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  1. You wouldn't have a set of the custom running boards in good shape you'd be willing to trade would you? I have been looking for a pair.
  2. Ok. I was confused. I thought you meant you wanted to put the 32 sedan gas tank onto the 32 ford coupe. Wasn't sure why you would do that. But putting one onto the 30 ford coupe makes more sense. I have done that conversion to a couple of full scale cars. Done right it looks like Henry built it that way. If you're putting one on a model a, if the car is on a Model A chassis and fenderless it is tough to get the proportions right. The tank has to be mounted very high sometimes even up into the back of the body in order to look right. On a fenderless Model A coupe (on a stock Model A chassis) for example if the tank is mounted below the bottom of the body it can look like a duck is dragging its butt. If you are using a 32 Ford frame that problem doesn't happen. A bit of (hopefully) inspiration. AMT 29 Ford roadster on a Revell 32 Ford chassis. Full scale, full fendered 30 Ford coupe on a stock dimension frame.
  3. Someone in one of the posts earlier in the thread said they have seen an original in red. I have never seen that myself so I can't confirm it. But if you had asked me a couple years ago if it was ever molded in royal blue I would have told you the same. I have also never seen one completely molded in Black either. The first few issues were molded in at least two different colors. Black usually being one of them. The lemon crate issue had yellow and tan parts in it. The reissues released in the'80s and possibly the early 90s were molded completely in red.
  4. Just curious, what is the difference between the sedan kit gas tank and the coupe kit gas tank? In 1:1 scale they are the same. There are a couple of different capacities of tanks available but they look very similar and they mount exactly the same. From my experience when building full scale hot rods, the top of the tank is the same no matter what the capacity. The difference comes in how deep The "belly" under the tank is. I don't know that in scale you would be able to tell the difference between two tanks that only had a few gallons capacity difference.
  5. I have an update to this thread and my search for a royal blue 40 Ford pickup. I was doing a search on eBay yesterday and up popped a 40 Ford pickup. Opened it up and checked out the pictures and lo and behold it's a mint unbuilt kit in Royal blue. Unfortunately, I was not able to purchase it someone got lucky and got what seems to be a pretty rare kit for themselves as it was only listed for a very short time with a very reasonable Buy It Now of $68. I do wish I had been in a financial position to be able to purchase it. I did save a couple of pictures to prove that I'm not totally nuts. Hopefully someday I will find one that I can purchase.
  6. To my eyes, those look like upholstered filler panels that the silver material is sagging and pulling away from the mounting screws. Don't know for sure. I remember from the pictures posted at the time that the interior was in pretty rough shape. Partially due to age but also due to the materials used at the time. You are right about the weather seal though. Good thing it doesn't rain much in California.
  7. I don't have any love for the golden sahara but the bad trim might be due to age. That pic is when it was displayed in its "as found" state. After having sat covered and tarped for umpteen years in Mr. Streets garage. The yellowed, scratched and cracked bubble glass, the duct tape (?) residue on the paintwork and that golden paint was originally pearl white and has not really aged well.
  8. Agree 100% that Sam had a far better eye for style and flow. Sam's 50 Buick is definitely a beautiful custom but my choice of a Barris car would be the Blue Danube 52 Buick. One of the best looking customs IMO. I have loved that car since I was a kid.
  9. Amt 68 & early issues of 69 Chevelles. They were the custom hubcaps for the rally wheels. Not sure what issue they were deleted from but they have not been in the kit for a long time. For sure they are not in the 1987 issue with the white car on the box art. Or any issue since.
  10. I wonder if the cycle fenders from the front and the abbreviated fenders for the back survived the retool?
  11. That is a 59/60 Impala steering wheel. Just to narrow your search a bit.
  12. As an alternative Tamiya smoke works well as well. More coats you give it, the darker the tint. Or is that what you meant by transparent black?
  13. Was the same story at the shop I used to work at. It seemed like we spent more time fixing mistakes/safety issues from other shops than actually working on our own stuff. Do custom shops not actually road test anything anymore? Braking systems were one of the worst. Brakes that either didn't hardly work at all or that were so poorly designed (poor pedal ratio) you had to be Hercules to be able to stop the vehicle.
  14. That is an excellent approach to fixing Revells error with the intake.
  15. I don't know if this matters to you or not but the intake manifold in the kit with the cream-colored truck with the panel paint decals on the box art is incorrect for an Ardun. It is molded as an intake that bolts to the top of the engine block like a traditional Flathead intake would. However, the Ardun intake should bolt to the cylinder heads not the engine block. I believe that the intake manifold for the engine in the yellow box art truck was retooled to be more correct for an Ardun. It has been a while since I had one of those kits in my hand so you may want to verify that depending on how important the accuracy is to you.
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