Michael in Illinois

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About Michael in Illinois

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  • Birthday 04/24/1953

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  • Location Bolingbrook Illinois
  • Full Name Michael Stypolkowski

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  1. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic 1964 Plymouth Belvedere   

    Very nice. Like the exterior color
  2. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic Golden Oldies   

    OUTSTANDING workmanship
  3. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic 1952 Hudson Hornet   

    Looking great
  4. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    My bank has given up the practice of taking change, they no longer have a counting machine. I can take it to a supermarket where the machines there charge 10%. What about kids who save change in their piggy banks? Poor kids save their nickels dimes and quarters then lose 10% because banks don't want to deal with the coins.
  5. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic Airbrushing Duplicolor - How Long Between Coats AND Clogging/Texture Problems?   

    I have decanted duplicolor many times. I always reduce the paint with lacquer thinner to a consistency of skim milk. I always shoot clean thinner through my brush between coats. I allow about 20 min or so between color coats. Hope this helps.
  6. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic '73 AMC Javelin AMX   

    Excellent work
  7. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic MCW 1966 Chevy Biscayne kit.   

    I finally got my interior, body and chassis to come together. I needed to trim the rear package tray so that the interior assembly would snug up to the body, (I'm using the resin interior) as well as the trimming I have mentioned before. Its been a chore so far but fun. I'm not a rivet counter so if its not 100% correct, big deal, I build for me. If I could figure out how to post I would. I'm also not computer literate so the instructions from the host make no sense to me. Keep us updated on your progress.
  8. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic Resin 66 Biscayne is done   

    Looking good Ray, I found the same issue with the interior and body, needed to sand the inside of the body to get it corrected. Havent shot color on mine yet, but all the sub assemblies are complete.
  9. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic ENGINE WIRING DIAGRAMS   

    After I fill them with high test, turn the key and say vroom mine start!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic MCW 1966 Chevy Biscayne kit.   

    Ray,

    If you are using the interior from MCW, make sure you spend a lot of time test fitting it. The interior bucket will be too wide for the dash. You will need to sand the floor so that once the side panels are glued on the dash will reach both sides. I'm still messing with mine.
  11. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda 383   

    Very nice build, like the color combo
  12. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic Glues?... What do you use?   

    I use the zap a gap brand CA. the medium thick version for just about everything. For windshields and other clear parts I use canopy glue. If I have a long seam that's when the liquid cement comes out. With the CA I use accelerator. I was building for AMT and needed to get kits done quickly for their schedule, that why CA is used. the canopy glue dries clear does not yellow and can be tacked up for adjustments. It also can be cleaned up with water.
  13. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic MCW 1966 Chevy Biscayne kit.   

    I'm building the same kit as we speak. Mine will be a sleeper with the R/M 396 from the 66 Impala. I don't think the rear bumper will work from the 66 Impala kit. It has 3 taillights where the biscayne only has 2. I have already shot both bumpers with alclad and they look ok. The R/M chassis fits fine.
  14. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic Another Old Mopar ('60 Dodge)   

    looks great, pictures of the interior?
  15. Michael in Illinois added a post in a topic 1968 GTO   

    Nice catch Nick