forthlin

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About forthlin

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  • Birthday 11/02/1952

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  • Location Pierceton, Indiana
  • Full Name Mike Marquart

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  1. forthlin added a post in a topic Amt replica '56 Ford crown victoria   

    It's been awhile since my last update. I dropped my camera & destroyed it & my phone cameras pics don't come out very good. I should haveĀ it finished this week & I'll take more detailed pics then.


  2. forthlin added a post in a topic In need of a few things   

    PM sent
  3. forthlin added a post in a topic It doesn't make any sense   

  4. forthlin added a post in a topic It doesn't make any sense   

    I asked the yard if they wanted to sell it several years ago & they said no.
  5. forthlin added a topic in General   

    It doesn't make any sense
    This '56 Ford has been setting up there for around 10 years & until recently it didn't have a back window. It was supposed to have been driven in & scrapped about 15 years ago & hasn't been started since. Somebody bought the back window about 12 or so years ago when it was in the yard so you can imagine what the interior & floorboards must look like after setting that long without a window. Up close the body looks to be in excellent shape. Why would someone even think of junking this? And why leave it up there to sit & slowly rot away?
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  6. forthlin added a post in a topic Amt replica '56 Ford crown victoria   

    I appreciate the offer Dennis, but I found another one.

    I haven't got a lot done, but I did get the roof cut & the body primed & painted. I decided on coral & white.



  7. forthlin added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Amt replica '56 Ford crown victoria
    This is my next victim. I'm going to paint it 50's aqua & white. Take notice of the interior tub rear shelf. That Isn't broke It was molded that way. I'm sending Round 2 a parts replacement form & hoping for the best as old as the kit is. The instrument panel decals I got from best model parts on ebay. They're priced right, well made & look a whole lot better than paint.


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  8. forthlin added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    No pictures but I saw a gorgeous '67 GTO convertible drive by my job this morning.
  9. forthlin added a post in a topic Weird oh's Endsville Eddie   

    Eddie's done. I took some cat litter & dirt mixed together for the base to give It a gravel road look. I used an old necklace my wife gave me for the anchor chain. A real blast from the past to build.
  10. forthlin added a post in a topic Auto modelers - Left or right brained?   

    50 for me
  11. forthlin added a post in a topic Weird oh's Endsville Eddie   

    Other than a little touchup Eddie's done.

    I'm using this piece of wood paneling for a base. I'm not sure what I'll line it with yet.

  12. forthlin added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    The '59 Desoto was recently pulled out of a woods where it's been setting longer than the 31 years I've lived here. Not sure what they're doing with it. The Henry J has been setting at an auto repair for 20 some years. The '76 Jag is at a car lot. No engine or trans. & they want $1000.00.
  13. forthlin added a post in a topic Harry's avatars   

    How about Harry Baals. He was the Mayor of Ft. Wayne, In. during the early 1900's. And yes, his name is pronounced balls.
  14. forthlin added a post in a topic Weird oh's Endsville Eddie   

    I'm not getting a lot of build time with warm weather here. I painted the body ice blue over a silver base.



  15. forthlin added a post in a topic What was your 1st 1 to car   

    My first paid for car was a 1963 Olds. Dynamic 88 convertible I bought for $115.00 in June, 1971. This was my first conv. & I loved it. My girlfriend & I took that car to the drive-in theatre every Friday & Saturday night that summer, rain or shine. It had the neck snapping "slim jim" transmission that gave it's last snap in Feb. 1972. I had no idea how to change a trans back then & my Mom wouldn't let me keep a "junk" car in the driveway, so off to the scrap yard it went. I still have the keys & title to it & a few pictures.