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 Lost Words From Our Childhood   

    23 Skidoo ? Did you grow up during the Woodrow Wilson Administration ?
    my Grandma would never say someone was drunk , she would say they were 'tight' so -'Sleep tight , don't let the bed bugs bite'
  2. von Zipper added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    Eating chocolate ice cream at 4 a.m.
  3. von Zipper added a post in a topic Is There Anything Worse than.......   

    Polish Soul Food

    Not many reasons to go to Detroilet anymore , Paczki is one . Dogs are not allowed in Hamtramck because they pee on the poles.....
  4. von Zipper added a post in a topic 1938 International Pickup - Now $9.99   

    I was able to pick up a couple of these trucks from Speedway , mostly for the goodies in the box , took the case box  flipped it up side down because of the way its tapered , sanded the top off made the lid from .040 Evergreen stock then added a set of handles from the WW II Jeep to make a cooler out of it

    Then fab'd a water cooler from Evergreen stock for the water jugs

     
  5. von Zipper added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

    Last week there was a gas price war in Houghton Lake Michigan . Prices got down to .46 cents per gallon
    http://fox17online.com/2016/01/17/no-joke-gas-is-47-cents-per-gallon-in-one-michigan-town/
      
      
  6. von Zipper added a post in a topic In Memoriam   

    Long time member of MCM , Tim Ridout : Bigphoto passed away on January 8 . 2016 . He was only 51 years old .
    R.I.P Timmy
  7. von Zipper added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    That's better than getting jabbed in the eye with a sharp stick !  
    Congratulations to you and your wife .Ray . It takes two to make it work .
  8. von Zipper added a post in a topic The Take-A-Turn Torino Project   

    I have a dog in this fight-Ron is my friend , I called him Christmas night and found him in the hospital...again , besides loosing his pinky finger last summer , it also damaged his ring finger . Then there have been a few skin grafts . He's had hundreds of hours of physical therapy . To say Ron had a bad year is an understatement .
    I know Ron is not a liar or a thief-but most important-I know he's not a quitter ! I have it on good authority that he wants to finish this project more than you guys want it done . To ask him to explain or to apologize is asking a lot .
     
     
     
     
    is up to him ,
  9. von Zipper added a post in a topic The Take-A-Turn Torino Project   

    Just wanted to quote this incase some one came along and edited it.
    Nowhere did I read that this build is over -so saying it's the third time you've seen them end this way is not accurate. I've been following along this build from the start also .  Ron hasn't vanished nor has the kit that Casey (the guy who told you where to go) donated .
    You're right about voicing our own opinion -this is mine .
  10. von Zipper added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Love those Hitch & Tow die casts .
    I picked up one of the '67 Impalas with a Bambi Airstream last year , passed on the '67 Bronco because I already had a Johnny Lightning first gen Bronco on the shelf .
    Turned the white walls around on the pick up and think it looks better with black walls then stripped the trailer to repaint to match our Shasta re-issue


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

    Picked up two of these , one to stash and one to play with. 1/64 1962 Dodge pick up and Shasta Airflyte


  12. von Zipper added a post in a topic any Howard Stern listeners?   

    ......BaBaBooey.........
  13. von Zipper added a post in a topic MPC Honda 70 trail bike Done !   

    Nicely done !   I like that.
    What did you use to attach the seat to the seat frame ? -does your seat flip open ?
  14. von Zipper added a post in a topic 19 days remaining...   

    Today is October 21,2015-----So much for the Cubs winning the World Series .
  15. von Zipper added a post in a topic In Memoriam   

    Over the last 10 years or so since these on line model forums have come to be , there have been a few people that were members and passed away .
    A few that come to mind :
    Ed>62ss
    Jerry>LUKE'57
    Matt>Mojo Doctor
    John>Fastback340
    And a few resin suppliers :
    Ron Cash
    Ray Parson
    Ross Gibson
    as time goes by I'm sure we will lose more people , it's a fact of life .
    We should be grateful to have this forum and the opportunity to know these people that share the same interest . Maybe instead of being so quick to judge each other as just characters on the internet and understand that we are all real live people on the other side of the screen with real life struggles .