oldcarfan

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  • Location Texas
  • Full Name Gary

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  1. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Lets see your scratch built trailers   

    Here are the ones I have finished. The orange one was patterned from a picture of the one that came with the AMT 63 Nova.The red and white one was going to be a teardrop cargo trailer and the one in front is a regular teardrop camper. The purple one's body came from the 38? Ford by Monogram so it is only partially scratch built.


  2. oldcarfan added a post in a topic I took a good look at the empty spots and hobby lobby today...   

    Is the 23 T Panel Delivery the one that used to be the Budweiser delivery?
  3. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Dodge is bringing back "Plum Crazy".   

    This is funny, we just saw a pair of Challengers in Plum Crazy yesterday in Austin traffic..
     
  4. oldcarfan added a post in a topic 3D printing quality   

    The printers will likely become as commonplace and inexpensive as desktop paper inkjet printers are today. I think the delay may come from the other end at least until some form of quick 3d scanner or other easy way of designing the prototype becomes available to those of us lacking design skills.
  5. oldcarfan added a post in a topic 3D printing quality   

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

    Wrong section. Sorry.
  8. 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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  9. 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!!
  10. 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.

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

    Love it!
  12. 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.
  13. 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...

  14. 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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  15. 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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