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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. I wonder if the cycle fenders from the front and the abbreviated fenders for the back survived the retool?
  6. That is a 59/60 Impala steering wheel. Just to narrow your search a bit.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. That is an excellent approach to fixing Revells error with the intake.
  10. 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.
  11. Just did a great trade with Khils. Thanks Kevin!
  12. I do something very similar to this. I use the bamboo skewer sticks and drill a hole either under the oil pan or the trans pan and put the skewer in with a dab of gel superglue. That way I can stick the pointy end of the skewer into a block of foam insulation while working on it or paint/glue is curing. When I am done working on the engine, either twist off or clip off the skewer, install the pan and all evidence is covered up.
  13. Did a great trade with JollySipper. Thanks TJ.
  14. The trailer you are talking about was also in the "Diamond in the Rough" kit. 53 Ford P/U, the service trailer and a 40 Ford sedan Barn/field find in as found condition. The 40 included dented/rusted fenders, one front fender and one running board not attached, bent bumpers, torn upholstery and broken/bullet holed glass. Only issued just the once as far as I know. This is also the source of the single running board in many of the reissued 40 Ford kits since. One of my favorite kits as a kid.
  15. No problem. I hope you find the kit you're looking for. I know how frustrating it can be to search for a kit and not be able to find it.
  16. Not sure how different they were but I have a 97 Camaro convertible. See my thread in the Trading Post for a pic.
  17. Thanks for the offer but at this point it's really only those kits that I'm looking for. Unless you had a Johan 66 Cadillac hearse and wanted to work out a multi kit trade for it?
  18. Up for trade is several kits that are in my stash and for various reasons, I have decided that I will never build them. All of the kits in the first picture are open but sealed inside. The 62 Chevy and the 62 Thunderbird in the second picture are open but complete. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki My want list is a few kits that I built as a kid. The originals are long gone and I would like another shot at them with my current skill level. I am really only looking for the issues that I have pictured for nostalgia sake. I know some of these kits have been reissued with different box art, but the kits pictured below are the ones that I had as a kid and are the ones I am looking for. The Pontiac Grand Prix with the white car on the box art, the "Car of the Year" I would like to find two of that kit because I would like to build both of the box art models. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki I live in Ontario, Canada. So if you are in the US and are interested in trading, you will have to be okay with shipping north of the border. I would like to find kits that are in the same condition as the ones I am offering. I'm not really interested in kits that have already been started. And I live out in the boonies and I work 12-hour shifts so it will take me a few days to get to the post office. Please keep in mind that it can take up to 2 weeks for a kit to get from Canada to the US and vice versa.
  19. Check out https://www.modelhaustires.com/ All of the white wall tires you could ever want. These are the old Modelhaus tires now cast by Don and Carols son. Top-notch quality. Sizes are given in the descriptions so that you can find out whether they will fit the rims you have in mind for them.
  20. Love IG. Not sure about on a computer but on your phone you can use two fingers to zoom the picture to fill the screen. Plus pics load a lot faster than here on MCM. Some pictures here on the board I eventually give up trying to get them to load. Folks should post up their IG usernames. Easier to find that way. Mine are Toner283 for my main account (full scale hot rod and car related stuff) and Toner283.scalecars for my model car account.
  21. Is it still Tom Cruise playing Reacher or did they pick an actor that is physically closer to Reacher's actual description?
  22. I know this is an old thread but with the newest Ghostbusters flick set to open in a couple of weeks, it deserves a bump. Great looking car! Any pics of all of the different versions together?
  23. Also make sure Bluetooth GPS Etc are all turned off. Have you recently downloaded any games or apps? I have downloaded apps that just eat the battery in my phone. Deleted the app off of my phone and the issue went away. Depending on whether you have a fast charger or not, it may be using the battery juice almost as fast as it charges.
  24. You are absolutely correct. But at least you can't really see the triangulated 4 link (or lack thereof) unless you turn the model over. As someone has already said, that dropped I beam axle was kind of one of the signature pieces of the full sized Rat Roaster. Definitely a missed opportunity on Revell's part since they were cutting new steel for the tooling anyway.
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