1972coronet

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About 1972coronet

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  • Birthday 04/16/1970

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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 ’72 Chevy C/10 Pick Up   

    Nice touch with that vintage KLOS sticker !
  2. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    First time I saw "S/SE" , I thought that the cars got reclassified !  Yep , huge difference between "SS/E" and "S/SE"  ; a precursor to Pro Stock .
    I'm not too sure about the history / timeline of the blue-coloured headlamps on Sox & Martin's cars . Now , the blue-painted engines ...
  3. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    The 1968 "BO29" (and their Dodge relative , "LO23")  were cosmetically-updated to 1969 front / rear , and campaigned in A/MP (though I have seen a Dick Landy Dart with "S/SE" [ Super / Stock Eliminator ] emblazoned on its door glass) .
    Sox & Martin also campaigned a 1968 Formula-S 340 in F/Stock .
    Cosmetic changes were common with the 1970 'Cuda convertible ; 1970 models were classed in SS/D(A) , whereas the 1971 models were classed in SS/E(A) . This was done via Chrysler fudging the shipping weight for 1971 , as they were hot on the tail of the Ray King 1970 SS/EA LS-6 Chevelle convertible .
  4. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Revell GTX Hemi question   

    Wrangle up a Dana 60 rear while you're at it . The 8/34 is absolutely incorrect for any 1966-1972 4-speed / 440 or Hemi combo . Then there's that incorrect 4-blade direct-drive fan ...
  5. 1972coronet added a topic in Trading Post   

    TRADE : Nova Flat Hood for SS Hood
    I have the COPO Nova ( yes , I'm aware of the "phantom" nature of this kit... ) and I'm wanting for the SS hood from either the SS-350 or the Yenko kit .
    Any-one want to trade one-for-one ?
    You may email me directly : 1972coronet@gmail.com  ( please put "Nova Hood" as the subject line ) , or via PM here .
    Thanks .
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  6. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1/25 MPC '82 Dodge Van   

    Well , if indeed it was "only" the suspension that was affected (aside from the {{wince}} removal of the Adventurer trim mouldings) , then corrections to the chassis/ frame (stretched accordingly) and suspension "should" be easy .
     Further , and as was mentioned above by Bill CapSat6 , the bonnet could be used from the L.R.E. (et al.) . I only hope that the generic Chrysler B/RB engine is spared (another atrocity , though much better than the aforementioned 318-340-360 gem) . But , then again , it doesn't take lots of tweaking to add the 440 / Torqueflite from the '71 Charger (or the 340 from the '71 Duster for that matter) .
  7. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Buick style brake drums   

    The tapered-end fits-into the backside of the wheel(s) , with the "bell" end facing the suspension .
  8. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Moebius 67-72 Ford Pick-up news   

    ...to add to the interior appointments and special orders discussion in general :
    - 1978 Ranchero , special ordered with rubber floor mats . Every-thing else was standard fare . (this was a friend's grandfather's vehicle. He said ,  "Carpet has no place in a work vehicle !" I agree .)
    - The "XL" trim level ; I have seen it two-three different ways , typically work trucks : (1) vinyl seat w/ carpet (2) cloth seat  w/ rubber mats (3) vinyl seat with cloth inset , and either carpet or rubber mat .
    - 1983 F-250 XL , 351M / creeper 4-speed , extended cab , long bed , vinyl seats w/ carpet , and rubber mats for the rear passenger / storage portion of the cab .
  9. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1/25 MPC '82 Dodge Van   

    The only thing that I've never cared for ---in any iteration of the Dodge B-Van kit series--- is that stupid MPC Chrysler 273/318/340/360 and its manual transmission .
    The D/W pickup tooling , from what I understand , is completely butchered beyond fixing . Hopefully Moebius ( or Revell ) will see fit to make a brandy-new D/W 100 ...  ... and a 1973-1980 Chevy / GMC C-10/ C-15 .
    In the meantime , Thank You Round2 , for re-releasing the B-Van ! I'll gladly overlook MPC's original faults just to have a dodge van again
  10. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Wanted: 'Dukes' Daisy's Roadrunner   

    Sorry to hear that . I copied / pasted the direct-link as the Buy It Now ! icon was present .
    Other than the decals , that 1973-1974 Road Runner is 'generic' , so even an earlier / later issue should work just fine (although I'd advise against the RC2-era version , as it has the 1975-1978 dash , and the 1975-1979 single exhaust / catalytic converter  [ !! ] )
  11. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Wanted: 'Dukes' Daisy's Roadrunner   

    Still available new : http://www.round2models.com/models/mpc/daisy-plymouth
  12. 1972coronet 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 again assert that this could be done !
    Revell = based-off of their excellent Z-16
    AMT = backdate the 1965 Chevelle wagon

  13. 1972coronet added a post in a topic History is made - Three of the top four winners of the Dodge/Car Model Magazine/MPC Funny Car Contest Exhibited Together for the First Time Ever   

    That's right : Dodge Fever II !
    It's been absolutely decades since I've seen that issue (had the SAE issue when it was new  ; a 20 year anniversary or some-thing of the infamous MPC / Chrysler / et al. contest . I do remember that Keeler , to paraphrase the article , "Visited a dental supplies store to get the [plaster ?] to fill-in the hollowed-out engine , and add a crank and rods ..."  , and that the car Keeler started with was a 'Freudian Slip' in that he misread the rules , and instead started building from either a '68 Super Bee or a '69 Super Bee ( both ostensibly MPC annual kits ) , and had to start over on the project ( !! ) .
    Thanks for the memories , Tim ! Although I was born in 1970 ( I Feel Alright ) , I have a life-long love affair with the era which preceded my current existence
  14. 1972coronet added a post in a topic History is made - Three of the top four winners of the Dodge/Car Model Magazine/MPC Funny Car Contest Exhibited Together for the First Time Ever   

    Thanks for this excellent topic , Tim !
    I remember the Scale Auto Enthusiast issue from c.1987 which exhibited the original build of Keeler's Dodge Fever , and its stablemate Super Bee-based build (it was red ; I can't recall its nomenclature) . The article focused on a twin tribute build , IIRC (though my memory's getting hazy) .
    I didn't realise that you were a part of this contest , too ! And 4th Place isn't bad at all !
    The question is begged : what became of the 3rd Place contestant ?
  15. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1/25 AMT '32 Ford Victoria   

    That Round2 release of the '60 Starliner includes two complete engines / transmissions , by the way !