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    Larry H. Court Jr.

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  1. Great Traders List

    Thanks Oldcarfan27, this was my first trade and everything went very well! Item was exactly as you described, packaged well and sent quickly, would certainly trade again! -Larry
  2. Up for trade: JoHan 1962 Chrysler Hardtop, built up. Molded in red, not painted. This is most likely a USA Oldies issue, probably dating from the late 1970's to 1980's. The good: Not painted, All emblems and door handles are intact, hood opens, 413 2x4bbl motor is complete and comes out of the car, glass look's pretty nice no glue marks on the areas that show. I would grade the chrome as good (7 to 8 out of 10). Has 4 good thin whitewall tires. Good tail lights. Complete unpainted interior. The not so good: Missing front driver side headlight, missing rear bumper. Has 3 stock hubcaps and one that does not match. Look's like it had something glued to the center of the top, but did not do much damage. Has glue mark on top of passenger side top of front fender, where a mirror or antenna was. Look's like it will clean up relatively easily. Has very minor glue marks on the chassis and has minor sink marks on trunk where the posts are underneath. These were most likely in it from the factory. The car is not disassembled, so I do not know how easily the interior and windows will come out, There is no visable glue damage on the outside of the car caused by overgluing the windshield or interior. All in all, It is a solid resto project for guys who like resto projects and or big Chryslers. I am not one of those guys! That's the reason I am looking to trade. I like hot rods and drag cars, I am interested in trading for a newer unbuilt kit. I like Monogram Model As, I could use a Monogram '65 Shelby Gt350R. But I am willing to listen to what you have. Larry Court - Bethlehem, Pa.
  3. Plymouth 383 auto.

    Also, unless the real car had an engine swap the GTX didn't come with a 383. Either the 440 or hemi only. The GTX was Plymouth's top end muscle car. The 383 was available in Roadrunners and Satellites, as well as other Plymouth cars of various sizes. Not that it really matters in scale. It is just something to be aware of when painting and applying engine decals.
  4. Jaguar XK 120

    Love it! Beautiful color, I have always thought 120's are near perfection, design wise.
  5. AMT 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix

    Great job! Great color and attention to detail! I just found one of these at Olllie's, and eventhough the box art almost scared me away, it look's like it builds into a nice stocker! At least in your hands, LoL!
  6. East Coast 32 Coupe

    Wow! That's a true beauty! Nailed the East Coast look 100%! Love the color!
  7. 1/25 Tribute Hot Wheels Custom Camaro

    SO COOL!!!!! Love everything about it! -Larry
  8. Ollie's strike again

    They had bunches of those Chase Elliot and Havick cars in Quakertown, Pa. When I was there about a week ago there was probably a least a case of each. I have zero interest in the nascar stuff, and it doesn't look like they were moving very fast. I am guessing they will there for a while. -Larry
  9. Need help identifying these parts

    The motor is an Oldsmobile, BTW.
  10. Need help identifying these parts

    The motor is out of a Revell 1941 Willys Coupe, I'd say the melted slicks, wheels and rear end are too. The traction bar certainly looks like the ones in the Willys kit. The other wheels and tires are AMT, I would say, and might have come with the El Camino at some point, it has been issued a number of times. The Tires look like AMT for sure.
  11. Every now and again, there is a simply stunning build on here. This is one of those!
  12. I guess it depends on what you remember and when you were born. I was driving age in the 80's so most of the cars I was involved with were hohum. I had a '74 Charger, 400, 4bbl motor. great looking car, but a new RT would spank it in every way, except possibly looks. My grandmother had an '86 or '87 Chevy Celebrity, she bought new, I currently have a 2016 Chevy Malibu and it is better in everyway, INCLUDING looks. Back in those days my buddies all had 5.0 Mustangs and a few had Camaros or Firebirds, they were the hot cars of the day. A V6 version of the Mustang or Camaro would pretty much run with or dust the highest perfomance 80's versions now. A GT or SS would destroy its 80's counterpart in any performance contest. That's not counting the Shelby or ZL1 which are flat out monsters. There are those who say, 'Yeah but everything costs more". Does it? When you consider economies of scale. Maybe it does, but I have a better chance of affording a modern muscle machine now than I did when I was a kid. Back then I had low paying jobs and was also paying for schooling. Yes, it is also true it is not as easy to work on newer stuff, but there are plenty of modern hot rodders who do. And honestly with a stock SS Camaro, RT Challenger or GT Mustang throwing down 4 second 0-60 times, or less and 12 to 13 second 1/4 times or less, do you really need to further modify them? The one thing I guess I miss would be being able to buy a car that had all the performance options, with out the frills, like a big block late 60's Biscayne Sedan. Of course, that really hasn't been possible since probably the early to mid 70's. I am probably inviting a good amount of flaming from those whole love the good old days, but the stuff I have now IS the best I have had, and on a side note, I just got a ride in my buddies 2016 ZL1 Camaro the other day. It is by far, the fastest stock street car I have ever been in. I hope that in 15-20 years, that car seems as dated as the 80's cars do now. That's the way it should be.
  13. Another donor that works pretty well is the AMT '70 Challenger convertible, they can be found cheap, especially the 80's era one that was molded in thin yellow plastic. The windshield posts are often warped or smashed on these, making them great donors. I have seen unbuilt ones for $5-10 at shows many times, not to mention cheap built ups. I found a decent unbuilt one at a local flea market cheap and I am thinking about using it under the very same '69 Barracuda you are talking about. I also got my Barracuda cheap at Hobby Lobby, which is why I didn't want to put more money in parts than in the actual model. My plan is a Race Hemi like street machine. And I am not going to go to crazy super detailing it, I want to have fun with it and make it a simple build. It is a bit of nostalgia for me because I built one when I was a kid back in the 80's, "The Avenger" version that was molded in orange. That one was partially a '68 and partially a '69. I remember I painted it with Testor's rattle can yellow, and built it as a street machine. It is in the big parts box in the sky now, lol!
  14. I would LOVE a decent '68 and '69 Chevelle, hopefully we will see them. Of course, we could also use a decent '70, but it's been done a couple of times, so I doubt that will happen!
  15. eBay part seller now gone

    I understand why people get annoyed with the jacked up prices for parts, but it happens everywhere. Not just on Ebay, I was just at a local flea market a few weeks ago and a guy had an out of box 1/18 low line diecast '57 Chevy that had seen better days, FAR from perfect. Fair value would have been around $20-25 for a nice one in the box, this one was probably worth $5-10 as it sat and that would be a HARD sell. What was the seller asking for it ....$330! Because it was very rare. FWIW, at the same market I got an old issue MPC Maverick Iron Horse, started ,not painted for $5, a near mint 80's issue "Recharged" Johan '64 Dodge Super Stocker (molded in off white) for $30, a nice built up MPC 1970 Chevy pick up for $10 and a nice unbuilt MPC "32 Chevy Roadster street rod kit, issued mid 70's. The one with the headers out over the fenders for $12. I thought all those prices were fair, I am guessing there were others there who didn't, but I am happy I got them. I also just bought a bunch of new parts on Ebay from a seller who starts his items with fair starting bids and let's them go where they will. He also sells some stuff with BIN's that are very reasonable, he combined shipping so what I got was very reasonable. Some stuff he had got bid up, so I let that go, other stuff went my way for decent prices. I bought the parts to repair/restore a bunch of common cars I have that otherwise would not have been worth putting money into, so it worked out nicely for me and I guess the seller did ok too. Bottom line is, there are good deals out there as much as there are bad ones, maybe more so if you keep looking.