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 '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.
  2. 1972coronet added a post in a topic ´55 Chevy   

    Love it ! Beautiful work !
  3. 1972coronet added a post in a topic '74 Vega Bruce Larson USA-1_FYI Reissue Update   

    305 in California models , all TH-200 only .
  4. 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 ! )
  5. 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
  6. 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 !
  7. 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 !
  8. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Show your Built JoHan Models   

    I wonder if the tooling still exists for the 1975 Cutlass ?
  9. 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 .
  10. 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 !
  11. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1970 Challenger T/A build (Revell 1/24)   

    I've always used the "Big-n-Little" tyres from the 1970 Chevelle SS-454 kit from Monogram on my builds of the 1970 Challenger T/A . While they're definitely not factory correct by any stretch , they do give the proper stance .
  12. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1970 Challenger T/A build (Revell 1/24)   

    EV2 Hemi Orange (Dodge) / Tor-Red (Plymouth) was metallic only when it was a body paint ; the engine colour (and there are 2 distinct Hemi Orange shades : Street Hemi and Race Hemi ,  ) being non-metallic .  Race hemi Orange is more orange than red.
  13. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1970 Challenger T/A build (Revell 1/24)   

    WOW !! That's one awesome looking JH23J0B ! Good call on correcting the front fascia . The overspray on the exhaust manifolds and bellhousing is righteous !
  14. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1972 Dodge Charger 1/1 Copy   

    Time Machine Resins 1973 Charger SE looks like a nice piece . Their 'gallery' exhibits a built version , and it looks stunning !
  15. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    Thanks for the link , MartinFan .
    Is it just me or do the instructions call for installing the windscreen and backlight from the outside of the body ? Looks like a winner either way !