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  1. I just updated my post.
  2. I'm looking for a pair of 1:25 Big Block Chevy Headers. Something resembling Hooker Headers.
  3. When mounting wheelbacks to the axles what's the preferred way? Glue the wheelbacks solid so the wheels/tires don't spin or allow the wheels/tires to spin freely? I've mounted wheelbacks on a few models so the wheels/tires can spin but the wheels don't always sit straight.
  4. Is there any tricks to paint parts of an interior to look like cloth?
  5. I sanded the details off the 55's seats and scribed them to more closely match the Cheez Wiz 55's seats. I can't find any other pictures of the interior but I think what I did is close. I also removed the details off the door panels. I started making new door, rear and kick panels from .040" sheet styrene to resemble what's in the Cheez Wiz 55. As soon as they are done and glued in I'll post pictures.
  6. Thanks! I looked up pictures of a GM 4L80E and they match the 57's transmission.
  7. Does anyone know what transmission this is supposed to be on the AMT 57 Bel Air Street Machine's engine? In the January 89 issue of Hot Rod Magazine it says the transmission in the Cheez Wiz 55 is a Turbo 400. I'll use the resin Turbo 400 I have. I'm still curious what transmission is on the AMT 57 Bel Air Street Machine's engine. I think it's just a generic automatic and nothing specific but I could be wrong.
  8. No problem! I bought the 2 magazines on E-Bay and they arrived today.
  9. I got some more work done on the chassis. I didn't want to totally rebuild the chassis. Removing the molded on exhaust and parts of the chassis rails was tedious and needed to be filled in and re-shaped. As the chassis is now with the 55 front suspension and the tubbed rear it sits at the correct height. I cut off the backs of the 55 chassis rails and angled them in to meet with the extensions I added to the tubbed area. I think now it more closely resemble the Cheez Wiz 55 and looks more realistic than in my earlier pictures when I first attached the tubbed area. I also added some round tubes in the angled chassis rails for the exhaust to go through. I'm using the engine from the AMT 57 Bel Air Street Machine kit. I cut off the rear of the engine cross member from the 57's chassis that has the mounts for the engine and attached it to the 55 chassis' cross member. I added the plate where the back of the transmission attaches to a cross member I made with 1.6 mm rod. I'm not sure what transmission it's supposed to represent that's on the 57's engine. I have a resin Turbo 400 I might use instead. I bought the issues of Hot Rod magazine, December 1988 and January 1989, that the Cheeze Wiz 55 appears in. It should tell what transmission is in the car. I should have them in a few days.
  10. You might want to try running a sanding stick along the tops of the bulges. If the sanding stick has a nice sharp edge you'll be able to shape the tops of the bulges and the groove above them.
  11. I used a 100 grit sanding stick from Stevens International. I find these are the best sanding sticks. I ran the sanding stick, going slowly, along the top of the bulges holding it on an angle until I felt the groove looked about right. Under the bulges I filled in with putty. It's hard to fully explain but this about what I did. You need a good sanding stick with sharp edges. The ones from Stevens International do a great job. Mega Hobby sells them. I hope this helps.
  12. I'm not sure priming over the yellow and then painting will work out so well especially since you don't know what type of paint the yellow is. The EZ Off Yellow can is better for removing paint although I have used the EZ Off Blue can with no problems. However I mostly use 91% Isopropyl Alcohol for stripping paint. It's much safer to be around. If you use the EZ Off wear gloves. It's burns the skin.
  13. Made a great trade with outlaw035(Neal). He's a great guy to trade with.
  14. Does anyone have Hot Rod magazine, December 1988 and/or January 1989? I have these 2 but they are packed away in storage. They both have articles on Scott Sullivan's Cheez Wiz 55. Can someone here tell me if either one has any pictures of the Cheez Wiz 55's interior? If one does than I'll get the issue off of E-Bay. If not I won't bother since I do have these.
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