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Joe Lange

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  1. Tom and Ken, see my original post in the 'Car Aftermarket/Resin/3D Printed' forums, for all the info about the body.
  2. Greetings All, Since taking Snake45's advice on modifying, (fixing), the body of my '67 Camaro project, I thought I'd start working on the Corvair wagon trans-kit as a slight diversion. After cleaning up and priming the body and interior 'tub', I filled in some small imperfections and checked the fit of the AMT kit parts. The interior is complete and just finished spraying on the base coat of Dupli-Color 'Sunburst Gold Metallic'.
  3. Great paint job and choice of color. Really nice build!
  4. Thomas, The rear window is actually the rear window from the 'AMT '66 Mustang Hardtop' kit you must purchase to complete the project. Kris Morgan did a great job grafting the rear window from the AMT kit into his wagon casting. The side window I made from a thin, clear plastic sheet. I save the clear plastic packaging from items heat sealed in the stuff. I believe it is called 'Clamshell Plastic Packaging'. Many products today are sealed in it. The thinner the better. I use plastic polish to clean it up and white 'Canopy Glue' to set it in place.
  5. OK!! Thanks guys. I'll see if I can find some info on it.
  6. Hello All, Looking for some opinions on southeastern model car shows and I know this is probably opening Pandora's Box because it's opinion-based. There are hardly any model car shows here in Alabama, but since my wife and I have just retired we don't have a problem with a little traveling, (by car). I want to keep it within this part of the country for now so......my question is, what are some of the 'better', (bigger?), model show in this part of the U.S.?
  7. Thanks guys, for all the complements and comments! After reviewing Snake45's tutorial on 'AMT '67/'68 Camaro Improvements', it seems there are a few alterations I would like to do. So...it's time for a brake fluid bath! This what I really like about this forum. The comments, suggestions, and tips on building a better model. Thanks again to all!
  8. Rats! I wish I'd had seen your article before I painted the body. Well...at least I haven't gone any further. Thank you, Richard for sending it to me. I am going to study this very carefully. It will probably be well worth stripping the new paint and doing the body correctly.
  9. Actually John, the wheel is a little of both. The spoke section and horn button is from 'Model Car Garage's' '67/'68 Camaro photo etch detail set and the rim is from the steering wheel in the kit. I used the MCG detail set for different parts in the interior. Used clear embossing powder on the floor and sprayed the dash, tub, and bucket seats with Tamyia primer and Testors flat red. The front seat were a pain in the a$$! Wonder if anybody else had this issue. The front buckets are supposed to be 'low backs'. They should only come up slightly higher than the top of the doors. After assembling, 'cleaning up'/sanding, priming and painting, I put them in the tub and........their TOO TALL! They look like they have built in head restraints! Really goofy looking! Stripped them down and cut a center section out of the seat backs. I know you should test fit but, never thought about oversized seats! Oh well. Thanks for the complements on the interior.
  10. Well..........in that case, since I have already finished the chassis, mine will have dual exhaust. There was no option in the kit for exhaust. Just the dual exhaust, so I used it. The kit was for a Z-28 after all. Thank for the info Jack!
  11. Hi Patrick. I did a lot of google searching on '67 327 Camaro engines and you can find them several ways. No real definitive answer on what was 'correct'. There were painted, chrome, finned, embossed with 'Chevrolet' on them and decals. I believe it was how you ordered your 327 and what options, (HP?), you wanted on it. I know the painted ones were on the 'standard' version, so I went with that.
  12. Hi Dan. Yes, they are. At least my AMT version did. After doing the research on Camaro.org, the '67 was the only year with vent windows.
  13. Great looking buggy Jens. Yellow paint job is really nice!
  14. Really nice build John! The red paint job with the whitewall tires go great together.
  15. Greetings All, I like 1st generation/ 1st year automobiles. Before the designers have to 'Tart them up' for the next model year. After reading MrObsessive's post from 2018 on Fireball Modelworks beautifully done 1967 Camaro sport wheel covers, it gave me the inspiration for this build. Found this AMT '67 Camaro 'started' kit on Ebay. Everything in the box was untouched except for the really nasty purple paint job on the body. Put the body in brake fluid overnight and,...presto..., wash it off and CLEAN the next day! I am building it stock. No Z-28, SS, or RS. Just stock with a couple of options that were popular at the time: Simulated wood grain sport steering wheel, 4-speed transmission with floor shift and center console, 327ci Turbo-Jet V8, and, (of course), sport wheel covers and 14in white wall tires, (also from Fireball Modelworks). Chevrolet white with a red interior.
  16. 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?
  17. 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!
  18. Thank you for all the complements, guys!
  19. 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!
  20. 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
  21. 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.
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