Swifster

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  • Location Lakeland, FL
  • Full Name Tom Allen

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  1. Swifster added a post in a topic Moebius 65 Belvedere I   

    I think a slant six and an auto will find a home in my FIRST one. I swear, some people cry over the dumbest stuff. There are enough Mopars of the approximate
    vintage to make whatever combination you desire. Would a bench seat be wanted? Absolutely, but I'm sure I'll come up with something. By the way, there is no
    visual difference between a 413, a 426W or a 440. So the intake and air cleaner are off. The stuff is out there. About the only engine that isn't out there is the
    318 poly engine that Chrysler used until 1966.   
  2. Swifster added a post in a topic 1957 Chevrolets   


    I have two LFC cabs in resin.
  3. Swifster added a post in a topic 1957 Chevrolets   

    Thanks for they extra posts guys. What is an EMHAR kit? I've never heard of it. Khier, I've never seen a photo
    of the Corvettes mixed in with the standard Chevy's. The pics on the car haulers with Vettes had nothing BUT
    Vettes. Did Chevy 'mix and match'?
     
    As far as trucks go, I don't know if my skills are good enough to fab up a complete chassis. I thought that, as a
    roller, the Blitz might be close. Is a Cameo frame close to an LFR frame in length that it could be modified?  
  4. Swifster added a post in a topic 1957 Chevrolets   

    Bill, that would be great. I already have a couple of Cameos in my stash...
  5. Swifster added a post in a topic 1957 Chevrolets   

    Suggestions?
     
  6. Swifster added a post in a topic 1957 Chevrolets   

    Thanks for the pics. I have the cab for the stubby nosed Chevy medium duty
    truck to haul the cars. Still trying to find a good deal on an Opel Blitz to use
    for the chassis.
     
    I've found, even today, most trucks will carry vehicles at the same assembly plant.
    I work at a Chrysler dealer and will see 300's, Chargers and Challengers on one
    truck. Never a pick up or even a 200. At the same time, if 200's are being dropped,
    they are ALL 200's. I will say that because trucks didn't sell like they do now, I've
    seen carrier photos with a truck mixed with cars, but they are only on the upper
    level of the carrier. The only truck with 5 cars I haven't seen before. All the photos
    I've had were of the 4 car carriers without the truck rack.
     
    I'll have the build on here, but I may put a bunch on at one time. I'm not fast. Too
    much stuff going on including 2 full size Studebakers (and work). There are also
    plans on this site for a 1940's dealership. If I get a wild hair up my you know what,
    it will probably also be a Chevy dealer with '57 Chevys just to be able to use the
    truck and rolling stock.
  7. Swifster added a post in a topic 1957 Chevrolets   

    Dan, car carriers back in the day only carried 4 cars. Two on top and two on the bottom. The 7 car carriers didn't come along until the 1960's.
     
    Thanks for your help guys. I'll check these out.
  8. Swifster added a topic in General   

    1957 Chevrolets
    I'm planning on building a mid-to-late 1950's car carrier. My thought is to load the trailer with some 'new' 1957 Chevrolets. I'm looking for some ideas
    for Chevy kits. My mind was immediately set to the Black Widow 150 and the newer convertible kit. Is there a 'newer' kit as a Bel Air? A resin kit for
    a 4-door somewhere? The trailer when completed will only hold 4 cars.
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  9. Swifster added a post in a topic Car I.D. needed,... again   

    I'm going with the masses. It's a '61 Pontiac Catalina 4-door sedan.
  10. Swifster added a post in a topic 1967 Mopar B body options   

    I just assumed that with the GTX and Coronet that some resin casters would have expanded the line up. I looking to put these on a transporter and would like different versions on the trailer. I could also use '68's, '69's or '70's. It would be nice to put a 4-door or a wagon to go along with the Chargers, GTX's, Road Runners and Super Bees...
  11. Swifster added a post in a topic What cars interest you in resin 1/25   

    Any variation of the 1967 Mopar B-Bodies...
  12. Swifster added a post in a topic 1959 Plymouth Fury   

    I got drool all over my shirt...
  13. Swifster added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    1967 Mopar B body options
    What are my options for '67 Dodge and Plymouth B-bodies. Obviously there is the GTX and Coroner R/T kits out there, but are there any 4-door or wagon conversions available? Maybe a Belvedere 2-door sedan?
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  14. Swifster added a post in a topic Very Sad News from ModelHaus Today   

    My condolences to you are your entire family...
  15. Swifster added a post in a topic Show Us Your Auto Transport Trailers   

    And when a mod moves a topic, I guess this is where it comes to die...r