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pack rat

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    Ontario, Canada
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    Mike Wherry

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  1. MPC 1932 Chrysler roadster

    I'm 90% certain the bike is only in the first issue you posted. I picked one up a couple of years ago just for the bike. I was assured by the seller that the bike was complete, but a few pieces were missing. I can scratch the missing bits though. I always assumed the bike was an Ace, not a Henderson. Guess I'll have to do some research.
  2. "Squad Rod" '79 Nova

    Back in the day when these cars were commonly seen on the road a lot of them "dog-tracked", like a car that had been seriously hit and poorly repaired.. For some reason it was very common on the X-bodies.
  3. "Squad Rod" '79 Nova

    Yup....you could spot those sidewinders coming at you from a mile away. I never knew why.
  4. 1/25 MPC '78 Dodge D-100 Pickup

    It's a long-bed 2-wheel drive
  5. 1/25 MPC '78 Dodge D-100 Pickup

    The mini-bike is the c1969 Rupp that was included in the '77 Monaco annual kit.
  6. Of the many rods featured in your magazine articles this one has always been one of my favorites. It's nice to see it again.
  7. Tognotti's King T Gluebomb recovery

    Well done!
  8. Renwall 66 Jordan Playboy rebuild

    I hear you re the blackwalls. The only way to lower this thing is without re-engineering the interior and chassis is swapping the wheels, and I had to grind away some of the wheel-opening plastic to fit the small tires I used. I wanted to avoid the lowrider look by using whitewalls (or applying them to these tires) ......I don't think Virgil Exner Sr or Jr envisioned it in that form.
  9. Renwall 66 Jordan Playboy rebuild

    Definitely has a late-60's personal-luxury vibe. With a 440 (or a hemi??) under the hood it would make a cool '69 Cordoba phantom.
  10. Renwall 66 Jordan Playboy rebuild

    "Fender lights", according to the instructions. (?)
  11. I picked this one up as a built-up a few years ago. In my opinion, none of the Renwall Revivals look as appealing as the box art illustration when built out of the box, and some are an acquired taste. This one doesn't look too bad though. I figured if I ditched the spindly-looking 1930's wheels and disguised the bland-looking front end with BMF and flat black paint it had possibilities.
  12. 383 Super Bee

    It's nice to see a "regular" Bee for a change. They weren't all powered by hemis or 6-packs and painted hi-impact colors.
  13. Complete bonuses in kits

    In addition to the recently re-issued Yamaha Enduro MPC issued a Suzuki TM400 in the 70s. Both of the bikes were included in the '76 Dodge pickup annual, The Suzuki probably appeared in other kits as well. NOTE-The Yamaha pictured has head/taillights added; what came in the box was basically identical to the parts pack reissue.
  14. AMT 62 Galaxie restoration

    The adhesive was OK, and the sheet was wrinkle-free. The foil seemed really fragile and easy to rip or chip when burnishing (with a toothpick-same way I've been doing it for years). I prefer the look of the "unzipped" rear window; I remember 'verts cruising around like this when I was a kid. The paint scheme on this kit was inspired by one I used to see in my neighbourhood back in '62.
  15. AMT 62 Galaxie restoration

    I finally finished another one of my own projects. I picked this junk-box refugee up real cheap a few years ago. The thick flat black/red/green color scheme combined with all of the junk glued onto the interior bucket didn't look too appealing, but I thought it had possibilities. Finding most of the missing stock pieces in the same junk pile sealed the deal. Unfortunately I had to re-use the messed-up fender ornaments that were installed upside-down by the original builder....I might fabricate better ones if I can't find replacements. This one didn't go as smoothly as I expected; especially when it came time to apply the BMF...sometimes the planets just have to be in perfect alignment when you attempt that chore.