Dave Metzner

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  1. Dave Metzner added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Moebius 61 Ventura exhaust system locator holes
    It has come to my attention that the locator holes in the floor for the exhaust system of our 1961 Pontiac Ventura are flashed over. They are not supposed to be! the factory was instructed that those six holes were to be open for the street car versions of that car!  They were open on the last test shot I had so here I sat fat, dumb and happy, secure in the knowledge that the production kit would be just like the 3rd test shot with six nice open locator holes for the exhaust pipes.
     I only get production samples after we have them in the warehouse and usually just stick them on a shelf.. Imagine my surprise when I opened my production kit and found that the locator holes for the exhaust system are all flashed over!
    SO! please beware that the locator holes are there - BUT you're going to need to open them up to hang the exhaust pipes.
    Yes I just sent a very nasty e-mail to my guy at the factory, yes I'll get an apology from him because they screwed up, and no that doesn't make me any happier and it doesn't really excuse the "mistake"  
    Sorry for the screw-up!
    Dave


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  2. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic Moebius 65 Belvedere I   

    no bench seat.
     
  3. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic Moebius 65 Belvedere I   

    Comet, probably summer 2016
     
  4. Dave Metzner added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Moebius 65 Belvedere I
    The second Moebius '65 Plymouth - a Belvedere I sedan will be on the boat with our new Batmobile - should leave around the end of January. This is a 2 door sedan with a 426 wedge - it's a 4 speed car and includes parts to build a Max Wedge engine. tires are new street radials with a pair of drag radials as well - the kit also includes both steel wheels and dog-dish hub caps as well as a set of mag wheels.
     
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  5. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Second test shots are here - most revisions have been made - still several items to be fixed - 3rd test shots will probably be 45 days out, as we have Chinese new year in February that will result in about a 2 week shut-down..
     
  6. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic Yet another Batmobile   

    Kit is done - packaging is done - everything is in production - hope to have it on a boat before Chinese new year - should be here in February or early March..
     
  7. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic NEW! An advance and detailed look at the final production version of the new Moebius Models 1961 Pontiac Ventura kit....   

    Ventura interior is different from Catalina both in pattern and material used. Ventura is all vinyl - Catalina is mostly cloth with vinyl trim only. Door panel pattern is different too. There are lots oif photos out there showing Catalina restorations with Venture interiors - these are probably wrong.. I don't think that the Ventura interior was available as an option on Catalina. Exterior trim is different - side cove  molding - and lettering across panel under trunk lid opening are different.
    Convertible was only available as a Catalina never as Ventura -I'm pretty sure that convertibles did have vinyl interior seating surfaces..
     
  8. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Ok, latest Cyclone news:
    2nd test shots that were to be done at the end of November, are due to be sent out around 1/12... IF that happens as promised (please notice the word IF) I should see them at the end of next week or the beginning of the following week. Hopefully the factory will not delay delivery of test shots again and will have made changes that they were asked to make after 1st test shots, we will see once I have pieces in my hands!
     
    Dave
  9. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic `65 Plymouth Hemi Super Stock "Melrose Missile"-Moebius/Model King   

    Famous cars and Factory backed cars were mostly Hardtops.
     
  10. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic NEW! An advance and detailed look at the final production version of the new Moebius Models 1961 Pontiac Ventura kit....   

    Ooops, I forgot the 54 Hudson Special Club sedan - that should be on the boat before the end of January.. in Stores around end of February..
     
     
  11. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic `65 Plymouth Hemi Super Stock "Melrose Missile"-Moebius/Model King   

    The factory had 12 10"/15"  AWB cars built - 6 Plymouths and 6 Dodges..
    If I have it right all 12 were hardtops with sedan doors - a 13th car a sedan
    - Bill Flynn's Yankee Peddler Dodge was built in Dick Branstner's shop.
    The Plymouths Were - Golden Commandos - Melrose Missile, Sox and Martin, Lee Smith, Butch Leal's Californita Flash, the sixth car was used by the factory for testing
    Dodges were - Ramchargers, Color Me Gone, Dick Landy, Dave Strickler Bill Harrop's Flying Carpet and Bud Faubel's Honker - the Color Me gone car was taken by the factory and sold to MR Norm - in a dispute over money .
    The "2 percent cars were converted to 10"/15" cars and are included in the tally above
    Maybe 5 or 6 of the 13 cars listed here still exist
    Survivors are  Faubel's Honker; Strickler's car, Dick Landy and Yankee Pedler  -  Dodges
    Lee Smith, Golden Commandos,and Cecil Yother claims to have the remains of the Melrose Missile car _ these are the Plymouths
     
  12. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic NEW! An advance and detailed look at the final production version of the new Moebius Models 1961 Pontiac Ventura kit....   

    Next is the 65 Plymouth Belvedere I and Melrose Missile followed by the 61 Catalina and 65 Comet -
    I should have second test shots of the Comet in hand by end of next week or early the following week. I hope that all the issues from first test shot have been remedied.It would be nice to be able to get this kit into production after Chinese New Year! We'll see how that goes after the test shots get here!
    I expect that we'll have a NASCAR Catalina for Model King in Spring / early summer 2016.
    For you movie car fans, the "Batman vs. Superman - Dawn of Justice" Batmobile  is ready for production - just waiting for approval of packaging by licensor. we'd like to have this in stores for the opening of the movie in March.
    Battlestar Galactica fans - I just got first test shots of the Raptor kit - it looks pretty good and should arrive in Spring / early Summer 2016
    There ought to be three new Batman TV figure kits between now and mid year 2016 - Robin, Penguin and Riddler....
    Working on about 3 more 60's era car kit projects...and a couple more from the early 70's...
    Now that the holidays are over I can start chasing some cars to photograph and measure again.. Hope that winter doesn't set in too bad and make it too tough to get out and travel if I need to..
     
  13. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic `65 Plymouth Hemi Super Stock "Melrose Missile"-Moebius/Model King   

    The kit is a hardtop - it will have side windows with the sedan door frames,if the builder wants to eliminate vent windows he can install those windows.
    The body will have stock Satellite chrome trim  - for an accurate version of the race car that trim will also need to be removed..
    It will have automatic transmission and correct pedals / shifter for that transmission.
    Unfortunately, there are some photos out there that do not show final version of built-up model.
    This is a problem with releasing early photos of test shots or box art models as changes do occur before the finished product hits shelves.
  14. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic NEW! An advance and detailed look at the final production version of the new Moebius Models 1961 Pontiac Ventura kit....   

    Just putting a spare front bumper in all Catalina kits is not something that's going to happen..
    You guys need to understand that the bumper does not just come out of a tool all by itself.. Or get chrome plated all by itself..
    or that adding a complete second front bumper to the existing tool is not simple either.