers
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