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  1. I got this 72 RR from the same person as the 62 Olds. I kinda like it as a survivor so it will just go onto the shelf.
  2. There is a Jay Leno's Garage (on YouTube) episode that features one of these. Worth the watch.
  3. Just got this on the road. Original Nevada car (solid body / baked interior). 1960 Buick LeSabre.
  4. Just got this 62 Olds 88 as part of a stash of models. There is a corvette front clip welded to the front of it. I have many models from this builder, his building skills range from poor to fair but his hand painting skills were solidly fair and creative. Since I am not sure what to do with this one right now I am just going to bag it and tag it.
  5. My son was involved in FIRST robotics and our small town school went to the worlds competition for the first time when he was on the team. I know VEX is not FIRST but they are both good programs! Carmak
  6. The wheels look like the wheels that came in the original issue AMT 69 Camaro. Very cool build.
  7. The plan is to restore most of them. I have traded a couple to local model friends and I think I am going to leave the 71 Duster and the 72 RR as is. Carmak
  8. I found these locally over the last couple weeks. 71 Mustang is built (in the box) (MPC) Super Teen is just a very cool empty box 71 Camaro is partially built (MPC) 73 Camaro Warlord (MPC) 72 Road Runner (hand painted Sox & Martin) (MPC) 65 Imperial (AMT) 65 Chevelle (Time Machine AWB) (AMT) 67 Toronado (MPC) 71 Duster (MPC) 70 Chevy C-10 (AMT) 71 Torino (ElToro) (AMT) 69 Grand Prix (needs stock bumpers) (MPC) 67 Barracuda still has the slant 6 in it (missing the intake) (AMT) 66 Cadillac Ambulance (JoHan) 71 GTO (MPC)
  9. I also have some random pieces that are molded in what I would call a "mid purge" aqua green. Possibly transitioning over to the turquoise color.
  10. Has anybody done a side by side comparison of the "too many projects" and the Futurattraction Fairmonts?
  11. This is the ghost of the 66 C-10. I received it from the friend of a former ERTL employee. It is a test shot (complete with ejector pin rust stains) from the 90's. I have everything except the tires and glass. I have been told that this test shot is most likely associated with American Satco and a limited run of 66 C-10 promo re-issues. At the time of the sampling the tooling was possibly owned by American Satco so it is unknow where the tool is now (Round 2 may or may not have it). I welcome any corrections to the story as I have it so far. Carmak
  12. The 66 C-10 mold survived at least into the 90's and is quite possibly still around. This is a mid 90's test shot of the mold I got from a former ERTL employee.
  13. Tim, As a lover of Mopar C-bodies seeing these builds is wonderful. What adds to it for me is that I have a mostly unrestored Citron Gold (code ZZ1) 66 Newport 4drHT. I like the story and description for each car. I have a couple 66 Monacos in the que for restoration and I appreciate seeing a corrected example. Lastly I noticed that you replicated the bamboo inserts on the door panels, very nice. Craig
  14. If you want Round 2 to clone the 68 Coronet go out and buy the 63 Nova wagon and the two versions of the 64 Cutlass. The more of those that are sold the better the business case Round 2 will have for the 68 Coronet. I have happily bought multiples of the Nova and Cutlass and I will buy multiples of the Coronet if given the chance.
  15. Welcome to Iowa from Iowa (Iowa City)! After moving this year I hope to get unpacked and start building this winter. Craig
  16. 30 years ago when I started as a design engineer for a medical device company I would scratch build my own small concept parts in ABS plastic. In the mid nineties we got an SLA machine and my skills became obsolete (at work). Carmak P.S. Sledsel, I love your 58. Saw it a few years ago at the Des Moines Good Guys and talked to you for a couple minutes about which headlight bezels you used.
  17. Does the 66 Custom cab 4X4 have the non 4x4 suspension also? Does the 67 Service truck also have the stock bed? Thanks.
  18. If you look at the paint section it calls our bumble bee OR double body side stripes. This was a double pin stripe. It was actually fairly common on the R/T in 68. It is rarely seen today as most restored cars sport the bumble bee stripe.
  19. The previously mentioned methods are all sound but I would like to add to the freezer method: * First hold the glued together parts in a large freezer bag upside-down about a foot over boiling water for a couple minutes (I had a fixture for this). * Second put the bag in a deep freezer (colder temp that a typical combo fridge/freezer) for a couple days. * Third repeat a half a dozen times minimum. Of course this will not work on every nasty welded mess but it has worked more often than I thought it would when I started. The key is the steam vapor can work it's way into tiny seams, cracks and bubbles in the melted bond. When it freezes it pushes it apart just a little. When you repeat it the result can actually add up and get things apart you really did not expect to come apart.
  20. I understand why you aren't changing the wheelbase but it completely changes the whole look of the car. Carmak
  21. Did you ever go to the Ertl outlet in Dyersville? I remember getting kits there for as little as $.50 each in the mid 90's. I did work with the local injection molding companies so I was up there at least once a month.
  22. If it was the red 61 I saw it a few years ago in person at the Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green, KY. As I was walking it idled past me smooth as silk. When I saw it parked a few minutes later with the hood open I coudn't hardly believe it was a Cammer! Super clean build!
  23. I got this stash of models this morning. Guy bought an old house and found these. Good rebuilding material! Carmak
  24. Once you are in it is fine. The back seat is really tight.
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