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    Tom Allen
  1. Wrecked ‘70 Super Bee

    Other photos from the GTX...
  2. Wrecked ‘70 Super Bee

    The GTX was written off as a total loss. But I believe the owner retained the salvage with the intent to repair it. The only issue with that car was lack of power steering and power brakes.
  3. Wrecked ‘70 Super Bee

    I'm certainly not suggestion you are doing anything wrong. Just showing the real thing. You can see a small tear in the radiator support, the radiator is bent, the fan shroud is bent and the radiator hose is about 6"'s from where it should be. Again, just things to maybe try in the future. I love old Mopars and just about cried myself when I saw it.
  4. Wrecked ‘70 Super Bee

    Forgive me, but I work in a body shop and I used to work as an independent appraiser looking at vintage cars. This '68 GTX hit a guard rail on the freeway during a rain storm in 2008. To damage the engine, the radiator support (and radiator) will have to come in contact with the engine. Usually the movement will stop at the fan and fan clutch. With most of your damage being in the center, the fenders will be pulled in, pulling the gaps between the fenders and the doors. I'm not being critical of your efforts, just showing what the real thing looks like. I've kicked around doing a body shop diorama. I'm trying to find a small shop with enough interest to have more than a couple cars in it. The real challenge in doing cars like this is internal structure like radiator supports, front wheelhouses and if you're bold enough inner door and quarter panel structure..
  5. Wrecked ‘70 Super Bee

    This should be interesting. I've thought about doing a diorama of a body shop.
  6. OK, I was doing a little thinking. Some of the wagon ideas, mine included, would really take a whole new build. Most of the wagon chassis, from spare tire wells to fuel tanks are vastly different than two door or four door models. The same is true of cars based off the 300. DeSotos are the only choice as the Dodges and Plymouths used shorter wheel bases. I'm pretty sure this stayed this way until 1962. Of course with the '65 Satellite, any unloved (by model standards) B Body Mopar is fair game. I'd love to see a 4-door with police car stuff included. A '65 Belvedere I like the current car, but with 4-doors with police markings wouldn't be hard to do.
  7. Revell 4 Quarter 2017

    Cars of my birth year have already been covered extensively. 1964? Pontiac Grand Prix Studebaker Daytona Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2 Dodge Dart GT MG MGB Mercedes-Benz 230SL
  8. '64 Ford Falcon T/A

    I love the build and the attention to detail...
  9. And they ran wagons in B/MP...
  10. Looking forward to that '64 Studebaker Daytona hardtop.
  11. 1957 Chevy Black Widow

    The PRIMARY car is #47. The #87 is in the background. I personally didn't care if the body was correct. I would have just bought another one.
  12. 1957 Chevy Black Widow

    Bill, thanks for your input. I don't know why I thought the six was in there. I still like the kit, but I had incorrect expectations. I really like those air cleaners. I'll have to order a few. I guess I also need a few pick ups...LOL!
  13. I pick up a Black Widow today (it did have the correct body). I thought the original issue had a 235 inline six along with the fuelie engine. Am I wrong? The kit has two V8's but no six. I'm a little disappointed.
  14. I see a Volvo 240 and a BMW 2002 in my future...
  15. Revell's 1966 Impala

    A custom maybe. In NASCAR, Chevy used the Chevelle in '66. I've never seen a full-size drag racer other than a Bel-Air or a Biscayne.