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      The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well.  k den

6bblbird

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  1. 6bblbird added a post in a topic '41 Willys Pickup circa late '60s - Finally Some Paint Pics 12/26   

    Top notch! The paint looks perfect for a car like this and the tin work is terrific!
    WF
  2. 6bblbird added a post in a topic Hemi Gremmie!   

    Experimented with rivets. Drilled out all the rivet marks on the engine cover and pushed .035 rod through, sanded them down, and painted the engine cover gloss aluminum. Next, I painted the cover with clear red to simulated anodizing. Finally, I carefully removed the paint above the rivet heads. A lot of work!
    Fuel injection system was plumbed and ignition wires and boots installed.


    WF
  3. 6bblbird added a post in a topic 1962 Don Gay Pontiac Catalina, finished   

    Great car! Great story!
    Isn't it cool that we can now build replicas of the cars that made such an impression on us? I too was 13 when I made my first trip to the drags. I don't remember much about that summer of '69 but that day at National Speedway is etched in my mind!
    WF
  4. 6bblbird added a post in a topic Hemi Gremmie!   

    It took a lot of filing and sanding but I got it to look ok to my eyes.

    Engine is tight in the chassis!


    Just for fun, I made my own coil over shocks using red wire.
  5. 6bblbird added a post in a topic Shirley Shahan   

    I like this one.......a lot! Good work on the paint job.
    Shirley was a great asset for Chrysler as the first woman to win an NHRA national event eliminator title (1966 Winternationals Super Stock).
    She was frustrated with Chrysler's demands that she run an automatic transmission. When she switched to AMC in '69 she got to shift with a clutch once again!
  6. 6bblbird added a post in a topic Hemi Gremmie!   

    Lots of "mud" !


  7. 6bblbird added a post in a topic Schnappy Hemi   

    Isn't there another hoop that is still to be installed? That would offer protection to the belts. Being an NHRA tech inspector, I get anal about safety equipment, even in scale!
    WF
  8. 6bblbird added a post in a topic 61 AMT RANCHERO   

    Big thumbs up! I would like to see that truck with Torque Thrusts.
    WF
  9. 6bblbird added a post in a topic Hemi Gremmie!   

    Body was stretched while the Polar Lights chassis had to be shortened!

  10. 6bblbird added a post in a topic Hemi Gremmie!   

    Fenders were easy , this part, I don't know.
  11. 6bblbird added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Hemi Gremmie!
    What to do with two Gremlin bodies and a lot of putty!
    I added a little over a scale foot to the nose using sections from a donor body.


     
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  12. 6bblbird added a post in a topic Henry J Gasser   

    So, you can't crank the windows unless you open the doors. Only a problem when you try to get your time slip! lol
    Very cool model! Inner door panels look great and the rusty roof looks perfect!
  13. 6bblbird added a post in a topic Schnappy Hemi   

    Really looks like a fun project! Love the use of color, strange color combos but it somehow works on this car.
    P.S. Regarding the shoulder belts. Think of what would happen if the car flipped on to it's cage! 
  14. 6bblbird added a post in a topic Schnappy Hemi   

    I think that he meant the color being "different" as most builders tend to leave them chromed. You have the correct valve covers for the early Hemi that you are building. I have seen these valve covers painted every color of the rainbow. Yours look real good.
    One tip. If you look at photos of hemi engines, you will notice that the spark plug boots almost never extend very much above the top of the spark plug tube.
    If you trim your boots even with the top of the cover, they would look more realistic, although with the black covers they might not be noticed.
  15. 6bblbird added a post in a topic 1939 Ford Deluxe Tudor   

    I love the paint!!