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  • Birthday 07/25/1951

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    Gary Cook

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  1. Sorry for not posting a thank you before now, Rick. I've been under the weather here - thanks go out to you and I'll pm you.. I am still hoping to locate the decals though..
  2. I have a Peterbilt 359 tractor ( kit # 7432 - the one with opening cab doors ONLY ) ) for which I am in dire need of a front axle that the passenger's side parts #74 and #76 can be salvaged and used to replace the missing pieces on my truck. I could also use a front shock absorber but I can probably source that from my junk box. The reconstruction of the truck as at a standstill. Apparently, this tractor has been reissued with kit # 85-2627 being apparently the latest offering. I am open to trading ( if I have anything that you need or want ) or??? And this is even more of a long shot, but does anyone have an original decal set for this truck that they wish to part with? The decals on mine are yellowed and peeling and it mans a total disassembly of the cab and sleeper, but the truck is unpainted and I am fairly certain that once the original decals have been removed, they will ghost on the original plastic given it's age. Any help will be appreciated or any leads as to where I can obtain the parts and decals will also be appreciated. These were/are a fairly complicated kit, so there have to be some incomplete/damaged ones laying about somewhere. Thanks in advance.
  3. If anyone has a stock styrene or resin hood for a '62 or '63 Mercury Meteor ( not the full sized Mercury but the Fairlane mid sized model ), I;d be very interested in purchasing one or trading for something that you are in need - if I have the item. I'll happily prepay the shipping costs as the part will becoming into Canada. Because of the current U.S./Canadian Border closure I cannot get to my U.S. postal facility. I know that a resin hood was available on Ebay for awhile but the seller is no longer casting the part. Any help will be appreciated. Stay well everyone and be careful out there. Gary
  4. I have had a few batches of stuff done by George Hernandez since he got back into the game after some medical challenges pulled him away for awhile and I have been VERY pleased with the work done. You can find George on Facebook under GT KustomKrome of you can email him directly at ghernandezjr53@outlook.com . I have always found George to be a decent guy and easy to work with. Please feel free to PM me if I can be of any help in any way.
  5. Thanks Rick, I'll advise my friend of this - it's likely the sensible way to go about him having a transportation setup to display with his collection of Earnhardt memorabilia.
  6. Thanks Mark.. Does the trailer by any chance have opening doors?
  7. Just wondering if anyone produces and after market decal set for a 1/25 Dale Earnhardt Sr transporter trailer and truck? I know nothing much about NASCAR but a friend of mine collects anything Earnhardt Sr. related and he was wondering about building a 1/25 truck and trailer combination for his collection. Was there ever an Earnhardt version of a race car transporter issued in styrene? If not, are there any aftermarket sources for such a decal set that anyone is aware of? Any help will be appreciated.
  8. This is a shot in the dark, but I am hoping that someone out there may have a damaged 64 Fairlane promo body with good A pillars that they would like to trade off or?? Also, I am in need of an AMT annual '64 Fairlane stock, unmolested hood. I believe that a '63 Fairlane hood is the same. I am winning to trade for these parts and will happily cover any shipping costs - I am not looking for a free ride here. The Revell Fairlane hood may fit with some surgery but I would prefer an original AMT hood as the car is in very good condition. I also need a set of four stock '64 Fairlane wheel covers - even if the chrome is bad. as I'll have them rechromed. . These parts for an old built up that I have had for years and wish to make complete so something can be done with it. PM me with particulars and your expectations and wants. Maybe I can help you too. I'm not holding my breath about getting these items, but nothing ventured - nothing gained. Happy New Year to all. Thanks.
  9. I have two incomplete, old buildups that I want to restore but one has a broken hood, the other hood is missing, as are the tail lights and tail gate for one truck. So, I need 2 hoods, 1 tail gate ( ideally with the chrome trim strip and a pair of tail lights. Also, does anyone have an idea what half ton 4z4 chassis will work to convert one truck to a 4x4 and what kit or caster has a 399 cu. in. six cylinder that I can use in the conversion. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks for looking.
  10. May I ask what differences there are between the original RM kit and the Foose kit specifically and can the Foose kit be built in stock configuration?
  11. Thank you for the information. Do you spray water based paints or enamels/lacquers? I am assuming that the cleaner will work for both based on what I have read this far. If you were to buy another unit, would you go with something a bit larger next time? I suppose for those big truck parts, you could always turn them over in the cleaner basket to clean the other side..?? Thanks Dennis. This may seem like a silly question, but I have learned the hard way to never assume anything - do you feel that resin bodies would be safe in the cleaner if heat is not used? Given the cost of most resin kits, one would want to be very careful.
  12. It is said that it is best to learn from the experiences and mistakes of others and so I am here to ask about ultrasonic cleaners - mostly for stripping models of their paint and maintaining air brushes. For those who have one, what would you suggest would be the best size and cleaning fluid capacity for 1/25 to 1/18 styrene and die cast models. Like many in the hobby, I am on a limited income, so going out and buying the very best and most expensive unit is not really a possibility. Does anyone have any suggestions as to brand and technical specs on a decent unit and what is a good source to buy from? Would a three liter capacity be large enough for most any use or is a larger one preferable? Also, specifically what should a new person look for when buying their first unit and what would you suggest avoiding when purchasing one? Also wondering if anyone would care to share experiences and some experiences ( good and bad )and photos of projects that you have used an ultrasonic cleaner on. I think that what ever information is shared on this thread may benefit more people than just myself who are curious about and/or contemplating buying one. Any input will be appreciated.
  13. I just received my first order yesterday of rechromed parts that I sent out to George Hernandez at GT Kustom Krome and I am totally satisfied and happy with the chroming done and the fast service - so much so that my second batch of parts is already enroute to receive George's magic touch. His prices, as far as I am concerned are pretty good at $5.00 to redo a bumper versus buying used parts on that auction site plus contending with what seem to be ever rising shipping costs and in my case, an 8+5 state sales tax on the item plus the shipping. The really nice thing with George is you send the parts and he mounts them on frames to go to the chrome shop. The man gets an AAA+++ rating from me for service and quality. I am VERY happy to have access to this service.. I just thought people may want to know about this.
  14. I've been on the hunt for 64 Comet a rear bumper and grille/front bumper and trunk finish panel parts for a 64 Comet forever. Does anyone know of a source for parts for that model or is there anyone who may be interested in casting them and offering them for sale? Parts are few and far between for that kit and there is likely a bit of a market for the stuff. It seems a bit redundant to buy an expensive parts kit just for those parts only to have yet another partial kit laying around... If anyone is interested, I have the pieces from which to make masters that I would be willing to loan as long as I get them back. I'm a bit hesitant to do that as I have read where guys send parts to a caster and they are never returned. Any suggestions or leads will be appreciated. Thank you.
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