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Joe Lange

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  • Birthday 07/24/1956

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    Helena, Alabama
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    Joseph Lange

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  1. Spot on Tom. The success of the Mustang even took Ford by surprise. After the addition of the Fastback, they had all the orders they could handle. By the mid '60s any real demand for 2-door wagons were gone. Families wanted 4 doors on their wagons for convenance. As for the 2-door 'Handyman Wagons', manufactures were trying to get them into their new panel vans. 2-door wagons look cool but, auto companies live and die by production and sales numbers and these types of wagons were never big sellers. Judging by the success of the Hertz GT-350H, can you imagine the field day, (or nightmare), Hertz would have had if these were on their lot along with their Fastbacks?
  2. Thanks for the good words guys. Kurt, I don't know about the 'working fast', but since retiring, I find myself busier than ever during the day, but I also have more time in the evening to sit at my bench and just keep building. Never thought I would be able to do that!
  3. Thank you for all the complements, guys!
  4. Finally completed last night. Used 'The Model Car Garage' photo etched details in several places inside and out, and 'Keith Marks Decals' on the body. Keith's decals are really well detailed! Hope you enjoy the photos!
  5. Anthony, you will need the AMT 1968/69 Corvair kit. It is only a resin body and tub that you get from Joe. The pictures in my post show both pieces. Everything else you can use from the AMT Corvair kit. Send him an email at randomresinjoe@gmail.com
  6. Thanks for the complements, guys. Bob, this kit could very easily be turned into a really nice custom ride. However, I tend to lean more to stock and factory concept, (would've, could've, should've,) cars. When I first purchased this transkit I had a Monogram 1966 Mustang Shelby 350GT-H kit. It was an 'already started' ebay kit and I thought a Hertz GT350 Wagon would be a great concept vehicle. Of course, Kris Morgan meant exactly what he stated,...."For use with the AMT 1966 Mustang Hardtop Kit". There was no way the panel fit would work with the Monogram kit, so I went the stock route.
  7. Slowly progressing. Decided to go with Ford 'Silver/Blue' and a medium blue for the interior. Put a base coat on the body and went to work on the interior. Test fitted the motor and started adding wiring and some plumbing.
  8. Super job David! However, I'd hate to be the one who has to 'drive' the Vette up on the trailer. That's a TIGHT fit!
  9. Purchased this resin 'Transkit' from Morgan Automotive Detailing about 2 months ago and decided to start it. Kris did a really nice job on this casting. I'm assuming he used an 'AMT '66 Mustang Hardtop' kit as his base because that's the kit he recommends using for additional parts. Don't try using the Revell kit! (Trust me, it DOESN'T work.) His website shows the bare bones kit. I have already added the front and rear valances and firewall. Cleaned up the body an gave it a coat of Dupilcolor primer. Still deciding on a color. Leaning toward Ford 'Silver/Blue' and a darker blue for the interior. Going to keep it stock with the 289ci. motor.
  10. Anthony, I paid $45 when it was on Ebay. He was posts them once in a while there with some other pieces but, as I stated in the post, he is planning to use Facebook eventually. Send him an email on the address I posted.
  11. Really great concept Paul. The bodywork, paint, and engine design are beautifully done! I haven't seen anyone comment on the 'fingernail decorating tape' idea yet. I'm going to look into that. It's a great idea for chrome trim. It would sure beat trying to cut Bare Metal Foil into thin strips for side molding.
  12. Greetings All, About a month ago I purchased this resin body and interior tub from a 'caster' in California. It looks like he put a lot of time and effort into this piece to make it 'factory correct' and I believe it is one of the best Corvairs I have seen. Very clean and sharp! The parts from the AMT 1968 Corvair Monza, (#6773), will fit perfectly, including the windshield. The interior even has the engine cover molded in! I purchased it from him when he was on Ebay, but he has since decided to work on a Facebook page which is not up yet. He has given me permission to post his Email address if anyone is interested. His name is Joe. randomresinjoe@gmail.com If you are a fan of Corvairs, Station Wagons, or just looking for an unusual project, you won't be disappointed in the quality of this casting.
  13. Beautiful work Rich. The color, chrome trim, and the color matching wheels really set it off! Never thought about a 4-door Corvair for my collection.... until now!
  14. Got it! Thanks Jim.
  15. Great build Jim! Really nice color. I bought a can of Dupli-Color 'Cordova Brown Met' that I plan on using for a Jo-Han '66 AMC Marlin' this summer. I'm guessing that the gold basecoat is a must to bring out the color like yours. Also like the Florida license plate!
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