Aaah, I wondered about those........not being up to all the details on '60 Mercs, I thought that different models had different covers. No matter though! I'll run across the proper ones as time goes on, and also a proper set of wide whites which were still en vogue for '60. That's one of the main reasons I snatched this one up as soon as I saw it! EVERY time I'd run across these on the 'Bay, it would have those horrific balloon taillights! And they couldn't be just set in.............noooooo! There's so much glue they used that not only the taillights were ruined, but also the bumper------plating notwithstanding!
Carl, that post is from two years ago......October 10 is on a Tuesday this year. A date I'm VERY familiar with as it's my birthday. The show this year is on Saturday October 7th.........I remember only because the COMA dinner is the night before, as I got an email about it, but I won't be able to go this time around. What time the show is on the 7th, I'm not sure.........someone can fill us in?
I was talking about this very thing to someone at our club's model show just last week. The subject was brought up about The Modelhaus and if someone would pick up where they left off. We surmised that no, not likely for the very reasons that Howard mentioned above. Time marches on and it's a fact that we're all getting older. The average builder I think on this board is now in their 50's and 60's. Someone could buy all the tooling and molds that Don and Carol had, but then much to their chagrin, they find out that now the market had indeed really shrunk compared to when Don and Carol were at their peak, and someone plunking down thousands of dollars for the business, may never recover their investment. Sad, but that's the reality of the hobby at the moment.
Beside being excellent casters in the biz, Don and Carol are excellent customer service people as well. Recently, I emailed them to let them know about a change in my bank info. I got a letter back from Carol thanking me for letting me know about the change, and also to let me know that my order wouldn't be fulfilled until sometime early spring '18 (I think). I wrote her back to thank her for keeping me updated, and that there was absolutely NO HURRY in what I ordered! I've got enough here to last several lifetimes, and at this point there will be models that'll outlive me. Class act those two, and they WILL be missed!
WOW! I LOVE that tip Túlio! I gotta try that sometime! I've got that foil you mentioned, and of course I've got several of those pin vises. The texture that's on the caps is known as "knurling". Very creative!
Thanks for the replies fellas! Looks like I'll be rounding up the engine out of the '65 Lincoln to turn this into more than a curbside. Here's the '60 in question.........meant to post these before, but now just loaded them onto Fotki.
As you can see it has a couple "issues".......the fender ornaments are missing, and the person that had it before, cut out the fender skirts (very cleanly I might add). I kind of like the look without the skirts, but I can make new ones and maybe make them "removable" if need be. As far as undercarriage detail, a tweaked '60 Ford (newer tool) should work as the chassis and floor pans are very similar. These are getting oh so hard to find anymore that aren't total glue bombs! Thanks again for the advice!
OK! I remember this auction now, and darn if I can remember who the caster of those wheels was from Germany! Maybe if Paul sees this thread he can fill us in? BTW, that's a GORGEOUS Coronet!! Paul does super excellent work and I'm always following his auctions when they turn up on the 'Bay. I can't afford some of the prices they go for though!
Beautiful 'Bird Matt! I had one of these too, but it got lost/damaged in a move. Each time I see one of these on the 'Bay, I try to bid on it, but I get beat every time by a STAGGERING amount! One of these days though.............. What I REALLY want is the '79......those were the last of the big blocks, and I like the hood scoop better on that one.
Drop a line to Chief Joseph about those wheelcovers-----it wouldn't hurt to ask. He does make a nice set of standard wheelcovers for the '68 Charger that I got recently. A nice sleeper of a car would be to model one with the 1970 W11 wheelcovers and whitewalls, and the Hemi under the hood! I'm quite certain that Mother Mopar made some in the factory like that when they were new.
Túlio! She's gorgeous! I gotta ask..........where or what did you use for the "dimpled" door sills?? Looks quite good and certainly suits the car! I love the WWW's too........I have to buy mine as painting them never works well for me.