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  1. I just saw some AMT early 60's annuals on My Three Sons this morning. Chip and a friend were playing with them on the stairs railing. After like, 50-60 years the sound of the rolling wheels was instantly familiar.
  2. I've loved this cover for so long I can't remember. Maybe some day I'll build a model of the car.
  3. I had 3 filters for my vacuum sent via USPS once. The package showed up, literally, like one of their forklifts drove over the corner of it. USPS official response on the matter was "we dont do that" (they really said that!) and told me that the shipper sent it that way. Yeah, right, Hoover will send filters out like that. And of course Hoover said USPS did it. More recently is a mailbox issue. Our street has locking cluster mailboxes, 8 separate cubbies, one for each address. There is also a nice large slot to send outgoing mail. They replaced the box, but the slot for outgoing mail is blocked off. Complaints lodged with the USPS by neighbors indicate this is just the way it is. I tried to give my letters to the carrier, but she says carriers do not accept outgoing mail. So now I have to do online bill pay or drive a mile to an old blue community mailbox. I know online bill pay is popular, but I'm old school (and old) and it's not something I would choose if I had a choice. In the 8 months I've been paying online I've already had fraud perpetrated.
  4. JC it's been one of my favorite groups for many years. I love Red Dust and Spanish Lace, both the album and the song.
  5. That chassis looks great! Perfect choice on the wheels/tires, and oooo that color!
  6. Billy Gooche's email is poppawheelie65@yahoo.com. I last purchased from them in late 2017 and it was direct. Good luck!
  7. This was a wheelstander or exhibition car, depending upon which source you read. Supposedly the owner tried to convert it into a race car and gave up.
  8. What a neat time capsule. 😁 The Shell Station I worked at in 1972-75 had an interchange manual. I found out 2000cc Pinto distributor points worked just fine in a 1600cc VW dual port. That helped out when my girlfriend's bug died late on a Sunday afternoon a long way from home, but only a block from a gas station.
  9. And the minimum is (or was) 24". Pat Ganahl had a drastically lowered Cal Look Bug that got cited. Rather than raise the front end, he added 32 Ford headlights on bumper bracket mounts at the approved height. I'm not sure how well it went over, and what he did long term, but in the Hot VW's article I read it was deemed legal by the CHP. Mine were at 25" so I was good to go.
  10. According to the Atlantis facebook page, these will also be reissued. 😁
  11. Has anyone thought of dyeing the plastic another color? There are ways to do this all over the web. I guess it would depend upon how deep the dye was absorbed into the plastic, but it might work as a barrier.
  12. No, actually I haven't used mine yet. They do look good though, colors are great, they don't appear to be translucent, and they are glossy.
  13. Nice to see you once again Dave. I remember you from that "other" place too.
  14. If nothing pans out, perhaps you could check Globaltoy on ebay. They've got an assortment of anime/manga decals. Good service too. https://www.ebay.com/str/globaltoy/Paint-Car-decals/_i.html?_storecat=3028125016
  15. That's looking great Tom, it's got a heck of a mean stance!
  16. Great project RRR! Love that chop, it's looking really swoopy. This will make a great companion to that Mr. Speed funny car you did awhile back!
  17. That's the only song by Muse that I really like. It's also one of my son's favorite groups. 👍
  18. That came together great! I love your choice of wheels/tires, especially the slicks. You've added some things not usually seen on a custom, like the roll bar and front rake, and of course your meticulous skills. I dig it Dennis. And I agree with RRR, do something with a Merc!
  19. Yes, in California at least. I'm working on doing that this week. My son has been gifted a car, but has no license. I can insure it listing me as the driver.
  20. I like it too! We don't see enough Hondas, nor this style of build. Bordeaux red is a favorite color of mine. 😁
  21. I've done that since I got my first airbrush in the 60's. It wasn't intentional-all we had in the house was lacquer thinner, and I'd been using it to clean brushes. Works great. I've even be known to dilute it 80/20 thinner to paint and blow on a quick final coat to get it real smooth and glossy. And yes I do know Don Yost does it this way. 😁
  22. I can see several problems with that shot from the rear. But, that windshield, ugggh.
  23. Is this close? https://www.amazon.com/Dupli-Color-EBGM05397-Metallic-Exact-Match-Automotive/dp/B00407V3KA/ref=asc_df_B00407V3KA/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312061936460&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2260478379065397839&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032047&hvtargid=pla-571104517145&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=63195598478&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312061936460&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2260478379065397839&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032047&hvtargid=pla-571104517145
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