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About Toner283

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  • Birthday 05/24/1977

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  • Scale I Build 1/24-25

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  • Location Arthur, Ontario, Canada
  • Full Name Chris Tone

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  1. Toner283 added a post in a topic Any other people from Canada?   

    Southern Ontario here. About an hour west of Toronto.
  2. Toner283 added a post in a topic K&R Kustoms+Rods 33/36 Coupe   

    Looking good. Where did the wide 5 wheels come from? Are they parts from a kit?
  3. Toner283 added a post in a topic Boot hill express color   

    One thing to keep in mind is that there were (are) at least two Boot Hill Expresses (Expressi?) built. The original was a real deal 1800's wooden hearse and a fiberglass copy was built to tour the show circut as well so the car could be in two places at once on opposite sides of the country. So depending on which one is pictured and what light it is in the colors vary a bunch from picture to picture. I have have read rumors of a third one built as well for exhibition races but I have not found any evidence to know for sure about a third one. From what I have been able to find, the original was a shiny gold very similar to the model Jeff F posted above and the fiberglass one (replica? copy? clone?) Is more of a yellow gold color.
  4. Toner283 added a post in a topic Tampo question.   

    What make/scale is that Chevelle? Diecast? Nice looking car.
  5. Toner283 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Have you tried putting the phone in flight mode? Most phones have an internet connection even if they are turned off but flight mode kills the internet connection completely. Should stop the alarms in the middle of the night. Clock alarms and such all still work though.
  6. Toner283 added a post in a topic How to make a 1980 Buick Regal?   

    The 73-77 Collonade (sp?) style GM's were full sized "A" body cars. The later 78-88 GM "G" body cars were classed as an intermediate sized car. They were smaller, lower, narrower and lighter than their earlier cousins and shared almost no parts with the "A" bodied cars.
  7. Toner283 added a post in a topic ~90% Plus Shipping Charge ????~   

    And if they have it openly and clearly posted that shipping for an item is XX dollars, and you bid on the item or click buy it now, you are on the hook for the shipping amount shown in the auction.
    Friend of mine learned that the hard way. He was excited to buy one of those mini pocket motorcycles when he won an auction for something like $5.75 until he got the invoice with $600.00 in shipping tacked on. He filed a dispute and was basically told by ebay too bad, you should have read the whole listing. The shipping price was clearly listed and you are responsible for paying it. Expensive lesson.
  8. Toner283 added a post in a topic What's next in the Revell '32 Ford line ?   

    A closed cab pickup would be awesome and would open up a bunch of possible build variations. 
    To echo what others have said, whatever body style is chosen, Revell please make it a buggy sprung suspension with hairpins and a dropped I beam axle in the front (not a dropped tube and four bars like all of the other deuce kits) and a quick change rear end in the back instead of another nine inch differential.
    For goodness sake forget about that small block ford engine. Give us a couple of vintage engine choices. A full dress flathead or better yet a S.C.O.T. blown Ardun, an early OHV Cadillac, an Oldsmobile J2 or a Ford Y block engine. Give us some hot rod engine options that have not been kitted over and over. If a flathead is included in the kit, give us some more exotic engine parts that have never been tooled such as an intake with 4 stromberg carbs,  and a set of Kong, Eddie Myer or Elco Twin dual plug heads with a dual coil mount and proper distributor to match. 
    A traditional hot rod needs a set of wheels and tires to match the vibe of the rest of the car. A set of tall skinny big and little bias ply firestone tires in 16/18 inch dia. Mount those tires to a set of  steel milk truck wheels or halibrand solid wheels. Or even a set of properly tooled Kelsey-Hayes bent spoke wire wheels. 
    It is high time for a correct traditional hot rod to be tooled and released. Do it right and make the new tooled parts play nice with the existing deuce kits and a lot of kits will most likely be sold just as parts donors. Issue a 1932 Ford truck with any combination of the parts that I listed above and I will step up and buy the first two cases made for public sale. I might even build one right out of the box. 😁
    Just my two cents. I'll shut up now.☺
  9. Toner283 added a post in a topic Favorite Revell '32 Ford   

    5 window for me. 
    In addition to the Dan Fink speedwagon that Snake mentioned that is missing from the list, IMO, the regular roadster and the Stacey David Rat Roaster should be listed seperately as well. There are enough unique different parts in each to consider them seperate kits.
  10. Toner283 added a post in a topic Pay It Forward   

    Hey folks, hippie6 is a great guy willing to ship to Canada so it is my turn. Here is what I have to offer up. The top 3 in the pic are factory sealed and the bottom one is sealed inside untouched.

  11. Toner283 added a post in a topic Pay It Forward   

     That is why I figured that I would ask first. Didn't want to ruffle any feathers. Some folks are against shipping to Canada on general principle, not just cost. If a person did not wish to ship to Canada, no harm, no foul.
  12. Toner283 added a post in a topic Pay It Forward   

    Hippie6 If you will ship to the great white north, I would like to speak for that revell 48 Ford. I will post up a couple of kits once you let me know.
  13. Toner283 added a post in a topic Frame swap for '48 Ford?   

    Just an FYI, the 48 ford convertible and woody wagon are both also on the same chassis and  parts will interchange with the custom coupe as well. Not sure about interchangeability with the stock coupe, havent had one of those yet.
  14. Toner283 added a post in a topic 1/25 AMT '59 El Camino   

    The camper only came in one issue of the 59 Elcamino. That issue is fairly scarce compared to most of the others. The small topper in the 65 Elcamino to my knowledge has been included in most versions of that kit. The latest retro box art version of the 65 Elcamino also had the camper shell included in the box. No other issue of the 65 that I have had included the camper.
  15. Toner283 added a post in a topic What options come in the Little Tee ?   


    Several changes have happened over the years. As mentioned the turtle deck and the oval gas tank that were in there (needed to build a lil rod or a lil drag)have been deleted. The headers are significantly different in the first couple of issues than in the latest few. Also the 6x2 barrel intake and carbs went away, the seats and interior bucket were retooled, and the wheels and tires are different. On the plus side, somewhere along the way the matching trailer was added. Overall it went from 60's hot rod T bucket to late 70's fad T. Not an improvement IMO. Unfortunately the unique roll bar that the Big drag uses was never duplicated in smaller scale in the lil T. Or any other kit that I am aware of.