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  • Location edge of the prairie kansas
  • Full Name david espenshade

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  1. espo added a post in a topic Moebius 1956 Chrysler 300-V yes 300V!!!!   

    Super sleeper. Elegant looking paint and interior. Wheels are the only hint of anything more. Lift the hood and now you know. Just how hard was it to fit the Viper engine ?    
  2. espo added a post in a topic Revell 1959 Impala - Black   

    Beautiful foiling. Nothing eats up foil like a '50s model car and especially a '59 - '60 Impala. Great color/interior color combo.
  3. espo added a post in a topic Fiat/Chrysler won't build cars in the US anymore   

    While I agree with you about Pres. Clinton signing the NAFTA agreement, you have to remember that NAFTA was created by Bush 1. We will never know what all went on behind closed doors, but I think it is wrong to blame Clinton for the NAFTA mess  that was created before he ever ran for president. That said I think time has proven it was the wrong thing to sign the agreement.   
  4. espo added a post in a topic Tamiya paint drying out?   

    I use Tamiya paints and very little else. My building area is in the basement and it stays in the low to mid 70's but it is somewhat humid. I have a ceiling fan going almost all the time, and I noticed that the paint will start to due just what you described if I don't turn off the fan. Your arid conditions along with the air conditioning or any fan you may be using may be your problem.  
  5. espo added a post in a topic Any idea how to "tint" windows   

    I did the Mazmanian '41 Willys and used a light coat of Tamiya clear Red, same as on the body. I have also used a very light coat of Tamiya TS-71 Smoke for others. I have seen other builders use Clear Blue and Green to look more OEM.  
  6. espo added a post in a topic Cragars vs. Keystones   

    In the 60's I worked for Good Year in their retail stores in southern California. In addition to tires and the normal auto repairs you would expect they sold General Electric appliances, TVs and stereos. We also  sold various after market wheels. They had Cragars, Keystones, ET, and Shelby wheels. The different  companies all offered several different styles of wheels. The Cagars seemed to be bought by those wanting a more showy look. The Keystones were bought mostly by the cruisers. Shelby had the best looking "dish slot" wheel at the time. The ET's had both dish slots and painted spoke wheels looking much like an American wheel at a much lower price. The one draw back or advantage, depending on how you looked at it, with the ET was their "Unilug" mounting. The bolt area had a recessed oval area where you would put a "Unilug" depending on the bolt circle of the car. You could move a set of wheels from say a Ford to a Chevy by just changing the "Unilug" as that would change the bolt circle. Great from an inventory standing, but you better re torque those lugs after a very few miles and keep an eye on them.  My '67 El Camino 396 4speed was just two years old when I went to work there and I put Shelby 14x7 and 14x9s on with Polyglass GT F60x14 and L60x14 tires on.
  7. espo added a post in a topic '69 Nova Pro Touring Help   

    Pegasus has a set with the wheels with no centers and you could cut down some rally wheels or what ever you wanted for centers and you would have a polished outer with a low profile tire on it.  
  8. espo added a post in a topic a VERY large gallery of my models. please see!   

    All very nice, even the early ones. You might take a moist Q-Tip and clean them a bit and then they would look great again.
  9. espo added a post in a topic Revell Muscle '69 GTO   

    Great build. I think the regular GTO's looked better than the Judge's with the circus stripes anyway.
  10. espo added a post in a topic Revell '77 Pontiac Firebird 400   

    Great build, very clean looking. A good pin vice is your best investment. I use a 026/71 drill bit for most under hood wiring.
  11. espo added a post in a topic 1970 Chevelle SS 454   

    Beautiful build with outstanding paint finish.
  12. espo added a post in a topic 1969 Chevy nova COPO   

    You have gotten a couple of very good ideas on lowering your Nova. The last '69 Nova I built I also wanted a lowered front suspension, but used a little different approach. If you study your picture for a moment you'll notice that the upper control arm has a  curved surface to meet the wheel mounting hole which would be the spindle on a 1:1 car. What I did was to saw the circle from the lower control arm. You will not get the whole thing but will be left with a flat surface just below the opening for where the tire is mounted. Then do much the same thing with the upper control arm removing the part that the mounting ring would fit into. Then revers their positions between the upper and lower control arms. If you look at the picture and imagine the two upright mounting surfaces reversed it will work out to about 2" to 3" lower than stock. The part you removed from the upper control arm will have a flat surface to mount on the lower control arm. The part removed from the lower control arm will also have a flat surface to mount to the upper control arm.   
  13. espo added a post in a topic 69 nova revell > barnfind > fully detailed engine bay   

    Been watching this build and it just gets better and better as it goes along. If your hand wasn't in the picture it would be hard to tell if it was real or not.
  14. espo added a post in a topic Global Alien Oreo Conspiracy Theory   

    I recently changed out the kitchen sink sponge and found that if you rub it a few times on a real banana it is almost the same as the banana Twinkie.     
  15. espo added a post in a topic Too Much Dragster   

    Perfect looking, really like the flames.