While not an autobiography , but definitely within the realm of musicians : - Up-Tight : The Velvet Underground Story (1983 , Victor Bokris / Gerard Melanga , et al.) - Please Kill Me ( the Uncensored Oral History of Punk ) (1996 , ad seq, , Eddie "Legs" McNeil , et al. )
That's one fine RL21B51 there , S.F.D. ! That Leaning Tower of Power looks right at home under its bonnet ! One of those in black & white with a 3-speed on the column , and you'd have an L.A.S.D. "Patroller Special" , just like the ones my uncle drove back in the day . Great job !
Depends upon how much of the line needs to be eliminated . I know that the C-pillar parting lines on the GSX are mild (e.g. , not as 'offencive' as others') , so I'd suggest that you start with the blue-coloured board , and finish with the lighter pink board . You can use flat black as a "guide coat" in the areas you're sanding / reworking (personally , I use alternating primer or flat colours when reworking an area ; grey primer , red oxide primer , and flat black allow for one to check their progress ; finish up with your choice of matching , final primer colour --grey in your case) . Any hobby shop should carry the emery boards . I recommend that you start with the dark blue / light blue & pink / light pink board , that way you have all of the grades you need on one board .
Jerry - That GSX is coming along quite nicely . In regard to parting lines ; I recognise that the C-pillars have one on them ( I can see them in your photos ) . They're right around the area where the roof and C-pillars meet ... ... just like on the "1:1" car
Definitely Burroughs , and Lovecraft . I've read / heard some of Richard Hell's writings (the best are with Robert Quine accompanying on guitar !) . I tend to read medical pieces (including PDR's ... don't ask) and I love to study road maps (especially vintage Thomas Bros Guides !) . I'm actually writng a novella of sorts . Been working on it since 25th January 2015 . Its title is Dans les Coleurs du Blanc et Noir .
Thank you , Robert , for posting and sharing those pics ! Were the 'real' Grand Prix of 1965 available with a manual transmission ? I'm aware of the new-for-1965 Turbo-Hydra-Matic , but was a 4 speed an option ?
I read an article on a build-up of the Jo-Han 1970 Oldsmobile 442 in a 1986 issue of Scale Auto . I'm *thinking* that the author / builder was George B. ( I don't remember how to properly spell his surname ) . He employed Testors Flat Red for the 'liners , IIRC ; I used that colour on the 442 I was building at the time (lost in 1987 to the earthquake) . Tim Boyd is one of my favourite hobbiests , going back as far as 1984 when I discovered Scale Auto .