von Zipper

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  • Location Imported From Detroit
  • Full Name Christopher Smith

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  1. von Zipper added a post in a topic films & television shows with classic cars content   

    You got that right !
    A few weeks ago TCM played one of my favorites - Walter Matthau in "Charley Varrick" from 1973 ,


  2. von Zipper added a post in a topic New '48 Ford kit   

    Hey G-You can have the set from my '48 kit
  3. von Zipper added a post in a topic First Gear Ford Econoline   

    Thanks for looking and commenting , the wheels and hub caps are perfect for an early Falcon . I put them (wheels/tires) on a 1961 2dr. Falcon and they looked great-the chassis & interior tub is made out of plastic so its easy to take apart and work with . The chassis is simple but done well ,I would have had to change the stance to get the mags under it ,  that's why I didn't use them . I just wanted to get it done and not have another stalled project . I took a couple of pictures out side and it seems the color looks more like it does in person . It might be time to buy a new camera .....



  4. von Zipper added a post in a topic First Gear Ford Econoline   

    Decided against changing the wheels/tires , but I'm happy with the way it came out .


     
  5. von Zipper added a post in a topic First Gear Ford Econoline   

    The two versions First Gear is making now are Ford Tractor Parts and Allis-Chalmers Tractor Parts so a lot of tractor dealerships that sell diecast would be getting them , I'm sure after awhile they will come in a lot of different versions and the price will come down . I joined the First Gear site and buy direct from them .
    This is a picture I found on Google that is just about how I would like a 1:1

    The paint is HoK (House of Krylon) Sea Glass/Satin with a few light coats of Krylon clear

    the tires /wheels that are going on it

  6. von Zipper added a post in a topic New Ford Econoline Vans from First Gear - 1/25 Scale   

    The AC stands for Allis Chalmers not AC Delco
  7. von Zipper added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    First Gear Ford Econoline
    The first generation Econoline diecast is out , I tried to remove the tampo print with finger nail polish remover and found the red is the secondary color and came off too.


    so I took it apart , stripped the paint , gave it a quick shot with the sand blaster to rough up the surface and re painted it



     
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  8. von Zipper added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Picked up a couple of these little tomatos today


  9. von Zipper added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    We spent last week camping at the lake


    the park bulletin board said Thursday was 91* and it feels like 109*

    it was the first time we used the A/C - the inside thermometer said 70* and it felt like......... 70*

     
  10. von Zipper added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Saw this 1945-47 Ford panel truck tonight at Culvers


     
  11. von Zipper added a post in a topic BARE METAL FOIL   

    I've tried the 'Ultra Chrome' and didn't like it too much , same goes for the 'Gold Chrome' and the 'Black Chrome' . I like the regular chrome just fine though . It helps to keep it stored in a dark cool place , my wife came up with this for me-

    she just cut the end off of a manilla envelope and taped it to the inside of the fridge , it stays fresh and out of the way.
  12. von Zipper added a post in a topic TV cars in kits   

    Never cared for the TV show but am glad they made a kit of the star of the show-->

  13. von Zipper added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    We spent the holiday weekend at the lake, camping ,fishing and riding our bicycles. It 'pleased' me for a few days and made my wife really 'pleased' too.


     
     
  14. von Zipper added a post in a topic Uh-oh! Life's Gonna Get Verrrrry Interesting!!!   

    Thanks, Mike-That's my plan to build a few more in different colors.