Dave Van

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  • Location Hills of West Virginia

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  1. Dave Van added a post in a topic 77 FORD LTD II COUPE   

    Wish someone would do a plastic 77 Thunderbird......we could use it as a start for a number of conversions.
     

  2. Dave Van added a post in a topic Posting Your Build on the Other Guy’s Thread   

    If the post is of a completed build....and I have something to ADD by posting a build I will. If my build is somehow complementary or demonstrates a different option.....something helpful ....no issue. You post as 'mine is better' it's just passive aggressive.  Boils down to intent.....sharing or gloating.....
  3. Dave Van added a post in a topic Mustang Retro ?   

    When my son and I did a ground up restore on my 66 2+2 we almost did the Shelby window in place of the louvers.....but as we wanted to be different we left them in.....and they do work so the added air is a plus!!! 
     
     

  4. Dave Van added a post in a topic Mustangs!   

    Thanks.......I have the kit parts ready.......GT350R for the front roll pan, GT350H for stock body and glass and Pace car for flat hood!!! Resin wheels from aftermarket.
     

  5. Dave Van added a post in a topic Mustangs!   

    For some reason the photo of my real Mustang project keeps being deleted from my post.......not sure why???
    But this is my favorite Mustang project and I supervised it much like a model project.....so here she is.....
     

  6. Dave Van added a post in a topic From RC Toy to Lowboy Load   

    Great work on the conversion. I bought a few of those NB toys that looked close to 1/25 scale. 
    I have only done anything to one of them.....the Cat dump truck.......I went more Tom Daniels on mine!!!
    Some die cast take offs wheels and tires.....parts box stuff and a new cab and details.  These toys are good start points!!!!
     

     
     
  7. Dave Van added a post in a topic 77 FORD LTD II COUPE   

    Cool!!  we need details!!!! what and how.....
  8. Dave Van added a post in a topic Amt Der beetle bus.....   

    Green or yellow plastic makes no difference to me.....a  single coat of Tamiya silver leaf spray and it's the same as white plastic.....the reason is newbies and grandma......
  9. Dave Van added a post in a topic Future floor wax question   

    Yep......as I said just above your post........lots of variables!!!!  I'm just happy I do not have issues with my methods. FYI I apply the Future with a dedicated sable brush only.....
  10. Dave Van added a post in a topic Future floor wax question   

    True.....I'd not say 'never' or 'always' about others methods.......too many variables.......
    Just sighting my own experiences with said product.  
  11. Dave Van added a post in a topic Future floor wax question   

    The cracking has two causes I have found after 30+ years of use.
    1. Every time I used it over Tamiya or other water based paint the Future had cracking issues. Per people that know more than I do.....it's a combo of slow dry time for the paint abd chemical reaction. I stopped using water base after that.
    2. Solvent based paint 'gassing out' will cause Future cracking. Easy fix......use dehydrator to cure paint or allow paint to FULLY cure.....like a month or two. 
    Following these rules I have not had the issue since 1981........thx
  12. Dave Van added a post in a topic Future floor wax question   

    I bought my first bottle   around 1981.....took me about 12 years to use it up.......worked fine to the end....only on 3rd bottle now.
  13. Dave Van added a post in a topic '30 Ford Woody!**NEW PICS**   

    I like that kit..........very nice neat build.
     
    I did a '50's high school' version myself....
     

  14. Dave Van added a post in a topic Automotive (and other) toys from our childhood   

    I remember buying the 'bag of 100', 3 different kinds,   with cars, planes and trains......I have a handful of each around that I have found at shows etc.....what a deal....penny cars, planes and trains!!!
  15. Dave Van added a post in a topic Automotive (and other) toys from our childhood   

    My house is built on a Yankee camp site at the base of Droop Mtn.....one of the last Civil War battles......growing up i So Cal it never crossed our minds!!!  BTW some family members fought on both sides at one time or another!!!