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Everything posted by whale392

  1. Hoosier Model Car Association, May 11, 2013

    Just got back from the show/swap. Good time with a good vendor area!
  2. I prefer the Sweptline-Era trucks (1961-71) to the Lifestyle-Era (1972-92ish) trucks myself, but I still like a well-done Lifestyler! Honest opinion here; I wouldn't chop the top unless it is a very mild chop (1"-1.5") as the truck will look way too short vertically. If you are saying 'Bugger Off' to reality here, then a decent chop will be ok, but for a realistic chop, go small. Unless of course you decide to build a Ferrari-type monoque bathtub type chassis/interior set-up with deep-set seats and dash!
  3. Fox mustang rarities

    That T-Top Coupe belongs to a member of foureyedpride and is a very sweet ride! The TurboGT was unveiled in 1983 as a test-bed for Fords SEFI/EEC4 set-up and proved to work well. 1984 brought the SVO into the picture, with vast improvements over the TurboGT (which it was sold along side of). 1985 saw the SVO continue but the TorboGT was discontinued at the end of the 84 season (sometimes referred to as an 84&1/2, same with the Annys).
  4. How about a 68-70 Charger grill, as it about matches the overall shape of the trucks grill area, or even a Charger500 grill?
  5. `62 Dodge Lancer

    If it is an EK, I would almost say K20A. Maybe (and probably most likely) either the B18B or B18C.
  6. Trans am GTA wheels

    Personal opinion here, but if you are going to run those backing plates in the wheels, dark spokes would completely vanish into it. Use a lighter color (such as a muted silver, like what has been mentioned, or the GTA Gold).
  7. Mike still has pics of it up on www.daytonstangboard.com. The car in case is the Black Coupe with the 'Realfire' flames.
  8. Not that anyone cares, but the car that inspired (or at least was used by Ed and his crew for the upcoming 'race' version) one aspect of this kit was totaled at the dragstrip last Friday evening. This is in relation to the Revell 1/25th Coupe kit.
  9. Honda S800

    Jim, the engine is only an 800cc 4 cylinder. what you are seeing (that you perceive to be a V8) is actually the lean of the engine coupled with the side-draft carbs. I have the racing version of this kit and it is a great piece. Love what you did with it Eric, and it sure is a tightly engineered kit! I have to get the engine bay/floor pan up under the body first, then paint everything as a unit. Basically, having to build it as the assembly line did (sort-of) The interior (dash and door panels) had to be fit to the body (for me anyway) before I could really snap the chassis plate in. Once the unit-body was all together, I had to tape off the interior panels and paint the exterior/interior floor pans (as mine being the racing version has no carpet detail). Then lower the finished product over the chassis/drivetrain.
  10. Pro Touring Wheels (Long)

    Since you have this and are already into it; do you have any Revell engines you could put down into the bay? Using the AMT/MPC Charger body may be a 'rough' starting point, but because of that you can do more custom work to it without feeling bad. Personally, I like the Pro-Touring style of build and even more so in scale.
  11. AWB 1965 dodge drag car

    I will agree, it is a 65 Plymouth Belvedere. Looking at the front fenders again shows it to be so. The prominent lower undercuts on the rear fenders are either not there or covered/masked by the flake paint (making me think it to be a 63).
  12. AWB 1965 dodge drag car

    No, Harry, it is not. I own 2 65 Dodge Coronets and they are quite different from the 63 Plymouths (of which dad owns one). The slope of the front fender/grill and tail light panel are give-aways of the Plymouth heritage, with the sloping body line and heavy undercut of the nose being the give-away to the 63 year. 1964 Plymouths had a similar tail panel, but the front end became more pointed (arrow-shaped). Dodge was quite a bit swoopier and the tail panel leaned forward at an angle for 64, 63 it was just a mess. by 1965, Dodge had come up with a very pleasing shape (much like a 64 Impala), and it was a one-year-only body style. Even the Coronet330 (took the place of the Polara/330 of 64) had nicer lines than the 64 did. To me, the 65 Dodge Coronet500, 1963 Plymouth Fury/Sport Fury, and 1964 Plymouth Belevdere/Satellite were the prettiest early B-Bodies available. Now, the 66-67 Dodge and Plymouth B-Bodies are the best looking Mopars (to me), period.
  13. AWB 1965 dodge drag car

    65 Dodge? Looks like a Plymouth to me, and a 63 at that. Crazy Bass-Boat flake gives it 'That 70's Vibe'!
  14. Fox mustang rarities

    These cars are what you may call 'somewhat' my babies. I own a 1984 TurboGT (one of less than 4,000 built), a 1986GT T-top 5/spd, and a 1991GT no-options 5spd. I have owned an 88 Coupe and a 1983 GLX convertible as well.
  15. Fox mustang rarities

    The first pics are of the 'Special Edition' cars showing the underbracing, the bracing is standard convertible fare. The last pic is a Teal 1993 Cobra before the Pre-delivery Inspection has been performed. Cool pics of one of my favorite cars.
  16. Fox Chassis (Ford) community build anyone?

    Test-fit a headlight lens and work it from there!
  17. `62 Dodge Lancer

    Thanks for the 'like' on the C300/Challenger fit, Tom. I mentioned it as a possible for his build. Going back and measuring out my 61 Valiant kit, it is about .5" narrower than the C300. The Challenger front very well may not work for this application, unless there is a way to re-engineer the A-arms to shorten them up, plus take a hair out of the 'K' width. It could be done, but I would sooner take a later AMT B-body chassis an mod it to fit the new Hemi than the 2009 Challenger unit. And to add/answer Johns question; I have not seen anything from Ross Gibson on a New-Gen Hemi. I am quite sure they have not been released in resin as of yet (for Johns sake, I hope I am incorrect).
  18. `62 Dodge Lancer

    I was able to make the Revell Challenger work under the Moebius C300 kit by modifying the C300 framerails.
  19. Fox Chassis (Ford) community build anyone?

    They look good, Jason, and I agree with your primer comparison. I am doing similar things with 'my' hoods.
  20. Fox Chassis (Ford) community build anyone?

    I just like engines.....the build is completely separate from the powertrain thought. I usually determine the overall vibe/look of what I want to build, get wheels/stance/basic body taken care of, then build up a sweet powertrain. Then it all dies when it gets to finish/final bodywork.
  21. Either I can't count or you switched engines, as that has 6 holes showing. And here I thought you were doing the Volvo B234R/F head swap to the Ford 2.3L Turbo motor and using that.
  22. Fox Chassis (Ford) community build anyone?

    Body work is my least favorite part (which, ironically counter-points you, Jason) and is why I have so many unfinished projects. I am an engine guy, always have been and always will be. I have some sweet engines together with half-finished bodies wrapped around them!
  23. Fox Chassis (Ford) community build anyone?

    I imagined you had that many hours, and a few more besides, tied up in the clean-up. You have more patience than I do, that is for sure.
  24. Would this count? My dad and his rail circa 1977. He still owns the car today; it started life as a 120" Chassis Research/Logghe Stamping car in 1964 and was lengthened to 150" in 1965. Spent some time being powered by a Blown Nitro Olds and was called 'The Glass Chariot' before dad bought it as a roller in 1975.
  25. 65 Vette

    Dan, When I was stationed in Norfolk, we used to go down to the Genroes Shopping Center (when I wasn't floating and it wasn't snowing) for their Friday night car cruise. One evening, a gentleman came rolling in with a Midnight-Blue Pearl 65. It was clad in 17" Torques and was motivated by a then-new 572 wearing EFI. to say that car was sweet is an understatement (and I am not a Vette person).