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About 1972coronet

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    MCM Ohana
  • 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 MPC 1982 Dodge Van "Bad Company"   

    If you could get the trees at  Franklin Park in some of your photos , that would be great
  2. 1972coronet added a post in a topic GAPP & ROUSH MAVERICK   

    Very cool ! The Tijuana Taxi ! 351-C powered beauty ; love the Spyders (rear) and Flys (front) !~
  3. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1953 Ford F-100 Standard   

    Excellent ! Thanks for the additional photos , too .
    That speedometre looks perfect ! Good call on scalling-down an actual photo . I remember when I built the 1986 reissue of this excellent kit ; I was 16 years old , and had a rock-steady hand . I painted the speedo with a gloss black background , then tediously hand-painted the numbers (!!) . Last one I built --around 11 years ago-- I added BMF to the speedo , then painted Tamiya Semi-Gloss Black , then rubbed the numbers off with a toothpick .
    I love those Flatties ! While I'm not up on each years' unique changes , I do recognise that yours are painted to reflect their appliactions ( truck , passenger car , etc. ) .
    Keep 'em coming , Tulio !
  4. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1953 Ford F-100 Standard   

    Tulio knocks another home run right out of the park ! That's thee finest factory stock 1953 F-100 I've seen in all of my 45 years !
    I have a couple of questions for you , Tulio :
    1.) How did the rest of the interior come along ? I know that that kit is void of any detail ... ( that dashboard and gauge clustre looks great !! )
    2.) The drip trough embellishment : is that "correct" for a base model ? Looks great but "out of place" due to the trim level (e.g. , standard grille)
    3.) What medium did you employ to replicate the windscreen weather stripping ?
    Now , if only some-one would make some conversion parts for this kit ; 1954 and 1955 conversions would be awesome !
  5. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    That's like the 1972 Duster annual from MPC : Arlen Vanke livery , including "Hemi" decals for the hood , but the kit has only one engine : 340 !
    Wasn't it the 1968 annual Barracuda that had the 225 Slant and 426 Hemi as its engine choices ? Didn't the 1969 annual have the 383 ?
  6. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Check your muffler fluid, M'aam?   

    Perhaps the best thing about D.E.F. (which is synthesised cow urine) is its containers ! Lots of landfill waste is created by the stupid boxes / containers for that non-sense , which , in my mind , negates its short term emissions "benefits" ...
  7. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 71 Ford Diesel "Noise Stroke"   

    Very cool project ! I've seen videos of "1:1" swaps similar to this ; one of which was a 1976 GMC which received a 3-53 / H.D. truck trans .
    You going to paint that engine Alpine Green ?
  8. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1968 Dart Super Stock specs   

    Excellent source for the correct interior : http://www.hartspartsresin.com/resin-parts-list/conversions
  9. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1/24 Monogram Ford F-150 Ranger Flareside   

    Not to mention (well , you did by stating that "[shares] nothing in common with the [prior generation] except the engines..." ) is that the 1980 models were the first year for the redesigned flairside bed .
  10. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    I've seen V6W , at least on the Super Bee models (WM21 & WM23) . The hood blackout and the R/T/'s door "gills" , however , were X9 Black only .
  11. 1972coronet added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Monogram 1970 GS 455 Buick
    I'm thinking about getting the Monogram 1970 Buick GS 455 kit , and am wondering about the most-recent reissue ; primarily , does it have decals for the gauges and other small parts ? Any-thing to look out for with respect to its construction (i.e. , any parts need massaged / tinkered with) ?
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  12. 1972coronet added a post in a topic MPC 79 FirebirdT/A   

    This kit dates back 37 years ( !! ) . I'm surprised at the lack of BFG's , as it seemed that MPC was using them almost exclusively starting in c.1982 (yes , this kit's been reissued since its 1978 debut) , correct or otherwise (e.g. , 1984 Corvette with BFG's ?!? No.Way.)
    If you don't want for those Motor Wheels Spyders (the custom wheels) , I'll gladly take 'em off your hands .
  13. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Guitars   

    Hammond B3 !
  14. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1966 chevelle ss   

    Looks "Super" !
    How's that Backlight ( colloq. , "rear window" ) trim to work with ? Would appear much easier versus trying to foil that Flying Buttress tunnel !
  15. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Most fun you had in a car. KEEP IT P.G.   

    1969 Dart GTS with a 496" (440 based ; Kellogg NASCAR stroke crank) , Art Carr 727 with full manual valve body , 8.75" with 3.23 Sure Grip . An incredible thirst for 105+ octane Ethyl . That car was obnoxiously loud ! The tyres would bark , even if you "short-shifted" the trans . Parallel parking was no small feat , even with 14x5" steel wheels and 16:1 manual steering !  Best trip in that oxidised green cop stopper was to Fashion Island in Newport Beach ! Ritzy area , with hardly a car older than 3 years of age being seen ; the Dart stood out like a sore thumb ! HA HA HA !! The exhaust set-off every car alarm in the parking lot .
    My favourite way of launching that car was to brake-rev it against its 3,000 RPM converter , and then let-off the brake while nailing the loud pedal .