oldcarfan

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  • Location Texas
  • Full Name Gary

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  1. oldcarfan added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    55 and 57 Chevy's
    I like to build in pairs, so I did these two... One stock and the other a shop truck. Nothing fancy, just curbsides..

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  2. oldcarfan added a post in a topic 55 and 57 Chevy's   

    Wrong section. Sorry.
  3. oldcarfan added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    55 and 57 Chevy's
    I like to build in pairs, so I did these two... One stock and the other a shop truck. Nothing fancy, just curbsides..

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  4. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Another straightline Bonneville car   

    It's a homemade body, made one afternoon when I was long on ambition and short on money. I searched the internet for a profile of a P38 belly tank and printed it out to scale. I carved a body half out of Balsa, I didn't have any fiberglass cloth, so I stretched a piece of old T-shirt tightly over it. I had an old can of Bondo fiberglass resin that was still good. I made two halves and bonded them together. A little sanding, smoothing and painting and some scrap parts and I had a belly tank. I started a 1/10 scale version to see if I could make a radio control version and go really fast, but moving put that on hold. Maybe some day I'll get back to it!!
  5. oldcarfan added a post in a topic '60 Ford F-100: Hacking Away at an eBay Find!   

    Posted these before, but here's mine converted to a step-side. The other is a ModelHaus copy.

  6. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Pinewood Derby Car   

    Love it!
  7. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Duramax Motor   

    Somewhere a long time ago, there was a guy on here who turned the 460 in Monogram's F-250 into a Power Stroke diesel. It looked pretty accurate to me. You could do that, or maybe one of the Chevy big blocks could be transformed? Don't know, just a thought.
  8. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    I might get the Flame Out just to use the steam engine in an African Queen style boat...

  9. oldcarfan added a topic in All the Rest   

    Pinewood Derby Car
    A while back I was in charge of the Pinewood Derby for our local pack. After helping so many kids build their cars, I decided to build one for myself. In a box of old model car wheels, I found an original set of pinewood wheels from the 50s so I built my pinewood car as a Soapbox Derby car just to be different. It wasn't super fast, but it was fun to build.

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  10. oldcarfan added a topic in All the Rest   

    A Truly Obscure Disney figure.
    I built this in a couple of hours after coming across my old comics with Gyro Gearloose in them. I think he was called GIzmo (?) Anyway, he was always in the background helping out Gyro...

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  11. oldcarfan added a post in a topic is it only a matter of scale?   

    Maybe for the same reason that we get mad about our Ford or Chevy needing service once in a while, but when a Ferrari or Mercedes breaks down everyone just says that's normal?
     
  12. oldcarfan added a post in a topic 55 Chevy Wagon   

    This is great!
     
  13. oldcarfan added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Another straightline Bonneville car
    This is my attempt at a belly tanker. I shared it in the wrong place earlier, so I have put it here now. It's a curbside (saltside?), I never finished it inside because we moved, but maybe someday.


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  14. oldcarfan added a post in a topic IF Revell,Round2 and others would make a few more station wagons. What would you like them to be?   

    I have one of those too, somewhere. I never got around to building it though. That looks really good!
  15. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Bonneville goes in a straight line, right??   

    The engine I used was out of a 1/24 40 Ford truck so it was really too big. The one out of the midget would probably fit really well.