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Karl Sheffer

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About Karl Sheffer

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  • Birthday 01/02/1956

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  • Location Pottstown, PA

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  1. Karl Sheffer added a post in a topic 1936 ford   

    What a sweet machine!  Nice color!
  2. Karl Sheffer added a post in a topic The Javelin & Other AMC Muscle Cars   

    Thanks for the "heads up" on this Snake!  I'll have to check the magazine racks.
  3. Karl Sheffer added a post in a topic The Javelin & Other AMC Muscle Cars   

    I'll see what I can do for you Brandon.  I don't think that issue is available from the Model Cars back issue department.
  4. Karl Sheffer added a post in a topic The Javelin & Other AMC Muscle Cars   

    Thanks Bill!  Your are correct Bill regarding the trunion front suspension on the AMX/Javelin.  I mistyped 67-68 instead of 68-69.  Thanks for the clarification!
  5. Karl Sheffer added a post in a topic The Javelin & Other AMC Muscle Cars   

    I would love any new tool AMC but I think the Javelin would be the best choice as there are more ways to go with it over the AMX or any other AMC model.  As Dave Van mentioned, to maximize the tooling you could get the 68-70 out of one tool by doing the different front grills, taillights and bumpers, and also incorporate separate door panels and seats on the interior to do the different styles from all 3 years. Include a detailed chassis and you would be able to use that for 68 through 74 (though there might be some issues having to tool the 67-68 trunion front suspension AND the 70 - 74 "coil over A arm" design).  Shorten that chassis up and stick it up underneath those Johan AMX's and Hornet promos.  Bring out stock, Mark Donohue and Trans Am versions to get even more mileage out of the tool.
    And back in the July 2002 issue of Model Cars, I had an article published on how to convert a Hornet promo to an SC/360.  This is even easier now with the Missing Link resin.  Note that the picture below is my converted promo and not the Missing Link resin kit.

  6. Karl Sheffer added a post in a topic Do any resin casters off these Centerline wheels in 1/25 or 1/24?   

     "That particular style was "in" for about twenty minutes in the mid-Eighties."  LOL!  I literally laughed out loud on that one Mark!
  7. Karl Sheffer added a post in a topic '50 Olds Custom...   

    Gorgeous as always Steve! Wonderful job on this!
  8. Karl Sheffer added a post in a topic 69 and 70 Javelin Question   

    The 70 Javelin had a totally different dash than the 68/69 (though same as the 70 AMX). Also, the 70 had high back bucket seats, whereas the 69 had seats with separate headrests. Each year had its own unique door panel, but they were shared same year between the AMX and Javelin. Hope this helps.
  9. Karl Sheffer added a post in a topic 1972 AMC Gremlin   

    The AMT Pacer kit has a nice AMC six cylinder engine.
  10. Karl Sheffer added a post in a topic 1972 AMC Gremlin   








    Please tell me that they are NOT going to cast the stock AMT Gremlin seats! Those things are hideously too narrow. Unfortunately, I don't know of a better seat short of cutting a set out of a Johan AMX interior. Or taking 3(?) of the stock Gremlin seats and making one good seat.
  11. Karl Sheffer added a post in a topic Tell me about your spray booth please...   

    Smokey, I have the middle size Pace that I got a year ago or so. I'll show it to you next weekend. Karl
  12. Karl Sheffer added a post in a topic Vinyl roofs!!............Calling all vinyl roof experts..   

    Hi Len. Thanks for the compliment. I believe that the strips are .020 x .030 Evergreen. I have so much of this stuff, it's hard to keep track of all the sizes! I just go with what looks good. Hope this helps! Karl
  13. Karl Sheffer added a post in a topic Vinyl roofs!!............Calling all vinyl roof experts..   

    I'm certainly no expert and feel that I just got lucky with the vinyl roof on my Cuda. I used Evergreen strip to create the seams and surrounds. For the seams, I glued down the strips and then blended the inside of each strip with putty. This leaves the outside edge a little "raw" and makes it look like the side that was folded over. I then shot Krylon Semi Gloss Black from a long distance (about the length of my arm) to get the pattern I was looking for. I can't remember if that was all I did or if I also did a few arm length blasts of Testor's Semi Gloss Clear. I was very happy with the results.


  14. Karl Sheffer added a post in a topic Esler's Update   

    So sorry to hear this George! Personal email sent.
  15. Karl Sheffer added a post in a topic '69 Baldwin-Motion Nova   

    Great build there Lyle! Per usual, it is all of your little details that set this off!