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Southern Fried added a topic in GeneralOverwhelmed by NASCAR die casts.I apologize if this is not Model Cars Mag subject. I don't know where else to turn.
My Bother -In-Law passed away in March of this year. As he had no other relatives living, I "inherited" everything he had. He was into NASCAR , for reasons I never knew, from the mid '90's until the mid 2000's.
While trying to administer his estate, , take care of his Widow, and deal with the VA, OPM, and other Government Agencies, it was pointed out that there were several "Storage Rental" facilities, where items had been stashed. Among tons of personal effects that were stored, I came across 7 large plastic "tubs" that contain nothing but NASCAR products. Seems that every 1/64 scale car, 1/43 car,and 1/24 scale car, and ANYTHING NASCAR related item for that era were bought.
Transporters, pit crew dioramas ,clocks, signs, even "gloves" are there. Not just "carded" cars, but high dollar, Limited Edition, carefully boxed, highly detailed, editions. Both 1/64 , 1/43, and 1/24.
I started an inventory, and Internet search of what I could sell these at, and give to his Widow. I researched Ebay, and several other sites. I finally gave up at the 400 count mark, and am sure that there will be over a 1000 of articles/cars here, or more.
In no hurry to to sell these off, with the amount of work that will be involved.
My thoughts are just to seal them up...stow them...and let my Kids/Grandkids deal with it when I am "gone".
What say ye?
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Southern Fried added a topic in Model Building Questions and AnswersAMT '66 Nova info?Finally started the '66 Nova after 100 years of putting it off.
Going along pretty good. Question is, the instructions call for dropping the headers into the frame, installing the engine, then glue the headers on. Can the headers be installed on the block BEFORE installing the engine? Will it fit with the headers on? I've only glued the firewall in.
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Southern Fried added a topic in On The Workbench1967 Impala SS 427 "Baldwin Motion"Yeah...I know...they never made one.
However, got burnt out on aircraft again, and dragged this kit back out.
I bought this kit when it first came out.
My Parents had a '67 Impala SS 327 with Powerglide trans when I turned 16. Same color as the one on the box.
It was "my" first car ( they let me drive it).
I had lusted after the Badlwin Motion Camaro's and Chevelles from the parts ads in Hot Rod magazine. in the late '60's.
I had built the kit engine, way back, using the valve covers, and other parts, from the Revell '67 Chevelle. Then, I started the hood some several years ago with the scoop from an unremembered Corvette kit.
Starting back building again, here's how I "ordered" mine.
L-88 ( I initially wanted the 3x2 setup, but knew I would get burnt out detailing it) I think the Holley is from the AMT '69 Torino with added piece. I'll use a trademark Baldwin "Fly's Eye" air cleaner.
Power disc brakes up front. I robbed the discs and booster from some other kit.
I "deleted" the option marked "Cheesy Side Pipes", and checked "Chambered Exhausts". I'll scratch those.
Still debating the white side stripes. May go with just the one on hood and trunk.
Picked up the AMT '63 Vette for the American mags. I've got narrower ones for the front in the parts box
Frame and small black parts painted.
I think I'll enjoy this build.
Please excuse the temporary "desk". I have been forced "underground" (basement) and haven't set my stuff up yet.
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Southern Fried added a post in a topic Model Kits Containing Records (you remember those...)