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maydaymike

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    Mike Thornton

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  1. Aoshima makes an AZ-1 kit. They're all over Ebay.
  2. Another one ready for the display case! The Honda Beat, by Aoshima. Built straight out of the box. The decals for the zebra print on the seats was challenging, but other than that, a straightforward build.
  3. Regarding the gas tanks, from 73-80, Chevy and GMC trucks with only one tank were mounted on the right side. 81-up were switched to the driver's side. Dual tanks were available all years. I'm not familiar with the MPC kit history, and not sure what year the kit was for it's first release, but if the bed and frame date prior to '81, the passenger side tank is correct.
  4. Looks awesome! I just finished an original 1976 issue of the same kit. I'll have it posted in a few days, when I have a chance to take photos.
  5. The clock was optional in '84. Dad's had one.
  6. My dad bought this one in about 1990 from General Tire through an auction. It was initially used by them for track testing, then later relegated to the office pool. The holes were still visible in the floor where the rollbar had been removed. It was unusually optioned. Aside from the 5.0 HO package and 5 speed, AC and cruise were the only options. Crank windows, AM/FM radio, etc. Didn't even have the power hatch release. It lead a hard life. After 5 years of abuse from tire testing and ferrying executives to lunch, my dad used it to pull a trailer for the family business. It held up through well over 200k miles until it was retired due to rust and a second broken transmission. A future project is scratchbuilding the cut down horse trailer that we hauled tire molds on.
  7. I couldn't have done it without those wheels. Thanks again!
  8. This was my first completed build after a 20 year break from the hobby. It's a replica of my son's first truck. It was built using parts from two different AMT promos, to get the right combination of body, grille and wheels.
  9. At long last, the replica of my dad's '84 Z-28 is complete! I started this build in 1998, but it was put away, along with all my other modeling stuff soon after. I recently took the hobby back up, and this is my second completed build. The kit is the '82 Camaro from the Revell "Prestige Auto Movers" set. It's built straight out of the box with the exception of the MPC BFGs (lots of guys hate on them, but they're really easy to letter) and wheels from an AMT '57 Corvette Gasser.
  10. Mod, please delete. Accidentally posted in the wrong forum.
  11. Help me build a copy of my late father's '84 Z-28! It was equipped with Keystone Black Star wheels, and the front wheels in the AMT '57 Vette Gasser kit look like a reasonable match. Anyone have them laying around? I'll need 4 front wheels. The rears are too wide to look right. I started this build back in 1999, and am just now taking up the hobby again.
  12. Help me build a copy of my late father's '84 Z-28! It was equipped with Keystone Black Star wheels, and the front wheels in the AMT '57 Vette Gasser kit look like a reasonable match. Anyone have them laying around? I'll need 4 front wheels. The rears are too wide to look right. I started this build back in 1999, and am just now taking up the hobby again.
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