Nice build Bill and I couldn't agree with you more. Sometimes it's nice to put something together that just looks great on the shelf and doesn't require a ton of research, scratchbuilding and $. I have recently done a couple of box stock builds that I finished in a short time and enjoyed immensely. Of course, I still have several detailed projects I'm working on, but simple is a great change of pace.
Thanks Bill, the bench seats are scratch built. I couldn't find anything suitable, so I used the buckets as the base for the bench. I used card stock to make templates for the styrene, then lots of putty and sanding. The back seat was also done the same way. Below are a couple pics showing how I did them. This was my first time trying this so I wasn't sure how it would come out, but was pleased with the results.
Finished bench seats. Used masking tape to add the texture part of the seats.
The air cleaner was made using a 1" round necklace charm that I drilled out and very thin adhesive-backed foam material that I cut into a thin strip. Both came from local craft store. The foam material is called "Silly Winks" and was in the kids craft area.