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  1. wh23g3g added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Amt 1940 Ford Woodie Rear Door Installation
    On this AMT Rides Magazine Custom Collection 1940 Ford Woodie I'm just about finished with. I'm to the step of installtion the rear door. I didn't glue the door on and paint the body as a unit because it had a clear window in the door. So now that I have to glue the door in I don't want to mess up my beautiful gloss black paint job. But the door doesn't really have any location holes or recesses to be glued in. It's like it just has to be fitted in there, but I don't know where to apply the glue so it won't show all over the place. Has anyone done this kit?
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  2. wh23g3g added a topic in On The Workbench   

    AMT 1940 Ford Woodie kit engine paint
    I'm starting this AMT 1940 Ford Woodie I've had for a couple years. I'm trying to paint the engine and I've researched the model a good bit. The Zinc Chromate paint I've got from Testor's isn't anything like the paint I see on the fully restored and original 1940 Ford flatheads. It does say Green Zinc Chromate in the instructions this one from Testor's is more Yellow like Caterpillar engine paint. What should I be using? Again I'm doing this model box stock, except the wheels because it only comes with some goofy low profile wheels/tires. However for some reason there are poverty caps included but nothing to put them on.
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  3. wh23g3g added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Making tinted glass
    On this AMT Knight Rider kit I've got it completed but for the T-top glass which I want to make tinted black. Is there a method to this other than just painting it black? I should've done all the glass on it because I forgot the glue I was using fogged after I put the rearview mirror on. This is my first model completed in probably 10 or 15 years. So it's decent but definitely not a show model. I do my detailing with the proper painting of the pieces instead of fancy wiring and hoses. I like to keep it simple but make it best it can out of the box. So I tried to do the Knight Rider like the one in the show but with a stock 305 Cross Fuel Injection engine. Which I attempted to paint and detail how it should be. The model was a bad kit and had a lot of flash on the parts and some of the fitments of the parts were very unclear on the instructions. A shifter was not even included and I didn't have any spare parts because I don't have anymore models. But with all the mishaps it turned out decent. Some proper underhood decals and a Cross Fire Injection decal would really liven up the engine bay. Does anyone know where I can get some made? I know the emission decals might be similar in the 86 Monte Carlo, and I know I've seen a Delco battery decal in a kit. But I hate to buy a whole kit just for the decals.

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  4. wh23g3g added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Knight Rider AMT kit
    Has anyone done this model kit and used the provided coolant recovery tank and washser fluid tank? In the instructions it is so vague showing where the go. It just points on the inner fenders but there are no locating tabs or spaces for it molded into the plastic. I noticed in the box photo the builder didn't even include the washer tank and coolant tank. I'm trying my best to do a Knight Rider with the stock 305 Cross Fire Injection buildup, but I cannot figure out where to put the washer tank and coolant tank. In the rear car the coolant tank goes on the passenger side and washer on the driver's side but in the instructions they are reversed. Any suggesstions?
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  5. wh23g3g added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    80s era GM underhood decals
    Does anyone know where I can get some decals for the engine compartment of my Knight Rider 2000 kit. I'm building it stock 305 under the hood and I'd like to add some decals to make it more realistic. Where can I maybe get some AC Delco battery decals, AC oil filter decals, emissions decal, and maybe the A/C compressor decal. I usually save and shrink the actual 1:1 decals made by someone like Year One and print them out but they're not available for a 1982 Firebird.
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