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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 1969 Chevrolet Corvair (AMT)   

    That is beautiful. Besides the model I have always liked your studio type photography of your models.
  2. espo added a post in a topic 30 Ford   

    very nice looking Hot Rod.
  3. espo added a post in a topic 71 Thunderbird- Custom   

    Very nice looking build. The stance and wheels really make this look like something you would love to have in the driveway.
  4. espo added a post in a topic 55 F-100   

    Great looking build. I like the "Harley Davidson" livery paint job. Nice to see the Ford in a Ford for power.
  5. espo added a post in a topic "Orange Clunker Car" - MPC General Lee   

    Beautiful build. With some of the build pictures you can better appreciate the finished build. I would like to use that interior color on a model I'm working on now. What paint did you use ??
  6. espo added a post in a topic 61 galaxie styline   

    Very nice. You managed to blend the Custom front end to the body smoothly and that isn't easy on this body.  
  7. espo added a post in a topic 55 Chevy 3100 Rusty from Brazil   

    That is just amazing. The longer I look at the pictures all of the little details start to appear. Rick mentioned the year model not being a 1955. In the US production this  cab shape was used thru the '54 production year. The series 1 '55 Chev. trucks were similar but with a one piece curved windshield and the series 2 trucks had the new body style that would run for many years. GM production in other countries are often different and some body styles stay in production for several years after they have ended here. This build looks very much like something that a shop would put together to be a work horse for hauling and what ever else was needed. I really like the look  of this build and the little details that went into it.   
  8. espo added a post in a topic Dr Crankys Rat Rod   

    I like that idea. There are time that I would like to have one of those on the front of my Wrangler, and I don't mean when off road either.  
  9. espo added a post in a topic 1962 Chevrolet Impala 409   

    There was a kit that came out in the '60's to adapt a spin on filter for the Chevrolet engines with the canister style filter. You would remove the oil pressure relief valve that mounts between the filter housing and the engine block. This was replaced by the adapter to which the spin on filter mounted just like the way it has been done ever since. So you can say you have retrofitted your engine with the updated spin on filter.   
  10. espo added a post in a topic 50 Ford custom coupe   

    Beautiful build. You really captured the early '50's Custom look. Very original paint scheme.  
  11. espo added a post in a topic 1962 Chevrolet Impala 409   

    FYI on the oil filter. Chevrolet still used the PF141 filter inside a black canister into the mid sixties. I like the Tach. Thank you for the carpet info. I have used that method before but it just didn't turn out as nice that's why I asked.
  12. espo added a post in a topic 50 Ford Pick Up and Kurtis Midget Racer.   

    #1 I would contact Revell about that frame. You may get it close but only if you're lucky. Revell is very good about replacing items in their kits that are that bad. They have helped myself and others in the past.  I like the big Hemi idea. I built a similar truck/midget combo a few years ago using the Arden engine.  They match up perfectly together.   
  13. espo added a post in a topic 1962 Chevrolet Impala 409   

    Interior looks great. What did you use for the carpeting ??
  14. espo added a post in a topic AMT 1961 Ford Galaxie Styline   

    That is a very old kit from long ago, but the body seems to have the proper proportions. I have seen where others on the Forum have built this kit using the chassis and engine from the AMT '60 Ford Starliner kit. Just a thought if you should want to go into greater detail. Your scribe lines look good. Primer can fill those up pretty fast sometimes.  
  15. espo added a post in a topic Heater Hose Routing?   

    I believe that the fittings for the water hoses for the heater were located on the Water Pump on the passenger side and the rear of the Intake Manifold. The rear hose would mount to a small upright fitting and the "hose" portion would be easily routed away from the Distributer. I would run the front hose too the passenger side inner fender and then back to the firewall.  Of course this all depends on the year model of the engine. The very early Cadillac and some other GM products like the Pontiacs had their heater cores mounted on the drivers side. I don't know what year model the engine in the kit represents but it sounds as if it may be say a early '50's engine. Since it is a custom I would use the later model configuration for convenience if nothing else.