USAC_1957

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About USAC_1957

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  • Birthday 12/12/1957

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  • Location Anchorage, AK

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  1. USAC_1957 added a post in a topic Dixie Twister Finished..anybody Up For A Drag   

    A great looking model! Thanks for sharing
  2. USAC_1957 added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Winged Express
    Put this together a couple years back. Box stock except for Satco slicks and Slixx decals. Hope you like it!



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  3. USAC_1957 added a post in a topic A different breed of Willys   

    Thanks to all for the kind words! The Altered kit and the Jeep kit were sitting on the shelf, and my warped mind took it from there
  4. USAC_1957 added a post in a topic Boat Model Build Off   

    Here's one I built a few years ago from the re-released AMT kit. The color doesn't come across well in the photos, but it's a metallic silver/gray with a pearl overcoat. The stripes came from a Slixx Pro Stock decal. Engine is the DeSoto from the AMT Effie, with the exhaust turnouts from an Edmunds supermod. The seats were from the parts box-Revell 1st generation Willys I believe. Not sure where I got the tool boxes for the trailer...



  5. USAC_1957 added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    A different breed of Willys
    Was cleaning up some of my photos and thought I'd share these- it's a heavily massaged "Hogan's Heroes" Jeep body on a "Winged Express" chassis. Transplanted a torsion-bar front suspension and a 427 Cammer.

    Bruce Harrison
    Anchorage, AK



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  6. USAC_1957 added a post in a topic Question about painting funny car bodies   

    Thanks Hondo!

    Bruce Harrison
    Anchorage, AK




  7. USAC_1957 added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Question about painting funny car bodies
    If this has been addressed previously, my apologies.

    Getting ready to tackle the re-released MPC Blue Max funny car, and was wondering (in general) what color should the inside of the body be painted? Body color? If it is left in "raw" fiberglass, what would be a good color match?

    Thanks in advance

    Bruce Harrison
    Anchorage, AK
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  8. USAC_1957 added a post in a topic When Will This Be Kitted??   



    Perhaps it's a push bar to get out of snow drifts....
  9. USAC_1957 added a topic in General   

    Motor Racing Replica News - How Rare/collectable
    Hi All,

    I've been going through some of my books and magazines and found a binder with several copies of the now-defunct Motor Racing Replica News. I have most of the 1st 25 issues (never got #1). Anyone care to venture a guess as to how valuable/collectible these magazines would be?
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  10. USAC_1957 added a post in a topic 1/16 Hemi Hydro   

    I'd be much more interested in a "picklefork'-style hull that could be built as a modern ski-boat or drag boat. There are enough 1/16 scale drag-racing engine parts around that this would be a better path.

    Gotta agree with some of the folks posting in the other thread related to this - this would be a great project for "down the road", after something more mainstream is produced and sold...
  11. USAC_1957 added a post in a topic Turboniques Mustang   


    Check out these sites...

    http://www.almar.easynet.be/turbonique.htm

    http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2006/..._real_acme.html
  12. USAC_1957 added a post in a topic Today's Raid On Big Lots   

    I picked up a couple of the Payhauler kits at an area Big Lots - $5.00 each...
  13. USAC_1957 added a topic in General   

    ? about RB Motion
    Was going through some catalogs last night and found an older one from RB Motion in Ohio. They produce some really neat machined aluminum detail bits. Are the still in business? TIA!!!
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  14. USAC_1957 added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Illini Replica Conversions
    are they still in business?
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  15. USAC_1957 added a post in a topic straight six engines   

    The Deora kit, which was re-released fairly recently, has a slant-6 Mopar. Found one at Big Lots for $5 not long ago...