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  1. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic We need a '60 El Camino   

    I would Love to see the Original AMT/SMP 60 El CAmino re-issued, as well as the Jr Trophy Wagon kit.
    And they DON'T have to change anything for me to want them
    Craftsman kits are Fine 
    I have 2 of the 61 Galaxie, (And Falcon Ranchero from BEFORE the alteration
    of the kit to include the BBC) and 1 each of the Model King 59 Imperial & 64 Comet
    I would be in line to get more of those if they ever re-issue them!!!
    I do see the Imperial at low prices, but that Comet is NEVER below $35.oo!!!!!!!!
    Since Revell/Monogram has Not done any further kits from the 59/60 Impala series, I Doubt we will see any
    now (I had Hoped for a Convertible of the 60, but.....................................................)
    As for El Camino, Sedan Delivery & Wagon ..........................................
    All I can say is I Hope the 57 Del Rio sells WELL and that the 49 Mercury Woody is!
    I don't have either yet!!
    I Do want the woody, but MUST replace that Custom/Lowrider engine!!
    I Passed on their Chopped coupe.
    Unless I am building a replica of a Specific car/truck I ONLY buy kits not that can be built Stock out of the box!!
    I Don't have the friends others do that Give them Parts, etc, to Fix Non-stock kits!!
    And Now, I may be looking at getting OUT of the Hobby more than buying New kits!!!!!!!!!
  2. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic hydrochroming has reached model builders on   

    I think this looks like what "Mobsteel" did on the 54 Packard they
    'Restofied' on the first show.
    Chrome was $14,000.oo + for all parts to $8,500.oo Just for the Grill!!!!!!
    I believe it is a 3 gun system.
    Base/adhesive, Water, And 'Chrome'
    And you have to Rinse every step Even while spraying the 'Chrome'
    Mobsteel is on NBC Sports
    (220 on DirecTV!)
  3. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic 1959 Rambler Wagon   

    As was said before, You CAN'T re-issue a kit that Tooling was Scrapped!!!!!!!
    That is why MOST Jo-Han kits & Promos are GONE FOREVER!!!!
    I myself am HAPPY for this one to came back!
    The "Custom Curbside Cruiser was a GREAT kit!
    I have ONE, but wanted more
    Try to get one right now for $20.oo!!!!!!!!
    They Might Start at that, but Climb over 30 to even 40-50.oo FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I will pass on the Plastic axles and adapt to standard 1/16 inch Music Wire ones
    link in AMT & MPC kits.
    EASY to do--
    Plastruct or Evergreen 1/8 tube drill out  to 3/32 inner diameter
    inserted into axle mount on wheel,
    then 3/32 tube drilled out for 1/16 rod inserted into 1/8 tube
    Last just use AMT/MPC axle of correct length, or Cut one from New rod!!
    Plastruct 1/16 inch ABS coated rod is another option.
    (And Easier to ct than Music wire/rod!!!!!!!!)
    I am hoping the other Old Jo-Han Snap kits announced as the New IMC
    will eventually got re-issued by Moebius/Model King as well as the 
    59 Dodge show at iHobby last year.
    I do not know what other Old Jo-Han pieces MIGHT exist, but likely
    only a Few other X-El promo offerings.
    I Do wish the 31 Cadillac's were there, and most if not all the USA Oldies
    I am Betting that Most Not issued to some degree AFTER Okey too Full control
    do Not exist in Full anymore. ie 66 Cadillac Ambulance/Hearse & 68 Fury Police!!!
  4. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic LHD v RHD USA   

    There is a Postal carrier around the corner from me
    her CJ 4dr is RHD!!
    And Now USPS gives then Dodge/Chrysler Mini vans with LHD!!!!
    NO more $$/mile on Their vehicles!!!
    I will try to take Pic's in Daylight!!!
  5. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Mack Bulldog out of paper...   

    Here are 2 site for FREE downloads of Buildings:
    Check out his Classic Billboards!!!!!!
    Here they are divided by Houses, Pubs, Shops, etc
  6. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Mack Bulldog out of paper...   

