oldcarfan

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

    1978 Chevy Truck From Leftover Parts
    I like step side trucks and wanted to build a Chevy to go with my Fords.
    unfortunately they have been out of production for a while so prices are 
    getting high. I came across a box in storage that had parts of several Monogram GM and Chevy truck 
    kits including a step side bed that is I don't know how old. I combined them and came out with a whole 
    Chevy except for the engine and the mirrors. I'm gonna call it done for now!



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  2. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Cannonball Run 2016 "The Aussieball" Official Build Thread   

    If it's not too late, I'd like to join in. I have a couple of these unbuilt from a while back and have some ideas on an offroad version. Something like the second picture.


  3. oldcarfan added a post in a topic My trailers!   

    No problem, and looking forward to seeing it!
  4. oldcarfan added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    What are the differences in decal solvents?
    I bought a sheet of white Inkjet decal paper to make some stripes and it is very brittle. I know that there is a Microsol and a Microset product. What are the differences and which is used in what situation? Will one of these help the brittleness or do I need to spray a coat of clear on it before? I thought there might be a tutorial on these things, but didn't find one. Any ideas are appreciated.
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  5. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Removing pre-decorated graphics   

    Is the body painted as well or is it just shiny plastic? If painted do you want to keep the paint intact and just get rid of the graphics? I would probably just put it in Purple Power and let that soak all my troubles away. That would strip everything off. An alternative might be to use oven cleaner but it is pretty messy. If you use either, use protection. Skin and lye don't mix well. If you just want to remove the graphics, fine sandpaper, a light touch and patience are your best bet.
  6. oldcarfan added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Any tips or ideas on a GMC conversion?
    I've pretty much given up on the idea of finding one of Shawn Carpenter's 55-57 GMC conversions for AMTs Chevy truck. I am thinking about tackling one myself, but my scratchbuilding skills are moderate at best. Has anyone done this, or have any ideas on how it might be done. I think it would mostly be a new hood and grille. I could probably find the tailgate on one of MPCs old GMC kits. 
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  7. oldcarfan added a post in a topic MPC 1980 Plymouth Volare reissue?   

    I plan on getting a couple of these and of the Pinto wagon as well. Being the contrary way I am though, now that it is becoming available, I also want the '78 version also of the Volare and the hatchback version of the Pinto. I always want what I can't have!
  8. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Wonder who has the molds for this ?   

    I don't know, but I would love to have one. Did it have the VW chassis and engine?
  9. oldcarfan added a post in a topic My trailers!   

    If it helps, I can give some details. I was trying to do it as a woodie, so I used thin model plywood, but you can use styrene as well, since a lot of them were built from aluminum sheet or plywood or whatever was at hand. I drew the plans freehand from a picture in an old magazine. They are really simple to make, basically a box with a curved top. I drew mine to be 4x8 feet, but some were longer. The fenders can be from an old car or store bought boat fenders or homemade. 
    This is a grab from Google search, but can be blown up to scale easily enough. 

    This is a paper kit, but could also be used as a pattern.

    I am working on another and hope to do a feature sometime in the future.
  10. oldcarfan added a topic in Truck Kits or Parts to Trade, or Wanted / Requests   

    1955 or 1957 GMC Conversion Wanted
    I know this is a long shot, but I really would like to have the conversion kit from Shawn Carpenter (?) from a few years ago. It was for the AMT Chevy truck to make a 55 or 57 GMC, I forget which. Anyone have one?
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  11. oldcarfan added a post in a topic My computer hates the forum?   

    Yup, tried Google Chrome and it works fine. Some kind of issue with FIreFox, apparently. How weird!
  12. oldcarfan added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    My computer hates the forum?
    Help? Anyone here know what the issue is?
    I've tried the little I know how to do. I tried
    posting on a thread and suddenly I had triple  
    posted. It's almost like the page isn't loading all the way,
    but every other website seems okay. I did this from my 
    phone and it seems okay. 

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  13. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Trans Am Racing Series Kits   

    On this subject,  a while back I was told Patto's Place of Australia has a lot of decals for these
    types of models, but their website seems impossible to navigate. Does anyone
    know how to search it and if they  have decals for Trans Am? 
  14. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Trans Am Racing Series Kits   

    On this subject,  a while back I was told Patto's Place of Australia has a lot of decals for these
    types of models, but their website seems impossible to navigate. Does anyone
    know how to search it and if they  have decals for Trans Am? 
  15. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Trans Am Racing Series Kits   

    On this subject,  a while back I was told Patto's Place of Australia has a lot of decals for these
    types of models, but their website seems impossible to navigate. Does anyone
    know how to search it and if they  have decals for Trans Am?