1972coronet

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  • Scale I Build 1/25 & 1/24

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  • Location Murrieta (South-West Riverside County) , Ca
  • Full Name John Shoe

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  1. 1972coronet added a post in a topic > MPC 1980 Road Runner   

    Rest assured that the transverse-mount torsion bars are there , same chassis from 1976 (as a 1977) through the 1980 (last year for the F-bodies) . I have a '77 Volare annual (MPC never did a '76 model) and that was the first thing I checked ! Another bonus of the MPC F-body kits : Torqueflite trans , correct air cleaner , and underhood details !
  2. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Cal-Trac Traction Bars   

    Check your mailbox in a few days ...
  3. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Polishing a color molded body   

    "Final Cut #2" Meguire's [sp] works well , too .
  4. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Lost Words From Our Childhood   

    One of my favourite esoteric references is Central Office eXchange phone numbers (e.g. , "BEechwood-45789") . Some-thing I completely geek out over , and some-thing I use just to hear every-one say , "Huh?" . For an instance ; some-one will ask what the number is at the store I work from , and I'll say " (714) ORange-490..." . This works two ways : (1.) the '714' area code was replaced long ago with '909' , and eventually '951' , so it's fun to hear these "kids" say , "You work in Orange County ?" . (2.) The head-scratching when I give "OR" as the preix is hilarious .
  5. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Lost Words From Our Childhood   

    "To hold the T.V. to my lips, the air so packed with cash
    then carry it up flights of stairs and drop it in the vacant lot..."
    - Blank Generation , Richard Hell & The Voidoids , 1977
  6. 1972coronet added a post in a topic '74 Vega Bruce Larson USA-1_FYI Reissue Update   

    I stand corrected . I'm just so used to California-spec cars from that era as having the smallest , wheezeiest engines possible ! I'm a life-long resident (46 years) of Ca.
  7. 1972coronet added a post in a topic ´55 Chevy   

    Love it ! Beautiful work !
  8. 1972coronet added a post in a topic '74 Vega Bruce Larson USA-1_FYI Reissue Update   

    305 in California models , all TH-200 only .
  9. 1972coronet added a post in a topic First look - Production version Moebius 65 Plymouth Belvedere Sedan   

    The Mr. 5 & 50 Super Stock would be a fun build . Imagine adding the welding marks on the trans tunnel from the N.H.R.A.-recommended "Neutral-Drop" starts that grenaded the Torqueflite ! Ironic that the Chrysler Warranty Rep would pilot a car whose appetite for Torqueflites was unreal .
    ( As a side note : prior to 1968 , "loose" torque converters didn't exist ; the B&M 'J' Converter changed all of that . It's difficult to imagine that neutral-drops were standard launching procedure in sanctioned events ! )
  10. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Round2/MPC Charger Street Machine.   

    I'm going to assume that you're referring to the Motor Wheels Spyders ? Those are readily available via a few resin casters ; I've had the best luck with these :
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Resin-1-25-Motor-Wheel-Flys-Spyders-Drag-Wheel-Set-/262046204002?hash=item3d032bc062:g:EmAAAOSw9r1V9IIG
    And these (same caster / seller) :
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Resin-1-25-Motor-Wheel-Spyder-Mag-Wheels-Narrow-Front-Wide-Rear-Set-/261750081839?hash=item3cf185492f:g:HLwAAOSwMmBV0kCF
    By the way , those are my all-time favourite wheels
  11. 1972coronet added a post in a topic AMT 1929 Ford A Roadster "Mod Rod"   

    This kit certainly appears to be a "Win-Win" for all ! While I don't typically build subject matter which predates c.1955 , I will most-likely be buying one of these Mod Rod reissues if for nothing else , the sum of its custom parts . When was the last time any-one has seen a Dodge Red Ram Hemi ??? That harkens to the days of each division having its own , exclusive engines .
    Who knows ? Maybe I'll break my "1955 & later" directive and build a stock '29 Roadster ... or maybe I'll sell it to Tulio !
  12. 1972coronet added a post in a topic First look - Production version Moebius 65 Plymouth Belvedere Sedan   

    My contention --and I'm certainly not alone in this-- is that if Moebius were to "give-away the farm" with one-version-of-multiples-versions ( e.g. , the Belvedere I in question here ) then what incentive would there be to buy the others versions which include the desired parts ? While I'm not necessarily a fan of modern tyres on older model vehicles (excepting , perhaps , decent representations of Radial tyres in "normal" sizes ) , I would have no problem buying the Satellite or its 'RO51' variant that's pending ( vis-a-vis Model King ) in order to have those parts for a "mix-and-match" build . All considered , the tyres included in this Belvedere I pillard coupe are desireable to at least 60% - 70% of the builders . Stands to reason , as I'm sure that there are many whom desire to build a replica of a "1:1" whose rolling stock consists of modern drag radials .
    The golden age of AMT providing an , in es , 3-in-1 or  "build 2 complete models" , in modern-tooling , are gone (save for , ostensibly , the cadre of wonderful Round2 reissues) .
    Kudos to Moebius (and Model King) for producing some of the greatest "oddball" subjects that either have never seen production or haven't seen light-of-day in 50-60 years !
  13. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Show your Built JoHan Models   

    I wonder if the tooling still exists for the 1975 Cutlass ?
  14. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria.   

    Another Blue Oval winner , Tulio ! Love those '55-'59 Fords , and the way you craft them certainly showcases their potential .
  15. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1970 Challenger T/A build (Revell 1/24)   

    Randy (Shelbytona ) : Nice '70 Swinger ! Kudos for restoring one of those long-forlorn Darts . Overall , it's pleasing to recognise that people are at last restoring 340 Dart / Demon / Duster models (and even some Slant Six , 318 , and 4 door models for that matter ! ).
    Was your Swinger built in the Windsor , Ontario plant ?
    Regarding black primer : The elusive Los Angeles plant ( 5800 S. Eastern @ Slauson , City of Commerce . Ceased operations in c.May 1971 , shuttered in July 1971 ) used black primer versus the "typical" grey (and some-times , zinc) primers used at Hamtramck , Lynch Rd , Jefferson , St Louis , et al. It seems that black was the only primer that Los Angeles used ; pretty sure that's due to whom-ever their paint supplier was , and nothing else .
    I apologise if I'm hijacking your thread . Please feel free to delete this post if you feel that it's off-topic or otherwise inappropriate .
    Keep up the great work on that JH23J0B !