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About Carmak

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  • Location Riverside, Iowa
  • Full Name Craig Cermak

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  1. Carmak added a post in a topic Polar Lights Tom Mcewen 1969 Barracuda Funny Car Kit Review   

    Built one of these years ago. Great kit but test fit the upper roll cage, it need some work to look right.
  2. Carmak added a post in a topic Revell '70 Charger   

    There was an FM3 Charger R/T with the dual pin stripe on the side the go over the door scoop (no bumble bee stripe) in the Cedar Rapids / Iowa City area. I have talked to the original owner (also a model builder) and he has some good pictures taken of him and the car back when it was new. As the owner of a 68 Coronet 500 convertible myself I have talked to many Mopar people in the area that remember the car. It was stolen in the mid 70's and never seen again.
  3. Carmak added a post in a topic 1967 Pontiac Bonneville. Update, 9/4   

    I know for sure a 69 convertible was made. The gold convertible in the picture a couple replies up is a 69. 
  4. Carmak added a post in a topic 1967 Pontiac Bonneville. Update, 9/4   

    Here is my stash of late 60's full size Pontiac projects. two 67's, a 68, two 69's and a 70 HT. Had all but one of the 67's for 25+ years. May start on them some day.
    I used to show a 67 ambulance and a 65 2+2, daily drove (summer) a 67 HT. I still have a red 69 428 convertible (owned for 28 years). Now my son is restoring a 65 GP.
    It's a darksider thing

  5. Carmak added a post in a topic Any Info on the new '28 Dodge kit ?   

    The shown on the box lid was at the Des Moines, IA Good Guys car show this weekend.
  6. Carmak added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    My question is why are those boxes sitting on your 68-70 Charger and why is your Charger sitting outside long enough to have tree debris in the back window?????
  7. Carmak added a post in a topic Moebius - Now that the Comet is out, What's Next   

    The 65/66 Ford trucks should be a natural for Moebius. Aside from some details the chassis and drive-trains (straight 6 and FE V8) are the same 65-72. Moebius only has to tool up 1/2 a kit to get a new kit.
    Thinking of kits to take advantage of existing tooling:
    * 65 Plymouth Belvedere wagon (same wheelbase as the Satellite)
    * 61 Pontiac Catalina wagon (same wheelbase as the 2drHT)
    * 67-72 Ford truck with a period pickup box camper (big pieces but simple tooling)

  8. Carmak added a post in a topic AMT 1966 Pro Street Nova   

    I built the stock version of this kit when it came out. I think it was one of the best kits of it's era.
  9. Carmak added a post in a topic 1969 Oldsmobile?   

    Also a very good chassis donor kit for other 68-72 GM A bodies (specifically the AMT 69, 70 & 72 Chevelles and the MPC/AMT 70 & 72 GTOs).
  10. Carmak added a post in a topic Polar Lights '65 Coronet   

    I think this is a great mid winter slump buster kit.
    If you are a "box stock" builder it does have some pitfalls as noted already.
    If you are more of a "parts box" builder and swap out pieces here and there this a is a nice kit. I swapped the wheels and used a modern R-M 440 in one build and just wheels on another.
    A couple issues I remember not already noted is I had a little issue with the hood fit (easily fixed) and the position of the front wheels being a bit far back in the wheel well (also easily fixed and a good time to lower the nose just a bit).
    Since yours is a red one paint the interior dark metallic red.
  11. Carmak added a post in a topic My Chrysler A 318 poly head engine 3d printed at home   

    3D printing will change parts of the hobby just like resin parts did. How---I don't know but it will.
    I am working on a design for a 3D printed canned ham camper. My66S55 is right, all the work is in the cad design. 3D printers like large flat things (with some ribbing or they can warp) - like the sides of a camper. Thick or tall things take more time and cost more. 
    On a tech note the new SLA style "printers" have some really good results. My company had one of the old SLA printers that cost 250K in the late 90's. We now have a high end FDM style printer but we are thinking of supplementing it with one of the new SLA's due to the quality and lower cost.
    What cad program did you use?
  12. Carmak added a post in a topic Pu Pu Platter - 69 442 from Leftovers   

    My plan is to use a junk box Pontiac 400 and a 72 GTO interior in the 69 "The judge" funny car body with the 69 442 chassis and then put the funny car chassis under the 69 442. All fun builds.
  13. Carmak added a post in a topic 1963 Pontiac Bonneville Hard Top. Update, 3/25   

    This is a great build! I like the way you are making the clear sections.
    Back in the late 80's/early 90's I parted out scores of 64-68 full size Pontiacs. Since you are going to this much work I wanted to share that the clear sections of the wheel should be tinted slightly in a shade similar to the color of the metallic plastic the rest of the wheel is molded in. The tint gets a little darker on the 67-68 wheels.
    Although many of the re-cast wheels on restored cars are clear I was able to find one good picture showing an original blue tinted wheel (a 65).

  14. Carmak added a post in a topic Allison Thunderland body parts   

    First a big thanks to Casey for glass!!
    My 69 bird body does NOT have the insignia on the C-pillar (it is on the box art).
    I am not in a hurry on the tail lights. Let me know either way when you decide.
  15. Carmak added a post in a topic Allison Thunderland body parts