    You guys would be amazed at how many different Manufacturers there are doing Paper models
    And how many different models each makes!!
    Too bad so few are imported though!!!!
    I have some but not many myself (sorry, pic's not uploaded to photobucket yet)
    And for those interested, in English Builds, check out "Paper Modelers.com"
    I am a member (The-EDSEL) there
    Also check out Cardmodels forums over at Zealot (Also English)
    I am a member there too!!
    Both have free models to download {You must make at least 10 posts in the forums first though!!}
    as well as links to Free models
  7. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Cars of American Graffiti   

    Yea. That is the "Fun part of starting with a Diecast.
    So using 2 AMT Modern Tool Pacers might be a better choice
    But still, Stretching the body in the correct location(s)!!!!
  8. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Cars of American Graffiti   

    OK, Thanks for the info on the EDSEL!!
    Roof looks close enough to a 59 Edsel or Fairlane thatif you had
    one you could get away with it
    Though it might have to be lengthened
    But, I would not know where to lengthen the body itself!
    I have the 3 Rev Diecast kits, and the AMT 656 T'Bird
  9. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Cars of American Graffiti   

    Not sure
    But their 58 Pacer was out Years before the Hollywood series came out!!
    I have a few including the Fake Graffiti one!!!
    Still looking for others though!!!
    Also think her Corsair was 2 Tone Blue
    Wasnt the roof darker than the body??
    Not sure if the Scallop was also darker though
    Only watched that movie Once, and that was some time ago
    Don't have a VHS or DVD copy!!!!!
  10. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Cars of American Graffiti   

    Cindy William's 58 EDSEL was a CORSAIR 4dr.
    Not sure if Hardtop or Sedan.
    The kit is a PACER 2dr Hardtop!!!
    It will take a LOT of work to convert--
    Stretch the Body AND Wheelbase and a Different Roof!!
    Pacer & Ranger aka Junior Series were built on Ford platform and sheetmetal was also
    Corsair & Citation, aka Senior Series were Mercury based.
    Best bet would be to start with a Franklin Mint Citation Convertible
    But filling in the scallop where you take the Citation medallion out........
    Also, Where to get the roof??
  11. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic AMT 1955 BEL AIR STREET MACHINE   

    it SHOULD be Similar to the Nomad, as it was Based of of that!!
    Also, Front Brake backing plates were deleted in the Sedan, and Never returned
    the the Nomad
    Also Lost in the Nomad was the Rear seat back  rear faceCargo Floor extention!!
    I have the Stock Sedan, and a few Nomad from After that tool modification
    Here is hoping they realize the mistake the made and return/retool those parts!!!
  12. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Next up from Moebius ?   

    Polar Lights would more likely do the Impala as AMT did the Modern Tool coupe kit.
    and they are technically one company now.
    But, I don't think it will be anytime soon.
    The last New tooling Automotive kit they did was the  TV Batmobile
    3 versions all based on the same parts!!!
    I would TRY to buy one if they did it, But would PRAY for a Fill Stock build as I never watched stupidnational!!
    CHARMED yes, that NO!!!
  13. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    Of course, I Meant G70!!
    They Have been in recent re-issues. At least the yellow/White 72 Chevy Fleetside (probably all since too)
    and the 76 Caprice to name 2.
    I was VERY surprised to see the F70 Speedway's in the 70 Bonneville!!
    Believe I will use taller tires on that!
    Either Power Cushions from Monogram/Revell 64-66 Impalas, Lindberg 61's,
    or even Original MPC versions I have a FEW
    G70's would work too.
    Rev/Mono should have tooled up G70 size tires for their 68/9 Chargers.
    Their F70 Speedways look TOO small on those cars!
    Same here on the 67.
    Only problem I have with After Market is Price!!!! (OK if UNDER $5.oo a set of4,
    but anything over......................
    And IF they accept any payment method other than pay-the-bay or credit
    (WHEN I can save up)
  14. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Johan 31 Caddy   

    I built the towncar WAY BACK in Early 70's!!
    looked good for a few days, then sat in the back window of our 70 Impala
    on a trip from Pittsburgh, Pa all the way to Bryson City, NC!!
    Needless to say, It Deformed badly!!!!!
    I have all 3 unbuilt now, and a Parts lot Cabriolet.
    I also want to do an Indy Pace car, But not sure I want to get 2 more kits
    (bash 2 I have) to make one
    Also, Where do you get a correct V12????
    I too remember Okey taking over Jo-Han and announcing the re-issue of these and the Mercedes
    but their never gettign done.
    So, Any idea if the tooling was Scrapped the same as most of the rest??
    I do wish they still had that Large Loving Cup trophy!!!!!
    But Neither of the ones I have owned EVER had one!!!!!
  15. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    This is the version of the MPC 67 Charger I built Way Back When too
    Still have it, but Stripped and under resto
    I even looked at using the 68/9 Road Runner/GTX chassis under her
    I Would LOVE to see Original Annual parts returned (Stock Hubcaps--[Not every one likes Mag-like or Ralley Rims!!
    --Plus, how many MoPar's would you see on the same lot with them??] Stock engine parts, etc)
    I would Rather have the G72 Custom Wide-Tread's than those Small F60's for the Front!!!
    I believe that is what came in the kit then!!!